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View Poll Results: Best Mid-sized City in the US
Augusta, Georgia 1 1.23%
Cary, North Carolina 2 2.47%
Wichita, Kansas 0 0%
Richmond, Virginia 2 2.47%
Tulsa, Oklahoma 3 3.70%
Wilmington, Delaware 0 0%
Jackson, Mississippi 0 0%
Birmingham, Alabama 2 2.47%
Columbia, South Carolina 2 2.47%
Glendale, California 2 2.47%
Salt Lake City, Utah 2 2.47%
Portland, Oregon 4 4.94%
Boulder, Colorado 2 2.47%
Savannah, Georgia 2 2.47%
Charleston, South Carolina 4 4.94%
Souix Falls, South Dakota 1 1.23%
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5 6.17%
St. Louis, Missouri 2 2.47%
Greenville, South Carolina 0 0%
Huntsville, Alabama 1 1.23%
Lexington, Kentucky 2 2.47%
Knoxville, Tennessee 2 2.47%
Grand Rapids, Michigan 0 0%
Omaha, Nebraska 4 4.94%
Albuquerque, New Mexico 8 9.88%
Des Moines, Iowa 5 6.17%
Little Rock, Arkansas 1 1.23%
Durham, North Carolina 0 0%
Boise, Idaho 1 1.23%
Cincinnati, Ohio 1 1.23%
Plano, Texas 0 0%
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1 1.23%
Mobile, Alabama 0 0%
Macon, Georgia 0 0%
Norfolk, Virginia 1 1.23%
Providence, Rhode Island 6 7.41%
Hartford, Connecticut 2 2.47%
Fargo, North Dakota 1 1.23%
Tacoma, Washington 0 0%
Chattanooga, Tennessee 6 7.41%
LaFayette, Louisiana 1 1.23%
Katy, Texas 2 2.47%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Augusta, Georgia
Cary, North Carolina
Spokane, Washington
Salt Lake City, Utah
Knoxville, Tennessee
Huntsville, Alabama
Wilmington, Delaware
Des Moines, Iowa
Madison, Wisconson
Savannah, Georgia
Durham, North Carolina
Richmond, Virginia
Lexington, Kentucky
Orlando, Florida
Plano, Texas
Katy, Texas
Scottsdale, Arizona
Glendale, California
Reno, Nevada
Brie, California
Charleston, South Carolina
Little Rock, Arkansas
Athens, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Jackson, Mississippi
Boulder, Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Lincoln, Nebraska
Greensboro, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boise, Idaho

Out of these mid-sized cities, which is the best mid-sized city in the US?
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, I will write in Omaha.

But out of the list I think Des Moines is the best because it has the best economy out of all of them, and its fun too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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This is tough considering I've never been in all of these cities.


Well maybe I'm bias but I say Madison, and Knoxville.

Madison just won an award for cleanest teeth. lol and they've been on top city list quite often. It boast lots of recreational attributes with a liberal attituide. Proximty to Chico and Milwaukee.

Knoxville is right there towards the edge of the smokies. I have a friend who moved there and he likes it. The town itself seems pretty progressive with a decent downtown entertainment scene. Close to recreation. Less than half a days drive to the ocean!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Out of that list, excluding anywhere near me where i could be biased, i would choose Savannah. I've only heard good things from there, although i havnt been


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But out of the list I think Des Moines is the best because it has the best economy out of all of them, and its fun too.
Wow, i guess culture changes vastly among regions...i was bored out of my mind in Des Moines.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Well, I will write in Omaha.

But out of the list I think Des Moines is the best because it has the best economy out of all of them, and its fun too.
You can't write in Omaha. Omaha is a large city, not mid-sized,(not MEGA city mind you, but still large just the same)

Lincoln is the only city on this list I've been to, and I enjoyed my time there. The capital building is quite a sight. I don't think it's the best though. in looks alone Des Moines hits Lincoln over the head.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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But Orlando is larger than Omaha, its metro is 2 million+.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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glendale, cali
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Augusta, Georgia
Cary, North Carolina
Spokane, Washington
Salt Lake City, Utah
Knoxville, Tennessee
Huntsville, Alabama
Wilmington, Delaware
Des Moines, Iowa
Madison, Wisconson
Savannah, Georgia
Durham, North Carolina
Richmond, Virginia
Lexington, Kentucky
Orlando, Florida
Plano, Texas
Katy, Texas
Scottsdale, Arizona
Glendale, California
Reno, Nevada
Brie, California
Charleston, South Carolina
Little Rock, Arkansas
Athens, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Jackson, Mississippi
Boulder, Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Lincoln, Nebraska
Greensboro, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boise, Idaho

Out of these mid-sized cities, which is the best mid-sized city in the US?

Mid sized...eh?

Where is Albuquerque?! Thats mid sized, id say remove boise.
I Vote ALBUQUERQUE!
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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But Orlando is larger than Omaha, its metro is 2 million+.
Exactly. This poll is pretty strange. I never would've thought to classify Orlando and Athens GA both as "mid-sized" while completely ignoring places like Albuquerque and Omaha, both of which are definitely mid-sized.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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I based the poll on the population of the city proper. I always placed Omaha and Albuquerque as large cities, hence a population of 400,000. I'll make some edits.

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