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Old 09-01-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Drop me headfirst into the ocean with a cinder block tied around my legs before you ever make me live anywhere in Joisey...
Its a Jersey thing :P haha
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm sure THAT's why they did it....
Versus your much better theory?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Drop me headfirst into the ocean with a cinder block tied around my legs before you ever make me live anywhere in Joisey...
Joisey? Are you Buggs Bunny?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Versus your much better theory?
My theory is that they'll be focusing on different population boundaries with different criteria each year.

For instance- it's hard for a small town of 10,000 people to stand up against a city of 1 million in a contest of 'best places' if you're trying to compare amenities and accessibility. Next year, we'll probably see cities of 100,000+ be the focus of the list.

Instead of doing 10 lists with all different population guidelines (and henceforth somewhat different criteria) they're just doing 1 mega list every year within a distinct population boundary.

Makes it simpler for them, I don't think it has anything to do with comparing the list between years
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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America's best small cities (pop. 50,000 to 300,000).

Best Places to Live 2012 - Yahoo! Finance
15. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Hasn't the Jersey devil been spotted in that area?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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My theory is that they'll be focusing on different population boundaries with different criteria each year.

For instance- it's hard for a small town of 10,000 people to stand up against a city of 1 million in a contest of 'best places' if you're trying to compare amenities and accessibility. Next year, we'll probably see cities of 100,000+ be the focus of the list.

Instead of doing 10 lists with all different population guidelines (and henceforth somewhat different criteria) they're just doing 1 mega list every year within a distinct population boundary.

Makes it simpler for them, I don't think it has anything to do with comparing the list between years
Regardless though its wonderful to see the hidden gem known as Carmel, Indiana be ranked as #1
Carmel is one of the best suburbs in the nation. You can get alot of Bang for your Buck in Carmel and Indianapolis for that matter. The Dollar goes further in Indy.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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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

I think it would be intersting to learn of the impact it has on a community to be listed in a "Best Places" list and to read about "what are they like now".
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I think it would be intersting to learn of the impact it has on a community to be listed in a "Best Places" list and to read about "what are they like now".
Well Carmel and Fishers are the fastest growing suburbs in Indiana and the midwest.
Hamilton County gained 50% population in the past 10 years and nearly 100,000 people. which was 40% of the Indianapolis metro area's growth. the other half was in the western Suburbs and South Suburbs. Marion County/Indianapolis gained 10%.

So give it 5 years and well see if Carmel or Fishers can crack the 100,000 population barrier.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Well Carmel and Fishers are the fastest growing suburbs in Indiana and the midwest.
Also false. For example:

Fishers, Indiana: pop 2000: 37,835; pop 2010: 76,794; percent growth: 103%
Carmel, Indiana: pop 2000: 37,733; pop 2010: 79,191; percent growth: 109.9%
North Liberty, Iowa: pop 2000: 5,367; pop 2010: 13,374; percent growth: 149.2%
Waukee, Iowa: pop 2000: 5,126; pop 2010: 13,790; percent growth: 169.0%

There's more to the Midwest than just Indiana.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Also false. For example:

Fishers, Indiana: pop 2000: 37,835; pop 2010: 76,794; percent growth: 103%
Carmel, Indiana: pop 2000: 37,733; pop 2010: 79,191; percent growth: 109.9%
North Liberty, Iowa: pop 2000: 5,367; pop 2010: 13,374; percent growth: 149.2%
Waukee, Iowa: pop 2000: 5,126; pop 2010: 13,790; percent growth: 169.0%

There's more to the Midwest than just Indiana.
those arent suburbs. and even if they are they are under 25,000 so they shouldnt be counted.
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