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Old 07-30-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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You could also find suburbs with some walkability outside of the city core in some areas as well.
And biking. Far easier than the city and some burbs even have the designated bike lanes.

But yes, walkability too or under a 5 min drive to anything you want. Many suburbs offer classic main streets because they were originally small towns outside of the city and have been gobbled up by the burbs.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Curious you listed the 5th biggest city/12th biggest metro in the country in that list. While not LA or NY, Phoenix is at least two to three levels above those other 3
Phoenix is not well-liked on City-Data. It will lose against the likes of Portland, Seattle, Austin, Denver, etc. However, it's a nice city and I could very happily move there.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix is not well-liked on City-Data. It will lose against the likes of Portland, Seattle, Austin, Denver, etc. However, it's a nice city and I could very happily move there.
There is a difference between being trendy on C-D and being trendy in real life, C-D users make up a minority of the population
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:13 AM
 
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You may be mistaking populous for popular.

But please feel free to post links from the national press about hip millennials flocking to Phoenix.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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You may be mistaking populous for popular.

But please feel free to post links from the national press about hip millennials flocking to Phoenix.
Not quite, like I said, a city doesn't get to be in the top 5 for lack of people wanting to live there. And national press articles doesn't have much meaning to boots on the ground. I could write an article saying how hip Harrisburg, PA is or how dead New York City is, but doesn't have much correlation with real life.

And any city that has all major 4 sports teams (NFL,MLB,NBA,NHL) deserves some credit
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Not quite, like I said, a city doesn't get to be in the top 5 for lack of people wanting to live there. And national press articles doesn't have much meaning to boots on the ground. I could write an article saying how hip Harrisburg, PA is or how dead New York City is, but doesn't have much correlation with real life.

And any city that has all major 4 sports teams (NFL,MLB,NBA,NHL) deserves some credit
True. I constantly have to mention census figures otherwise I am labeled a troll. If a city is so great, then where is the population growth? Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and could surpass Chicago in the 2020 census but on CD you would think it is worthless small backwards town with nothing to offer.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Cincinnati and its sattelite towns like Hamilton and other architecturally interesting little towns in that corner of SW Ohio, SE Indiana and N. Kentucky.

Real towns with festivals, history, growing arts and crafts scene, and all set in a lanscape of rolling hills, deep convoluted ravines hiding cascading brooks with surprisingly large forests, small family farms, and Cincinnati at its heart.

The area is not without its problems, mainly crime and pockets of Fundies, but it is economically stable if not wealthy, especially compared to the rest of the Rustbelt, and just a beautiful and pleasant combination of agrarian and forested land. Wildlife everywhere from turkey to deer to mink, raptors, etc.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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True. I constantly have to mention census figures otherwise I am labeled a troll. If a city is so great, then where is the population growth? Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and could surpass Chicago in the 2020 census but on CD you would think it is worthless small backwards town with nothing to offer.
It's down the rankings a bit actually. Unless you mean just the city of Houston, but why would that be relevant?

Population growth is due to many things. I'd argue that the people not moving to San Francisco or New York only due to cost would still like to live there. And the people forced to move due to job losses don't necessarily want to leave.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Assuming I could get a decent job in one of these cities:

Albuquerque, NM
Anchorage, AK
Fort Worth, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Louisville, KY
Manchester, NH
Mobile, AL
Rapid City, SD
Reno, NV
Rochester, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
Spokane, WA

Also Philly, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, and St. Paul if they count.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Assuming I could get a decent job in one of these cities:

Albuquerque, NM
Anchorage, AK
Fort Worth, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Louisville, KY
Manchester, NH
Mobile, AL
Rapid City, SD
Reno, NV
Rochester, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
Spokane, WA

Also Philly, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, and St. Paul if they count.
Philadelphia def doesn't count, being the 6th biggest city in the country and on the 95 corridor, plus teams in all 4 major sports (Phillies, 76ers, Eagles, Flyers).

San Antonio is hard to peg. 8th biggest city in the country, but not a big metro due to almost no suburbs, and only one pro sports team (Spurs)
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