Davenport’s Terrible Online Reviews
As you know, my wife and I recently bought a house in Davenport. Before that purchase, we lived in a great apartment for just over a year in the heart of the city. I can tell you that even with the pandemic, we have fallen in love with our new hometown. But some people on the interwebs aren't huge fans of Davenport and they have some not nice things to say apparently.
Before we get to the terrible reviews people have left on the internet about Davenport, let me tell you a few things. Yes, I know crime happens here. I am not naive. But don't forget, bad things happen everywhere. When bad things happen to you, it seems like it happens all the time.
I'm on a few scanner pages that comes across my timeline on social media all the time. Does that make me think that Davenport is a terrible place? Of course not! Why? Because there are so many awesome things that happen in Davenport and throughout the Quad Cities.
The Mississippi Valley Fair every year brings fun and joy to thousands of people throughout the QC and the country who come and visit. The Bix 7 is another massive event that brings this community together every year. RAGBRAI will occasionally come to the QC as its final stop. Festivals, concerts, thriving businesses, great people, and so many other things makes this city great, and the Quad Cities great.
If you continuously look at all of the bad things that happen in your community, you'll always have a terrible perspective about your city. And if that's who you are, I'm not sure a lot of people want to hang out with you. Also, if that's the attitude you have, you're probably some who leaves reviews like the ones below.
If I could give one piece of advice to someone who really finds their community so terrible, it would be this: Get out from behind your phone or keyboard and get involved, help make positive changes, and talk with your local leaders about changes you think need to made to make your hometown a place where everyone would love to live and visit.
It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are indeed part of the problem. - Coretta Scott King