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Old 03-28-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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I enjoy big city amenities (concerts, museums, pro sports, huge festivals) but hate the stressful, fast-paced, work-your-life-away lifestyle of most large cities. I only work because it's a necessity in life. I don't care about having a fancy job and making 6 figures. Are there any bigger cities in the U.S. That have a more laid back vibe with a good work life balance?
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Phoenix is definitely a big city with a slow pace.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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Phoenix is definitely a big city with a slow pace.
I can second that, a lot less rat race.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Charlotte, business at a relaxed pace
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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Jacksonville, it's vibrancy and street level activity does not equal up to it's population
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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Jacksonville, it's vibrancy and street level activity does not equal up to it's population
Jacksonville's city population is an anomaly of it being coterminous with it's county. It's "vibrancy and street level activity" are right in line for an MSA of 1.4million people, which is a FAR better way of gauging city size. I'm not sure JAX really qualifies as a "big" city for this discussion, city population is well known as the worst possible metric for sizing up a city come on now.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Deep South which I consider west of Georgia and south of Memphis.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Sure Jax could be considered a slow paced big city, but it's maybe a Tier 3 or Tier 4 big city. And on that level, I'm not sure it's much more slow-paced than others.

For Tier 1, in my book Chicago and Miami are more laid back than their peers.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:36 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Tampa maybe? To me, it's always had a slow-paced, relaxed vibe.

Charlotte is slower than Raleigh but not super-slow in my opinion. It's about normal for a metro its size.

Probably doesn't qualify as a big city but Oklahoma City is very slow-paced.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Would Denver be considered slow pace, or not? From my observation, people here are always in a hurry for no apparent reason.
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