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Old 11-28-2012, 02:41 AM
 
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Chicago, IL
2,695,598

Indianapolis, IN
820,445

Columbus, OH
787,033

Detroit, MI
713,777

Milwaukee, WI
594,833

Kansas City, MO
459,787

Omaha, NE
408,958

Cleveland, OH
396,815

Minneapolis, MN
382,578

Wichita, KS
382,368

St. Louis, MO
319,294

Cincinnati, OH
296,943

Toledo, OH
287,208

St. Paul, MN
285,068

Lincoln, NE
258,379

Fort Wayne, IN
253,691

Madison, WI
233,209

Des Moines, IA
203,433


Which cities are most attractive as a place to live, work, and play overall? My choices are highlighted in blue.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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if you use metro area population this list would appear in a much different order. metro population is what really determines the amenities, culture and experience of a city.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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[quote] Which cities are most attractive as a place to live, work, and play overall? My choices are highlighted in blue. [quote]


What are the criteria utilized for determining what's best? That'll actually give a more accurate set of answers.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I feel like I've seen this same thread somewhere before.......

.........I pick all of them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Omaha Nebraska...!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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[quote=kyle19125;27119211][quote] Which cities are most attractive as a place to live, work, and play overall? My choices are highlighted in blue.
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What are the criteria utilized for determining what's best? That'll actually give a more accurate set of answers.
I mean ranking these cities based on the friendliness of the residents to newcomers, quality of life (attractive and safe with stable economy & housing market along with good schools), big city amenities, arts/culture, recreational opportunities, and the overall experience of a city.

I hope this helps.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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if you use metro area population this list would appear in a much different order. metro population is what really determines the amenities, culture and experience of a city.
That's true. City population can be helpful to determine whether the city is vibrant or not. I dislike it when the population are constantly leaving for the suburbs causing the inner city to decline.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Which cities are most attractive as a place to live, work, and play overall? My choices are highlighted in blue.

I mean ranking these cities based on the friendliness of the residents to newcomers, quality of life (attractive and safe with stable economy & housing market along with good schools), big city amenities, arts/culture, recreational opportunities, and the overall experience of a city.

I hope this helps.
Indianapolis would be a great city for you then as it is near the top in all of that criteria.
Indianapolis's citizens are very kind and warm welcoming. People are civilized and dont judge others based on their culture or beliefs.
Indy has the nations most affordable housing market and the 2nd strongest economy in the midwest. 2nd only to the twin Cities.
Some of the best schools in the state of Indiana and the nation are in the Suburbs of Indianapolis. Examples include Carmel and Fishers high school and Zionsville Public Schools.
Indy offers alot of big city amendities without the big city price and plenty of culture and recreational opportunities within an hours drive away.
1 hour south of Indianapolis is Brown County, Indiana and the Hoosier National Forest. 3 hours north up I-65 is Lake Michigan and Chicago. 2 hours southeast is Cincy and Kings Island and the Ohio river.
Eagle Creek State Park on the northeast side has many recreational amendities and is one of the largest urban city parks.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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My Favorites
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Madison, WI

2nd Tier
Indianapolis, IN
Columbus, OH
Milwaukee, WI


Not Interested
Chicago, IL (Awesome for visiting but not to live)
Detroit, MI
Wichita, KS
St. Louis, MO
Cincinnati, OH
Toledo, OH
Fort Wayne, IN

Never Visited
Kansas City, MO/KS (Johnson County, KS sounds like a great place to live though.)
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Cleveland, OH
Des Moines, IA

Other Considerations-College Towns (Population 80,000+)
Ann Arbor, MI
Bloomington, IN
Columbia, MO
Lawrence, KS (Never visited but heard great things)

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I know this thread has been done before, but my favorites are:

Chicago
Minneapolis
Madison
St. Louis

Would live or have lived in the first 3; would contemplate St. Louis, too.

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