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View Poll Results: Best Cities in the Midwest for Living
Akron, OH 6 3.53%
Chicago, IL 57 33.53%
Cincinnati, OH 21 12.35%
Cleveland, OH 24 14.12%
Columbus, OH 22 12.94%
Des Moines, IA 26 15.29%
Detroit, MI 16 9.41%
Fort Wayne, IN 5 2.94%
Grand Rapids, MI 14 8.24%
Indianapolis, IN 23 13.53%
Kansas City, KS-MO 23 13.53%
Lincoln, NE 12 7.06%
Madison, WI 36 21.18%
Milwaukee, WI 24 14.12%
Minneapolis, MN 62 36.47%
Omaha, NE 22 12.94%
St. Louis, MO 34 20.00%
St. Paul, MN 24 14.12%
Toledo, OH 8 4.71%
Wichita, KS 7 4.12%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 170. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Do you know who Aron is?
Pretty famous Urban Blogger i have to say.
Being famous doesn't make you right. Just look at Charlie Sheen for proof of that.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
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The notion that the Twin Cities is not urban is, quite frankly, absurd.

Density and urbanity are related concepts, but they're different. For example, Atlanta is not particularly dense, but it is urban because it has a large contiguous population and there are multiple, clearly defined city centers. Annapolis, Maryland is dense, but not particularly urban (other than being included in Baltimore's metro area). Cities just grow differently these days (still for cars, unfortunately).
I guess my comment was meant to say that, continuous though it may be, I don't think it has the feel of a large city, yet. I have friends and family who live in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the surrounding suburbs. Walking around in any of those places, with the exception of being in the two downtowns and the immediate vicinity around them, feels like the same walk I could have in Green Bay, Rochester, Duluth, La Crosse or any other small city in the region. It's not bad, but it doesn't compare to walking around in Milwaukee, Chicago, or Cleveland.

Like I said, after about 20 years of infilling and continued growth, I'm sure that the Twin Cities will gain the urban city-feel. To be honest, they'll probably gain it faster and more efficiently than many other cities in the country, due to their cool growth and urban development plan.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Can you name an urban city that is not in the Rust Belt? I mean would you call Denver or Seattle an urban city?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Can you name an urban city that is not in the Rust Belt? I mean would you call Denver or Seattle an urban city?
Seattle definitely is urban.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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People actually voted for Detroit? LOL
In my opinion, Downtown Detroit is actually pretty awesome. They have casinos, good bars, restaurants, river, convention center, and a monorail type of deal circling downtown.

If we were going by the whole metro area (hate to say it but being honest) im pretty sure Detroit metro would rank slightly higher than the Twin Cities.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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In my opinion, Downtown Detroit is actually pretty awesome. They have casinos, good bars, restaurants, river, convention center, and a monorail type of deal circling downtown.

If we were going by the whole metro area (hate to say it but being honest) im pretty sure Detroit metro would rank slightly higher than the Twin Cities.
In what way?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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In what way?
Sorry I meant to say the Detroit suburbs are better (imo) than Mpls-STP suburbs

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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In my opinion, Downtown Detroit is actually pretty awesome. They have casinos, good bars, restaurants, river, convention center, and a monorail type of deal circling downtown.

If we were going by the whole metro area (hate to say it but being honest) im pretty sure Detroit metro would rank slightly higher than the Twin Cities.
I agree. I still absolutely think of Detroit, both city and metro as being second in the midwest hands down.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Sorry I meant to say the Detroit suburbs are better (imo) than Mpls-STP suburbs
I suppose.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Seattle definitely is urban.
I agree. And Denver is easily one of my favorite US cities. I think there are a ton of urban cities outside the Rust Belt, I was just wondering what bananamana thought.
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