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View Poll Results: What city would you want to live in the most?
Virginia Beach, VA 5 5.81%
San Jose, CA 1 1.16%
Austin, TX 9 10.47%
El Paso, TX 4 4.65%
Raleigh, NC 4 4.65%
San Diego, CA 21 24.42%
Mesa, AZ 5 5.81%
Los Angeles, CA 21 24.42%
Colorado Springs, CO 6 6.98%
Portland, OR 10 11.63%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2015, 07:27 PM
Location: Nashville TN
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San Diego if I could afford it but Austin TX because it has a lot of what I like in a city and its more affordable, not a fan of their hot weather in the summer thou.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by lookintomove15 View Post
Out of the best cities the USA has to offer what one would you want to live in the most?

The Criteria
Cost of living
Interesting list of cities! I picked San Diego out of the available choices, but it would be Honolulu if I could live anywhere in the US.

Weather: I hear the weather is sweet in San Diego, and I like it warm and sunny most of the time with no snow.

Arts: Arts are irrelevant to me, but I'm sure San Diego has offerings here similar to or better than the other cities listed.

Culture: I love the laidback beach culture and living close to the ocean. I also love a diverse city, and San Diego is very diverse compared to where I live now.

Scenery: I love living close to the ocean and palm trees. I hear San Diego is beautiful.

Friendliness: This is irrelevant to me, but I imagine San Diegans are nice folks. Everyone I've ever met from Southern California has seemed pretty chill.

Transportation: I like the idea of the trolley. That's better than just the bus service that I have in my current city.

Crime: I imagine San Diego has its fair share of crime, but I'm sure most of that could be avoided with proper precautions taken like most cities.

History: All cities have interesting histories to me. I'm sure San Diego is no exception.

Economy: I believe San Diego's economy has slightly improved since the Great Recession of 2008. It seems to being doing better than other cities in Southern California. Its unemployment rate is 5.2% vs. 8.3% for L.A., for example.

Cost of Living: This would be my major gripe about San Diego. I'm cheap, and the cost of living is sky high. But the weather, culture, and scenery might make the high cost of living worth it.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Whoever told you those poll options are the candidates for the absolute best city in the country was on crack-cocaine. Save for the Los Angeles selection, the rest of them aren't considered among the absolute best cities in the country. All of them except Portland and Los Angeles arguably aren't even the best cities in their respective states.

The answer is New York. If the thread is about best cities and doesn't have that option then the thread is misleading and wrong as it pertains to the best cities in the United States.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:56 PM
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What's so remarkable about San Diego weather? I find it to be rather mundane, very little variety throughout the year. It's also too dry for my taste - I prefer a moderate 4-season city that's not too rainy but also not too sunny. The sweet never tastes as sweet without the sour.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is better than ALL of them put together. Stupid poll choices.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:37 PM
Location: Jersey City
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Gun to my head, I'd pick LA.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:37 PM
Location: NJ/NY
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I picked LA, but only because NYC wasn't on the list.
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