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Old 11-23-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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My views

5 most social

NYC
LA
Houston
Chicago
Minneapolis

5 least social

Boise
Seattle
Cheyenne
Detroit
Asheville
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:13 PM
chh
 
Location: West Michigan
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Why is Detroit the least social? I don't think of quiet people when I think Detroit. It looks like you just put the 5 biggest cities in most social.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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Why is Detroit the least social? I don't think of quiet people when I think Detroit. It looks like you just put the 5 biggest cities in most social.
Last time i checked MPLS wasn't one of the 5 biggest cities
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Social is a rather broad term, no? Are you looking for political and civic engagement? Lots of binge drinking, nightclubs, tailgating, and pub crawls? Friendly and outgoing citizens? Norman Rockwell-esque suburban block parties with watermelon slices, corn hole, potato sack races, and American flags? Bowling leagues? Country clubs? Door-to-door evangelizing?

But, if we were defining social as the combination of all the above, I'd say Madison, Wisconsin comes out on top. Chicago would probably be second. Philadelphia and Minneapolis would probably be up there in the top five somewhere. Louisville, Nashville, and Indy could be strong contenders as well.

Most Southern cities hit high on some of the criteria above, but low on others.

Las Vegas seems to be the antithesis of my criteria above. Yeah, the Strip has nightclubs, but the residents don't go there. Second place for least would probably go to Phoenix, the Inland Empire, somewhere in California's Central Valley, or somewhere in Central Florida.

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Hell aka Suburbia
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5 most social

LA
NYC
Portland, OR
San Diego
Austin

5 least social

Phoenix
Santa Fe
MidWest places...I don't know, I've only been to actively socially places.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Most:
NYC
LA
Wash DC
Chicago
Atlanta

Least:
Seattle
Omaha
San Diego
Phoenix
Boise

BTW my criteria for socially active involves a bustling nightlife, large amount of singles who make their presence known, overall vibe of liveliness vs. reservedness and unbashful people, and chances of striking up random convos with strangers in public or being able to easily make new connections there.

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Old 02-02-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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In defense of Seattle

Seattle ranked 10th for best city for singles:

Best Cities for Singles - NerdWallet

Also, Seattle has a great nightlife/bar scene. I can walk out my apartment down to a nearby bar and there will be plenty of folks to talk to. It's quite humorous to read so many uninformed comments from people who likely live in boring suburban towns. Unless you actually LIVE in a city for a good amount of time (currently going on a year living in Capitol Hill, Sea), your opinion really isn't worth anything.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:05 PM
PDF
 
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In defense of Seattle

Seattle ranked 10th for best city for singles:

Best Cities for Singles - NerdWallet

Also, Seattle has a great nightlife/bar scene. I can walk out my apartment down to a nearby bar and there will be plenty of folks to talk to. It's quite humorous to read so many uninformed comments from people who likely live in boring suburban towns. Unless you actually LIVE in a city for a good amount of time (currently going on a year living in Capitol Hill, Sea), your opinion really isn't worth anything.
Amen. I guess maybe people chalk it up to the whole "Seattle Freeze" thing that everyone hears about. I spent 2 weeks in Seattle back in 2008 and could easily see how it'd be a great city to meet people in.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Amen. I guess maybe people chalk it up to the whole "Seattle Freeze" thing that everyone hears about. I spent 2 weeks in Seattle back in 2008 and could easily see how it'd be a great city to meet people in.
Most people have never even visited, or at most visited for 2 days and walked around the tourist trap spots, and from that believe that they must know every bar and club in the city. Absolute foolishness. The only useful opinion comes from a local, most of the time.

This thread in general will create useless lists formed by people who likely have zero experience even living in an urban neighborhood. How about as a prerequisite to posting a comment, you must name the neighborhood you lived in and for how long. Otherwise, said information is pretty useless.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Every city has bars and restaurants though...it's not that big of a deal. I have heard Seattle has a great live music scene, but the rest of not that great.

How about it's club scene? I've never heard anything about Seattle's Club scene.

Cities that stand out have good bars, clubs, and live music scenes....i.e. NOLA, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Vegas.
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