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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 06-30-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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And if the mass transit is as sub par as Go NE suggests then I'd say it still has plenty of work ahead in order to catch up with the mid sized metro areas.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Is this thread about Omaha?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I was defending it. Omaha was deemed to not be worth of top 25 status, and then to make matters ridiculous it was called 62nd.
But that is my point. Someone took offense at Omaha not being in the top 25 and brought up Omaha, which lead to the 62nd comment. No one would have made that comment had you all not taken offense and brought Omaha into the conversation. This happens alot, and it gets really old.

In fact, this was the FIRST response to the OP on this thread:

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What about Omaha? It was ranked third by Kiplingers, just saying
Do you see what I am saying?

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Old 06-30-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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yeah I see your point.
still, the idea that a city ranked third not once but twice in the last month, and it isn't even put on the list of potentially best places to live work and play is in my mind ridiculous reguardless of what city we're talking about.

So yes there is a way to see that we started the problem so in a sense I'm not really defending. But there is at least an angle where I'm defending the city as I said earlier... all you have to do is ignore all logic.

lol. Okay. I retract my last two sentances.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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And if the mass transit is as sub par as Go NE suggests then I'd say it still has plenty of work ahead in order to catch up with the mid sized metro areas.
admittedly mass transit is not good in Omaha. I'd say it is our weakest suit. But again, it is improving, as the Mayor has already put a streetcar project in the works.
However, the need really isn't too strong, which is possibly the reason behind the slow down in that area. Omaha has the shortest commute time in the nation, so cutting down on traffic isn't as strong of a priority.

beyond mass transit, omaha has a bit of a crime problem in a particular neighborhood, and we get the harshest part of all seasons weather-wise. Now I've pointed out the city's flaws!


Proof positive that I'm not blind to my city's shortcomings.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Ok, if we can get back to the TOPIC of this thread...

I'm in love with New York, Chicago, Boston and San Fran. They're some of the most exciting places to live, work and play. They're expensive as heck, but tons of fun. And hey, if you get rid of a car, that's an extra $400-700 a month you can use to help out with the outrageous rents and to buy your transit pass.

San Diego is another place I think might rank highly. I've never been but have heard it lends itself well toward a lifestyle of recreation and leisure.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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yeah I see your point.
still, the idea that a city ranked third not once but twice in the last month, and it isn't even put on the list of potentially best places to live work and play is in my mind ridiculous reguardless of what city we're talking about.

So yes there is a way to see that we started the problem so in a sense I'm not really defending. But there is at least an angle where I'm defending the city as I said earlier... all you have to do is ignore all logic.

lol. Okay. I retract my last two sentances.
Did you even look at the 25 cities in this list? Every one of them is considerably larger than Omaha and has at least 1 million in its metro area. And don't say "Yeah but if you include Lincoln..." because EVERY city can make a similar claim ("Yeah but if you include Hickory..." "Yeah but if you include Sevierville..." "Yeah but if you include Provo...").

Look, every dog has his day, and even a blind squirrel occasionally finds acorns. Omaha does occasionally get into top-25 lists. Those of us who have been following national top-25 lists for a while can tell you that Omaha is rarely up there. But you need to get over your inferiority complex. Every time you push Omaha even when it doesn't fit someone's criteria ou're coming across as the neighborhood chihuahua who gets tired of being overlooked and starts biting everyone's ankles just to get noticed. Sure, the chihuahua gets noticed, but he also gets kicked around for being so annoying.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So, is this all finally over?
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:52 PM
Status: "Defeat the "Squad"!!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Talking It's Spelled H-O-U-S-T-O-N

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Its spelled Los Angeles not Angelos. Not a big deal though.
Well, if it's spelled wrong, then there's a good chance it's spelled wrong.

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A 25 year old needs to be somewhere super-affordable with a good market. But also good nightlife and an attractive singles scene.

I said Houston, Portland, and Austin. Maybe Atlanta.
Now you're cooking!! You'll have no problem in Texas, where Houston and Austin are both great cities to build your life around. My first vote is for Houston, and I'll put Austin a very close second.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Did you even look at the 25 cities in this list? Every one of them is considerably larger than Omaha and has at least 1 million in its metro area. And don't say "Yeah but if you include Lincoln..." because EVERY city can make a similar claim ("Yeah but if you include Hickory..." "Yeah but if you include Sevierville..." "Yeah but if you include Provo...").

Look, every dog has his day, and even a blind squirrel occasionally finds acorns. Omaha does occasionally get into top-25 lists. Those of us who have been following national top-25 lists for a while can tell you that Omaha is rarely up there. But you need to get over your inferiority complex. Every time you push Omaha even when it doesn't fit someone's criteria ou're coming across as the neighborhood chihuahua who gets tired of being overlooked and starts biting everyone's ankles just to get noticed. Sure, the chihuahua gets noticed, but he also gets kicked around for being so annoying.

read my previous post #38. What I'm saying is very relevant. Now let's get off this topic if people are just going to keep yelling at me for having a point to make.
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