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Old 11-07-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Chicago's had an epic summer this year, moreso than almost any other city!

I don't think any/many from the Midwest are not sick and tired of the heat and humidity this year and are very much looking forward to fall and even winter -- I know I am!!
It wasn't too bad and this is coming from somebody who didn't have AC for the entire summer. Your body adapts.

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I have no sympathy for anybody from the Midwest.
We think the same thing when southerners complain about sub freezing (<32 F) temperatures...

I think Denver is going to be the next hip place to be...
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It wasn't too bad and this is coming from somebody who didn't have AC for the entire summer. Your body adapts.


We think the same thing when southerners complain about sub freezing (<32 F) temperatures...

I think Denver is going to be the next hip place to be...
Denver is already "hip".....WAY past that point if you ask me (and Seattle)!

Most Chicagoans (and Minnesotans and Clevelanders) I know all thought last summer was fairly brutal, but it sounds like you handled it fine. I did too, but I realize it was one of the hottest summers on record and in Chicago's case, was THE hottest summer on record -- so we'll call that "bad" for the sake of argument for those who don't love high heat. HOWEVER, I did hear that since Chicagoland was in a drought most of the summer humidity wasn't as much of an issue. Minneapolis, on the other hand, had tons of rain for most of the summer and was oppressively humid according to most of my friends, with very high heat indices.

It's summers like these that make many Upper Midwesterners like myself wonder how people in the South do it.....but I can totally understand how people in the South would feel about our Winters too!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The City
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Maybe Americans Aren't Moving Because They Don't Need To - Housing - The Atlantic Cities#
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Denver is already "hip".....WAY past that point if you ask me (and Seattle)!

Most Chicagoans (and Minnesotans and Clevelanders) I know all thought last summer was fairly brutal, but it sounds like you handled it fine. I did too, but I realize it was one of the hottest summers on record and in Chicago's case, was THE hottest summer on record -- so we'll call that "bad" for the sake of argument for those who don't love high heat. HOWEVER, I did hear that since Chicagoland was in a drought most of the summer humidity wasn't as much of an issue. Minneapolis, on the other hand, had tons of rain for most of the summer and was oppressively humid according to most of my friends, with very high heat indices.
Trust me, it was plenty humid this summer. In fact that was one of the great frustrations about this past summer: the humidity never did seem to reach a point where it would just plain rain and bring some relief, but it was ever-present and ever-sweltering.

There was a day in late May when it hit 98 degrees but it was only 23% humidity. If it had been like that all summer, it would have been a lot more tolerable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: classified
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Philadelphia is emerging as an alternative to NYC and the city as a whole actually gained population according to the last census. I expect Baltimore to be the next hot spot as well although the city still needs to work out it's various issues.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Pittsburgh and Austin
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Philly
It has all the elements in place already and is waiting to explode to be the next hipster-then-yuppie enclave.

I also think Cleveland is very underrated. It will probably expand to some extent for no other reason than the health care boom of the next 10-20 years.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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In your opinion where's the next hot spot or boom town for young folks, college grads?

In the early 90's we saw Seattle then Austin take off. Seems like everyone I knew moved to Phoenix in the mid 90's. Then Atlanta. In the 2000's Brooklyn was the place to be. I'm sure I've forgot a few places..Vegas was hot for a minute, Portland Oregon too.

Have we have cycled back to Seattle again? Austin still seems hot. Places like NYC, Boston, Chicago will always be a draw.

So what do you think?
Anywhere with a high hipster population. Austin, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Boston is where you want to be if you are young. Minneapolis and Denver also get an honorable mention. For smaller cities, Boulder and Asheville NC are where it's at.

Young people on the other hand are fleeing cities like Memphis, Jacksonville FL, Greensboro/Winston-Salem NC, Little Rock, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Omaha. You can really feel the brain drain in most of these cities.
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