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View Poll Results: Which Western city has the best skyline?
Los Angeles 38 11.45%
Phoenix 3 0.90%
San Diego 5 1.51%
Dallas 11 3.31%
Portland 0 0%
San Francisco 123 37.05%
Denver 5 1.51%
Seattle 138 41.57%
Las Vegas 6 1.81%
Salt Lake City 3 0.90%
Voters: 332. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 09-11-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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Unread 09-11-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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Unread 09-11-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Giving Southern California some credit.

San Diego

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Unread 09-12-2011, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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San Francisco is gorgeous! And so unique!!!

I can't believe people are still voting for Dallas... Lol. It was such a mistake, I hadn't realized that I put "Pacific Coast" before I finished adding cities to my poll. I wanted 10 and ended up adding Dallas thinking I had just asked for Western cities. When I realized I asked about "Pacific Coast" it was too late. I had already added cities not on the Pacific Coast. Oh well...
You could have put Reno, Nevada. Reno is actually farther west than Los Angeles.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:47 AM
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Location: San Francisco
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You could have put Reno, Nevada. Reno is actually farther west than Los Angeles.
Speaking of Reno, it actually has a pretty impressive skyline for a city of 225,000 with a metro of 480,000...the setting helps too:

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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I heart Reno....that city has taken quite a hit in the recession but the Reno-Tahoe area remains near the top of my list as far as places Id like to retire to someday. LOL.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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how do you have Dallas and Denver on the list? neither of them are even anywhere near the Pacific coast........

Dallas and Denver but no Sacramento?
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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:01 AM
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Location: San Francisco
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^yeah, the choices are weird.

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I heart Reno....that city has taken quite a hit in the recession but the Reno-Tahoe area remains near the top of my list as far as places Id like to retire to someday. LOL.
I have kind of a city-crush on Reno as well lol...it's not big, but not too small, seems to have a decent amount of urbanity for its size, it's in a beautiful location right next to the Sierra mountains, with the desert on the other side, it's close to Lake Tahoe, and it doesn't take too long to get to Sacramento or the Bay Area. Sounds good!

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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Sacramento
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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^yeah, the choices are weird.



I have kind of a city-crush on Reno as well lol...it's not big, but not small, seems to have a decent amount of urbanity for its size, it's in a beautiful location right next to the Sierra mountains, with the desert on the other side, it's close to Lake Tahoe, and it doesn't take too long to get to Sacramento or the Bay Area. Sounds good!
My parents live up there during spring and summer. Its incredible how big the area is driving from Reno down to Lake Tahoe.

I actually like Carson City a lot---During small talk, I once made the mistake of slipping out to a group of city friends at a gala for the SF symphony a while back and it was received with gasps of unbelief(LOL).

But I like the untouched newness mixed with the rugged western feel.

Its also very Libertarian.

OH well, I still have 25 years or so before Id consider committing seriously to something like that anyway.
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