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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 01-28-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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Lincoln, Nebraska needs more votes
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: IN
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The awkward moment when minneapolis is considered a better city then chicago...smh
Minneapolis has better overall job growth, educational attainment, and income than Chicago... Compare Hennepin County to Cook County. I will take quality over quantity in this case.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Minneapolis
Chicago
Madison
St.Louis
Des Moines
Cleveland/ St.Paul

The top 7. Seems to be a bias based upon the most liberal areas of the midwest. Chicago is way better then Minneapolis. Madison is just a college town and thats it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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Minneapolis
Chicago
Madison
St.Louis
Des Moines
Cleveland/ St.Paul

The top 7. Seems to be a bias based upon the most liberal areas of the midwest. Chicago is way better then Minneapolis. Madison is just a college town and thats it.
Madison is not strictly a college town. It is a mid-sized metropolitan area and functions as the state capitol with the best private sector job growth of any smaller metro city/county within the northern Great Lakes region.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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Minneapolis has better overall job growth, educational attainment, and income than Chicago... Compare Hennepin County to Cook County. I will take quality over quantity in this case.

and thats pretty much it....


Excuse us for taking the cosmopolitan world city instead.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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and thats pretty much it....


Excuse us for taking the cosmopolitan world city instead.
You're in the minority according to the poll
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Minneapolis
Chicago
Madison
St.Louis
Des Moines
Cleveland/ St.Paul

The top 7. Seems to be a bias based upon the most liberal areas of the midwest. Chicago is way better then Minneapolis. Madison is just a college town and thats it.
It's one thing to make strong assumptions about something....but it's another thing entirely to do so and misspell while in the process ("than", not "then")!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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and thats pretty much it....


Excuse us for taking the cosmopolitan world city instead.
Minneapolis is also cosmo, but your point stands....Chicago is a greater city, no doubt! I think it's getting votes for things other than greatness though, like livability, etc.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I love visiting Chicago. I was born there and have a lot of family there. Chicago does "big city" better than Minneapolis but it has a ton of issues. Minneapolis does "big city" well enough and is much easier to live in. That is why I live in Minneapolis.

A city is more than just its' size or streetscape, it is also the life you can have there. In terms of life in a city bigger isn't always better.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Paris
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It's one thing to make strong assumptions about something....but it's another thing entirely to do so and misspell while in the process ("than", not "then")!
It is also something to try and diminish someone's claim by nitpicking little things rather than addressing the point they were trying to express...
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