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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 04-30-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Great, another list of cities that might as well still be living in the Nixon administration, with the exception of Chicago & Minneapolis.
If that's your uninformed, unenlightened response, perhaps it's you who is living in the past.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I agree. I still absolutely think of Detroit, both city and metro as being second in the midwest hands down.
I love Detroit but it doesnt have the best public transportation system, beautiful nature like in Minneapolis plus Minneapolis is more diverse.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I love Detroit but it doesnt have the best public transportation system, beautiful nature like in Minneapolis plus Minneapolis is more diverse.
I know what you mean, but I'm not sure about that. Detroit has a very large Arabic or Middle Eastern population and also a sizeable Hispanic population, on top of its (obviously) large black population. I believe Minneapolis-St. Paul may have a larger Asian population though. Believe it or not though, both cities are currently becoming larger immigrant gateway communities in this country, along with surging Atlanta and Seattle.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I know what you mean, but I'm not sure about that. Detroit has a very large Arabic or Middle Eastern population and also a sizeable Hispanic population, on top of its (obviously) large black population. I believe Minneapolis-St. Paul may have a larger Asian population though. Believe it or not though, both cities are currently becoming larger immigrant gateway communities in this country, along with surging Atlanta and Seattle.
Most of the Arabs live in Dearborn, Detroit has 80% of one race Minneapolis has 65% of one race
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Yuzawa, Akita, Japan
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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?
Sorry for the late response.

I think Boston, New York, San Francisco, or Baltimore are urban. I haven't been to Denver or Seattle so I don't know. Most of the cities I consider urban would probably be older, more mature cities. Once again, this isn't supposed to be a dig on the Twins.

Maybe it's the lack of multi-family housing that LOOKS like multi-family housing. A lot of the apartments, even in the downtown area, are built to more modern standards and don't encroach on the sidewalk or each other as much. There's a lot more green-space in the cities and that might be affecting my point of view.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:47 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?
New York City is pretty darn urban...
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Yes, I agree, I was referring to the claim that Minneapolis is not, not implying that there are no urban cities outside of the Rust Belt. Reading for context...
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Minneapolis is still in the lead.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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I love Detroit but it doesnt have the best public transportation system, beautiful nature like in Minneapolis plus Minneapolis is more diverse.
how is minny more diverse than detroit? do you mean detroit doesn't have a lot of white people?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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how is minny more diverse than detroit? do you mean detroit doesn't have a lot of white people?

In my opinion Minneapolis is more diverse.
More variety



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