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Old 10-28-2017, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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Polished by the definition means elegant and refined. That is very subjective according depending on the perspective and experience of the individual. Asian Cities such as Chongqing China are neat and clean and may seem polished to some who has limited real world experience with a rural or suburban background but will seem sterile and bland from a person with a European background accustomed to the great grand old cities such as Vienna Austria and Nice France.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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From an online dictionary:

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pol·ished ˈpäliSHt
adjective
adjective polished
shiny as a result of being rubbed.
accomplished and skillful.
expert accomplished masterly masterful skillful adept adroit dexterous impeccable flawless perfect consummate exquisite outstanding excellent superb superlative first-rate fine ace
refined, sophisticated, or elegant.
refined cultivated civilized well bred polite courteous genteel decorous respectable urbane suave sophisticated
(of rice) having had the outer husk removed during milling.
I am not familiar with Denver but I can attest from having lived in Portland and having visited Seattle often do not fit this description.

The OP didn't give his idea of what "polished" means to him.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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I'm originally from Oregon and spent a lot of time in Portland...I personally wouldn't consider it polished
Portland doesn't strike me as very polished either, in any sense of the word.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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I am not familiar with Denver but I can attest from having lived in Portland and having visited Seattle often do not fit this description.

The OP didn't give his idea of what "polished" means to him.
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Portland doesn't strike me as very polished either, in any sense of the word.
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I'm originally from Oregon and spent a lot of time in Portland...I personally wouldn't consider it polished
I only see one connection.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: DFW
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It really depends on your precise definition of "polished" but I'll take a shot in the dark and suggest:

- San Francisco
- Austin
- Twin Cities
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah a little context would be nice.

To me polished means urbane, sophisticated, educated, traveled, cultured etc.
I am assuming 'polished' means buffed to a high luster.

So I guess a lot of cities that have marble clad or glass buildings are the most polished.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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Minneapolis, San Diego, Austin, Salt Lake City, and Madison (WI).

I don't know what you mean by polished as that can open up to a large avenue of very different things. However, I'm using polished in an aesthetic sense, as in which cities look almost as sterilized as hospital rooms where you wont find nary a spot or grimey "been to hell and back" type of aesthetic elements to them.

As cities, each one will have gritty sections, as all cities do to some capacity or another, but for the most part that grittiness will be greatly subdued in these places.

I lived in San Diego and Portland. Portland is literally NOTHING like San Diego aka SUN Diego. Totally different feeling and most people from SD aren't annoyingly politically correct, they are just chill people soaking in the sun rays. It's one of the most care-free places in California without all the snobbiness you get with LA, San Fran and Portland. Not sure about Denver, visited there once, spent some time in Boulder and other Colorado areas but never lived there but I know Boulder is trendy, beautiful, and people are well-off there. Polished might mean trendy, like the city decided to open up a bunch of good new restaurants, breweries and shops all close to each other plus having new architecture built or maintaining old architecture so it still looks good. Portland has the trendiness for sure, but less architecture and i heard Minneapolis was like Portland without the grittyness, it has good architecture and it's also underrated unlike Portland where too many people are moving there at once. I visited Salt Lake city recently and was disappointed with the downtown area especially. It was a ghost town. No trendy shops, or if there is something good, it's at least 10 blocks away from the next good thing instead of a strip of cool shops/places to eat and did i mention SLC doesnt have anywhere good to eat like Portland. Walking downtown, i only saw your average italian and burger restaurants. Nothing special plus nobody was out of the street. A waiter told me it's dead like this every night downtown and even near the university. It has many shut-down businesses and just A LOT of banks. I decided i was never going to live there after the first night i got a dull vibe that i'd be lonely there and not make many friends. Plus no cool artsy stuff, just the mormon temple and ballet theater for good architecture. The town looked older than i expected. It is not new and built up at all, the 50% Mormon thing keeps it from becoming a lively city, probably why small businesses keep closing.

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