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Old 06-11-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: SF,CA
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Just noticed this article. Do you agree with the list? What cities would you add or remove from the list and why? Actual experience only, no hearsay comments.

Best Cities for Gen Ys - Yahoo! Real Estate

1. Boulder, Colo.
Population: 90,507
Key Attributes: Natural scenery, outdoor recreation, best city for singles in a small region.

2. San Francisco, Calif.
Population: 757,604
Key Attributes: Outdoor recreation, big city, and among the cities with the highest percentages of young people with a bachelor’s degree or more, according to research by consultants Joe Cortright and Carol Coletta.

3. Washington, D.C.
Population: 585,267
Key Attributes: Nearly every other person in Washington, D.C. has a college degree and it is the best city in a large region for recent college graduates to buy real estate.

4. Madison, Wisc.
Population: 219,843
Key Attributes: College town with ample outdoor recreation. It is the best city in a mid-size region for singles and gays and lesbians in their early life-stages.

5. Boston, Mass.
Population: 600,980
Key Attributes: Big city with many universities. It is among the cities with the largest percentages of young people with a bachelor’s degree or more (43%), according to a study by consultants Joe Cortright and Carol Coletta.

6. Los Angeles, Calif.
Population: 3,770,590
Key Attributes: Big city where single men outnumber single women by 40,000 (in the greater Los Angeles area). L.A. attracts entertainment moguls, actors, directors, and film companies.

7. New York, N.Y.
Population: 8,246,310
Key Attributes: Big city with many universities. Despite the downturn, New York is still a magnet for investment bankers, fashion designers, writers, and many others in the creative sector.

8. Santa Barbara, Calif.
Population: 88,978
Key Attributes: Among the best cities in a small region for singles. Santa Barbara has a high amount of diversity as measured by percent of the population born elsewhere.

9. Worcester, Mass.
Population: 165,965
Key Attributes: Among the best mid-size cities for singles. High concentration of gays and lesbians, high percentage of workers with bachelor degrees.

10(Tie). Bridgeport, Conn.
Population: 130,748
Key Attributes: High amount of nightlife establishments and high amount of diversity as measured by percent of the population born elsewhere.

10(Tie). Trenton, N.J.
Population: 80,144
Key Attributes: Among the best small cities for singles, gays, and lesbians. Trenton has a high number of physicians per capita and high percentage of workers with a bachelor degree or above.

12. Ann Arbor, Mich.
Population: 113,100
Key Attributes: Multicultural college town that is among the best cities in a small region for singles.

13. Austin, Tex.
Population: 725,306
Key Attributes: Among the best buys in large region for recent college graduates.

14. Santa Rosa, Calif.
Population: 148,063
Key Attributes: Among the best cities in a small region for singles. Santa Rosa has a high number of creative professionals.

15. New Haven, Conn.
Population: 123,507
Key Attributes: College town that is among the best midsize cities for singles.

16. San Jose, Calif.
Population: 898,901
Key Attributes: San Jose has among the highest median household incomes in the country. It is among the best places in a large region to buy real estate for gay and lesbian singles.

17. San Diego, Calif.
Population: 1,264,263
Key Attributes: The top city in a large region for gay and lesbian singles. San Diego has a high percentage of creative workers and high employment in arts and culture.

18. Raleigh, N.C.
Population: 341,891
Key Attributes: Among the best midsize cities for singles, with the largest percentage of young people with a bachelor’s degree or more (45%), according to a research by consultants Joe Cortright and Carol Coletta.

19. Honolulu, H.I.
Population: 359,694
Key Attributes: Among the best midsize cities for gay and lesbian singles. High percentage of residents employed in arts and culture, high number of food establishments.

20. Albany, N.Y.
Population: 90,382
Key Attributes: High percentage of creative workers, high income growth.

21. Seattle, Wash.
Population: 565,809
Key Attributes: A magnet city for young graduates, Seattle also boasts stunning natural scenery.

22. Portland, Me.
Population: 62,986
Key Attributes: Among the top midsize cities for young singles. Portland has a low crime rate and a high percentage of creative workers.

23. Colorado Springs, Col.
Population: 390,397
Key Attributes: relatively low cost of living, high percentage employed in Bohemian occupations.

24. Providence, R.I.
Population: 170,220
Key Attributes: High amount of food establishments (3,799), high concentration of 25-29-year-olds.

25. Minneapolis, Minn.
Population: 362,513
Key Attributes: Among the best cities in large regions to buy real estate.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:52 PM
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I have a hunch that if you picked any 3 of the city names from that list and did a search within the forum, the combination of those cities you picked would turn up in a bunch of threads here. I'll leave it to someone else to point out what keywords are associated with the threads those city names appear in the most.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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I have a hunch that if you picked any 3 of the city names from that list and did a search within the forum, the combination of those cities you picked would turn up in a bunch of threads here. I'll leave it to someone else to point out what keywords are associated with the threads those city names appear in the most.

I'm new here. What is it?!?
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:28 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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I'm new here. What is it?!?
Try the search of the forum and see for yourself.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: SF,CA
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Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
I have a hunch that if you picked any 3 of the city names from that list and did a search within the forum, the combination of those cities you picked would turn up in a bunch of threads here. I'll leave it to someone else to point out what keywords are associated with the threads those city names appear in the most.
I'm more interested in discussing the actual list than reading about the various city vs city threads that tend to be bragging sessions for homers.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Where the heck is Portland on that list??
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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I disagree with the point of recent college grads being able to afford homes in the DC area. A friend of mine with a master's in network administration and is a whiz and computer networks and makes around 100k can't afford much out there.

I would say Seattle is pretty hip and you'll find all kinds here because there are transplants everywhere.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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By Portland I meant Portland, Oregon.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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What's a Gen Y??
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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If I was born in 1991, am I part of generation Y?
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