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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 04-25-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Most are dumps, I could live in Seattle and maybe Madison and Minneapolis.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:19 AM
 
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Easily Arlington, VA. Then Seattle, then Denver.

Chesapeake is OK but itís not on the same level as the places listed in the poll.
My post on Chesapeake was in reference to the Moveto link posted prior listing the city as one of the ten most boring cities in US. I was not insinuating that Chesapeake be included in the best places to live poll.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: indianapolis.
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I currently live near and work in Carmel, IN - it's an Indianapolis suburb. I moved here from coastal FL about 6 months ago, and so far, I can see why people love it. The COL is comparatively lower, the wages are much higher, at least in my industry, and you can get into the city for fun stuff and good food relatively quickly and easily. There are tons of jobs and a competitive housing market throughout the entire area. I don't find myself thinking of this place as "home" just yet, but if I ended up being here long-term, I don't think I would constantly wish to be somewhere else. I do prefer a more liberal political climate and would prefer scenery other than flat corn fields, but besides that, this isn't a bad place to be. Indianapolis is a decent sized city and Carmel is the place where young families and people with a bit more money come to buy their homes and raise their kids.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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If you don't enjoy living in Austin there may be something wrong with you. The ONLY reason I moved from Austin to Raleigh is because I was always traveling back here and to NY and other east coast cities.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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If you don't enjoy living in Austin there may be something wrong with you. The ONLY reason I moved from Austin to Raleigh is because I was always traveling back here and to NY and other east coast cities.
Austin is hardly a city for everyone. Itís relatively expensive, isnít particularly urban, has terrible traffic and poor transit. Itís also very hot and humid. I like Austin a lot, but itís perfectly normal not to want to live there.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:01 AM
 
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Minneapolis... thatís really... random.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Most are dumps, I could live in Seattle and maybe Madison and Minneapolis.
You're extremely biased towards Chicago, and none of these cities are 'dumps.'
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I mean, if COL is a heavy heavy heavy ingredient in the recipe, then I can see why a place like Madison, WI, Ann Arbor, MI or Caramel, Indiana make the list. Good schools, nice communities, low cost. East Grand Rapids, MI would be another perfect example. Maybe even John's Creek, GA.

But money aside, do we really think this is accurate? Would those who have free reign to call anywhere home, decide to live in a Caramel, IN over a Palo Alto, CA? Cambridge, MA? Winnetka, IL?

As a %, the answer is absolutely no.

But, regardless, Arlington, Seattle, Minneapolis, and maybe Austin have reason to crack a top 20 list based on overall desirability to me. The rest are here as a result of very specific criteria.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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Minneapolis... thatís really... random.
Not really. Outside of weather itís a tremendous city and metro.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Minneapolis... thatís really... random.
Never been. Heard it's the shiznit.
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