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View Poll Results: Which is Better in terms of New Lofts, Best jobs, Lowest Crime, Public Transit, Shopping, Military B
Flint, Michigan 0 0%
Macon, Georgia 0 0%
Springfield, Massachusetts 0 0%
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Which of these Cities are most Livable, Best Historic Districts, Urban renewal, New Lofts, Best jobs, Lowest Crime, Public Transit, Shopping, Military Bases, Best Suburbs, etc.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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Springfield has some historic districts and decent nightlife, I went there every now and then when I was at UMass, but the city is a dumpster fire. Springfield literally went bankrupt.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I can honestly say Macon has got that Trendy Loft thing going on now. Alot to that is popping up around the city especially around Mercer University Areas.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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All these cities are pretty dumpy but Flint definitely takes the cake.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Peoria is an okay place. Its location is very picturesque nestled in the Illinois river valley. The downtown area is probably the nicest part of the city, and the overall COL in the area is very low. The city also has a small but well-connected airport.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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^ Agreed - Peoria isn't bad at all. It's in the only scenic area of Illinois that's not right on a border. Decent downtown, hick-urban Midwestern grit.

Flint is just a dump and it's never going to get any better.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
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Springfield, MA has the best location out of these 4 because of its proximity to Hartford, Albany, NYC, and Boston. All are within 2.5 hours. I'd assume Peoria to have the lowest crime? Springfield's is kind of high and I know for a fact that Flint is near the top. Springfield's building a new casino at the moment. Obviously it won't turn it around. Shreveport tried it and it didn't do a whole lot.

Springfield and Peoria both have decent jobs. There aren't many jobs but there are some great companies in both of these cities. Peoria has OSF Healthcare and Caterpillar INC which are very well known companies. Springfield is home to AHL's headquarters as well as Smith and Wesson. Obviously all these cities had better days, especially Springfield's.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Did you just say lowest crime but you listed Flint, Michigan. Look I'm originally from Michigan. Steer clear from Flint. You lock your doors when it gets dark.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Does anyone know how the Transit Rank in these, including Suburban Coverage???
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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Does anyone know how the Transit Rank in these, including Suburban Coverage???
None have good transit but Springfield likely has the best. One could take commuter rail from Springfield to Manhattan within a few years once the New Haven-Springfield commuter line is completed.

And Springfield already has above average bus and Amtrak service.
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