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Old 04-17-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Probably around 5k people. I'm fine with a small town, but I don't want to have to go 30 mi each way to go to the grocery store.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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Lived in everything from large to very small.

The smallest I'd want to go is a 100k city with 500k metro.

Largest 1.5 million city with 6 million metro max. Something like Montreal or Boston sounds good.

Although 300k - 600k cities with metros between 1.5 million and 4 million are the ones I've enjoyed the most.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Jax is about the smallest I'll go. (metro ~1.4m)

Then again, I'm considering living in Macau which would be much smaller, although it doesn't feel like it at all.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This is an interesting thread.

I'm most comfortable in a cozy neighborhood within a large metro, exactly like where I live now. I've also lived in a historic town of 400, which I loved.

I could be happy anywhere as long as it wasn't Wyoming-like remote, and had access to a major metro/airport within an hour or so.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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This is an interesting thread.

I'm most comfortable in a cozy neighborhood within a large metro, exactly like where I live now. I've also lived in a historic town of 400, which I loved.

I could be happy anywhere as long as it wasn't Wyoming-like remote, and had access to a major metro/airport within an hour or so.
I hate small cities usually but college towns can be fun to live in for a year, I would not mind living in Athens, GA or Chapel Hill, NC for a while. I sort of wish I went to UGA for graduate school now, they have amazing bars and everyone is pretty friendly down in Athens, GA.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I hate small cities usually but college towns can be fun to live in for a year, I would not mind living in Athens, GA or Chapel Hill, NC for a while. I sort of wish I went to UGA for graduate school now, they have amazing bars and everyone is pretty friendly down in Athens, GA.
Yeah, Athens is a great town. One of the best mid-sized College towns in the country, imo.

And very handy to Atlanta.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Yeah, Athens is a great town. One of the best mid-sized College towns in the country, imo.

And very handy to Atlanta.
And the women are super gorgeous even my gf who is pretty sexy was in awe of how many good looking girls UGA has. All SEC schools are blessed with some of the hottest women in the country, they can be a bit too conservative at times for my taste and boring but they have the looks, nothing beats a southern belle all dolled up.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Ive lived in a smallish city most of my life. In the 80s it was around 80,000 but has since grown to over 125k and still going.
this is kind of my sweet spot. Enough stuff to do that Im never bored and not too large that commutes are ridiculous.
Louisiana has a bit of extra flavor to it too. The overall csa is over 200k and the msa with surrounding parishes that feed into the city its well over 500k. If it gets much bigger it will start to become a hassle but for now its quite comfortable.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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2 to 3 million metro.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I lived in Atlanta for about 18 years and now live in Watertown NY with around 50k people and feel it is to small. Moving to Rochester NY next month with around a million in the metro, and I find it to be the perfect size for me.
While I enjoy visiting family in ATL I can not handle the amount of people and especially the traffic. So Id have to say around a million is perfect for me, not to big and to small.
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