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Old 02-02-2013, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston has a very lax attitude/feel, despite its Texas version of LA traffic & corporate buzz.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Doesn't Seattle have bad traffic and a rat race feel as well? I guess that makes Portland the winner.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:30 AM
 
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Miami definitely isn't relaxing due to the heat
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
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San diego/San Antonio out of the cities I have visited.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would think all of the largest and most expensive cities would be stressful due to commute times and high cost of living alone. I found Tampa to be a very nice change of pace from the Midwest when I was there earlier this year.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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San Diego is the most relaxing big city I have been to. The whole place is very laid back and pleasant. The weather is almost always perfect, no stress about snow storms or oppressive heat. The people are pretty chill. There isn't a ton of hustle and bustle. There is stuff going on, but it is at a measured pace.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Honolulu, San Diego, Tucson, Albuquerque
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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Houston has a very lax attitude/feel, despite its Texas version of LA traffic & corporate buzz.
I bet that "purple stuff" all your rappers talk about has a LOT to do with that... LOL They don't call it "Lean" for no reason.

Chicago, despite its size feels VERY relaxed outside the Loop and in its neighborhoods. Well, as long as you're not stuck on the Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, or Tri-State...
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Doesn't Seattle have bad traffic and a rat race feel as well? I guess that makes Portland the winner.
Seattle is 3/4 corporate, snobby, fast-paced, workaholic, road-ragers.
And 1/4 lets smoke, live and let live, hippies.
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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Believe it or not, I find Tucson to be quite relaxing.
Tucson is SLOW! Everything about it, the people, the driving, building EVERYTHING. It drove me nuts for years nobody has a care in the world.

It is hugely relaxing if you aren't type A then it's just frustrating.
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