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View Poll Results: What city would you most like to live in? Why?
Boston 57 10.31%
Chicago 90 16.27%
Dallas 43 7.78%
Houston 44 7.96%
Las Vegas 39 7.05%
Los Angeles 61 11.03%
Miami 25 4.52%
New York City 60 10.85%
Phoenix 27 4.88%
Philly 56 10.13%
San Fran 51 9.22%
Voters: 553. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Las Vegas is #2 for me.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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1) Chicago
2) Philadelphia
3) New York
4) San Francisco (do have concerns about shake, rattle, and roll though)

Las Vegas would definitely rank last among the cities listed. It is like one giant suburb with a big adult entertainment complex in the middle. It is also VERY isolated.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston - Excellent transit, seasons, educated crowd, coastal, sports teams, history, location to beach & mtns.....

also a big fan of SF and Chicago and Manhattan (rest of ny i could do w/o).
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Las Vegas is #2 for me.
I've been in every city on this list except for Trash Vegas simply because absolutely nothing about it appeals to me. Ersatz icons and second-rate live shows make me want to yawn. And the gambling... I can think of better ways to blow my money.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Default I live in Boston...

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Which city/metro area would you most like to live in. Why?
...and it's just fine, but otherwise I would choose Chicago--less expensive, pleasant people, superior mass transit, decent nightlife, good sports choices, and 4 full seasons.

I enjoy SF, LA and NYC for long weekends.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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L.A. doesn't have an NFL team!
It's a great place to live no doubt, but it is so big that it takes a long time to get anywhere.

San Fran is great too but getting into the city is not easy, it is really congested and the weather is not what you think it is. It is also home to huge numbers of homeless and runaways.

Points well taken. LA does need an NFL team and the weather in SF can get a little chilly and gloomy at times
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Points well taken. LA does need an NFL team and the weather in SF can get a little chilly and gloomy at times
"The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco"

Attributed but unverified quote of Mark Twain
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I voted New York because I would like to be somewhere that has no limit like New York. Also, you can't get anymore international than New York. It's also just so huge you're bound to find someone with similar interests as you somewhere there!

On the other cities:

Boston- nice climate for cold lovers like myself, but too expensive for what you're getting.

Chicago- simply isn't New York. Realistically, I could live here, but not New York because Chicago is much more affordable. I plan on moving there after I graduate.

Dallas- Oh Dallas...the land I call home. This is the city I can REALLY tell you about. This city is one of the most materialistic cities in the U.S.. I wouldn't say the people you'll find here are the nicest you will meet, but they know the definition of FUN. I love it, but then again, I'm a minor so it's not like I chose it.

Houston- Wonderful. The warmer alternative to Chicago. Except, Houston is much more "new school". It's a city with EVERYTHING. The people a great, the food is divine, and it's extremely cultural and diverse. It has a great selection of things to do...no matter what you're into. The only city in Texas that I would call "International". Most underrated city in the U.S. by a long shot.

Las Vegas- I love to have a good time, but it's just not somewhere I could see myself living...NOT a place I could call home.

Los Angeles- City of Angels. I just don't think it's for me. It seems pleasant, but it's in the media all the time and I just don't see it as a very "city" place. I'm a city boy and I'm thinking more the city than the valley.

Miami- I know heating living in Dallas, but I can't imagine going through November-March without seeing the temperature drop below 30 degrees. I love the cold and that simply does it for me...I'm out. Since when is 90 degree weather "pleasant" or "beautiful"? NO.

Phoenix- Interesting city. I think Phoenix would be too hot for me, but it seems to be very industrial (which I like) and very "together". I just don't see myself living in the southwest.

Philadelphia- Historical and affordable? I'm in. I really like this city, but the only reason I would live there instead of New York is money. I would choose Chicago over Philly, though. The only reason I can really see myself moving there is because it's closer to New York than Chicago.

San Francisco- Very scenic and city. I like that combination. It's also one of the greenist cities in the U.S., which is a plus. But, I just don't know that I would choose it over Chicago even if money was no object.


Wow...that was time consuming.


Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Points of Clarification?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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i voted new york because i would like to be somewhere that has no limit like new york. Also, you can't get anymore international than new york. It's also just so huge you're bound to find someone with similar interests as you somewhere there!

On the other cities:

Boston- nice climate for cold lovers like myself, but too expensive for what you're getting.

Chicago- simply isn't new york. Realistically, i could live here, but not new york because chicago is much more affordable. I plan on moving there after i graduate.

Dallas- oh dallas...the land i call home. This is the city i can really tell you about. This city is one of the most materialistic cities in the u.s.. I wouldn't say the people you'll find here are the nicest you will meet, but they know the definition of fun. I love it, but then again, i'm a minor so it's not like i chose it.

Houston- wonderful. The warmer alternative to chicago. Except, houston is much more "new school". It's a city with everything. The people a great, the food is divine, and it's extremely cultural and diverse. It has a great selection of things to do...no matter what you're into. The only city in texas that i would call "international". Most underrated city in the u.s. By a long shot.

Las vegas- i love to have a good time, but it's just not somewhere i could see myself living...not a place i could call home.

Los angeles- city of angels. I just don't think it's for me. It seems pleasant, but it's in the media all the time and i just don't see it as a very "city" place. I'm a city boy and i'm thinking more the city than the valley.

Miami- i know heating living in dallas, but i can't imagine going through november-march without seeing the temperature drop below 30 degrees. I love the cold and that simply does it for me...i'm out. Since when is 90 degree weather "pleasant" or "beautiful"? No.

Phoenix- interesting city. I think phoenix would be too hot for me, but it seems to be very industrial (which i like) and very "together". I just don't see myself living in the southwest.

Philadelphia- historical and affordable? I'm in. I really like this city, but the only reason i would live there instead of new york is money. I would choose chicago over philly, though. The only reason i can really see myself moving there is because it's closer to new york than chicago.

San francisco- very scenic and city. I like that combination. It's also one of the greenist cities in the u.s., which is a plus. But, i just don't know that i would choose it over chicago even if money was no object.


Wow...that was time consuming.


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great post!
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I voted New York because I would like to be somewhere that has no limit like New York. Also, you can't get anymore international than New York. It's also just so huge you're bound to find someone with similar interests as you somewhere there!

On the other cities:

Boston- nice climate for cold lovers like myself, but too expensive for what you're getting.

Chicago- simply isn't New York. Realistically, I could live here, but not New York because Chicago is much more affordable. I plan on moving there after I graduate.

Dallas- Oh Dallas...the land I call home. This is the city I can REALLY tell you about. This city is one of the most materialistic cities in the U.S.. I wouldn't say the people you'll find here are the nicest you will meet, but they know the definition of FUN. I love it, but then again, I'm a minor so it's not like I chose it.

Houston- Wonderful. The warmer alternative to Chicago. Except, Houston is much more "new school". It's a city with EVERYTHING. The people a great, the food is divine, and it's extremely cultural and diverse. It has a great selection of things to do...no matter what you're into. The only city in Texas that I would call "International". Most underrated city in the U.S. by a long shot.

Las Vegas- I love to have a good time, but it's just not somewhere I could see myself living...NOT a place I could call home.

Los Angeles- City of Angels. I just don't think it's for me. It seems pleasant, but it's in the media all the time and I just don't see it as a very "city" place. I'm a city boy and I'm thinking more the city than the valley.

Miami- I know heating living in Dallas, but I can't imagine going through November-March without seeing the temperature drop below 30 degrees. I love the cold and that simply does it for me...I'm out. Since when is 90 degree weather "pleasant" or "beautiful"? NO.

Phoenix- Interesting city. I think Phoenix would be too hot for me, but it seems to be very industrial (which I like) and very "together". I just don't see myself living in the southwest.

Philadelphia- Historical and affordable? I'm in. I really like this city, but the only reason I would live there instead of New York is money. I would choose Chicago over Philly, though. The only reason I can really see myself moving there is because it's closer to New York than Chicago.

San Francisco- Very scenic and city. I like that combination. It's also one of the greenist cities in the U.S., which is a plus. But, I just don't know that I would choose it over Chicago even if money was no object.


Wow...that was time consuming.


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I think you're really accurate with these observations. Good job!
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