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View Poll Results: Which city would you rather live in, given great job prospects in all?
Milwaukee 15 16.13%
Minneapolis 32 34.41%
San Jose 31 33.33%
San Antonio 15 16.13%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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Looking at your previous posts, OP, you have said nothing about Milwaukee. If you really have a job opportunity there, wouldn't you visit, and form your own opinion? It looks like you've been to the other cities. Just wondering.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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I've been to Milwaukee. Been to all these cities with extendive time in Milwaukee and San Jose. Short trip to San Antonio and a couple of days here and there in Minneapolis .

I got a decent feel of Minneapolis, but not enough time spent in San Antonio. Even though it is the 7th largest city, it felt more like a midsized city. I think the metro is small overall

Anyways I'm not a huge fan of cold weather but can tolerate it if need be. it is a one year stint that I would be doing.

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Old 04-06-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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Minneapolis. Then Milwaukee. Don't like the other two at all.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:41 PM
 
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Add outdoor activities to the list too.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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should add masochistic community to this list as well as San Jose is evidently big on that sort of thing based on a few of the San Jose bo-bo's that keep starting these ridiculous comparisons
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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San Antonio
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Milwaukee (never)
Total year to year population growth +1,163
Net Domestic Migration -8,461

Minneapolis (if it were not for the cold maybe)
Total year to year population growth +28,927
Net Domestic Migration -7,964

San Jose ( I hope you make alot)
Total year to year population growth +22,488
Net Domestic Migration -10,109

San Antonio (it is were I chose to live)
Total year to year population growth +51,285
Net Domestic Migration +26,560

The population numbers are from 2014 to 2015.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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San Antonio, then San Jose. Don't like the other two at all.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:21 AM
 
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First choice: Milwaukee. Great location on Lake Michigan and close enough to Chicago for frequent weekend trips. Lake Michigan moderates the climate. I have seen it 70 F by the lake in summer and out in Waukesha it was 85. Reverse this effect for winter.

Second choice: Minneapolis. Nicer overall than Milwaukee. I just prefer Milwaukee because of its proximity to Chicago and also its not as cold as Minneapolis in the winter. Minneapolis has a great downtown and there is also St. Paul downtown. Minneapolis has some great neighborhoods like Uptown and the areas around Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet.

Third choice: San Antonio. I do not know enough about San Antonio but I think it would be too hot in summer.

Last choice: San Jose. Nothing good to say about it. Very overpriced. Horrible traffic. High taxes. Overcrowded recreation areas on weekends.

Let The Good Times Roll In The City Of Gemutlichkeite

I like Milwaukee since its a short drive to the many lakes in southeastern Wisconisn like this one:

https://www.google.com/search?q=lake...w=1366&bih=663

Of course Minneapolis has many lakes just within the city limits.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13....0.1NNsru_HZ8o

Minneapolis is better than Milwaukee for Asian food.

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+p...w=1366&bih=663

Milwaukee has an incredible number of summer festivals.

https://www.everfest.com/wisconsin/milwaukee-festivals

Flip a coin, heads for Milwaukee, tails for Minneapolis. You win both ways!

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Old 04-09-2016, 02:36 AM
 
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Maybe comment on some of these?
diversity- San Jose - Good mix of white, hispanic, and Asian. Not many AA if living in an AA community is important to you. Milwaukee is mostly a white/black city with some hispanics, very few Asians. Minneapolis is about 60% white, 20% AA, 10% hispanic. Few Asians in Mpls, and those that tend to live there are mostly Hmong, San Anonio is 2/3 hispanic, 1/4 white, 6% AA, and only 2% Asian.
economy- San Jose- if you are into the tech field, Minneapolis if you are in coporate, San Antonio if you are into blue collar jobs or military, and Milwaukee, well Milwaukee comes in last of these cities but if you are into brewing or motorcycle manufacturing there may be some options.
weather- San Jose- Mild summers and winters. Milwaukee and San Antonio are a toss up depending on whether you prefer cold or hot, and Minneapolis has the worst weather of these cities.
scenery- Minneapolis or Milwaukee in summer and fall, San Antonio or San Jose in winter and spring
food- San Antonio for Tex Mex and BBQ, San Jose for Asian cuisines, Minneapolis for upscale.
shopping- Minneapolis or San Jose.
transportation- Minneapolis has the best system, then San Jose, then Milwaukee, and San Antonio last
downtown- Minneapolis > San Antonio > Milwaukee > San Jose.
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