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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 06-28-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Let's See What City Is Best!
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What about Omaha? It was ranked third by Kiplingers, just saying
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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^^They always leave the best ones out.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Its spelled Los Angeles not Angelos. Not a big deal though.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Where's Omaha, or Raleigh? or Des Moines?
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^^They always leave the best ones out.
Kiplingers?
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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That's because Omaha has not yet reached the status of a Top 25 city. It is not well rounded in terms of a high overall standard of living. The Places Rated Almanac has it rated around 62nd best metro area in the country. I have to admit I don't think Hartford has yet achieved a Top 25 ranking either though it is well ahead of Omaha in overall standard of living. Places Rated Almanac has it at the 42nd best metro area.

Bear in mind Kiplingers is a Financial publication. I sincerely doubt they can effectively analyze non financial criteria as well as a more unbiased publication can. They may be wowing over the financial growth taking place in the Omaha area but that still does not mean it has a superior quality of life just yet. Essentially Omaha's arts and entertainment cannot match up with larger metro areas. Hartford is taking decent strides at once again becoming an important metro area in this country but it also still has a way to go before it arrives.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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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.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Its spelled Los Angeles not Angelos. Not a big deal though.
that was the first thing I noticed, and I'm a horrible speller...
I would say Denver...
Mainly for the fact that it is fairly cheap, unlike the prices of California and the Northeast.
It has the Mountains, and a fairly large growing(?) economy...
I could say NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Honolulu (although not listed), and DC...
but those places have a pretty high cost of living...which I assume you intend to include in the factor of the 'live' part in the 'live, work, and play'.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Columbus, Cleveland or Cincinnati. The three big C's?
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