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Old 04-12-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Top 3 Do you agree with full list and is your city on the list ?

1. Austin, Texas
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Denver, Colorado


https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...479360293.html
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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Dallas-Fort Worth at #18.

I'm not sure that I agree with the entire methodology. Way too much emphasis is placed on "tech" and "population growth." How does the presence of tech startups in a particular city improve your "quality of life?" Is rapid population growth always a good thing?
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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Dallas-Fort Worth at #18.

I'm not sure that I agree with the entire methodology. Way too much emphasis is placed on "tech" and "population growth." How does the presence of tech startups in a particular city improve your "quality of life?" Is rapid population growth always a good thing?
The best cities are usually the one with plentiful jobs, and both population growth and technology are shorthand ways to measure health of a city’s future.

Incidentally Raleigh came in 13th.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Dallas-Fort Worth at #18.

I'm not sure that I agree with the entire methodology. Way too much emphasis is placed on "tech" and "population growth." How does the presence of tech startups in a particular city improve your "quality of life?" Is rapid population growth always a good thing?
Yeah, these lists are dumb. Besides the strain rapid population growth can have on resources and infrastructure and the crowdedness it can cause (which many people vocally dislike), lots of transplants water down an area's local culture. They're mainly written for white libertarian Millennials AFAICT.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Nice pic of Lexington.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Top 3 Do you agree with full list and is your city on the list ?

1. Austin, Texas
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Denver, Colorado

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...479360293.html
Nope, no way. I like Austin, but it's too crowded and getting crazy with cost of living. I can't stand Colorado. Though I still live in the state, I'm counting down my time here. Colorado Springs and especially Denver are way overrated. It's too dry and too expensive. Denver has horrible traffic. Too many people are moving here - thinking it's utopia - and housing and COL are ever-increasing.

Unless you are absolutely rolling in money, I'd strongly advise against all three of those.

These "top city" lists are dumb. Anyone can put them together, with any criteria. They're just advertising and guaranteed eye-catchers, nothing more.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Nope, no way. I like Austin, but it's too crowded and getting crazy with cost of living. I can't stand Colorado. Though I still live in the state, I'm counting down my time here. Colorado Springs and especially Denver are way overrated. It's too dry and too expensive. Denver has horrible traffic. Too many people are moving here - thinking it's utopia - and housing and COL are ever-increasing.

Unless you are absolutely rolling in money, I'd strongly advise against all three of those.

These "top city" lists are dumb.
What state you planning to move ?
What wrong with Colorado always thought it was cool state with rocky mountains.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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What state you planning to move ?
What wrong with Colorado always thought it was cool state with rocky mountains.
I've stated the reasons many many times on this forum, and just don't have the time and energy now to repeat them. Sorry. Maybe I should do a blog, which would be easy to link to, and just reference that.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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I've stated the reasons many many times on this forum, and just don't have the time and energy now to repeat them. Sorry. Maybe I should do a blog, which would be easy to link to, and just reference that.
I never saw it
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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I never saw it
I haven't created the blog yet. That's an idea I just came up with.
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