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Old 07-19-2017, 04:29 AM
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If money/housing/jobs were no issue, where would you prefer to live and settle?

A criteria to help you compare/elaborate:






Art scene



Nearby notable areas/cities (for example LA and LV, because they're at driving distance)
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:23 AM
Location: I is where I is
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Mine would either be Lake Tahoe, CA (though it isn't a "major city") or the Denver area. Both are similar in terms of what I want/like.

Lake Tahoe itself is an amazing lake. Crystal clear water, and great for kayaking and paddle boarding (seasonal of course). It has snow which I love, great snowboarding of course. Plus great hiking, plenty of restaurants, and the casinos if you're into that. Nearby is also Reno and Sacramento

Denver is another great option. Mountains, outdoors, snow, etc.. The big draw to Denver for me would be the amount of great cities within driving distance. Boulder, Colorado Springs, etc...and only a few hours from Etes Park which is an amazing place for Rocky Mounatain National Park. Denver also has a sports market which is a plus

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:42 AM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Chicago, New York, San Diego and San Francisco.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:21 AM
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Boston, New York, San Fransisco
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:54 AM
Location: North America
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Los Angeles.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:33 PM
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As an urbanist? New York City
As a historian? Washington DC
As a nature lover? Salt Lake City
My ideal climate? San Francisco
As a sports fan? Los Angeles
Best location? I'm gonna say Boston
Best value/amenities ratio? Biased, but Cleveland
Overall? There's not just one for me. Strictly from an urban standpoint, there's almost no question is pick NYC, but there's a number of cities higher on my list for different reasons.
Out of the 40 major league metros in the US, I have them broken down into 5 groups.
-8 (3 in NE, 5 in West) that are out of my price range (hypothetically only anyways)
-A first tier that has: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Portland, Sacramento
-And 3 more tiers after that (some from 2 and 1 are interchangeable, and so on)
There definitely is more than 1 right answer to a question like this.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:10 PM
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San Antone
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Location: Denver
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New Orleans, LA, NYC.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:15 PM
Location: Fox Cities, Wisconsin
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If I had to really narrow it down, I think I'd honestly pick Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mainly because of its location. I have a strong bias for the Great Lakes. And if I had to move from Appleton, WI to there, it wouldn't be too drastic of a difference. I'm still close to Lake Michigan, good hiking, the drive isn't too much further from Lake Superior compared to Appleton, size is just about right (100-300k population), and within reasonable distance from other mid-large sized cities (Kalamazoo, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Battle Creek)
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:46 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Weather: 4 seasons

Activities: Perfect for being on the water in the summer or just riding a bike in the parks

Scenery: Lots of trees and lakes

Diversity: Diverse enough with a Nordic and Germanic heritage in the backdrop

Sports: Ehh lackluster for major league sports but great for pond hockey!

Art scene: Great art scene

Dining/bars: Lots of nice restaurants and bars plus many breweries

Nightlife: I'm more a concert than night club person so Twin Cities are fine for me in that regard. First Ave is fun

Also, besides Saint Paul its relatively close to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha and for nature.. the north woods and Great Lakes, and just the many lakes and rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Its remote enough to find peace and quite but not so remote that its totally isolated.
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