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Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Well, actually, there are some limitations. Obviously, it would need to be in the U.S. Also, for the sake of recognition, it would be preferable if the city is recognizable to most people (i.e. try to avoid 4,000 people towns in the middle of nowhere Ohio). However, what is your dream city (whether you live there or not) if you were taking all of your preferences into account. Do you have kids? If so, where would you want them to grow up? Are you conservative or liberal? If so, where would you prefer to live? What type of weather would you want? Could you compromise on weather for an awesome city? Do you want a beautiful skyline or a more sprawling area? Money doesn't necessarily need to be taken into account. If you only make $50,000 a year but you wish you lived in the Upper East Side of Manhattan then go ahead and choose Manhattan. I'm just trying to get a feel of what you want in a city and what you're willing to compromise on.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I live in Omaha and want to stay here. It isn't the best it could be, but it is rapidly acheiving it's potential, so I'm glad I'm along for the ride. Things here are inexpensive. If there's a problem anywhere in our city, people notice, and take action. I love that about this town. You can make a difference, and not feel insignificant. You don't get the nice people and feeling of community in every city, certainly not always in cities of Omaha's size or greater.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I'm quite content with where I'm at. (see Location: _______)
However, when I'm older I want an acreage here in IA with horses and a wife.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I'm quite content with where I'm at. (see Location: _______)
However, when I'm older I want an acreage here in IA with horses and a wife.
We've got it good in the Midwest don't we? Des Moines and Omaha are real places of ambition if you ask me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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We've got it good in the Midwest don't we? Des Moines and Omaha are real places of ambition if you ask me.
As much as I like Maine, I'd have to agree that staying in the midwest/great plains is ideal for me. This is where I'd want to raise kids.
I think the OP was looking for cities, but I'd take 20 acres of rolling hills with a few trees, maybe some sheep...
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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We've got it good in the Midwest don't we? Des Moines and Omaha are real places of ambition if you ask me.
I agree 100% Adam.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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As much as I like Maine, I'd have to agree that staying in the midwest/great plains is ideal for me. This is where I'd want to raise kids.
I think the OP was looking for cities, but I'd take 20 acres of rolling hills with a few trees, maybe some sheep...
You should go for it then!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I'm planning on a Minneapolis move, but I really have my heart set on Denver. I'm just in love with the city, the scenery, and the climate. I've been to quite a few places around the world and Denver has always felt like home to me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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I'd probably have to go with Huntington Beach, CA.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Well, actually, there are some limitations. Obviously, it would need to be in the U.S. Also, for the sake of recognition, it would be preferable if the city is recognizable to most people (i.e. try to avoid 4,000 people towns in the middle of nowhere Ohio). However, what is your dream city (whether you live there or not) if you were taking all of your preferences into account. Do you have kids? If so, where would you want them to grow up? Are you conservative or liberal? If so, where would you prefer to live? What type of weather would you want? Could you compromise on weather for an awesome city? Do you want a beautiful skyline or a more sprawling area? Money doesn't necessarily need to be taken into account. If you only make $50,000 a year but you wish you lived in the Upper East Side of Manhattan then go ahead and choose Manhattan. I'm just trying to get a feel of what you want in a city and what you're willing to compromise on.
The first part would exclude me from answering at all, so I am choosing to ignore it. Scottville, Michigan is the place I would chose to live with no limitations as well as no regrets. I have 4 boys so schools are important, and Scottville has a very good curriculum, and you other parents know the other half - great teachers and staff that are there for one reason, teach the kids the best they can and doing it with warmth. Scottville has that rare combination.

I don't like skylines or sprawl, I like a sunset over one of the Great Lakes with maybe a passing 1000' freighter moving like a speck over the water on the far horizon. I want my kids to be raised in a place where they are safe to ride their bikes, and have little league, Cub/Boy Scouts, Teachers that they want to visit on Summer vacation because they miss them. Good Friends that are true friends and could care less what they are wearing. I am NOT willing to sacrifice those points. I am willing to sacrifice Malls, traffic, BMW dealers, 24 hour entertainment, and pretentious people who think any town under 250,000 in population is "hick".
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