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Old 08-07-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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In your opinion, what are the nation's top 10 cities? This is your opinion, so you have your own standards. However, do not just say 10 cities without explaining what was the criteria for the ten cities you chose. In terms of nightlife, job opportunities, integration, economy, overall ranking, whatever you choose!

Feel free to have more than 1 list of top 10 cities if you'd like.

My top 10 cities I want to visit:
1) New York
2) Seattle
3) Portland
4) Philadelphia
5) Boston
6) Houston
7) Los Angeles
8) Columbus
9) San Francisco
10) Honolulu

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Old 08-07-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Since I have been to all the major cities in America my top 10 to live in would be
1) San Francisco
2) Rochester NY
3) New York City
4) Houston
5) Boston
6) Austin TX
7) Philadelphia
8) Chicago
9) Cleveland
10 Portland OR.
This is based on my overall experiences although if I had my choice I would live in a small town like Eureka Cal. or Ashland OR or Ithaca NY
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Top ten cities I've been to,been by,lived in,or want to see
#1-Cleveland(lived there/like it alot)
#2-Chicago(been to)
#3-St. Louis(been by)
#4-New York City(want to see it)
#5-Detroit(want to see it)
#6-Kansas City(been by)
#7-Columbus(been by)
#8-Baltimore(want to see it)
#9-Philadelphia(want to see it)
#10-Pittsburgh(want to see it)
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Talking Denver is wonderful!

The Climate is arrid, no hurricanes, only small tornadoes, NO Earthquakes! and when it snows 3 feet, it's usually gone 2 or 3 days later..
Cost of living has risen a bit, but it's a wonderful place to live!!
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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1. Minneapolis - Total bias. (but not unfounded)
2. San Francisco - Uniqueness, economy
3. New York - Duh.
4. Chicago - Still, America's second city
5. New Orleans - Only thing of worth in the sunbelt. People, Architecture.
6. Boston - History, geography, Economy, enlightened.
7. Philadelphia - Classic.
8. Washington - Government, economy, amenities.
9. Saint Louis - Pure Americana, wholly undeserving of its reputation.
10. Seattle - Economy, geography.
11. Phoenix - Just kidding.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The Climate is arrid, no hurricanes, only small tornadoes, NO Earthquakes! and when it snows 3 feet, it's usually gone 2 or 3 days later..
Cost of living has risen a bit, but it's a wonderful place to live!!
Where are your other 9?

My top 10 (not in any particular order):

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Boston
4. Philadelphia
5. San Francisco
6. Denver
7. DC
8. Minneapolis
9. Milwaukee
10. Santa Fe
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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Where are your other 9?

My top 10 (not in any particular order):

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Boston
4. Philadelphia
5. San Francisco
6. Denver
7. DC
8. Minneapolis
9. Milwaukee
10. Santa Fe

No Portland?
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Well in terms of importance in America, I'd say:

1) New York City
2) Washington D.C.
3) Los Angeles
4) Chicago
5) Dallas
6) Houston
7) Miami
8) Atlanta
9) San Francisco
10) Seattle

My top 10 favorite US cities:

1) Phoenix
2) Dallas
3) San Francisco
4) Atlanta
5) Los Angeles
6) New York City
7) Seattle
8) Denver
9) Minneapolis-St. Paul
10) Washington D.C.

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Old 08-07-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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No Portland?
Not in the top 10, but in the top 20.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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New York
Chicago
Seattle
San Fran
Boston
Philadelphia
DC
Twin Cities (gonna go ahead and count this as one )
Madison
Charleston SC

Future travel opportunities may or may not cause future alterations to this list.

Last edited by Drover; 08-07-2007 at 06:46 PM.. Reason: Made changes after further consideration
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