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Old 12-02-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Honestly I wouldn't consider either Indianapolis or Columbus to be among the best Midwestern cities.

My list (not in order):

Chicago
Minneapolis
Madison
Milwaukee
St Louis

Smaller places:

Duluth
Bloomingtion, Indiana
Lawrence, Kansas
Ann Arbor
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: MN
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St. Paul, Minnesota. Population: 285,000.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: IN
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St. Paul, Minnesota. Population: 285,000.
Interesting. Madison, WI is only about 60,000 smaller than St. Paul, MN.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Honestly I wouldn't consider either Indianapolis or Columbus to be among the best Midwestern cities.

My list (not in order):

Chicago
Minneapolis
Madison
Milwaukee
St Louis

Smaller places:

Duluth
Bloomingtion, Indiana
Lawrence, Kansas
Ann Arbor
Depends on your criteria.
Indianapolis is one of the best places in the midwest for families.
Chicago is to expensive and the schools are horrible.
Indy's schools on the other hand are ranked as some of the best in the nation. Especially Carmel and Fishers high school.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Huh? 65 cuts through one block away from the east end of the mile square. 70 cuts through just south of south street. 65/70 merge and split downtown.

The speedway isn't in Indianapolis. It's in Speedway, different city.
Pretty sure it's more than a mile. But the point is, drive through Louisville, Nashville, or Birmingham. The interstate cuts straight through the heart of downtown, right in the midst of it all, in Indianapolis it does not.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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Depends on your criteria.
Indianapolis is one of the best places in the midwest for families.
Chicago is to expensive and the schools are horrible.
Indy's schools on the other hand are ranked as some of the best in the nation. Especially Carmel and Fishers high school.
Chicago is better for career oriented professionals. Indy is influenced by the outyling areas and South compared to much of the Midwest and is more socially conservative. Indy is more natalistic than hedonistic.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Pretty sure it's more than a mile. But the point is, drive through Louisville, Nashville, or Birmingham. The interstate cuts straight through the heart of downtown, right in the midst of it all, in Indianapolis it does not.
I just googled it. It's .3 miles from East Street (the mile square) and .7 miles from Monument Circle (the dead center). Like I said, I prefer not having and interstate completely rip through the middle of the city. If it was up to me, 65/70 would be even further out than they are.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Chicago is better for career oriented professionals. Indy is influenced by the outyling areas and South compared to much of the Midwest and is more socially conservative.
I agree with this other than the part about the South. Indy seems to draw a lot of people from Northern Indiana and Michigan, but I don't get a southern vibe. Those areas are definitely more conservate, though.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Chicago is better for career oriented professionals. Indy is influenced by the outyling areas and South compared to much of the Midwest and is more socially conservative. Indy is more natalistic than hedonistic.
Indiana as a whole has somewhat of a southern and more conservative vibe to it, rather religous too. But I think Indianapolis is one of the exceptions. But I agree Chicago would be the better place for young professionals to go to, but Indy would not be far behind Chicago in being another good choice.

I'm curious why you think Indy is more natalistic? As I understand it you think they're reproducing a lot there?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: IN
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Indiana as a whole has somewhat of a southern and more conservative vibe to it, rather religous too. But I think Indianapolis is one of the exceptions. But I agree Chicago would be the better place for young professionals to go to, but Indy would not be far behind Chicago in being another good choice.

I'm curious why you think Indy is more natalistic? As I understand it you think they're reproducing a lot there?
Yes, Indy is natalistic. Indiana as a whole as the highest percentage of its population under age 18 of any state in the Midwest outside of a few outlier states on the Great Plains with low populations.
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