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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 01-17-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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What is up with all the Minneapolis hype all of a sudden???

I have been there and thought it was ok, but seriously, I would choose any of the other cities listed over it especially St Louis and Columbus
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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What is up with all the Minneapolis hype all of a sudden???

I have been there and thought it was ok, but seriously, I would choose any of the other cities listed over it especially St Louis and Columbus
Minneapolis hype on this forum is similar to Denver hype. People think they are the coolest places without ever even actually visiting the places.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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What is up with all the Minneapolis hype all of a sudden???
Have you been there? If so, Id have thought you would have known why there is hype surrounding it.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Have you been there? If so, Id have thought you would have known why there is hype surrounding it.
Personally, I think there is this aura surrounding Minneapolis being in Minnesota and the whole Al Franken thing. I have noticed that all the hard core libs on this site voted for Minneapolis probably for that reason. Is Minneapolis nice? Sure. Is it nicer than St Louis, Columbus, Cincinati or Indianapolis? No, having visited all of them, it is not.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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None of the above.... maybe the Black Hills area of the great plains.
If I'm correct South Dakota has a favorable tax structure.
I believe the summers are generally less humid than the Midwest.
The people I have met from the area came off as fiscally conservative
and socially moderate with a solid work ethic. The extra elbow room
looks pretty good too.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Minneapolis hype on this forum is similar to Denver hype. People think they are the coolest places without ever even actually visiting the places.
I've been to Denver a few times (I lived north of there for a couple years) and I have never been to Minneapolis, but would like to go.

Heres the reason why a lot of people (and I) would be attracted to those places and would consider moving there. As a slightly nerdy, outdoorsy, environmentally aware white male, I feel that my region (in the Chicago suburbs) is a difficult for me to accepts just as it is. I (I teach earth science) feel like I have a hard time meeting young people that are more into outdoor stuff. There are people here that are into that stuff, and luckily a dating a girl that is more into that stuff, but relatvely people around here are more into the Arts, Sports, and work a lot of financial jobs (which I often listen to like its a foreign language that I only know bits and pieces of).

Plus as a teacher, now don't get me wrong: diversity is great and I am tolerant, but I hate feeling like I'm not doing my job right, when shy foreign born people, or black and hispanic people aren't doing as well. So again, I like diversity, but I understand from a teachers perspective the attraction of a place that is kind of place that has progressive whitebread people that are open to diversity, but may not actually diverse.

Again, though the high percentage of people that do outdoor stuff is very attractive.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:20 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Milwaukee. It's like a little Chicago. I would say Minneapolis but it's TOO cold up there. I like cold. But uh....
Exactly the same with me.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:46 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Lived in Milwaukee, been there, done that.

Minneapolis would be my choice. The other cities I have no interest in.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:52 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Lived in Milwaukee, been there, done that.

Minneapolis would be my choice. The other cities I have no interest in.
Milwaukee doesn't seem to get talked about much for how big it is...seems to be in the shadow of Chicago. I know it only for the Milwaukee Bucks and Harley Davidson Motorcycles!

How does it compare to Minneapolis in your experience?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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First Place Minneapolis. Second Place Milwaukee Third Place St Louis and Fourth Place .... goes to a lake city no one ever mentions - Cleveland. Cleveland rocks!
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