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View Poll Results: Which is the best city in the Lower Midwest?
Kansas City, MO 23 35.94%
St. Louis, MO 11 17.19%
Indianapolis, IN 11 17.19%
Columbus, OH 19 29.69%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-16-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Yes, I've noticed the differences between Indianapolis and Columbus while visiting both cities.

Indy has a better downtown; however, neighborhoods in Columbus are more diverse and livelier, such as Worthington, Short North, German Village, Victorian Village, and Italian Village.

Columbus also seems to be well maintained (cleaner) with better roads.

Columbus is much denser while Indy is more sprawling far from Downtown.

Having Ohio State University (traditional university) makes student life and educated population more visual in Columbus compared to Butler, IUPUI, and U of Indy (basically commuter schools).

Indy has more pro sports while Columbus has more college sports.

Indy has Eagle Creek Reservoir & Geist Reservoir; Columbus has Alum Creek Lake and Hoover Reservoir.

Winter is slightly colder in Indy.

Columbus is slightly more liberal and GLBT-friendly.

I don't know about Indy but Columbus is 4th best shopping city in America.

Indy suburbs (Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, etc.) are just like Columbus suburbs (Dublin, Powell, Westerville, and New Albany). However, Columbus has less suburbs.

Other than their differences, they are basically similiar cities.
These are spot on observations. Columbus being denser, more liberal, and more of a lgbt Midwest meca does cause a differing vibe. Also the city has a larger, growing Asian population.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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Too bad you didn't include Omaha in your choices...it's a great city, with much lower unemployment than the ones you are offering to choose from.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Too bad you didn't include Omaha in your choices...it's a great city, with much lower unemployment than the ones you are offering to choose from.
I wouldn't consider Omaha to be lower Midwest or upper Midwest, though I hear good things about it and it certainly seems underrated.

From the list I would choose Columbus in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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I wouldn't consider Omaha to be lower Midwest or upper Midwest.
I think it is proposed as a dichotomy, and if you had to choose one or the other, it is clearly the Lower Midwest. Omaha is basically like a mini-KC, which is as "Lower midwest" as it gets.
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