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Old 07-29-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Out of which 30? Mine would be Boston, MA. It is one, if not the only, state capital that is also a diverse multicultural city with a major metro area.
Did you forget about Atlanta, or even Denver
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: CT
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Hartford should at least be in the upper half of any list here.

It's definitely urban. It's pretty diverse too, 27% White (17% non-Hispanic), 38% Black, .54% Native American, 1-2% Asian, .11% Pacific Islander, 26% other races, 5% two or more races, and 40% of the total population is partly or whole Hispanic/Latino. It's lively during the days and has an active nightlife. The city itself is at about 124,500, but the metro area is 1,188,200 so it's not exactly small either.

I'm not saying it's top capital, but it's at least higher up when it comes to these criteria.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Sacramento is incredibly multicultural but its not as lively and urban as Boston.
I recently found out how racially diverse Sacramento is and was surprised. I've never considered Sacramento to be very lively though.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Denver, easily!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Boston by a long shot. It's diverse, historic, and very lively.

Then Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix.

I think Sacramento is up there too, but obviously not as cosmopolitan or as urban as Boston and the other state capitals.

I grew up in Sacramento and it is one of the most diverse place in the US. But comparing it to other state capitals like Salem, Tallahasee, Boise, and Salt Lake City, Sacto is a decent place to live in. Geographically, there is so much to see and do. Within 2 hours, you can go to SF, Napa, Lake Tahoe, Reno, the ocean, the mountains, and the snow. Sacramento itself has decent nightlife and cultural amentities. There aren't too many high-rises but it has its share. The downtown area is situated between the Sacramento and American Rivers and Capitol Park is great place to walk around. Plus the weather is great!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I will nominate Raleigh its very beautiful and everyone is nice plus it is a pretty large city and the fastest growing metro in the US!

I love their wide open festival
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what she said.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Denver, easily!
Whoa whoa whoa, I got a little to ahead of myself here. I forgot about Boston being a capital and Atlanta too.

Boston wins this, then Atlanta, then Phoenix, then Denver, then Austin, then Columbus, and then everyone else.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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Whoa whoa whoa, I got a little to ahead of myself here. I forgot about Boston being a capital and Atlanta too.

Boston wins this, then Atlanta, then Phoenix, then Denver, then Austin, then Columbus, and then everyone else.

Trenton - part of the most cosmopolitan CSA in the country
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Columbus is a large, vital and very urban capital city. Columbus boasts the ever looming and important presence of Ohio State University, which adds an even more hip vibe to this prospering metropolis. There are burgeoning entertainment districts all over Columbus, including: Short North, Victorian Village, University District, German Village, Arena District, Brewery District and the nearby "Grandview Strip" in trendy Grandview Heights, located just northwest of the city centre.
Columbus is also recognized as an extremely diverse, cultured and tolerant city. I enjoy the progressive nature of this city, it has a great feeling of vitality
and of an upward momentum.

I also like the urban vibe in Denver and Atlanta, two other large capital cities.

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