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Old 11-15-2015, 09:05 PM
 
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Milwaukee, Madison, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids are the only cities in the upper Midwest worthwhile. Minneapolis and Chicago are on a larger scale. Cleveland can also work out.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:02 AM
 
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Maybe a satellite city of Philadelphia. Philly itself is probably the cheapest of the major metros of the BosWash corridor. The satellite communities are often rowhouse-dense. Transit is relatively strong compared to most Midwestern cities. Although there can be coastal snow dumps, on average the USDA classifies Philadelphia with Nashville, TN climatically, two clicks more moderate than Cincinnati for example.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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Madison or Ann Arbor for midsize; otherwise the following fit your criteria pretty well (except for walkable, which will be tough in the midwest)

St. Louis (I think this should be your first choice IMO)
Kansas City
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Denton, TX
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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Richmond is many great things, walkable isn't one of them.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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The title sound like me, minus the walkable bit.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Lansing/East Lansing and Kalamazoo MI, Bloomington-Normal and DeKalb IL, Bowling Green KY and perhaps the University areas of Toledo and Akron.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Richmond is many great things, walkable isn't one of them.

Huh?? I was there and walked for hours and hours and saw so many new things. I agree that the burbs aren't walkable, but that's not what he's asking for. The Fan? Carytown? I live in Seattle and I consider downtown Richmond to be very walkable.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Not sure based on the answers given. Most mentioned cities that are not considered walkable according to walkscore on the whole and didn't specify neighborhoods. I would want something like a cheaper Lakeview, Chicago - if it were to exist.
One thing is certain, I will be departing from my current town in the Grand Rapids area where I'm frequently harassed by police when walking home from work at night. It makes you detach yourself from the dogmatic slogan of all places have their haves and have-nots (therefore are essentially equal) and realize that some towns just aren't meant for walking and biking commuters, to the point where they are openly excluded and questioned.

I'm self-aware enough to acknowledge that walkscore and area vibes scores are to be taken with a few grains of salt, and I'm sure a place like Lawrence, KS, could be an awesome place to live as a non-driver if I were staying central to my needs. But...I simply don't know if I could arrange such specific circumstances without whopping resources, and if I did I would just live in Chicago's Northside or Washington DC or somewhere.

I would like to live in a place where it's big enough where one has some anonymity, people are not smothering and petty.

I lean towards northeast cincinnati for it's numerous and densely placed big-box stores (all i can afford) for daily needs and it's semi-urban walkable feel, also the cheap busride to downtown cincinnati on weekends when I seek a larger city sentiment.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The title of this thread sounds like an Alanis Morisette song.
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