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Old 04-10-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Which type of city do you prefer to live in?


Sunbelt type of city(LA,Miami,Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta etc)

or

Old School type of city (NYC, Philly, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco etc)
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Old School. You can always go to the suburbs to get that Sun Belt type feel.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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I'd rather live in a sunbelt type. I'd take nice and modern over "charm" any day. I usually hate the weather in the sunbelt cities though.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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San Antonio is a sunbelt city and is ancient on American standards...named San Antonio in 1691.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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I'd live in Sunbelt cities, and prefer to visit old school cities.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Old school cities, easily.

I can visit Miami or Las Vegas on vacation. The rest of the sunbelt doesn't interest me at all.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I prefer the east coast cities (New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia), Chicago and San Francisco.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I like something in between. Denver, Portland, or Seattle nice density at the core with a layer of old school neighborhoods surrounding the core, and plenty of elbow room surrounding that. I think Seattle strikes a perfect balance of urban/suburban, old school and modern.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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I like houses that aren't pseudo-apartments attached to one another, having a front and back yard,and using a car to get around instead of public transportation. I like being able to see the horizon, mountains, the sunset, instead of ugly manmade buildings, skylines, etc.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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where do cities like Oakland, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis and Denver (and New Orleans) fit in?

I do like aspects of sunbelt cities but in my core I favor the hustle-bustle, slight grit and congestion of more dense cities
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