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Old 10-12-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Des Moines
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I am biased ,but I like the 2 capitols cities I lived in the most. Boston ,and Des Moines. Boston has a lot more stuff to do ,but Des Moines in recent years has made one of the best downtowns in the US. Both cities have great skylines ,especially Des Moines which is only 200,000 and it's metro is like 600,000. Boston has a great cultural backround ,and it beats Des Moines by a long shot on that one. Des Moines has a better capitol building. I've been in both ,and I like the Iowa one better. It also looks better on the outside. Living conditions wise , I think Des Moines has a more visible ghetto ,but Boston has a more violent one. Des Moines beats out Boston traffic wise. The suburbs are good in both cities ,but I think Des Moines has better cleaner ones that are rapidly growing. Growth wise ,Des Moines' metro growth is gigantic. There is a new neighborhood every other month. In my school ,there were 60 new kids to the district. Boston has better schools ,and it has a lot more colleges. Des Moines ,and it's suburbs are way cleaner. Even neighborhoods that aren't economical depressed always have trash ,and they smell like crap half the time. Des Moines is better location wise ,because it's at the center of the state. Des Moines also has large cities surrounding it. It has St.Louis and Kansas city towards the south,Omaha towards the West ,Twin Cities to the North ,and Chicago to the East.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Denver, Colorado
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Austin, Texas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Olympia, WA is a nice little city.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Denver, Colorado
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Austin, Texas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Atlanta, Boston, and Raleigh are the first that come to mind.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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The Best (and Worst) State Capitals to Live In | SmartAsset
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan by way of Northern New Hampshire
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I've always been a fan of Boston and Raleigh. Both are decent sized cities (Boston being larger) with exceptional higher education and research facilities in their metro area. When I'm there, I get the feeling that I'm in the intellectual hub of not just the state but an entire region.

If I ever moved south, it'd be to the Raleigh/Durham area.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina, has treated me well for more than 30 years.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Charleston, WV; Annapolis, Md and Boston, MA
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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One big vote for Madison, WI.

The capitol sits up on a hill, overlooking downtown State Street, and absolutely glows on a cold January night. Very picturesque..
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