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Old 06-21-2018, 11:26 PM
 
Location: DC metropolitan area
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Plano, TX

Slight edge. These are both large and generally well regarded suburbs of Dallas (Plano) and Houston (Sugar Land). The metroplex also provides another major city not too far away, for what it's worth: Fort Worth. Has NHL hockey. Houston does not.

May be wrong on this but while almost all of Texas is too hot in the summer IMO, I think Houston gets the high heat and humidity a good few weeks to a month longer than Dallas.
You broke down the game -- you need to post 2 cities.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:27 PM
 
Location: DC metropolitan area
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Stewartville, MN. Lower cost of living, more people, & is near Minneapolis, St.Paul, & La Crosse, WI.


Plano, TX or Sugar Land, TX?
Sugar Land -- it's closer to the Gulf beaches and to New Orleans.

Lafayette, LA
or
Lafayette, IN
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Plano, TX

These are both large and generally well regarded suburbs of Dallas (Plano) and Houston (Sugar Land). Forbes recently rated Plano as the safest US city with over 100,000 population. The metroplex also provides another major city not too far away, for what it's worth: Fort Worth. Has NHL hockey. Houston does not.

May be wrong on this but while almost all of Texas is too hot in the summer IMO, I think Houston/Sugar Land usually gets the high heat and humidity a few weeks longer than Dallas/Plano.

Baton Rouge, LA or Richmond, VA?
I did provide two cities... Baton Rouge, LA or Richmond, VA?
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Sugar Land -- it's closer to the Gulf beaches and to New Orleans.

Lafayette, LA
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Lafayette, IN
Lafayette, IN

Much closer to Indianapolis than Lafayette, LA is to New Orleans. Less oppressive summer weather, not to mention late spring/early fall. (heat/humidity). Would probably choose Lafayette, LA for a visit; but Lafayette, IN to live.

Baton Rouge, LA or Richmond, VA?
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Lafayette, IN

Much closer to Indianapolis than Lafayette, LA is to New Orleans. Less oppressive summer weather, not to mention late spring/early fall. (heat/humidity). Would probably choose Lafayette, LA for a visit; but Lafayette, IN to live.

Baton Rouge, LA or Richmond, VA?
Richmond, in part for the same reasons you chose the Indiana Lafayette over the Lousiana one. (You won't dine as well for having done so, though.) But Baton Rouge feels like the state capitol and the state university define everything, while the capitol isn't the only thing going on in Richmond. (Both states have distinctive capitol buildings; it's interesting to contrast Jefferson's modest Greek temple in Virginia with Huey Long's Art Deco skyscraper in Louisiana. What do those buildings tell you about their respective states?) I think it's also way more physically attractive than Baton Rouge and has several interesting neighborhoods (coughFan District, Monument Avenuecough)to hang out in (the former) / gawk at (the latter).

Mission Hills, Kan., or Beverly Hills, Calif.?
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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Richmond, in part for the same reasons you chose the Indiana Lafayette over the Lousiana one. (You won't dine as well for having done so, though.) But Baton Rouge feels like the state capitol and the state university define everything, while the capitol isn't the only thing going on in Richmond. (Both states have distinctive capitol buildings; it's interesting to contrast Jefferson's modest Greek temple in Virginia with Huey Long's Art Deco skyscraper in Louisiana. What do those buildings tell you about their respective states?) I think it's also way more physically attractive than Baton Rouge and has several interesting neighborhoods (coughFan District, Monument Avenuecough)to hang out in (the former) / gawk at (the latter).

Mission Hills, Kan., or Beverly Hills, Calif.?
Beverly Hills... Mission Hills seems like a nice place to live but since I already live in a very expensive metro (NYC), having my dollar stretch farther is not that important to me. I'd ultimately like to live in the area with nicer weather, proximity to the ocean, more cultural diversity, and more to-do overall.

Wichita, KS or Toledo, OH?
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Been through Toledo at night. Never the day. Looked a tad depressed, but livable. I could always head to Detroit if I wanted a megacity, and Windsor is nearby for Canada. Wichita seems like a nice midwestern city, and maybe better kept, but kind of bland. But again, never been to KS, and have lots of family in OH (CLE, which I'm having a hard time liking, even though I adore the rest of Ohio).

So, Toledo by a hair.

Pensacola (western FL panhandle) or Panama City (eastern FL panhandle)?
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Been through Toledo at night. Never the day. Looked a tad depressed, but livable. I could always head to Detroit if I wanted a megacity, and Windsor is nearby for Canada. Wichita seems like a nice midwestern city, and maybe better kept, but kind of bland. But again, never been to KS, and have lots of family in OH (CLE, which I'm having a hard time liking, even though I adore the rest of Ohio).

So, Toledo by a hair.

Pensacola (western FL panhandle) or Panama City (eastern FL panhandle)?
Pensacola, since it has less of a tourist orientation Plus I was born there.

Dallas, TX or Atlanta, GA?
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I feel like I say this so often, but this one is indeed a tough one. Neither city is near the top of our list but I view them both favorably and am very confident my family could live happily in either one.

My wife and I are both more familiar with Atlanta, and between '11-'15 I was spending nearly a month in Atlanta each year for work so I feel somewhat comfortable there. It's pretty much a tossup but I would lean towards Atlanta due to that familiarity.

Dallas we have visited a handful of times recently and also have some close family there, but it's much more of an unknown. I feel like we've seen enough to know it would be suitable for us, but not enough to feel I can select it over ATL. Lack of income tax is a positive factor though.

Memphis v Newark
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey/NYC Metro
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Newark. Not the biggest fan of both areas but Newark's Downtown, Ironbound, & Branch Brook Park are okay plus I like it's transit & close proximity to NYC, Jersey City, & Hoboken.

Speaking of the Newark area:
Harrison, NJ or Harrison, NY?
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