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Old 01-03-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan. Only city in that state with a good economy.
Um, NO. Grand Rapids is doing better than AA. K-Zoo is holding on somehow, there are a few more cities in the state than AA that are doing OK. My vote would be for Grand Rapids. Good feel, decent job opportunity for the present economic climate.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Chattanooga
Knoxville
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Rochester NY (biased because I grew up there)
Boise
Sioux City
Savannah
Charleston SC
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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^ Funny that Knoxville, TN has been mentioned twice. To me it's one of the homeliest cities in the South, although the surrounding areas are beautiful.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Mid-size is not that small globally. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Austin are good examples of mid-size cities.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Mid-size is not that small globally. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Austin are good examples of mid-size cities.
I would consider these to be "large" cities by American standards, especially when you consider their metros.

As for the original topic, Little Rock, AR is in that size range, and though it has a horrible perception, the city is really quite nice and the scenery is beautiful. I guarantee that if it wasn't in Arkansas, Little Rock wouldn't be viewed so negatively.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I'm going to throw in my hometown Lubbock. It's a great college town with great people.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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^ Funny that Knoxville, TN has been mentioned twice. To me it's one of the homeliest cities in the South, although the surrounding areas are beautiful.
To me that's one of Knoxville's positives. It's not a flashy, trendy kind of town. There are a few architectural gems in Knoxville, but for the most part our little burg is content with function over form. It's a very middle class city with a few wealthy neighborhoods, a few poor neighborhoods, and a whole bunch of in-between. Even though our CSA has over a million people, the evening local news still covers things like quilt shows and gobs of high school sports. While I personally think Chattanooga is more attractive, I can certainly see why people rank Knoxville as one of the nicest mid-sized cities in the country.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Napperville IL. all The benefits Of Chicago w/o
actually having to live in Chicago.

Vancouver WA. across the river from Portland Or.
a really nice city w/o state income tax and close to
Portland which has no sales tax.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I've read and hear that Madison, WI has a great quality of life. Add New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, Chattanooga, TN and Savannah, GA to the list.
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