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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 04-03-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Cosmopolitan is a state of mind, not defined by some percentage of racial composition. Based on what I know, I'd pick Minneapolis in this regard.
First of all, cosmopolitan is not a state of mind. There are several definitions as to what it can mean, it's not open to interpretation.

cosmopolitan definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
cos∑mo∑pol∑i∑tan [ kÚzmə půllit'n ]

adjective
Definition: 1. made up of diverse peoples: composed of or containing people from different countries and cultures

2. showing cultural diversity: showing the influence of many countries and cultures
the city's cosmopolitan atmosphere

3. international in scope: having worldwide relevance or scope
events of national and cosmopolitan importance

4. knowledgeable and refined: showing a breadth of knowledge and refinement from having traveled widely
his wide-ranging and cosmopolitan interests

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Milwaukee is a slow-moving, racially-segregated city with limited opportunites...and don't you forget it either.
Milwaukee is segregated, but San Francisco isn't? San Francisco has Chinatown and the Castro District, those neighborhoods are segregated aren't they?

I'm so sick of hearing people from San Francisco talk about how diverse the city is, when it is actually one of the whitest big cities in America along with Minneapolis and Seattle.

Bay Area Census -- San Francisco City and County
San Francisco
53.9% White
6.8% Black
0.4% Native American
31.6% Asian
0.4% Pacific Islander
4.0% other
2.8% two or more races
14.0% Latino
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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First of all, "progressive" usually means liberal, while "independent minded" usually mean libertarian. What do you mean by this? How can a city be both? Have you actually ever been to Minneapolis or Milwaukee? I greatly doubt that you have or I guarantee you wouldn't describe Milwaukee as a "crap hole" if you had. Being that you are Canadian, I'm sure you prefer Minneapolis because feels more like a Canadian city than an American city. You know, frigid cold temperatures, impeccably clean streets, and an incredibly small minority population for a city its size. Minneapolis is basically a wealthy enclave for yuppies from all over the Midwest. It's been gentrified to the nth degree. Cities like Denver, Seattle, and Minneapolis are beautiful no doubt, but that perfection was achieved at the expense of destroying each city's unique essence and character. No thanks, I prefer the grit and grime that generally accompanies life in a real big city.
Snaps, like Minneapolis was not "Murderapolis" just a decade ago.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Snaps, like Minneapolis was not "Murderapolis" just a decade ago.
If you say so. I've never heard anybody refer to Minneapolis as "Murderapolis" before reading this thread.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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Milwaukee is segregated, but San Francisco isn't? San Francisco has Chinatown and the Castro District, those neighborhoods are segregated aren't they?

Main difference being that places like China town, and the people who come from there are not economically disadvantaged like the ghettos of Milwaukee. I am not trying to be funny in saying that. Segregation is alot more then just people living in certain neighborhoods. Its economic and educational.

Secondly diversity is much more then just the numbers inside the city core. San Fransico has alot more diversity then either Minneapolis or Milwaukee because its a truly world city. You see people from all over the world who did not grow up in the United States.

Granted the west coast cities do not have many people of African decent, but that does not make them any less diverse. Its just different.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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If you say so. I've never heard anybody refer to Minneapolis as "Murderapolis" before reading this thread.
A writer for the New York Times dubbed that term in the mid 80s I believe.

But the notion that you would not move to a city because it does not have enough crime sounds like something out of a suburban teenager.
And is Minneapolis not hard core enough for you? Have you seen all the people who have written, " I would move to Minneapolis, but I can't stand the cold."
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