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Old 04-22-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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Alright, what makes a city great? I am talking about general attributes that makes one city better than another.

Here is my criteria:

Economic Strength
Interesting Neighborhoods
Unique Cultural Attitude
History (although maybe you could add that into the former)
Public Transportation System
Natural Beauty
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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Safe communities
Clean and healthy
Family Oriented
Strong Social and community values
Strong jobs and employment
Affordable housing
Arts and Culture
Parks and recreation
a walkable downtown
access to public transport
diversity of political views and options
strong religious background
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: In God
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What makes a city better? I don't think any one city is better than the other. Everyone has there own top favorite, and to them no other city or town can compare. Now better big cities are dependant on too many things to list.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: In God
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Safe communities
Clean and healthy
Family Oriented
Strong Social and community values
Strong jobs and employment
Affordable housing
Arts and Culture
Parks and recreation
a walkable downtown
access to public transport
diversity of political views and options
strong religious background
I don't think I've ever heard of a downtown that wasn't walkable.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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For most Canadians, any city with palm trees outdoors is great.

I think Vancouver B.C. has some small ones and it's the envy of our nation.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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For most Canadians, any city with palm trees outdoors is great.

I think Vancouver B.C. has some small ones and it's the envy of our nation.
I love Vancouver. One of my favorite cities in the world. Almost always ranked as one of the most desirable places to live.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Cleanliness
Low crime
Interesting architecture
Strong economy
Nice people
Fun things to do
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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-Economically Prosperous
-Low cost of housing
-Friendly people
-Well Devoloped, pedestrian friendly neighborhoods
-Proximity to other metropolitan areas
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: In God
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For most Canadians, any city with palm trees outdoors is great.

I think Vancouver B.C. has some small ones and it's the envy of our nation.
There are palm trees in Vancouver???
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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So that begs the question ... what cities in the U.S. would meet these criteria?
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