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View Poll Results: What is more important when considering a place to live?
State 1 4.35%
County 1 4.35%
City 3 13.04%
MSA 12 52.17%
Town 0 0%
PSA 1 4.35%
CSA 2 8.70%
CBSA 0 0%
Micro 0 0%
Metropolitan divisions 3 13.04%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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What more important when considering a place to live?

State: U.S. state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Metro area.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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Msa
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Austin
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This seems to be an impossible question to answer. For job prospects, I'd look at metro info, either CSA or MSA. For those with children, you would probably want to break it down smaller into county or city, maybe even smaller. Looking for a safe neighborhood, you'd want smaller than MSA info as well. For city amenities, you'd look at CSA for all that is going on in an area.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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This seems to be an impossible question to answer. For job prospects, I'd look at metro info, either CSA or MSA. For those with children, you would probably want to break it down smaller into county or city, maybe even smaller. Looking for a safe neighborhood, you'd want smaller than MSA info as well. For city amenities, you'd look at CSA for all that is going on in an area.
Exactly. All of these jurisdictional boundaries will come into consideration depending on the topic. As you noted, job prospects and entertainment/leisure options are definitely regional/MSA-based, but housing and taxes are much more city/municipality based due to significant cost variations at the local level.

State boundaries seem to be becoming less relevant lately than metro areas, but there is still a major difference when considering various laws (e.g., alcohol purchasing, gun ownership, etc.), state-level taxes, and political leadership (a pretty stark example, I think, is the DC area, which includes Maryland and Virginia).
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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What's the difference between PSA and CSA?
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