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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 12-01-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: New York
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Seattle
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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City of Los Angeles
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I couldn't vote in the poll, because I don't believe in "metropolitan areas." I tend to favor the actual cities themselves. (My choices among western cities, as opposed to metropolitan areas, would be either Portland or San Francisco).
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I couldn't vote in the poll, because I don't believe in "metropolitan areas." I tend to favor the actual cities themselves. (My choices among western cities, as opposed to metropolitan areas, would be either Portland or San Francisco).
I have to agree with that.
I prefer something that is NOT a metropolitan area. Though I like being close enough to one that I can make a weekend trip to enjoy the cultural amenities.

Portland is a nice place. I enjoyed being there.
I like where I am now. While I can be in Denver in and hour or so, I can ride my bike out on the country any time.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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San Francisco and 2nd would be L.A.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee
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This was a really tough choice a lot of the cities sound great.

1.San Francisco- Though I have never been this seems like the city for me. It is the second densest city next to New York, and has a real urban vibe from what I have heard. It looks really beautiful, has good public transportation, has a great music scene and a good nightlife. Its on the coast and has a diverse population. My family is all from Boston and many of told them that SF is similar to Boston.

i was going to make a more in depth list but I am having trouble choosing between San Diego, Seattle, Portland, and Denver. I may have to go with San Diego because it has a great climate and beautiful beaches. Seattle and Portland seem to be great environmentally cities that are relatively affordable and have good music scenes. The overcast weather might wear me down, however. I know quite a few people that live in Denver and all seem to love it. I think the winters might be pretty rough there though. All these cities I have named seem to have good public transportation, which is important to me.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I presently live in the heart of San Francisco, on Russian Hill. There are few places in the world, much less in the Western US, I would accept happily, if forced to leave SF. Even then, I know most would be a distant second to The City.

That said,

2. would most likely be a tie between Seattle and LA. Seattle, because it's the only city I know of on the west coast that comes a somewhat close to SF. LA because my work in a creative field would offer chances for advancement there and I think LA is a great town (though one with a crappy baseball team).
3. Denver, because the lifestyle would suit me, I think. Plus, it's beautiful, with just enough seasonal variety to keep things interesting.
4. Portland, if I could deal with slowing way down. I do like keeping my liberal politics and creative culture, along with the environmental consciousness of the place.
5. San Diego would be fun, but I don't know how I'd really earn a living. Maybe when I'm ready to retire.

The rest, meh...
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I would live in SF. Second would be Seattle.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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San Francisco would be the only one I could manage, not sure I'd enjoy any of them. Not seeing the appeal of Denver at all; I remember it being in the middle of nowhere and feeling very generic. Total generalization on my part but would be bored out of my mind living there.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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As long as money is no object, my choice is San Francisco.
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