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View Poll Results: BEST U.S. CITY TO LIVE WORK AND PLAY?
New York City 35 20.83%
LOS ANGELOS 23 13.69%
CHICAGO 39 23.21%
HOUSTON 27 16.07%
BOSTON 28 16.67%
DALLAS 13 7.74%
MIAMI 9 5.36%
WASHINGTON DC 22 13.10%
SAN FRANCISCO 36 21.43%
SEATTLE 34 20.24%
PHILADELPHIA 16 9.52%
DENVER 22 13.10%
AUSTIN 17 10.12%
PORTLAND, OR 20 11.90%
SAN DIEGO 22 13.10%
PITTSBURGH 10 5.95%
ATLANTA 11 6.55%
SAN ANTONIO 7 4.17%
MINNEAPOLIS 13 7.74%
HARTFORD 4 2.38%
PHOENIX 7 4.17%
INDIANAPOLIS 12 7.14%
KANASAS CITY, MO 7 4.17%
CHARLOTTE 10 5.95%
TAMPA 5 2.98%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 168. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You haven't been here for two years, what do you know about our mass transit?
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: west Omaha
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Our mass transit hasn't changed much in the last 2 years... aside from increased ridership due to higher gas prices. But I wouldn't call our bus system much different than other cities measured by proportion. It's not bad... it's not great.

On a more exciting note however... light rail is definitely on the horizon.

http://www.hustonfamily.com/gallery/develop/195/pic3.jpg (broken link)

Now stop carrying on about Omaha and let people talk about live, work, and play in these 25 much larger metro areas... of which I wouldn't consider Omaha in the same category.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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You haven't been here for two years, what do you know about our mass transit?
Listen to Star_Gazer. Flatlander.

I know this much about your mass transit. Metro Area Transit - Omaha, Nebraska
And when I lived there despite the fact I lived downtown I could not take a bus to the two different offices that I worked at. No service nearby.

According to this link your buses were not running at all on the 4th of July and won't be on Labor Day. That's absurd. Any decent metro area worth its weight in salt has at least some buses that run on a holiday schedule.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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Omaha isn't that bad. Here (or at least Southwest Omaha), we're taught to respect other people's opinions and beliefs, even if we do not agree or believe them ourselves. It's O.K. to disagree.

Now can we go back to talking about the actual topic?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Listen to Star_Gazer. Flatlander.
Flatlander? Seriously childish remarks
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: matthews NC
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I voted for my current home town, Charlotte. Still a little city with big suburbs i guess. You have to know how to get the things to do here tho. Lots and lots of free (or cheap) and good music/events to be found all the time.Also, barring more Yankees like me coming down and screwing up the good thing even more, up town should remain as safe as ever. Also places with a good mix of upscale, poor and artsy where you can feel safe and have a good time ( feeling safe being the elusive word that alot of cities cant say).

I have lived in New York, and Tampa and can say i wouldn't live those places ever again after living in Charlotte. I have been to ATL, Philadelphia, DC, Balt, and Pittsburgh. Wouldn't trade it for them either. Now if only the queens city had a college football team to compliment the panthers. I bet we could meet some of these proud Nebraskans when the huskers come to town .
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I can't believe the argument still rages on.

Hint: When a pointless argument goes on for the better part of 12 pages; good sign neither side is going to give in or change their mind.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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I feel the same way. : ) I was born and raised in NYC. Wish folks would stay out. Then I'd have a better job, larger living space and lower taxes. lol.

Btw, did you think NYC was the "a-hole of the world" on 9/11? Americans have short memories. That's why I got mad with all the fake sympathy. As if any one really cared. The really worry was "will I be next...?"
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