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View Poll Results: Which Midwestern City Would You Most Like to Move to?
Cleveland 9 6.08%
Columbus 10 6.76%
Cincinnati 6 4.05%
Detroit 2 1.35%
Indianapolis 11 7.43%
St. Louis 22 14.86%
Kansas City 8 5.41%
Milwaukee 19 12.84%
Minneapolis 42 28.38%
Other--Specify 19 12.84%
Voters: 148. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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Minneapolis might have more to offer than St. Louis but the cold is a huge turnoff for me, so St. Louis it is. I've only spent a day there but enjoyed what I saw.

Those are the only places in the midwest (other than Chicago) I would even consider living. Just not my cup of tea.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Cicero , IL ...then u just have to drive a few miles to Chicago
Cicero? Really? Have you been there before? Not exactly a "great" place to live, IMO.

I chose Columbus. I really was impressed with it when I was there 2 years ago. There were some shady areas, but overall it was very clean, lots to do, close to other major cities, and the overall vibe was fun!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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There are plenty of places in the Midwest that I enjoy visiting. If I had to live in/near one however, it would have to be Milwaukee or the Twin Cities.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: moving again
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For me it's between Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think id go with St. Paul but chose Minneapolis because it wasn't listed although i see there's an other option.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Minneapolis if I could deal with cold weather. Since I can't, I'd go with Louisville, KY. I know many of you will say it's South and not Midwest, but it's actually on the cusp, and feels much more Midwestern than it does Southern.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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I voted for Saint Louis.

I happen to like old, industrial cities and like most of the cities on this list. But when I visited Saint Louis a few years ago for the first time, I was blown away by how beautiful it is.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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St. Louis still gets cold winters that usually get a decent amount of snow. But yes, not like Chicago's snow. In terms of temperature though St. Louis can get just as bone-chillingly cold as Chicago. It's only 9 degrees here right now and last night it was 4 below.
I still have family in Chicago--and spoke with them yesterday...did you look at the temp in Chicago yesterday? I believe they were well below zero with wind chills that were much colder than that. So, St. Louis may get its really cold snaps, but they do not have nearly as many deep freezes as the Chicago area. On a day to day basis, it would be rare to find a day that St Louis is colder than Chicago.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I know I do not like Detroit.
I don't want to question your credentials. But HOW do you KNOW you do not like Detroit?

Also, St. Louis getting lots of love in this thread.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: moving again
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St. Louis would defientny be my second choice. OR maybe first, though i haven't been through neighborhoods yet! I hope to because i know there are some absolutely STUNNING hoods in St Louis
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I still have family in Chicago--and spoke with them yesterday...did you look at the temp in Chicago yesterday? I believe they were well below zero with wind chills that were much colder than that. So, St. Louis may get its really cold snaps, but they do not have nearly as many deep freezes as the Chicago area. On a day to day basis, it would be rare to find a day that St Louis is colder than Chicago.
St. Louis had the same thing, just not as cold as Chicago. Windchills in St. Louis yesterday I believe were between 5 and 15 below in the past two days. I never said St. Louis was colder than Chicago. THe wind chills here were I believe below -10 in the past few days. Even if St. Louis isn't as cold as Chicago, that doesn't mean it's winters are mild by any stretch. Last year St. Louis got 30 inches of snowfall. St. Louis still gets a lot of days with very cold temperatures and has a historical snowfall average of around 22.5 inches per year according to wunderground.com. Also, the kind of winter CHicago is getting now is harsh even by their standards. The snowfall they have gotten this year is 24 inches above their historic average, 40.5 inches this year as opposed to their historic average of 16.8. This is a VERY unusual winter for them. Chicago's historical snowfall average is only about a foot more than St. Louis...between 30-35 inches. So while St. Louis winters may not be as bad as Chicago, they are not what I would call mild by a long shot either. St. Louis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Kansas City are all very similar to each other in terms of winters. Their winters are what I would call moderate to capable of being harsh. Memphis, Nashville, and Little Rock...those cities have truly mild winters.

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