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View Poll Results: What is the best U.S. city for a world traveler to live?
NYC 14 22.95%
Los Angeles 5 8.20%
Chicago 10 16.39%
Washington, D.C. 5 8.20%
San Francisco 8 13.11%
Seattle 2 3.28%
Boston 5 8.20%
San Diego 1 1.64%
Miami 3 4.92%
Other (please specify) 8 13.11%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:47 AM
 
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For people that get the opportunity to travel to places across the world, what would be the best city in the U.S. for this kind person to live? Are there more than one?
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Rwarky says Chicago
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:54 AM
 
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For poll purposes I voted for Los Angeles because LAX offers non-stop flights to many destinations in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. NYC, Chicago, and Atlanta are also good for the same reasons.
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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NYC for public transportation--no need for a car if always traveling overseas. Also, the airport connections to Europe are excellent and good transport along the eastern shore to other US cities.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston should be added to that list. In all three cities you have a diverse population with people from all over the world. On top of that, you have a low cost of living which would enable you to have the disposable income to travel. Most importantly, all three cities have some of the busiest airports, not only in the US but also the world, which offer direct flights to many foreign capitals.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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If world travel is a priority, I would say the two most important things would be (1) to live close to a major airport that has international flights, and (2) to live in an "affordable" city so that you can save all of your money for travel, rather than putting it towards a mortgage. For that reason, I would agree with the poster who suggested that Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas should be added to that list. I also think Chicago would be a strong choice. But cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco are too expensive and you would be squandering your "travel" money on an expensive home in those cities.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Chicago or NYC
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I'd agree with Atlanta. If you're looking for a good hub city, this is it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago? Eh???

Are you looking for worldy things in the city, or access to the world....

If the latter, then obviously the airport hubs (chicago, nyc, atl) would be the best choice, if you are travelling all of the time.

If you're looking for worldly things in the city, I think you might be heavily dissapointed in chicago. I've met a lot of people here from other parts of the country and world who are dissappointed with the "diversity" and culture. Yes, there are a bunch of places that are cool, but its still VERY midwestern. I'm a "world" traveler as well, and I've been all around, and I'm relatively disapointed with chicago. I'd stick with NYC or San Fran.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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i've been to 27 countries and Chicago is still my #1! It's all just personal taste I suppose...



That said, I actually voted for San Fran.
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