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View Poll Results: Where would you most want to live?
Atlanta 6 4.65%
Charlotte 14 10.85%
Raleigh 8 6.20%
Washington, DC 7 5.43%
Nashville 5 3.88%
Charleston, SC 12 9.30%
Denver 18 13.95%
Austin 14 10.85%
Las Vegas 7 5.43%
San Diego 29 22.48%
Tampa Bay 9 6.98%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2007, 09:59 PM
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I pick DFW.
Dont like old architecture. Like modern. DFW is modern. It's vibrant, it's growing, and if you live in anything built in the 1990's, it's considered "old".
COst of living is reasonable for being the 4th largest MSA in the country. Weather is great in the winters. It houses the two largest airlines of its class in the US: AMerican, and Southwest, so you have easy access at reasonable fare to pretty much anywhere in the US. It's also diverse. We sport several Chinese districts, Vietnamese districts, Korean districts.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:27 PM
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NONE on your list,and a few on there would get a vote from me for "Worst Places"
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:50 PM
Location: Southern California
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Being a lifelong SoCal resident, I'd have to pick San Diego. As a matter of fact, if I already had a job and place to live lined up, I'd move there in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nanannie View Post
NONE on your list,and a few on there would get a vote from me for "Worst Places"
Really? You would live nowhere on this list? Are you like extremely dedicated to cold weather and old houses? Most people would at least not mind living in San Diego (if they are prejudiced against the South). You'd be pretty hard pressed to come up with an equivalent list of 10 cities in the Northeast and Midwest that a lot of people would want to move to.

These aren't some of the fastest growing metros for no good reason. And it's not just the lower cost of living- if that's all people wanted, they'd just move to Ohio or upstate New York, where it'd be a lot more like the home they left.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:39 AM
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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So many variables, that of course none are perfect. Let's just put aside the issue of economy and career path, as well as proximity to family and friends. Denver would be my choice. The four seasons without the brutal arctic air you get in the northeast, outdoor opportuniuties galour in the vicinity, and a relatively clean, vibrant place from most accounts I've heard/seen.
San Diego is a good option if it was in alot of other states besides the political fiasco that is California. Charlotte and Raleigh may not be my cup of tea in themselves, but are in a terrific region of the country as far as I'm concerned. Charleston I generally like as well, but is very unaffordable and that makes the lack of a vibrant economy in the region an issue.
Austin? One of the few American cities I haven't visited and its atleast worth a look I hear.
Vegas? Blah- visiting for five days every year or so more than suffices my tastes.
Atlanta?- maybe two days.
DC or Tampa? I'm about to puke and you should too, unless you enjoy feeling like a sardine in a can.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:13 PM
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I would have to vote for Denver/Boulder, Ft. Collins, or Colorado Springs. These locations offer some of the best views, outdoors activities, and sports facilities in the world. Denver as almost everything that every other major metro area in the nation has, coupled with the awesome laid back way of life. It is a little dry here, but you still get all four seasons, without the nasty humidity that other cities have. If I made a list I would also have to put Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque at least from what I have seen.
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