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Old 06-25-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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If what I got from this is correct then I shouldn't say Chicago or Park Ridge.


Other than that South Haven Michigan gets my vote any day of the week. It's a small touristy city on Lake Michigan in the southwest part of the state. It has a nice harbor, lighthouse, the downtown looks really nice. Amazing city overall.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:05 AM
 
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America: What city do you adore the most in terms of overall most pleasant climate, pedestrian friendliness, natural setting, close access to the ocean and mountains, good job oportunities, low cost of living, diverse population, ratio of sunny to cloudy or rainy days, decent public transportation, friendly people, activities and festivals, reasonably low traffic, proximity to other great towns and cities, etc.?
I adore quite a few cities, but the city with all the above listed characteristics simply doesn't exist (unless it's a dream).

All the cities listed by the posters lack quite a few of the criteria that you listed people should consider. A place with great high paying jobs, beautiful natural setting, close to mountains and ocean, great climate, urban amenities and affordable housing would be extremely desirable for everyone, so it probably won't be able to stay affordable, traffic free and have laid back nice people. High paying job market draws in people and increases prices on housing and puts pressure to expand the urban sprawl, traffic in great job market metro areas is pretty bad.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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America: What city do you adore the most in terms of overall most pleasant climate, pedestrian friendliness, natural setting, close access to the ocean and mountains, good job oportunities, low cost of living, diverse population, ratio of sunny to cloudy or rainy days, decent public transportation, friendly people, activities and festivals, reasonably low traffic, proximity to other great towns and cities, etc.?
So if the city isnt close to the ocean or mountains, I cant post it? My most adored town is nowhere near either.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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So if the city isnt close to the ocean or mountains, I cant post it? My most adored town is nowhere near either.
I think it can have any quality that you like to make it "your" favorite city!

Mine would be Savannah, St. Augustine and Charleston But then I pretty much like any city I visit for different reasons!
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In no particular order and obviously not meeting the OP criteria.
Here are some cities that may be overlooked that put a smile on my face.
( of course some of the cities are over 30 years removed from my eyes )
Grand Junction CO, Madison WI, Iowa City, Big Sur CA, Portland OR,
St Louis MO, Clearwater FL, Virgina City NV.

I would love to experience such cities as Louisville KY, San Marcos TX,
and perhaps New England in the future.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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I might be in the minority, but I really enjoy Dallas, TX.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I might be in the minority, but I really enjoy Dallas, TX.
No, you're in the silent majority about this...I love Dallas, Houston and (my hometown) Atlanta. However, the miserable, self-loathing rustbelters on this forum work overtime (since they're otherwise unemployed due to abysmal economic conditions in their own hometowns) to convey the very false impression that these are the three most reviled cities in the US.
So, say it loud, say it proud.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a very underrated city. Since I know you all hate seeing my photos, I'll just share a FEW with you to prove my point before you all start whining again.










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Old 06-26-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I really like Denver and it would be a place I would consider living if I were to leave CA. Denver has just a little snow, but not too much, is close to the ski resorts, has a good economy, nice outdoor activities, etc..
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:44 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I think Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a very underrated city. Since I know you all hate seeing my photos, I'll just share a FEW with you to prove my point before you all start whining again.
Nonsense; you've moved mountains on this forum with your photos.
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