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Old 01-12-2017, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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In Washington I would say Bellingham. It's not too big or too small. It has walkable neighborhoods, history, a nice downtown, lower cost of living, friendlier than Seattle-Tacoma, closer to nature, progressive, laidback, and an overall high quality of life. The only drawback is that the winters can be a bit colder than Seattle-Tacoma. Nothing substantial though.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Hoboken ?? Really? All these great beach towns and that' the best liked? Not even a little if you are from south Jersey...

Long Beach Island, or the real gem, Cape May. Yeah, my vote is for Cape May NJ.... gorgeous town...summer or winter....
You both may be interpreting "city" in a different way. I'm from but NJ originally but never been to Cape May. Looking it up its population is only 3,500. Seems more like a historic town than an "city" in the colloquial sense.

You also bring up a good point. I doubt people in South Jersey care one way or another about Hoboken or Jersey City. For a small state we really are regionally divided.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: 304
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I believe that Elkins might fit the bill for overall most liked town in WV. I have never heard anyone speak negatively of it, unlike the larger cities/towns in the state. Elkins is a mountain town near ski resorts, national and state parks, caverns, and even has Civil War history.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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For NC i'd say Asheville is most liked. While it is pretty liberal which could be polarizing, it's still the biggest tourist draw in NC that's a city. Beer, Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.

Charlotte and the Triangle cities are ruled out as favorites because many people in those two cities dislike the other city due to the rivalry. Winston-Salem and Greensboro are kind of neutral- not many people have strong feelings towards them either way.

I'd say Wilmington is the runner up to Asheville. I don't think it's heralded as much as Asheville though. Especially when Wilmington is compared to Savannah and Charleston it doesn't shine in the way that Asheville does.
This is right on. For NC, it's Asheville and Wilmington. Both cities offer something different than the other cities in the state and they are places where North Carolinians typically go to feel happy.
While nearly everyone will agree that Charlotte and The Triangle bring a lot of value to the state, there is way too much acrimony between them and toward them. They are places that people love to hate until they are there and then they are glad that they are.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You both may be interpreting "city" in a different way. I'm from but NJ originally but never been to Cape May. Looking it up its population is only 3,500. Seems more like a historic town than an "city" in the colloquial sense.

You also bring up a good point. I doubt people in South Jersey care one way or another about Hoboken or Jersey City. For a small state we really are regionally divided.
In the Summer the population is 50,000+. Personally Sea Isle City is my favorite city in NJ-mostly because of memories growing up.


Otherwise Princeton and Frenchtown, NJ are two very nice towns.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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"Anti-corporate" is always a funny one. SXSW is not corporate at all lmfao. No corporate hotels in downtown either . I especially love the Domain crowd going on about "Keeping Austin Weird." Usually with a Chipotle cup and Nordstrom bag in each hand lol. Every city has their freeloader areas.

I do love Lake Travis though. Most Austinites have never have been to White Rock Lake or nabes such as Deep Ellum or Bishop Arts, so they think all of Big D is concrete, chains, strip malls, etc.
Idk if me saying "anti-corporate" offended you again. If it did, I do apologize. SXSW is attended by out of towners who are interested in film, music and technology. And the Domain crowd is definitely not the Keep Austi nWeird crowd.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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For NC i'd say Asheville is most liked. While it is pretty liberal which could be polarizing, it's still the biggest tourist draw in NC that's a city. Beer, Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.

Charlotte and the Triangle cities are ruled out as favorites because many people in those two cities dislike the other city due to the rivalry. Winston-Salem and Greensboro are kind of neutral- not many people have strong feelings towards them either way.

I'd say Wilmington is the runner up to Asheville. I don't think it's heralded as much as Asheville though. Especially when Wilmington is compared to Savannah and Charleston it doesn't shine in the way that Asheville does.
I do think it's Asheville, and not just due to the Raleigh vs Charlotte dynamic. There's also a large group of people outside NC that tend to bash NC cities. Raleigh and Charlotte (and Greensboro, Winston) are often characterized as boring sprawling bedroom communities, while Asheville is seen as a little exception. It is canonized as 'cool' throughout the country. Charlotte and Raleigh haven't established their coolness outside their respective regions.

I think Durham benefits from this phenomenon as well, to a lesser extent. It's grittier than the other piedmont cities, and therefore seen as cooler by some.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Idk if me saying "anti-corporate" offended you again. If it did, I do apologize. SXSW is attended by out of towners who are interested in film, music and technology. And the Domain crowd is definitely not the Keep Austi nWeird crowd.
None of it is offensive, it's just ironic.

I do love SXSW.
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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It's pretty obvious that Nashville is the favorite on C-D.

But recent events have demonstrated that Gatlinburg is the most beloved. So much that volunteers from Knoxville are having to come in to sort the used clothing, household supplies and etc that have been bestowed upon the town.

And bottled water... it might help to see if the water supply has been disrupted before sending truckloads of bottled water.
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