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Old 04-14-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Prague, Salzburg, Chamonix.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Jersey City..With less crime and less trash (pollution)

Jersey City has a perfect mix of diversity and night life and pretty decent cost of living being so close to NYC it almost is perfect.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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-walkable
-lots of unique restaurants
-low amount of chain places
-dense, older buildings
-no bland new construction styles in the city limits
-easy to get around
-good public transportation
-diversity
-lots to do
-good parks
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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What US city(s) do you think would fit this profile?
If we take away the low cost-of-living criterion, Boston/Brookline/Cambridge, MA would be near ideal. I loved living there!
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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-walkable
-lots of unique restaurants
-low amount of chain places
-dense, older buildings
-no bland new construction styles in the city limits
-easy to get around
-good public transportation
-diversity
-lots to do
-good parks
It sounds like you would like "the flats" (meaning, not the hills) of Berkeley, CA, especially the "Gourmet Ghetto" (area with lots of restaurants, bakeries, markets) and the downtown Berkeley area near the university. All of this located just a short BART ride away from San Francisco.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Portland, ME
Burlington, VT
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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It sounds like you would like "the flats" (meaning, not the hills) of Berkeley, CA, especially the "Gourmet Ghetto" (area with lots of restaurants, bakeries, markets) and the downtown Berkeley area near the university. All of this located just a short BART ride away from San Francisco.
Yea, Berkeley sounds like a pretty cool area.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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I would go with Aspen, Colorado or Zurich, Switzerland..however these cities can get quite cold.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC is the best city. The restaurants are open late, clubs are open late. We have a lot of amusement parks, it's very diversed. We have one of the most nicest fashions from here. Lastly, there is a lot of good stuff in NYC.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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My perfect city is highly urban with great public transportation and cultural amenities.

Some examples would be:

Philadelphia
Boston
New York City
Chicago
San Francisco
London
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