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View Poll Results: Best Midwestern City?
Minneapolis 7 12.73%
St.Louis 4 7.27%
Chicago 21 38.18%
Miwaukee 3 5.45%
Detroit 4 7.27%
Indianapolis 3 5.45%
Cleveland 5 9.09%
Cincinnati 4 7.27%
Columbus 2 3.64%
Louisville 2 3.64%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-09-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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So I see a lot of threads comparing midwestern cities, so I decided to ask what you guys think is the best
midwestern city overall. Please vote on the poll and it is based on the following criteria:

Economy, Healthcare, Attractions, Weather, Skyline, and Infrastructure system.

 
Old 06-09-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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1. Chicago
2. Minneapolis
3. Detroit
 
Old 06-09-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I like:

Chicago
Cleveland
Detroit
Cincy

I don't think of Midwest when I travel to Louisville.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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I'd probably rather see a survey that excluded Chicago. It is on a different playing field and shares less in common with the other cities in the region. That is not trying to be arrogant and say it is completely better, as it has its own issues (like cost of living and traffic.)
 
Old 06-09-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Chicago
 
Old 06-09-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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You can't include Minneapolis and leave out St. Paul.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I think there's a big difference between "best to visit" and "best to live". If you're basing it off of attractions, skyline and institutions then it's no contest Chicago.

However, I'd wager that cities like Indianapolis or Columbus have a better quality of life for the average person.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think there's a big difference between "best to visit" and "best to live". If you're basing it off of attractions, skyline and institutions then it's no contest Chicago.

However, I'd wager that cities like Indianapolis or Columbus have a better quality of life for the average person.
I'd wager that many would say Columbus is more pleasant and interesting than Indianapolis.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I'd wager that many would say Columbus is significantly more pleasant and interesting than Indianapolis.
I hear them compared a lot and they are pretty similar in terms of their city and metro populations. I have not spent enough time in Indianapolis to comment one way or another.

I love Chicago and it's one of my favorite cities but it has some serious issues.In terms of "giant metropolis" experiences in the Midwest Chicago is the no-brainer. If people are open to more mid-sized cities I think you could argue Minneapolis, Indy, Cbus etc. are fine places to live in their own right (especially if you aren't making six figures) and are in some ways doing better than Chicago albeit on a much smaller scale.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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Chicago is the clear number 1. Better question to ask would be second best MW city, imo. In that case my vote would go to Minneapolis.
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