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Old 03-26-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Could Atlanta work? Underrated city for education.

Yes.
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Denver?
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I would say Omaha is a intellectual city but it has the feel of a lower-middle class city. It is actually a very well-off city with an excellent economy and excellent amenities but it has a very, very lower-middle class look about it.

Omaha is the most humble city in America and doesn't really look in a majority of areas as affluent as it is.

In general, The Wahsatch Ranch of Utah is very intellectual but it based on per-capita income statistics it is more lower-middle class. Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Orem are the cities in this area.

Fort Collins I would say would fit the bill also.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle.

Berkely.

Palo Alto.

Eugene.

Hmm, all on the west coast...
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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Seattle.

Berkely.

Palo Alto.

Eugene.

Hmm, all on the west coast...
I don't know much about Eugene but the other 3, lower-middle? Not pretentious?
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I agree with Omaha. It has a certain understated sophistication. Low key, not flashy, but somehow projects Midwestern elegance. Much more so than its reputation portrays.
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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Generally, when you talk about intellectual cities, it's some order or other of Seattle, Boston, DC, NYC, Minneapolis, Austin, Portland and SF. But those cities, particularly Seattle, Boston, SF, DC and NYC get stereotyped as being full of workaholic affluent types who are considered intellectuals solely because they've been able to weasel their way into a professional job, like an economist, engineer, or a think tank worker.

Are there better cities than those I've listed where the "intellectuals" are just people who are knowledgeable about science, history, art, philosophy, politics, etc., who love to read and have a very high verbal IQ, as opposed to people who have high-powered jobs? Or are the cities I've listed still the best place to find the former type of people.
way to throw like 40,000,000 people into one bucket
Boston is the exact opposite of Portland or Austin.
Bostonians are largely practical and its looked down upon to be ostentatiously wealthy, Austenite's or Portlanders are out to prove they are different, Bostonians fit in.
If you think you weasel your way into being a lawyer or a doctor you clearly have never tried getting into Med-school or Law School.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Burlington VT and Portland ME. Maybe Rochester NY, too.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Montreal - YES, YES, AND YES
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