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View Poll Results: What city has the LEAST amount of Tension and Stress?
Atlanta 1 1.22%
Boston 1 1.22%
Charlotte 0 0%
Chicago 0 0%
Cincinnati 1 1.22%
Cleveland 1 1.22%
Columbus 2 2.44%
Dallas 0 0%
Denver 4 4.88%
Detroit 0 0%
Houston 3 3.66%
Indianapolis 4 4.88%
Kansas City 4 4.88%
Las Vegas 1 1.22%
Los Angeles 0 0%
Miami 1 1.22%
Milwaukee 3 3.66%
Minneapolis 6 7.32%
New York 3 3.66%
Orlando 1 1.22%
Philadelphia 3 3.66%
Phoenix 8 9.76%
Pittsburgh 2 2.44%
Portland 1 1.22%
Raleigh 1 1.22%
Sacramento 0 0%
St Louis 1 1.22%
Salt Lake City 3 3.66%
San Antonio 5 6.10%
San Diego 11 13.41%
San Francisco 1 1.22%
Seattle 5 6.10%
Tampa 0 0%
Washington DC 0 0%
Other (state below) 5 6.10%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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What major city has the atmosphere of low tension and stress with the positives of living there overwhelming the hassles of living there. A city with NO high housing prices, clogged up traffic, overcrowding, etc.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Major city? Not sure there is one. Maybe Boise or Fargo or something, but neither are anywhere near being considered "major".
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
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Honolulu
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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From your list?

-Cincinnati
-Cleveland
-Columbus
-Indianapolis
-Milwaukee
-Minneapolis (albeit housing is a bit expensive)
-Pittsburgh
-Salt Lake City
-San Antonio


^ These cities, generally speaking, have minimal traffic congestion issues; a relatively affordable and attainable cost-of-living for the middle-class; easy access to cultural and recreational opportunities without crowding; etc.

No city is without an Achilles Heel, though. I chose Pittsburgh after tiring of the Northern Virginia stressful "rat race" because, to be quite frank, so many OTHER people had left Pittsburgh over the decades due to a formerly bleak economy that it had "right-sized" itself and still had all of the benefits of a huge city while reinventing itself as a medium-sized city. Pittsburgh's rents are on the rise, though, as we've now been "discovered" on the national radar, so I'd suspect Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Buffalo all stand a shot of being the next "up-and-comer".
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Honolulu
Isn't the cost of housing there astronomical?
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'd guess any metro with less than 3.5 to 3 million would fit the bill as being one of the least stressed.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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San Diego and Phoenix come to mind. Very laid back cities.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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None of those to be honest, but from the list/ones I've been to, Milwaukee comes pretty close IMO.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Honolulu
High housing costs and HORRIBLE traffic...but I still love the place.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:55 PM
 
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Honolulu is even more expensive than New York or San Francisco - Vox

Hawaii tends to have higher food prices than other states, for example, because so much of the food Hawaiians consume has to be shipped across the ocean. In addition, some have called the amount of money people are willing to pay to live in Hawaii "the price of paradise" a book of that title penned 20 years ago discussed this problem, and the state has remained expensive since then. That may help explain why prices in Honolulu are higher than in any other metro area. The BEA also put out a list of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the nation, and urban Honolulu takes the prize as the most expensive metro area in the nation.
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