U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-26-2007, 10:47 AM
 
1,008 posts, read 3,730,608 times
Reputation: 249

Advertisements

These three cities seem to be popular moving relocations. They all possess a unique culture that makes them stand out from the rest of the American cities. My questions to you is this: If you had the opportunity to live in one of these cities would you relocate, and if so, why?

The second part is connected to the first question but asks for a more thorough analysis between these locations. In your opinion, which of these cities are "real cities?" Cities that possess good public transportation, thriving nightlife, excellent public transit, multiude of small, cheap, independent stores, recreation activities, strong economy and lowest cost of living?

Also, let's speak from a hypothetical standpoint. Let's say you lose your job and will need to scrape by on minimal savings, which of these cities, in your opinion, would offer the "overall" cost of living, community resources and social/political climate that will allow you to regroup without sustaining extraordinary damage?

Let's discuss......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-26-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Austin
4,102 posts, read 7,361,913 times
Reputation: 2124
Well, I suppose they are all real cities in different ways. Philadelphia would be the most obvious "real city" of them all because of its history, size and density. As for your questions:

Good public transportation: Philadelphia and Portland
Thriving Nightlife: Austin's my pick
Excellent public transit: Er... Philadelphia and Portland.
Independent stores: All 3, but Austin and Portland for quirkiness
Recreational activities: Outdoors: Austin and Portland; City stuff: Philly
Strong economy: Austin
Lowest cost of living: Austin

That last scenerio sounds awfully familiar. I actually went through that same situation a few years ago, in Austin. I think that's that's the best place for what you described. Austin has a low cost of living coupled with a thriving economy and abundance of entry level/temp jobs.

Last edited by brattpowered; 06-26-2007 at 01:08 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2007, 07:15 PM
 
1,008 posts, read 3,730,608 times
Reputation: 249
Good points. Others?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top