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View Poll Results: Are there any big U.S. cities with an overall, slower pace of living?
Yes 54 85.71%
No 9 14.29%
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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New Orleans, both pre- and post-Katrina
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Indy
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Indianapolis.

Big city with a small city feel. Having now lived here almost 15 years it still surprises me at times how large it truly is.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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What about Detroit....LOL?
Detroit? A Midwestern city? No way partner. Other Midwestern cities like Detroit such as St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, etc. have a lifestyle that is anything but laid back from what I've noticed.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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New Orleans, both pre- and post-Katrina
How about in addition to New Orleans Birmingham, Little Rock, Jackson, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Charleston, SC? Those cities all seemed pretty laid back and relaxed to me.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: orlando, fl
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birmingham, alabama.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Denver's a big metro area with a small town attitude and big city ammenities. Especially once you get out of downtown life is relaxed and more traditional.

On the other hand, I've always found Portland, OR to be a mid-sized city with a big city feel. It's very sophisticated and cosmopolitan in the same way you'd find in Seattle or Boston. Yet, the city isn't overwhelmingly large.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Phoenix-- the roads are certainly not slow paced, but everything else is.
Where have you been? Phoenix isn't fast on a scale with New York but it's still fairly fast-paced.

Denver seems like it has a slower pace of life. Other cities like Charlotte N.C. or Charleston S.C. seem to have a slower paced lifestyle. Southern cities in general seem to be a bit slower overall (with exception of Atlanta) and have more of the "stop and smell the roses" type of pace.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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Depends on how you define "slow paced". I personally consider Cincinnati to be one of the most regressive places in the US. (Don't bash me....I live here, so I'm allowed to say that. ) It takes forever to get anything done around here.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Depends on how you define "slow paced". I personally consider Cincinnati to be one of the most regressive places in the US. (Don't bash me....I live here, so I'm allowed to say that. ) It takes forever to get anything done around here.
Sounds like Denver.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: imprisoned in chicago
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I'd imagine that Fort Lauderdale has a rather slow paced lifestyle.
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