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Old 09-19-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'm not sure that they took the last part of their methodology very seriously: "We eliminated any place that had more than double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity."

There are their top ten:

1. Fishers, Indiana
2. Allen, Texas
3. Monterey Park, California
4. Franklin, Tennessee
5. Olive Branch, Mississippi
6. Dickinson, North Dakota
7. Lone Tree, Colorado
8. North Arlington, New Jersey
9. Schaumburg, Illinois
10. Bozeman, Montana

Some of those places lack ethnic diversity by pretty much anyone's definition: Fishers, Dickinson, Bozeman, and Lone Tree are all 85% to 90% white (2010 census), yet they made the list. Montery Park is about 70% Asian. While some of the others are more diverse to be sure, like Olive Branch or Allen, it makes me think that they only paid lip service to finding diverse places, giving diversity very little weight in their rankings.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Considering that St Louis is vying with Baghdad for the riot capital of the world, I'll take safe, clean, good schools, etc.
That's why St. Louis' population continues to shrink while the metro region still grows, particularly the counties adjacent to St. Louis County. The region itself is fine, but a lot of people want to have some distance from the city. To be fair, most of the city is pretty safe; however, people don't realize this.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Flavors of the moment.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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"we looked only at places with populations between 10,000 and 100,000."

So, pretty much anything in a typical suburban range.

Places like Naperville, Alexandria, Scottsdale are too big for this list.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Seems more like the best suburban places to raise families. Although a lot of the places listed are pleasant they aren't exactly places I want to live as a single 24 year old professional student.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Flavors of the moment.
Vanilla.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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A lot of people prefer "suburbia" and could care less about being near cultural areas, diverse areas, etc...

I am included in that category. I've always preferred to live away from the main parts of big cities. I enjoy having a yard, privacy, etc...and not being near the "hustle" 24/7
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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A lot of people prefer "suburbia" and could care less about being near cultural areas, diverse areas, etc...

I am included in that category. I've always preferred to live away from the main parts of big cities. I enjoy having a yard, privacy, etc...and not being near the "hustle" 24/7
Crime, bad schools, increasing homeless population, high taxes, high COL, aggressive attitudes - big cities aren't all they are cracked up to be.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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Crime, bad schools, increasing homeless population, high taxes, high COL, aggressive attitudes - big cities aren't all they are cracked up to be.
And with online shopping there is no reason even to set foot in an overcrowded big city again!
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Crime, bad schools, increasing homeless population, high taxes, high COL, aggressive attitudes - big cities aren't all they are cracked up to be.
Agree 100%
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