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View Poll Results: Choose the Metro area(s) you prefer to live
Small - less than 200K 5 9.43%
Medium - 200k-1M 12 22.64%
Large - 1M+ 40 75.47%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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If your metro area is smaller than 200k, chances are you don't even have internet. lol
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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10 million + for me. I'm stationed in El Paso, a metro of 800k and it feels like Mayberry. The energy, diversity and things to do is why I enjoy huge cities.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Large. Bigger the better.
Agreed.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: the dairyland
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Large but not gigantic.....1 Million - 3 Million is perfect for me.
Same here. That option is missing in the poll IMO.
Out of the very large (5 mio+) metros I would only move to the SF Bay Area and Chicagoland (unless I'm offered a really good job in NYC or so).
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Philadelphia.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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5 million minimum for me.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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If your metro area is smaller than 200k, chances are you don't even have internet. lol
That's funny. I'm posting from my house, which is 10 miles away from a city of 70K, which happens to be the biggest city for hundreds of miles.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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It depends on the area itself, for me. I love where I live now, which is in the small category. I wouldn't necessarily love another area, just because it's small.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I guess this explains why when posters want recommendations for small metros, people generally recommend metro areas between 1 and 3 million.

I've lived in a small metro area for 3 years and a medium metro area for the rest of my life, at least according to this definition. I'm not sure how I'd react to living in a large metro area, although one that is 1.2 million is quite different from one that's 5 million.
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