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View Poll Results: Where would you want to live the most?
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 24 16.00%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 30 20.00%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3 2.00%
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7 4.67%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 26 17.33%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 16 10.67%
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 25 16.67%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 13 8.67%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 4 2.67%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2 1.33%
Voters: 150. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Of these I went with Las Vegas. I would not live in California because of the earthquakes and overpricing, especially the earthquakes. San Francisco is beautiful but you never know when the big one will hit. Vegas is only 4 hours from the beach and L.A. so it does not feel as isolated as Phoenix or Albuqerque or Salt Lake City. Plus the desert outside is very pretty and there are plenty of outdoors things to do. Vegas is a lot more than the Strip and most people who live in the area don't even go there just like many people who live here in the Baltimore area never go downtown people tend to stay in the suburbs. Los Angeles also has a lot of crime and illegal immigrants and large parts of the area feel like a Third World country now. I honestly saw people washing their clothes in a bucket in a dust filled backyard in East LA when we drove through and many people in the area do not speak English very well so it will be obviously hard for me to get by. In addition to the quakes, San Francisco is also too radically liberal for me with ridiculous taxes. Don't they even tax plastic bags there? There are a lot of weird laws in San Francisco.

Denver is VERY nice to visit but way too cold and snowy for me and I never much was into winter sports though if you like these things it is paradise.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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I picked the Bay Area and specifically, I'd go with the East Bay. Denver and Seattle would be up there as well.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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Denver, Portland, Seattle or San Fran
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NY suburbs
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Probably a tie between Denver and Phoenix for me. Denver has the almost perfect winter climate (for me) - snowy, yet sunny. The altitude could be an issue, but it's also supposedly the fittest city, and is attracting many young and old people alike. Been there too, it's lovely.

Phoenix on the other hand is a fast-growing major city, which has the perfect summer climate I'd like - hot and arid. It has a good market for electrical/software/hardware engineers, too.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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I chose Los Angeles but I don't really know why exactly... I have always wanted to go on a cross country road trip to LA so it seems like it would be really exciting just to pack up and move there while im at it. Do I have the wrong impression that its all sun, surf, palm trees, glitz and glamour, etc.?
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Denver, Seattle, San Fransisco
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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From the list in the poll I chose Las Vegas. I've always liked Las Vegas and I love the desert. Las Vegas is going through some rough times now but it will eventually get past it. The city I would most like to live in that's not on the list is Salt Lake City followed by Boise.

-Cheers.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Portland. Large enough to have everything you need without being crazy in size. Wonderful mild weather (I don't mind rain). Gorgeous scenery.

Denver and Seattle next.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I lived in Seattle for 12 years and loved it. Now I live in Los Angeles and love it. Would also enjoy living in San Francisco.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:54 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I chose Los Angeles but I don't really know why exactly... I have always wanted to go on a cross country road trip to LA so it seems like it would be really exciting just to pack up and move there while im at it. Do I have the wrong impression that its all sun, surf, palm trees, glitz and glamour, etc.?
I've done the cross country trip ending in Los Angeles and was disappointed actually. Granted we did not see the famous ORange County or Ventura but most of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties felt very dirty and impoverished with loads of illegal immigrants. Hollywood and Beverly Hills and the beaches were indeed nice but overall I didn't like the LA area too much. Plus we arrived on a Saturday afternoon and all the freeways were jammed, I have no idea how local residents plan their day or get around with all the random traffic jams. The smog really also was as bad as people say it is.

Colorado Springs is the most pleasant western city, and the first western city on the trip. (I consider Kansas City and Topeka to be midwest/heartland cities). Denver is also very nice but I won't choose to live there because of the winters. Las Vegas is a nice city that is mostly new and modern, it doesn't have the historic charm that southern cities do but I'd take the modern over the rows of brick rowhouses in Baltimore or Philadelphia anyday. There are also many outdoorsy activities available in the area while in Los Angeles you would have to drive a long distance to get to any sort of open space.

LA, NY, New Jersey and Miami are the places I would least want to live in the U.S..
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