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Old 10-28-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Interestingly, almost all of these cities are in the Midwest/Great Lakes region, or at least on the outskirts of the region.

Good to see an article that can get beyond the coastal bias and point out the actual benefits to Midwestern living.

Best Cities to Move to in America - Yahoo! Real Estate
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's indeed encouraging to see so many "midwest" cities making this list ... kudos to
America's heartland!
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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Unemployed folks on either coast should be paying attention to this but feel a vast majority will sit and continue to wait for jobs that aren't coming back because of that idiotic "coastal/big city bias".
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Best is too subjective for such lists

I attach absolutely no relevance to these lists. I'm from the Midwest and I would not move back. Winters are brutal. Pace is far too slow and segregation prevails. These Midwestern cities look dreary, cloudy, and downtrodden to the cold months of each year. No to the Midwest.

IMO, the best place to move to is the place where you can make a living and make your fortune. It doesn't have to be a place that is popular, cheap, or centrally-located. It doesn't have to be on the coast or near water. It merely needs to be a place where you can thrive in your career, provide for your family, and build your fortune.

The San Francisco bay area is considered too expensive for many, but it has worked for me. Milwaukee, Chicago, DC, Philly, NY all failed.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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There aren't many employment opportunities in these Midwestern "large towns" either. Sure, there are some, but most tend to be lower paying jobs. The big money still is on the coasts and in Chicago.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I attach absolutely no relevance to these lists. I'm from the Midwest and I would not move back. Winters are brutal. Pace is far too slow and segregation prevails. These Midwestern cities look dreary, cloudy, and downtrodden to the cold months of each year. No to the Midwest.

IMO, the best place to move to is the place where you can make a living and make your fortune. It doesn't have to be a place that is popular, cheap, or centrally-located. It doesn't have to be on the coast or near water. It merely needs to be a place where you can thrive in your career, provide for your family, and build your fortune.

The San Francisco bay area is considered too expensive for many, but it has worked for me. Milwaukee, Chicago, DC, Philly, NY all failed.
Have you ever been to Minnesota (or any western Midwest state)? It's nothing like the "Rust Belt."
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Surprise, Surprise Charlotte, NC did not make the cut.......Just a few years ago...everyone was flocking to good ole' Charlotte, NC.......Land of opportunity and good and plenty......No more, I see, No more......Personally always thought the city was overrated anyway..
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Charlotte is a big banking city. Banking business is down.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Wayyyyyyyy down.....You wouldnt believe the amount of people that moved there during the boom years...and now they are stuck because they can't sell their home.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Im not surprised Pittsburgh is number one. The natural gas business is booming.
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