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Old 04-21-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I was bored at the office today, and found this. I had to laugh because of all the positive hype Austin, Columbus, and Charlotte have been getting lately. Of course every list is up for discussion, at least it's not a Forbes list.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ya, I never understand how Columbus makes any list. I live in Indianapolis and it is always being compared as a "twin" of Columbus. The only problem is Indianapolis is bigger and better than Columbus (I probably shouldn't have said that one lol). Aside from Indianapolis, who would rather live in Columbus than places like New York, Los Angeles, or basically any other large American city?
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Ya, I never understand how Columbus makes any list. I live in Indianapolis and it is always being compared as a "twin" of Columbus. The only problem is Indianapolis is bigger and better than Columbus (I probably shouldn't have said that one lol). Aside from Indianapolis, who would rather live in Columbus than places like New York, Los Angeles, or basically any other large American city?
Columbus is equal to Indy, or in most cases a lot better. It has a much more diverse economy than Indy, has a faster growing (city) population and about equal metro growth population, has better city neighborhoods, and a much bigger university system. And I am not just talking about OSU.

Columbus ranks in the top 10 cities for fortune 500 companies, Indy does not.

Why do people decide to live in all the cities in that list over NYC or LA? Because they are cheaper, and offer great aspects, and have great qualities of life.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Columbus is equal to Indy, or in most cases a lot better. It has a much more diverse economy than Indy, has a faster growing (city) population and about equal metro growth population, has better city neighborhoods, and a much bigger university system. And I am not just talking about OSU.

Columbus ranks in the top 10 cities for fortune 500 companies, Indy does not.

Why do people decide to live in all the cities in that list over NYC or LA? Because they are cheaper, and offer great aspects, and have great qualities of life.
Well if you consider downtown to be about the most important part of a city, Indy kills Columbus. It also hosts a lot more major sporting events than Columbus does along with many more conventions. Having professional sports teams that actually matter also give Indy an edge.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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Columbus is equal to Indy, or in most cases a lot better. It has a much more diverse economy than Indy, has a faster growing (city) population and about equal metro growth population, has better city neighborhoods, and a much bigger university system. And I am not just talking about OSU.

Columbus ranks in the top 10 cities for fortune 500 companies, Indy does not.

Why do people decide to live in all the cities in that list over NYC or LA? Because they are cheaper, and offer great aspects, and have great qualities of life.
Cities like that are for people who can't afford NYC, LA, SF, etc.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Well if you consider downtown to be about the most important part of a city, Indy kills Columbus. It also hosts a lot more major sporting events than Columbus does along with many more conventions. Having professional sports teams that actually matter also give Indy an edge.
Sports teams do not make a city, and I think many will argue with you on that. Look at Austin, a very comparable city to Columbus. Both are huge college cities, that respect their teams, and I don't think they really give a rat's a$$ about pro sports teams when they already have the legacy that they do with UT and OSU. Also, not to mention both cities are doing better economically and growing faster than Indy. Maybe thats why they made the top 10 and Indy didn't.

Downtown Indy is great, but too chainy, and not original at all. Downtown Columbus has a lot more construction going on, and the adjacent neighborhoods of Short North and German Village give you more urban character than you find in all of Indiana. Also, the NHL's Blue Jackets, and MLS's Crew have two of some of the best sport venues in their leagues.

I agree with more sporting events, but not conventions.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Cities like that are for people who can't afford NYC, LA, SF, or Chicago.
I agree. Though, Chicago is relatively cheaper than NYC, LA, and SF.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I agree. Though, Chicago is relatively cheaper than NYC, LA, and SF.
You're right, I shouldn't have included it. I shall edit the post.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I was bored at the office today, and found this. I had to laugh because of all the positive hype Austin, Columbus, and Charlotte have been getting lately. Of course every list is up for discussion, at least it's not a Forbes list.

2010 Top 10 Large Cities from Relocate America (http://www.relocateamerica.com/top-100-cities/2010/top-10-large-cities.cfm - broken link)
LOL, no NYC, Houston, Phoenix, but instead Austin, Columbus, Charlotte.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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LOL, I like Houston, and NYC is one of the best in the world. But Austin, Columbus, and Charlotte are really proving themselves.
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