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View Poll Results: Which city would knock my socks off?
Chicago 40 55.56%
Denver 19 26.39%
St. Louis 5 6.94%
Columbus 3 4.17%
Cleveland 2 2.78%
Indianapolis 3 4.17%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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I'd vote Chicago. Certainly the largest major city after NYC and LA, with a lot of culture and a lot to do. Certainly you'll get things you hate with a major city as well.

Columbus, Ohio would prob be my 2nd choice, the university scene there is huge, but it's not exactly a college town. You can drive to other cities that you mentioned, Cleveland, Cincy, etc. It would seem more conservative than Chicago.

Even though I grew up in a small town in CO and currently live in Denver it would be my third choice, it's a beautiful and clean city with so much to do outdoors wise, city-wise it's lacking a bit culturally behind, but the bottom line, it's like you say "a playground" where everyones from out of town.

I do like Kansas City, for a city it's really compact, people there are very friendly for a city and you actually meet people born and raised in KC/MO. But like much of Kansas, it's in the middle of nowhere. Indianapolis as well, people there are friendly as hell for a city, feels more like a small town of a million people, but there's just not much to do other than drink.

I would agree with absolutely all of that. Do you think Columbus would measure up well?
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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What a strange selection of cities for a poll. Those are the six cities under consideration for "knocking one's socks off?" I wonder how every other major city in the United States managed not to make it onto the list.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm living in Chicago right now and it is definitely NOT knocking my socks off. In fact, it is requiring that I wear more than one pair. I am freezing my butt off!
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: New York City
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St. Louis, Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis aren't doing that well economically. What about St. Paul? It's more conservative than Minneapolis and the Twin Cities have extraordinary cultural attractions. Chicago is the only other city on your list that can compete in that respect.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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What a strange selection of cities for a poll. Those are the six cities under consideration for "knocking one's socks off?" I wonder how every other major city in the United States managed not to make it onto the list.
Because these are the cities I have to option of relocating to. By "knock my socks off" I mean, meet my criteria.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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I think the people that voted Chicago didnt read "Things I hate"
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I think the people that voted Chicago didnt read "Things I hate"
But we read the things that he loved.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Have you considered Salt Lake City? I think it meets most of those criteria (of course, it's not in the Midwest). If you want, make a post at the Salt Lake area forum if you want some more specific answers. Good luck in your search!
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Because these are the cities I have to option of relocating to. By "knock my socks off" I mean, meet my criteria.
You think a Conservative would fit in in Chicago? Just wondering. I have a Conservative friend that lives in Chicago and she says that it can be very uncomfortable at times.

and what kinds of outdoors & wilderness are near Chicago
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You think a Conservative would fit in in Chicago? Just wondering. I have a Conservative friend that lives in Chicago and she says that it can be very uncomfortable at times.

and what kinds of outdoors & wilderness are near Chicago
Conservatives, while outnumbered in Chicago itself, are found in huge numbers in many of the suburbs.
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