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Old 03-06-2007, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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What are some of the most vibrant downtowns for less then a million people in the metro area.
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Red Sox Nation
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Charlotte NC comes to mind. Lots of shops & places to eat. Nice skyline, thriving banking community, and it's growing & growing.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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Default Code word Vibrant

I am starting to think this word Vibrant is CodeSpeak for Jammed, Over Priced, Stressful, Hectic.

Just folks trying to get out of some God forsaken place they made Jammed, Over Priced, Stressful, Hectic to some new Paradise place that they will remake into, you guessed it, Jammed, Over Priced, Stressful, hectic.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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Charleston SC,

Charlottesville VA

Raliegh Durham NC

Alexandria VA

Nashville TN
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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Madison Wis.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Madison Wis.
Best city in America under 500K people, FAR AND AWAY. I just hope it doesnt experience a massive population growth.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Another vote for Madison here. I'd also like to add:

Greenville, SC
Asheville, NC
Burlington, VT
Louisville, KY
Portland, ME
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Alexandria VA
Don't mean to be a stickler or an **** here, but Alexandria doesn't count because it's part of the Washington D.C. metropolitain area which is jam-packed full of people. I suspect that the original poster was interested in smaller cities where the metropolitain population is under 1 million and where the quality of life is high (in contrast to Alexandria where the cost of real estate or an apartment is insane).
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Default Right Here

Madison Wisconsin. Sometimes reffered to the "Paris Of The Midwest".
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Omaha, NE has a pretty good downtown/ old town area. So does Madison, WI and Ann Arbor, MI.
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