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Old 10-28-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Agree with Reno and Salt Lake. Would add Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Salt Lake is larger of course (over 2M MSA). Colorado Springs is 700k Reno is 600k.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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It's quite simple; many people prefer lush,green landscapes, a field in which Houston has both Austin/San Antonio beat.
Oh please, Houston might have lush green landscapes, but it doesn't even have the most when it comes to that. Places like Atlanta and Nashville are much more lush than Houston.

The only thing Houston has going for it is jobs, good economy, diversity, and affordable living. It pretty much is subpar in all other categories especially compared to other cities, and this includes natural settings. Chicago has a much more beautiful natural setting than Houston, as does, Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:10 PM
 
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Phoenix,San Antonio,Albuquerque
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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Oh please, Houston might have lush green landscapes, but it doesn't even have the most when it comes to that. Places like Atlanta and Nashville are much more lush than Houston.

The only thing Houston has going for it is jobs, good economy, diversity, and affordable living. It pretty much is subpar in all other categories especially compared to other cities, and this includes natural settings. Chicago has a much more beautiful natural setting than Houston, as does, Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
I love Chicago and Milwaukee's waterfronts. Their downtown/business districts on Lake Michigan are awesome, in their beauty, on an endless sea of water. These two cities have been fully cognizant of their beautiful settings, and have made, and are making, their lakefronts a place for all to enjoy. Madison, also, is fortunate to have such a beautiful setting.

Milwaukee's lakefront is often overlooked, but it's so much fun to go there, and see cars from all over the country, and people walking everywhere. I've talked with some, and they said they never imagined it would be so beautiful. They said they had a "new appreciation" for the city. I used to live in both Chicago and Milwaukee, and love these two cities. Nice that you've noticed, too.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Even the 'coast' near 'Houston' is ugly.

Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Reno, Co Springs, are gorgeous (although not large cities).

Chicago but it's sooooooooo flat.

Pittsburgh has a great feel with the hills, rivers and bridges.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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For "large cities":

Miami, Salt Lake City (not large, but screw it), Albuquerque?

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Old 10-29-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:46 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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what do you think of the setting of this big city [photo by me]

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Old 10-29-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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For large cities outside the west coast I would say:

Boston
Pittsburgh
Atlanta? Cincy?
how large does a city have to be before it qualifies as a "large city"? Miami and Tampa both have amazing natural locations. Also Honolulu.
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