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View Poll Results: Best place to live?
Austin, Texas 8 8.70%
Raleigh, North Carolina 5 5.43%
Ann Arbor, Michigan 3 3.26%
Denver, Colorado 12 13.04%
Arlington, Virginia 10 10.87%
Plano, Texas 3 3.26%
Charleston, South Carolina 9 9.78%
Boise, Idaho 7 7.61%
Madison, Wisconsin 3 3.26%
Carmel, Indiana 3 3.26%
Seattle, Washington 12 13.04%
Charlotte, North Carolina 5 5.43%
Minneapolis, Minnesota 12 13.04%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-24-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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A lot of this depends on if your talking about single people or families. Denver's a fine place for single people. For a family, it's fine so long as you don't mind raising kids out of a 1000 sqft apartment or a 50 minute commute.

I don't think any of the high COL high commute time cities qualify as highly liveable for a middle class family.
My commute is 20 minutes, and we live in a house that's nearly 3x that size - and we're solidly middle-class. YMMV.

Plain-o is great if you're a soccer mom or you've got more dollars than sense. Denver-ish housing prices and Wichita's scenery. It's also appeared on a list of the most boring cities in America.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I like Chesapeake, VA.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Just in -- Not everyone agrees. I wouldn't choose any of them on the list.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:03 AM
 
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Chesapeake, VA is a PART of the VA Beach metro of 1.8 million population that stretches from Williamsburg to the Oceanfront. The bones of the entire metro are largely suburban in nature, most of the built environment is post WW2 and sunbeltish. HOWEVER the presence of the bay, the ocean, the intercoastal canal (which traverses the middle of the city) the seafood, the history, the diversity of the population and the culture that surround Chesapeake are far from boring. Chesapeake is the gateway to the Outer Banks. Millions of tourists visit the region annually and they don't come to be bored. Chesapeake is a growing, suburban business town and is no Rockefeller Center but again, far from boring. These best of/worst of lists make my eyes itch.

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Old 04-25-2018, 05:28 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I wouldn't want to live in any of those places.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:42 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Where everyone agrees? None of them. There is no such animal.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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Easily Arlington, VA. Then Seattle, then Denver.

Chesapeake is OK but it’s not on the same level as the places listed in the poll.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I have been to most of the places listed many times, and the main few I 100% agree with are-

Minneapolis
Charlotte
Raleigh
Boise

I enjoy other places on this list (Denver & Charleston) especially, but donít think I could settle down there.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Easily Arlington, VA
The good thing about Arlington is that it has great public transit options and is relatively safe from crime.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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Just in -- Not everyone agrees. I wouldn't choose any of them on the list.


Same here, Seattle, Boise, and Minneapolis are horrible cities in my opinion and you couldn't pay me to live in these places.
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