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Old 08-29-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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His/her answer was NE NJ not NYC
Its still part of the New York Metro area
Plus people that live in the NY Metro area likely will venture into NYC often.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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America's best small cities (pop. 50,000 to 300,000).

Best Places to Live 2012 - Yahoo! Finance

1. Carmel, IN
2. McKinney, TX
3. Eden Prairie, MN
4. Newton, MA
5. Redmond, WA
6. Irvine, CA
7. Reston, VA
8. Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
9. Overland Park, KS
10. Chapel Hill, NC
11. Woodbury, MN
12. Fishers, IN
13. Allen, TX
14. Eagan, MN
15. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
16. Castle Rock, CO
17. Centreville, VA
18. South Jordan, UT
19. Lakeville, MN
20. Waldorf, MD

One cannot place a lot of credibility on a ranking system that gave number one in 2012 to a city that didn't place in the Top 100 the previous year using the very same methodology.

Best Places to Live 2011 - Top 100: 1-25 - from MONEY Magazine
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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One cannot place a lot of credibility on a ranking system that gave number one in 2012 to a city that didn't place in the Top 100 the previous year using the very same methodology.

Best Places to Live 2011 - Top 100: 1-25 - from MONEY Magazine
Actually the methodology is different- in the Best Places to Live in 2011 they focused on Small Towns (under 50,000 people) whereas this year, the focused on Small Cities with populations of 50,000 or more.

Don't worry- I initially thought "What The?" as well when I saw the differences between this years and last years list! It wasn't until I looked a little closer that I realized the population boundaries were different!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Don't let Broadrippleguy see this
So much for that plan...
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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So much for that plan...
Ive been watching this thread for awile waiting for the right moment.
Carmel is a wonderful city and i highly encourage everyone when they visit Indianapolis to take a trip up to Carmel. The Fastest growing Suburb in the midwest and Hamilton County is the 20th fastest growing county in the nation and #1 in Indiana and its neighboring states.
Not to mention how strong the economy of Indianapolis is and how its the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Actually the methodology is different- in the Best Places to Live in 2011 they focused on Small Towns (under 50,000 people) whereas this year, the focused on Small Cities with populations of 50,000 or more.

Don't worry- I initially thought "What The?" as well when I saw the differences between this years and last years list! It wasn't until I looked a little closer that I realized the population boundaries were different!
I guess the lack of consistency allows for lack of comparison which is probably a blessing for them as I'm sure it doesn't hold water from year to year....
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Ive been watching this thread for awile waiting for the right moment.
Carmel is a wonderful city and i highly encourage everyone when they visit Indianapolis to take a trip up to Carmel. The Fastest growing Suburb in the midwest and Hamilton County is the 20th fastest growing county in the nation and #1 in Indiana and its neighboring states.
Not to mention how strong the economy of Indianapolis is and how its the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest.
I ate at the Cheesecake Factory in Carmel. It was awesome.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I ate at the Cheesecake Factory in Carmel. It was awesome.
I ate there too
Nothing more delicious cheesecake wise than some that is freshly made.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:50 AM
 
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I guess the lack of consistency allows for lack of comparison which is probably a blessing for them as I'm sure it doesn't hold water from year to year....
Yeah, I'm sure THAT's why they did it....
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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Best place to live? Northeastern NJ. Suburb life + greatest city in world next you + diverse + easy access to all sorts of transportation + nice nature + many opportunities.
Drop me headfirst into the ocean with a cinder block tied around my legs before you ever make me live anywhere in Joisey...
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