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View Poll Results: Which Western city has the brightest future?
Seattle 27 31.40%
Portland 5 5.81%
San Jose 4 4.65%
San Diego 3 3.49%
Salt Lake City 9 10.47%
Phoenix 4 4.65%
Austin 17 19.77%
San Antonio 1 1.16%
Oklahoma City 4 4.65%
Denver 12 13.95%
Las Vegas 0 0%
El Paso 0 0%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Which one of these western cities has the brightest future 10-20 years from now?
-Economy
-Quality of life
-Redevelopment
-Crime
-Urban center/downtown
-Attractions/tourism
-New Industry
-Population
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Grand Forks, ND
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Which ones?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Which ones?
Poll is up now
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Probably San Jose, considering it is the home of Silicon Valley.

I almost voted Denver because it seems to have a lot going for it as well.

Most of these cities have a bright future ahead of them, these are just the two that stood out the most.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Portland. In 2020, it will have enough solar panels to power the entire city, and even other parts of the state. It is walkable in downtown, and has the best public transit in the USA. It is also pretty affordable, and known for it's outdoorsy lifestyle that attracts eco-tourists. Good food there, too, from what I've heard.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Portland. In 2020, it will have enough solar panels to power the entire city, and even other parts of the state. It is walkable in downtown, and has the best public transit in the USA. It is also pretty affordable, and known for it's outdoorsy lifestyle that attracts eco-tourists. Good food there, too, from what I've heard.
That's definitely not true. Of all the choices in the poll, it might have the best transit - though many cities are catching up to its once-unique light rail system.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Portland. In 2020, it will have enough solar panels to power the entire city, and even other parts of the state. It is walkable in downtown, and has the best public transit in the USA. It is also pretty affordable, and known for it's outdoorsy lifestyle that attracts eco-tourists. Good food there, too, from what I've heard.
Portland has GOOD transportation. Alot better then Seattle, but I wouldn't say its the best. But it's definitely a nice growing city.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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San Jose is the most underrated city in the United States. The city has the brightest future. GDP per capita in the city is amongst the highest in the nation and it's still increasing exponentially. Home of Silicon Valley, the most significant economic-technological hub on the planet. Great schools, low crime, decent weather, excellent jobs, growing urban center, and nearby NFL stadium that's being constructed will hold the 2016 Super Bowl. Its population will surpass a million people this year.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I personally think Seattle has a bright future as long as redevelopment of the Downtown core and waterfront continues strong, and public transportation gets better especially with light rail. With a new waterfront, it will open a gateway for the city's future that has been there in years. Like to see redevelopment in some of the rougher areas next to downtown sometime in the future.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Portland. In 2020, it will have enough solar panels to power the entire city, and even other parts of the state. It is walkable in downtown, and has the best public transit in the USA. It is also pretty affordable, and known for it's outdoorsy lifestyle that attracts eco-tourists. Good food there, too, from what I've heard.
How often have you had occasion to use Portland's public transportation system? For many who have used it over the years, especially on a day to day basis, we cringe when we hear this from outsiders. Portland public transportation has gone down in service and maintanance over the years. Recent comparisons to other cities' public transportation systems such as Denver's which has left Portland's deep in the dust. Not to mention the Tri Met general manager's yearly salary is greater than Chicago's GM's.

It does have the many other good features such as those you have mentioned although some would question affordable. Compared to Hawaii it is but compared to many other places not so much.
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