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Old 01-10-2011, 06:02 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC. There are many things to do. And NYC is just great.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by ecogirl6425 View Post
What's your favorite city in the United States and why?
This is a tough one.

I have never been to Seattle, but I have a funny feeling if I ever go there, it is going to be my favorite city.

That having been said. Small city (under 500,000) a tie between Springfield, Missouri, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Large city (over 500,000) would probably be Tampa/St. Petersburg area of Florida which I realize is two separate towns, but that is the best I can do.


ETA: Indianapolis is good too.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Seattle is my favorite city in the USA. It's where I live. The people, culture, lifestyle, and high tech work in the area make it one of the more unique areas of the nation. It's also home to one of the US's most diverse zip codes (Beacon Hill area), has a unique mix of diverse ethnicities and mentalities (make no mistake, it's not AS diverse as, say, San Fran, but the diversity of thought more than makes up for it, hell, even certain ultra-right-wing radio personalities live here ... and love it ... I cannot, by my word, reveal who).

Chicago is a near second because I grew up there and it just ... fits. Like an old shoe.

In the world .... Probably a tie between Hiroshima and Barcelona.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:31 PM
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:53 AM
Location: New Hampshire
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Boston, no contest.

Other favorites are San Francisco and Washington, followed by Seattle, Chicago, and NYC.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:37 AM
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Of the places Ive actually visited...

...probably Chicago, though if I saw more of NYC I might pick that place. But for now Chicago. Second would be San Francisco, which has a bit of the "Chicago spirit'" to it (even tho the physical settings are radically different.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:33 AM
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1. NYC- No disputing that its the greatest city in the US
2. Boston - Clean, historic, vital..would live there in a heartbeat.
3. SF - Progressive, diverse, great food!
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Location: Oxford, England
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Boston - Lots of history, love the architecture, feels small enough to be walkable and liveable, great museums, art galleries, theatres, restaurants etc.... in New England , one my favourite part of the world.Easy access to the sea, mountains, etc... Lots of history and culture.

San Francisco- Laid back , beautiful , liberal , stunning location, love its lifestyle.

NYC, fascinating, multicultural , lots to see and do.

Chicago - Stunning Art Deco and modern architecture, fabulous restaurants and museums. Great nightlife and cultural life

Savannah - Gorgeous, chic and plenty of culture to keep me interested
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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Oakland, California. Home...in my heart anyway. I felt most comfortable there than any other place I've ever lived. I loved the topography, weather, food, met all kinds of people, made good friends, and of course, you're a BART ride away from all The City has to offer (and you're a zip away from Berkeley also, so you can head up there to Telegraph--I miss Moe's!, the university, etc.), but then you can go right back to The Town.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Perfect size, surrounded by large beautiful mountain ranges that are close and easy to get to. Love old southwest neighborhoods, old adobes, cactus gardens, arroyos running along the roads.

Great food. Sonoran/Arizonan Mexican food, my favorite. Big enough city to find many other kinds; Middle Eastern, all the East Asians, Ethiopian, Dutch, etc.

In my opinion it's a perfect place for outdoors lovers. Nature is close and people in Tucson care about the desert. With Saguaro National Park split on both sides of town, national forest on the northside of town and the Tucson mountain preserve on the west, protected wild areas are close to the city. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, you name it is convenient.

There's not too many large steady high cultural attractions like museums or plays or whatnot, but there's plenty of off the beaten path one of a kind places like unique shops, someone's sculpture in a wierd spot in the middle of a neighorhood, or real oddball like the "El Tiracito" shrine near downtown, the airplane graveyard, the old mission, colossal cave, or others I can't think of right now.

Oh yeah, ranked 6th in air quality for US cities.
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