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View Poll Results: Appleton, Raleigh, Omaha, Pittsburgh, or Austin?
Appleton, Wisconsin 8 9.64%
Raleigh, North Carolina 17 20.48%
Omaha, Nebraska 10 12.05%
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 30 36.14%
Austin, Texas 29 34.94%
Other 4 4.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-19-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Appleton is a town of about 75,000. It is pretty close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. It is a very family-friendly city, with good schools. 3 Major companies have headquarters in the city.
It is a nice place...but it's also pretty provincial. The thing is, almost 100% of the people who live there are from there. So it's harder to fit in as a newcomer.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Lettuce Land
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Default My opinion

I'd rank 'em this way,

5. Omaha.......nothing special

4. Pittsburg.......economy sluggish

3. Raleigh.......OK but struggling a bit

2. Appleton.......nice but bad winters

1. Austin........best overall weather, economy and ambiance.

I've actually been in all five, but have not stayed longer than overnight in Omaha. [sorry, cornhuskers].

Last edited by Franklyn; 07-19-2008 at 07:01 PM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've actually been in all five, but have not stayed longer than overnight in Omaha. [sorry, cornhuskers].
You'd be surprised if you stayed longer, next time you swing by I reccomend the Old Market.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Pittsburgh or Appleton.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Why wouldn't it? Austin, and Texas in general, are nice places to live and visit, but people in these areas beat their chests a bit too much on this forum, especially one particular forumer from Houston who shall remain nameless.
I voted for Pittsburgh. I'm a native Texan who thinks Austin, while nice, is vastly overrated.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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Out of these choices? Austin. It's a joke that the poll is as close as it is.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Out of these choices? Austin. It's a joke that the poll is as close as it is.
Have you ever been to Pittsburgh?
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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I'd put Pittsburgh first and Appleton last with the others in some sort of array in between. Despite the economic situation of the rustbelt, Pittsburgh is large enough of a metro area that there are plenty of opportunities in many sectors. It does suffer from being in a megalopolis state, but away from the megalopolis.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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It does suffer from being in a megalopolis state, but away from the megalopolis.
I like the word megalopolis. It reminds me of snuffleupagus.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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I would go for Austin, and then Pittsburgh.

The other three don't interest me much.
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