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Old 10-11-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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I'm looking for a city with the following:

Large City (over 400,000)
Mild Climate (Not alot of below freezing, not alot of snow)
Dense, Urban environment but not "decaying"
Good Mass Transit (at least within city limits as I always live in town)
Near water, preferably the ocean

I haven't found ONE city in my research that seems to come close to what I'm looking for. Grrrrr.....
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Hmm. Seattle? San Francisco? Los Angeles?
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Scratch Los Angeles off the list. It is neither dense, well planned, nor does it have good public transportation.

Your best bets are Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Portland will be the most affordable, and also the most relaxed feeling. Its within a few hours of Seattle.

Portland's urban planning and public transportation are nationally renowned. have spent quite a bit of time in all three cities, and if I had to live in any for the rest of my life, I would choose Portland for its livability. It caters to the locals more than Seattle or San Francisco. San Francisco sometimes feels like Disneyland with all the tourists.

All great places to live though.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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[A no-brainer: Portland or Seattle
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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Scratch Los Angeles off the list. It is neither dense, well planned, nor does it have good public transportation
Wrong. Los Angeles is significantly more dense than Seattle and twice as dense as Portland. And LA's public transit, while lacking for a metro of 12 million, is still better than most other cities.
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