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Old 10-02-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think we all knew this was coming.
Omaha:

PROS:
Consistantly rated one of the best cities for families
low cost of living.
low housing prices.
small town community feel with big city ammenities.
--Qwest Center Omaha
--Henry Doorly Zoo
--Old Market in Downtown
--Joslyn Art Museum
--Much more...
feeling of individual significance(you don't feel you'll be drown out, that your opinion matters.)
Individualistic neighborhoods.
grid-based street system for easy navgation.
strong economy. (I've heard Omaha is the only city in the region that would survive a national depression)
strong economic growth.
VERY light traffic with rare traffic jams only during rushhour or near construction.

CONS:
higher than average crime(although the vast majority of crimes occur in the northeast section of the city. It can be easily avoided)
weather can be harsh at times, but we have all four seasons.

let me know if you wanna know anything else.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Chicago has a beautiful downtown. I still marvel at how developed it is.



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Hi,
I am looking for a place for my family to live. Your suggestions are highly appreciated. Thank you!
John
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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I like Chicago because of its' world class status no matter if it has to do with theatre, museums, parks, people, places to eat, etc. You can't find those things everywhere. It's unique in that way. It doesn't get any better than Chicago from May to September.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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How my likes are ranked is in the order by when they come to mind, not how much I like them.

1) endless urban opportunities
2) yuppies are cool
3) people
4) density is best
5) diversity is unmatched
6) historic and modern architecture rubbing shoudlers
7) noises
8) sports and sports fans
9) food (pizza, bagels, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, etc.)
10) skyscrapers and skyline
11) adrenaline rush
12) traditional people
13) progressive people
14) nightlife
15) lights
16) location (easy to get to Boston, Washington DC, Philly, Baltimore, Cooperstown, Hartford, Albany, Providence, etc.)
17) everything about it makes it the premier city of America

This is the urban age. We are not cavemen anymore. Mountains are nice, but living around them only adds to my gas money and replacement tires. My town is hilly enough. In my opinion, Scarsdale is a town perfected. More along the lines of a utopia. Go to maps.live.com and type in Scarsdale, NY and click "Bird's Eye View." Take a look at our high school, looks more like a university than a high school. The school's main entrance is on Brewster Rd.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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i like living in Houston because the cost of living is low so i'm able to afford to go out and have fun whenever i like. great shopping uptown, great restaurants midtown, and lots of clubs downtown and when you want to enjoy the outdoors you have discovery green downtown, memorial park on the westside and herman park near the texas medical center.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

PROS:
  • Two Hours From New York City or Philadelphia
  • Reasonable Housing Prices (<$150,000 = Nice Home)
  • Low-to-Moderate Traffic Congestion
  • Low Violent Crime, Average Property Crime
  • Minor-League Sports (Yankees, Penguins, Arena Football)
  • Mountain Vistas, Rivers, Valleys (Poconos Next-Door)
  • Skiing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting
  • Top-Notch Universities and Colleges
  • Excellent Health Care Options
  • "The Office" Is Set Here
  • Growing National Recognition

CONS:
  • Dearth of College-Level Career Opportunities (MANY Power-Commuters)
  • Low Educational Attainment (Few With Degrees)
  • Racism/Prejudice/Homophobia
  • Vestiges of Anthracite Coal Mining-Era Pollution
  • Urban Sprawl (We're Now on NYC's Doorstep)
  • Cold Winters (And Poor Snow Plowing)
  • Potholes
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

PROS:
  • Growing National Recognition
Just mentioned AGAIN for about 10 seconds on CNN for the 2008 Election! Sheesh! Scranton is becoming a household name!
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Let me get packed, see you in Scranton. I will check into it!
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Let me get packed, see you in Scranton. I will check into it!
Great. Check out the http://www.city-data.com/forum/north...-pennsylvania/ sub-forum as well. We're all a bunch of chatterboxes------but we're also very helpful on the rare occasion that someone actually poses a question to us.

Check out Omaha too. I was looking into it for a while thanks to the ranting and raving of member Go Ne, but then I decided it was just too far away to drive to other areas for weekend getaways. It still seems to have a pretty good quality-of-life though. At least here in Scranton if you're bored Monday-Friday you can go away every weekend to the Jersey Shore, NYC, Philly, Niagara Falls, New England, DC, etc. In Omaha where are you going to go? Lincoln? Des Moines? I'd get claustrophobic VERY quickly.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by FutureCop View Post
How my likes are ranked is in the order by when they come to mind, not how much I like them.

1) endless urban opportunities
2) yuppies are cool
3) people
4) density is best
5) diversity is unmatched
6) historic and modern architecture rubbing shoudlers
7) noises
8) sports and sports fans
9) food (pizza, bagels, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, etc.)
10) skyscrapers and skyline
11) adrenaline rush
12) traditional people
13) progressive people
14) nightlife
15) lights
16) location (easy to get to Boston, Washington DC, Philly, Baltimore, Cooperstown, Hartford, Albany, Providence, etc.)
17) everything about it makes it the premier city of America

This is the urban age. We are not cavemen anymore. Mountains are nice, but living around them only adds to my gas money and replacement tires. My town is hilly enough. In my opinion, Scarsdale is a town perfected. More along the lines of a utopia. Go to maps.live.com and type in Scarsdale, NY and click "Bird's Eye View." Take a look at our high school, looks more like a university than a high school. The school's main entrance is on Brewster Rd.
Looks like an affluent anytown, USA to me.
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