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Old 05-20-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'd recommend Lexington, KY but the city seems opposed to all things fun, useful, etc. etc.

It's safe, it's boring, you've probably never heard of us.

Holland, MI rules though. As does Athens, OH.
Uhhh, Lexington has 300,000 people.....
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Des Moines, Iowa. Best damn city under 250K in the country.

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Uhhh, Lexington has 300,000 people.....
Uhhh, the only reason it does is its consolidated with its county. For all intents and purposes its in this category.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Des Moines, Iowa. Best damn city under 250K in the country.



Uhhh, the only reason it does is its consolidated with its county. For all intents and purposes its in this category.
Uhhh, almost all of the 300,000 people in Fayette County live in the city proper. Once you get outside of that it's just mainly horse farms. Therefore, no it is not in this category....
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I really love Reno. When you combine the metro, the population goes above 300,000, but that's not too bad.

Amarillo, Texas is also a lot nicer of a town than most would think!
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Wilkes-Barre>>>>>









Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Any of the "big 3" cities in South Carolina fits the bill nicely. Each of them has a city-proper population well below 250k, however all of them are actually larger than their populations would indicate because state laws make it difficult for cities to annex land:

1. Greenville - beautiful and vibrant downtown area, close to the mountains, you get the best of all 4 seasons weather-wise, midway between Charlotte and Atlanta, int'l business scene has stayed active even during the economic downturn.

2. Charleston - perfect for history buffs of course, lots of great dining/shopping/culture, excellent beaches, burgeoning business climate now thanks to Boeing.

3. Columbia - university town and all the sports/culture/nightlife it offers, stable economy, laid-back atmosphere, convenient (2-3 hours) to both beaches and mountains.

All 3 offer great quality of life and, except for the immediate downtown Charleston area, low cost of living.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Omaha MSA at 901,000; City at 408,000 is too large
Lincoln MSA at 302,000; City at 258,000 is right at target, but is growing by leaps and bounds

Other cities:
Sioux Falls, SD is a great economic city that is growing around 25% a decade
Rapid City, SD is in a scenic place: in black hills and near the badlands, sand hills etc
Fargo, ND is a great economic city
Des Moines, IA MSA at 650,000; City at 205,000 maybe too large
Quad Cities, IA MSA at 355,000 is a great city
Iowa City, IA MSA at 155,00; City at 67,862 is a great city
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Winston-Salem, NC is a great area. Home of several schools like Wake Forest University, NC School of the Arts, and Winston-Salem State. The city has a great arts community. The terrain is wonderful, lush forest and rolling foothills. The mountains are at it's doorstep, the bigger city of Greensboro is 30 minutes away and even Charlotte is only around an hour or so out. COL is cheap even for NC and the city comes with some great family friendly neighborhoods and a revived(ing) downtown. The art scene really has a presence in Winston-Salem. The city has good options for shopping, dining, etc. All around Winston-Salem is a very nice area of NC that is often overlooked.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:40 PM
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Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I live in Pueblo, Colorado and it has a population of 110,000 people with a MSA of 160,000 people. In the next 30 years the MSA is projected to grow 11 times more then it did in the last 50 years making it 260,000 people. It is home to Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo Community College, Rocky Mountain Steel Mill, Vesta's, Professional Bull Riders Headquarters, 2 regional medical centers, the Colorado Sate Hospital, the state fair etc. Due to its location on Highway 50 and I-25 it is the economic, political and retail hub of southern Colorado.

Food wise Pueblo was picked as one of the 10 best cities for small to mid size metro areas. The reason is Pueblo is known for our Mexican and Italian Food and some great festivals like the Chili Festival with the Pueblo Pepper.

Here are some pictures I took of Pueblo:



This is the Professional Bull Riders Headquarters on the Riverwalk in downtown.



I took this picture of downtown Pueblo.



This is a picture of Colorado State University - Pueblo.

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Old 07-07-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Buffalo NY they way the population is shrinking.
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