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Old 07-22-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Oh Forbes, you and your silly lists...
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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This. Most of these cities are about the same temp but get more lake effect snow. Except Minneapolis
No.

Cities downwind of the Great Lakes are much cloudier than Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Vancouver gets rain all winter, just like Seattle. Toronto doesn't really get much snow either compared to most other Canadian cities.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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1. Stockton

2. Memphis

3. Chicago

4. Cleveland

5. Modesto

6. Flint

7. Detroit

8. Buffalo

9. Miami

10. St. Louis

Other rust belt cities didn't fare too well either :-(

Oddly I didn't see a mention of its horrible crime rate (worst for any of the big cities).

Will it ever rebound??? How did a once hailed American city get here, and how can other cities learn from its mistakes?
Two years later...Forbes 2011 Most Miserable Cities:
1. Stockton, CA
2. Miami, FL
3. Merced, CA
4. Modesto, CA
5. Sacramento, CA
6. Memphis, TN
7. Chicago, IL
8. West Palm Beach, FL
9. Vallejo, CA
10. Cleveland, OH

or, Three years later...Forbes 2012 Most Miserable Cities:
1. Miami, FL
2. Detroit, MI
3. Flint, MI
4. West Palm Beach, FL
5. Sacramento, CA
6. Chicago, IL
7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Toledo, OH
9. Rockford, IL
10. Warren, MI
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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This thread is O L D. Forbes has had a few new "Most Miserable" cities since this thread started. Chicago is not, currently, the "most miserable."
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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This thread is O L D. Forbes has had a few new "Most Miserable" cities since this thread started. Chicago is not, currently, the "most miserable."
It shouldn't be.

There are far more "miserable" cities than Chicago.

The lists Forbes have put out have never been taken seriously anyway.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I'm sure in 19 pages someone has said this, but didn't Men's Health name Chicago as the best place to live in the world a few years ago?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No.

Cities downwind of the Great Lakes are much cloudier than Chicago and Minneapolis.
Cities downwind of the Great Lakes are warmer in winter too, compared to northern Illinois and Minnesota. The warmer lake water will help temper the bitter cold, but then you have to deal with a LOT of snow!
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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Cities downwind of the Great Lakes are warmer in winter too, compared to northern Illinois and Minnesota. The warmer lake water will help temper the bitter cold, but then you have to deal with a LOT of snow!
That's true.

It's all a trade off IMO.

I can deal with a little less snow and somewhat colder temperatures if it means more sunshine.
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