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Old 05-09-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hawaii. But my ideal place is Toronto. Hawaii is the only place in the US I would settle in. I love LA but the dryness would get to me. NYC is cool, as is SF, but the weather in both places suck IMO and the people are rude. Chicago is way too cold in winter, the PNW too rainy. Miami would be good too but the crime level there is insane.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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I have been military all my life and have lived in many, many places. Overall I would have to pick the place that I have chosen to live.....GEORGIA.... I have also met many folks here that came down from NY and other places to get out of the "rat race" type atmosphere to raise their children in a relaxed, affordable, friendly, and a little more safe, place....one of my friends came here from NY that was originally from Barbados, and another one came from Cuba by way of NY....
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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Toronto weather is by no means the worst, but I find your whole post quite comical / ironic.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Toronto weather is by no means the worst, but I find your whole post quite comical / ironic.
Worst is likely Alberta's oiltowns Calgary and Edmonton but I think most 4 seasons lovers will agree on QC and Montreal just being awful. One week in that tundra and I would be looking for the next flight out.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Well I was responding to this:

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Hawaii. But my ideal place is Toronto. Hawaii is the only place in the US I would settle in. I love LA but the dryness would get to me. NYC is cool, as is SF, but the weather in both places suck IMO and the people are rude. Chicago is way too cold in winter, the PNW too rainy. Miami would be good too but the crime level there is insane.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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SF weather is absolutely perfect 7-9 months per year, and is very, very pleasant the other months. Never is it subject to any extremes of hot or cold. It's a near perpetual Spring broken up by an odd month of Summer every six months and a couple of rainy Fall months to give the place some character and variety. If you think SF weather sucks, you have a skewed view of paradise.

As far as weather goes in US cities, my tops would be:
1. San Diego
2. LA/Bay Area (tie)
3. Honolulu
4. Portland
5. Seattle
6. the rest

Worst:
1. Dallas
2. Houston/New Orleans (tie)
3. Chicago
4. Boston
5. NYC
6. the rest

Yes, weather is a big factor in any "if you could live anywhere" poll.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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wisconsin

best culture, best people, near the top in outdoors

SF has the best weather, the only thing wrong is the people, West Coast people, well...

Boston is cool, but not the outdoor opportunities of upper Great Lakes midwest.

Chicago is probably the best big city, Boston right after.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I'd probably love to be in coastal Washington/Oregon or in Seattle or Portland as it's an amazing combination of green forests, water, and tall mountains. Somewhere over there. I really like Alaska (SE Alaska is even better, but the lack of society is not really my thing) but Anchorage might be too cold. Alaska's isolation wouldn't bug me, but it's what the town offers. Can Anchorage offer enough for urbanity? I don't know. I've been there once as a tourist. If it did, I'd sure be living there.
Just the fact that Anchorage, AK. , located on and in one of the most beautiful parts of our 49th state which includes the gateway to the world and SE AK as well, and the largest city in the US over 100,000 so far north well , at 300,000 people how could you ask the question, especially since you have been there , even as a tourist.? Urban wants and services abound all over the place, its in the heart of where most of the people in Alaska live, and yet the bush is but a stones throw away by plane , road, railroad, and water. Sure its got its problems, what big city does not ? Whats delightful is the surroundings without the deep freeze that comes with interior Alaska in places like Fairbanks.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Southern California or South Florida. I love warm weather palm trees and beach culture.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: LBC
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wisconsin

best culture, best people, near the top in outdoors

SF has the best weather, the only thing wrong is the people, West Coast people, well...
Please continue. I always welcome the kindness and civility Midwesterners pride themselves on.
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