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Old 06-25-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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What are some cities across the country that offer a lot for their size? Here in NY, I think Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghamton, Oneonta and Saratoga Springs.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Spokane. Not that big a city, great recreation.
The variety and specialization of businesses in that city always amaze me. Compared to most cities it's size back east, it has incredible variety and activity.
Of course, it does serve a relatively large geographic area.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Providence and Milwaukee. As much fun as neighboring Boston and Chicago without the headaches.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Boston
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second providence.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Spokane. Not that big a city, great recreation.
The variety and specialization of businesses in that city always amaze me. Compared to most cities it's size back east, it has incredible variety and activity.
Of course, it does serve a relatively large geographic area.
I'll second Spokane.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I'm going to be a homer and throw out my city Lubbock. It offers many things you wouldn't expect for a town its size, especially in the fields of education, culture and healthcare. It's mainly due to the fact that it is the center for all of West Texas and eastern New Mexico.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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WACO,TX!

Museums, world class city park, major university, amazing zoo!, historic downtown, beautiful women, pretty good nightlife, etc
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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second providence.
Third Providence. One of my favorite small cities.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Providence, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New Haven, Saratoga, Blacksburg
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Eugene, Oregon has a ton of cultural offerings that you wouldn't expect for a town its size and is very vibrant due to the presence of U of O.
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