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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 03-05-2009, 02:18 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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IMO, I would rather live in Long Island over Houston.
I've lived both places and for me I can't understand anyone picking Houston. I gues thats what different strokes is about.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:24 AM
 
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I've lived both places and for me I can't understand anyone picking Houston. I gues thats what different strokes is about.
I have never been to Houston. Overall I think Houston would be cool, but nothing compares to NYC
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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You have to laugh at how mad New York City posters get when they don't win every poll.
Chicago and Houston are both winning here so get over it and move on
They stomp their feet and bash their heads on the keyboard wondering how in the world their city is NOT the center of the universe

"You guys are not any fun, I don't want to play anymore"
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:37 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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I have never been to Houston. Overall I think Houston would be ok, but nothing compares to NYC
You are right on your asssumption. Houston is ok at times but is like a third world country in many areas. Most people hold on to the old NYC view of the Bronx. The fact is that modern day Houston is the tale of two cities. If you want to live in an urban environment there are only a few cities that meet the criteria. Cities like Houston and La create hostility because they have the benefits of neither the city or the country. The city has all the amenities at hand. The country lifestyle has space, security, and tranquilitity. The fact is that when you have to sit in your car for hours to go back and forth to work you become hostile to the lifestyle. My belief is choose one or the other. ities like Houston and LA offer the benefits of neither and the hassles of both. Atleast in Long Island you have NYC and all it has to offer with no more hassles than Houston. In fact the LIRR is better than any thing Houston can offer to access to so much.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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quote=hype;7740006I 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:........



.....Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Points of Clarification?.
How many of these cities have you actually spent time in?
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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great post!
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I think you're really accurate with these observations. Good job!

Thank you both for the positive feedback!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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How many of these cities have you actually spent time in?
Not the majority, but I've done my research this summer when I began my travel obsession. I'm going to Chicago and Mexico during the course of the next few weeks. I travel, but honestly, couldn't say I've been to the majority of these places, but then again, I didn't really bad mouth any of them so I don't see it as a problem.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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I feel bad- I've never even set foot in Houston, and I haven't spent much time at all in Phoenix or Philly.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego,CA
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I would love to live in San Fran bc it seems like fun w/ a good mix between big & small city.
SF is soooo overrated. On the other hand, the rest of the greater Bay Area(South Bay, East Bay, North Bay) are great though.. SF is way to expensive, weather is not good in the summer, boring after a month(You can do everything there is to do in SF in about 11 days!). Radical liberal attitudes that make even normal liberals wanna puke!. SF is diverse in a way. But when I was in Houston last month, I found it had just as much diversity than SF did..Latinos,Blacks,Whites, Asian, European, etc...I would take NYC, or Boston over SF anyday, I truly love the East Coast, But i think Houston is a good look if you want to live in a cool affordable city. And NYC and Boston, are not in your price range. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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New York= would live there if it wasn't so expensive.
Chicago= mini New York. Get the most for your money.
Boston= ok city. Nice to visit but I wouldn't live there for personal reasons.
Vegas= i'd visit but would never live there.
LA= wouldn't mind living. But could care less for the mundane weather.
Miami= same as LA.
Phoenix= nothing against Phoenix. but this is not a city I would live in.
SF= see New York.
Dallas= See LA.
Houston= See LA but could easily live here.
Philly= great city. Wouldn't live there though.

I like 4 seasons and an urban environment. New York, Chicago, Philly, and Boston are the best cities for that on this list.
For an urban environment you can add San Francisco to that list.
qfe ... used to like the hot summers going to the beach growing up... the weather is becoming less and less of a factor and enjoy 4 seasons now. I can always take a few winter vacations. I have also grown to absolutely HATE humidity after being out of it for 5-6 years after growing up in it. Going to work in a business suit sweating balls is just not cool 8 months out of the year.

To add to that... I think Seattle and Denver would be cool medium size cities to live in.
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