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Old 12-10-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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If you want miami beach, you need to stop letting Lake Shore Drive cut off the neighborhoods from the lakefront. It's so weird that Chicago would reserve such space for people just passing through getting to somewhere else.
While I really appreciate the park space and LSD is beautiful, I am such a beach person that I wish Chicago would have instead made most of it's coast on Lake Michigan a long stretch of beach like in LA or South Beach. It would give the city more of a beach vibe and I think could help with tourism. It would be awesome if there were hotels on the beaches of the Lake and condos as well.

Chicago has a big and long enough coast that I good chunk could have been dedicated to a long beach and the other and the rest as how it is now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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While I really appreciate the park space and LSD is beautiful, I am such a beach person that I wish Chicago would have instead made most of it's coast on Lake Michigan a long stretch of beach like in LA or South Beach. It would give the city more of a beach vibe and I think could help with tourism. It would be awesome if there were hotels on the beaches of the Lake and condos as well.

Chicago has a big and long enough coast that I good chunk could have been dedicated to a long beach and the other and the rest as how it is now.
LSD is beautiful to drive along but the lakefront as a whole would be more attractive were the entire outer drive gotten rid of in favor of either public space or further lakefront commercial/retail development. At the very least have the thing grade-separate so it's easy to pass through. Even infamously car-loving southern california has less cut-off waterfronts.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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1. San Francisco
2. Los Angeles
3. San Diego
4. Oakland/Long Beach
5. San Jose
6. Sacramento
7. Seattle
8. Boston
9. Austin
10. Portland

Last edited by scrantiX; 12-10-2012 at 03:08 PM..
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Coral Gables (hometown)
Miami
Miami Beach
Key Biscayne
Fort Lauderdale
West Palm Beach
Honolulu
Hilo
Key West
San Juan

HM: Pago Pago
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Coral Gables (hometown)
Miami
Miami Beach
Key Biscayne
Fort Lauderdale
West Palm Beach
Honolulu
Hilo
Key West
San Juan

HM: Pago Pago
Nice list. Only ones I haven't been to are Honolulu and Hilo (Never been to Hawaii). Have you been to Pago Pago? Its really not all that great, Apia is nicer in my opinion. Heck I'd probably choose a more remote city in PR before Pago Pago. Maybe Cabo Rojo or Isabela.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: STL -> RDU -> ATL
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Top 10 I've been to:
1. Los Angeles
2. New York
3. Chicago
4. Washington DC
5. Las Vegas
6. Memphis - this place has a lot of charm to it
7. Orlando
8. St. Louis - grew up in the area. I appreciate it more now that I've left
9. Charlotte
10. Phoenix

Top 10 I want to live in
1. Chicago - I love it more with every visit
2. Wash. DC
3. New York
4. Philly
5. Los Angeles - if housing were a bit cheaper and the economy was better
6. San Francisco - never been but I'm curious to check it out
7. St. Louis - I would return under the right circumstances
8. Miami - for a stint maybe
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
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100. Raleigh - Current home and Lord knows I cannot wait to leave. Just thought I'd throw that in for good measure. Just waiting on my prayer to get answered
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Mine are:
1. Honolulu
2. Fort Lauderdale
3. Pompano Beach
4. Miami
5. New Orleans
6. DC
7. LA
8. NYC
9. San Diego
10. St. Augustine
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm ranking my cities based on importance, not necessarily in order though:
New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago
Boston
Philadelphia
Washington DC
Atlanta
Orlando
Denver
Detroit(?)


Ten cities I would like to live in:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Birmingham, Alabama
Atlanta, Georgia
Tampa, Florida
Knoxville, Tennessee
Tallahassee, Florida
Jackson, Mississippi
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Matter of opinion..

Top 10 cities I think are most important in America
  1. Washington D.C.
  2. New York City
  3. Chicago
  4. L.A.
  5. Houston
  6. San Fransisco
  7. Miami
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Atlanta
  10. Dallas
Top 10 cities I want to visit in America
  1. Seattle
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Phoenix
  5. San Fransisco
  6. San Diego
  7. Chicago
  8. Houston
  9. San Antonio
  10. Kansas City
Top 10 favorite cities in America
  1. Seattle
  2. Tampa
  3. St. Petersburg
  4. Ft. Lauderdale
  5. Miami
  6. Orlando
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Houston
  9. Charlotte
  10. San Fransisco
Top 10 cities in America I'd live in
  1. Orlando
  2. Tampa
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Seattle
  5. San Diego
  6. San Jose
  7. San Fransisco
  8. Houston
  9. Ft. Lauderdale
  10. St. Petersburg
Top 10 cities in America I dislike/wouldn't live in
  1. Boston
  2. Cleveland (Any city in Ohio for that matter)
  3. NYC
  4. Chicago
  5. Baltimore
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Atlanta
  8. Memphis
  9. New Orleans
  10. Dallas
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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In no particular order:

NYC
Boston
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles
Chicago
San Francisco
Philadelphia
Houston
Atlanta
Dallas
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