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View Poll Results: Does your perfect city exist?
Yes, and I already live in it (or have lived there before) 15 35.71%
Yes, and I plan to live there 9 21.43%
Yes, but I will never be able to live there 3 7.14%
No 15 35.71%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Title explains it all. If not, which city comes the absolute closest, and what are the things that keep it from being ideal for you?

There's so much talk about "the perfect city", so I was really interested in seeing just exactly what the reality is for most of the people who frequent this forum.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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No. Los Angeles is closest, but its too expensive to afford the lifestyle I like.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Scenery of Seattle around NYC and the beaches of Miami in NYC would make my perfect city. Miami's climate would be nice too. This is just my idea of perfect but sadly it's not reality.

A city like this doesn't exist in the US. So NYC comes the closest. I already live here.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Vote, people!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Sadly, it does not exist. I would love a medium-large (2-4 million) city in the Southeast (preferably on a coast, at least on a large river/lake) with the density/vibrancy/history of a more traditional type city. Would also want a healthy economy, high educational attainment, good public transportation, and low crime rate.

So maybe if you put a Pittsburgh/Seattle/Baltimore size city approximately where Savannah is located, gave it DC's metrorail, and added a few good universities (elite private institution, a good state school and a large mid level state school).
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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No. If San Diego had Honolulu's climate and beaches plus SF or Chicago's built environment then that would basically be my ideal city.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The City
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If Cape May and its beaches were say where Camden NJ was and I could cab it or take Patco from Cape May (ok I could also deal with Stone Harbor as an alternative) then yes


There is no perfect place. Some close to perfect personal situations but all places have their flaws

perfection isnt really reality

That said I am very happy with where I live
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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There is no perfect place. Some close to perfect personal situations but all places have their flaws

perfection isnt really reality
I don't think that's necessarily true. I think there are people out there who are able to find everything they've ever wanted in a city. They may not be concerned about whatever flaws exist there.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:36 PM
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Problem with moving around,too, is you realize one place has as many faults as another, but different ones. Ooh. You really have to know what is most important to you, the one or two things, and try to find/narrow the best place down to those things.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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No. Los Angeles is closest, but its too expensive to afford the lifestyle I like.
Same thing for me. Los Angeles is my ultimate dream city, but I couldn't live the life there I would want or anything close to it at this time.
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