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Old 03-20-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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What's so special about Ann Arbor for it to be mentioned over and over again? It's a small college town and everything revolves around UofM. I think the better option would be for you to live in royal oak or dt Detroit and commute to Ann Arbor for the games.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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In no order, because I don't have time right now: Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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1. Indianapolis (hometown)
2. Chicago *as a city if you could remove the corruption and all the crime etc then Chicago would be a very nice city*
3. Minneapolis
4. Louisville
5. Cincinnati
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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1. Chicago
2. Minneapolis
3. Madison
4. Milwaukee
5. Ann Arbor
No particular order, but these would be mine, as well....
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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1. Indianapolis (hometown)
2. Chicago *as a city if you could remove the corruption and all the crime etc then Chicago would be a very nice city*
3. Minneapolis
4. Louisville
5. Cincinnati
Louisville is the south, not the Midwest. Compared to the other cities you mentioned, and to mine as well, it's night and day culturally, demographically, and linguistically. Not to mention, Louisville has experienced the economic boom of the new south (benefited from the reverse migration). I always believed Louisville and Lexington had much more in common with Richmond, Charlotte, Nashville, and Knoxville than its neighboring cities to the north. Finally, most Louisvillians vehemently considers themselves southerners, and always seem to emphasize the differences, rather than similarities, to the Midwest.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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What's interesting is that those cities that seem to be getting the most votes are also the cities losing population.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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In no order, because I don't have time right now: Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati
My exact top 5 as well. Ann Arbor, Columbus, and Milwaukee as honorable mentions.

Just visited Ann Arbor for the first time -- very impressed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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What's interesting is that those cities that seem to be getting the most votes are also the cities losing population.
They are getting the most votes I think because those cities have the richest culture and are all on the upper end of mid-sized or large in terms of their metro areas. At least for me, being well developed as a metropolitan area greatly increases a city's appeal, especially in the midwest.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:48 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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in this particular order...

Bloomington, MN (hometown)
Bloomington, WI
Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, IL
Bloomington, IA

honorable mention to Nimrod, MN
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Twin Cities
Chicago
Omaha
St. Louis
Indy
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