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View Poll Results: what city would you live in permanently
NYC 18 11.46%
LA 16 10.19%
Chicago 30 19.11%
DC 7 4.46%
SF 22 14.01%
Boston 9 5.73%
Philly 22 14.01%
Dallas 13 8.28%
Miami 8 5.10%
Houston 12 7.64%
Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I would like for everyone to evaluate the top 10 CSA's in terms of long term living. Criteria....

Airport - Accessibility to flights in the states and overseas
Architecture
Diversity
Downtown
Cost of living compared to salaries
Culture
Economy - Future?
Food - Pricing and Diversity
Neighborhoods - Urban and suburban
Nightlife
Parks
Safety
Transit
Weather
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I'll answer each field subjectively for the criteria of which ones are most appealing to me. For example, you can get around the world through various large cities but I would pick New York for the variety of options.

Airport - Accessibility to flights in the states and overseas New York, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas
Architecture Miami, Chicago, spades of New York buildings. That's it.
Diversity New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bay Area, Houston, Washington, Dallas
Downtown New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Washington are the only ones with downtowns I'd spend more than half a day in.
Cost of living compared to salaries Miami and Dallas
Culture Miami
Economy - Future? Ehhh
Food - Pricing and Diversity Miami
Neighborhoods - Urban and suburban Miami
Nightlife Miami
Parks Miami and Boston
Safety Uhhh
Transit New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston
Weather Miami

I can see myself long-term in Miami and that is about it. Rest maybe fine but sure wont go out of my way to live in them (although I live in one of the others, right now, for now). New York would have been awesome had it not been for climate and same with Chicago, Boston, or Washington but that climate, god, that climate man. No bueno. As for San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles (or Atlanta), I like to see them from time to time but yeah, they're not places I'd ever call home or live in.

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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Whoa! Code Lyoko, you better move to Miami..... seem to love it!


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Old 04-17-2013, 05:10 PM
 
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I would like for everyone to evaluate the top 10 CSA's in terms of long term living. Criteria....

Airport - NYC
Architecture - Philly
Diversity - NYC even though its segregated, you just can't beat them raw #'s
Downtown- NYC/Philly/SF
Cost of living compared to salaries- Dallas/Houston/Atlanta
Culture-Philly/NYC/Boston
Economy - Future?-- Houston/Dallas/Philly(growing, about to boom)
Food - Pricing and Diversity-- NYC/L.A. Chicago/Philly
Neighborhoods - NYC/Philly/Boston/Chicago/SF
Nightlife - Miami/LA/NYC
Parks SF/Philly/NYC/Boston/D.C.
Safety - Dallas and Dallas only, all have bad ghettos.
Transit - NYC/DC/Boston/Philly/Chicago
Weather - Preference. I like all four seasons.
There ya go
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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I've been to all, but to live... Miami would be number 1 if I were single. Too much skin showing to be a married man. I picked Chicago because I lived there most of my life and know it well. But like you pointed out, the weather sucks which is one of the reasons I live near Albuquerque now. I'm done with the big city crowds and traffic.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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SF Bay Area simply for family and friends. I would rather live NYC and Miami right now but wouldn't want to raise my kids across the country from the rest of our family. Home is where the heart is imo.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Excluding Chicago, I would probably pick Miami or Los Angeles.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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I picked Miami. I wouldnt want to live in Miami itself as its too heavily hispanic but I would happily live in Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton which are part of Miami metro area

My 2nd choice would either be Dallas or Chicago
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i would like for everyone to evaluate the top 10 csa's in terms of long term living. Criteria....

Airport - accessibility to flights in the states and overseas - nyc
architecture - mixed bag( i really like some of miami,la, boston,philly & sf's architecure)
diversity - nyc
downtown - nyc
cost of living compared to salaries - philly or chicago
culture - nyc
economy - future? - no idea
Food - pricing and diversity - nyc
neighborhoods - urban and suburban - nyc
nightlife - nyc
parks - nyc
safety - nyc,sf
transit - nyc
weather - dc
done
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