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Old 06-10-2013, 09:18 AM
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Sun belt areas in general have more positive energy IMO (versus rustbelt areas), due to new growth/influx of people/more jobs, etc...West coast to me has a more positive energy, too, versus other areas. Might be a bit flaky to some, but it's more upbeat, too.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:42 AM
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Sometimes I get quite frustrated living in Soho, NYC. NYC life can take a lot out of you. But everytime I leave or go away, the second you return, you are reminded about the unmatched vibe and energy the city has. Nothing like starting your saturday night at 1am and being in a cab in gridlock traffic with people going out, etc.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:03 AM
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Originally Posted by PacificWest View Post
HarryBTL you mentioned the city you reside in is probably near the bottom, what city is it?

So far, San Francisco leading as a city that gives off great positive energy, never visited before, seems I need to make my way there.
Small city here.. Keep forgetting this forum does not list location like most others i belong to and own. I live in Battle Creek, MI. I am very upbeat about this place but the same cannot be said about a number of others from this place. It has gone through some very hard times though and thus the stigma lives on.

Hard for me to judge as i lived in a few coastal resorts where people tend to be upbeat/positive as most are usually on vacation.

Never really heard anything bad about San Francisco either. Would never live there but is on my list of places i would love to see/vacation.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:43 AM
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Originally Posted by BigLake View Post
I would agree with Chicagoist123. Seattle and Portland are both great cities, but not the type of cities I would automatically think of as giving off great positive energy (whatever that means), due to weather, the grunge vibe, etc. I will qualify this by saying that Portland and Seattle (IMO), beyond the surface, are both quite hip and vibrant.

As far the the initial question, I think I would say NYC (dynamic/vibrant) and Chicago in Summer, perhaps SF.
Really isn't ,uch of a grudge vibe in Seattle anymore or atleast I have never felt it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:25 PM
Location: CA
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San Francisco and Honolulu
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Location: Pacific NW
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Yeah, it's as nonsensical as assuming that because it's somewhere sunny it does.

I certainly wouldn't list NYC, Chicago, or even LA as giving off "positive energy." They're energetic, busy places, for sure. But certainly not as giving off what I'd term "positive energy."
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:06 PM
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Any place where there are lots of wealthy retired people. I am often jealous of my parents because they live here in Seattle from May through October and then they live in Palm Desert, California from November through April. They always have a huge smile on their face and are always filled with lots of positive energy YEAR-ROUND.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:10 PM
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What is positive energy?
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:59 AM
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I would say Charlotte gave off positive energy when I lived there. Seattle is another place that was surprising with the upbeat energy. Chicago is only upbeat in the summer when the sun is shining and between 70 and 90 degrees.

I wonder since Nashville had experienced a lot of growth has the energy in that city changed. I didn't notice it last time visiting but it should be just about at that point now.

Atlanta had a strong case of it during the 80s and 90s. All of a sudden it changed especially in the last 10 years.

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:27 AM
Location: St. Louis
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Originally Posted by Vlajos View Post
What is positive energy?
When the net measured kilojoules of a city is greater than zero.
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