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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 05-30-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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San Diego. You will notice such an extreme difference between the pace of San Diego and Los Angeles if you travel from one city to the next. Phoenix is definitely slow-paced. Even though the city is home to about 1.4 or 1.5 million people, it's so spread out that the overall lifestyle is laid back. Atlanta is also extremely slow paced. People move about as slow as the words that come out of their mouths.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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San Diego. You will notice such an extreme difference between the pace of San Diego and Los Angeles if you travel from one city to the next. Phoenix is definitely slow-paced. Even though the city is home to about 1.4 or 1.5 million people, it's so spread out that the overall lifestyle is laid back. Atlanta is also extremely slow paced. People move about as slow as the words that come out of their mouths.
I agree. Sunbelt cities are definitely as a whole slower paced. But that's not a bad thing. Phoenix sort of reminds me to Dallas and Atlanta in its set up. Brand new city. It still needs to work on its infrastructure...getting freeways out to the burbs and keeping pace with population growth.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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I agree. Sunbelt cities are definitely as a whole slower paced. But that's not a bad thing. Phoenix sort of reminds me to Dallas and Atlanta in its set up. Brand new city. It still needs to work on its infrastructure...getting freeways out to the burbs and keeping pace with population growth.
Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta are very fast paced. As fast paced as you could probably be. I feel in less of a rush in Manhattan, believe it or not.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta are very fast paced. As fast paced as you could probably be. I feel in less of a rush in Manhattan, believe it or not.
Really? I always thought of Manhattan at least in Mid-town area as quite fast paced...but then again, in terms of traffic, it's slow paced b/c it's so congested.

Are you talking a/b being on the freeway?

THe Major Deegan in NYC is quite slow b/c it's a northern city with only 6 lanes...3 and 3. Houston and Dallas freeways, though they get jammed up too go up to 6 and 6, or 12 lanes across.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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Really? I always thought of Manhattan at least in Mid-town area as quite fast paced...but then again, in terms of traffic, it's slow paced b/c it's so congested.

Are you talking a/b being on the freeway?

THe Major Deegan in NYC is quite slow b/c it's a northern city with only 6 lanes...3 and 3. Houston and Dallas freeways, though they get jammed up too go up to 6 and 6, or 12 lanes across.
When 59 is flowing, giving motorists the leeway to zoom across lanes like bats out of hell, or trying to wedge themselves into a space clearly not big enough for their car on the turnpike? Yeah, driving can be fast paced and hectic, but I was speaking more about where I work and shop.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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san diego definately. i know some people that could afford los angeles or san diego but chose san diego based soley on the fact that it's much more laid back than any other large city
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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When 59 is flowing, giving motorists the leeway to zoom across lanes like bats out of hell, or trying to wedge themselves into a space clearly not big enough for their car on the turnpike? Yeah, driving can be fast paced and hectic, but I was speaking more about where I work and shop.
Yeah, when the LBJ flows, watch out also. There are some aggressive drivers on the LBJ. Well, unfortunately I cannot comment a/b Dallas hustle and bustle since my job seems to be away from that section of the city, though I'm within driving range...probably 10 min away from downtown/uptown. In fact, never been to downtown ever during the business hours or uptown, so it would be interesting to see someday in the future.

What do you think a/b our other two Texas cities: Austin and San Antonio?
I feel Austin is faster paced than San Antonio overall.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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I feel Austin is faster paced than San Antonio overall.
I do, too. I don't know what it is about San Antonio. It's a big city, but it's not. Traffic can be bad, but at the same time, I can't remember any terrible drivers or yuppies in a rush to go nowhere.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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I do, too. I don't know what it is about San Antonio. It's a big city, but it's not. Traffic can be bad, but at the same time, I can't remember any terrible drivers or yuppies in a rush to go nowhere.

I agree. San Antonio is the 7th largest city by city limit population in the US, yet it feels like a small town. Perhaps this is explained by its large area and its MSA ranking of 29th in the country. It only has an MSA of 1.9 million, this is much smaller than Dallas or Houston. That's why Dallas and Houston are always compared, and not San Antonio.

But it is curious...b/c Austin is smaller than San Antonio in terms of MSA stats, yet it feels busier. Perhaps it's b/c Austin is more compact and it has the University...so the college kids liven things up there.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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I agree. San Antonio is the 7th largest city by city limit population in the US, yet it feels like a small town. Perhaps this is explained by its large area and its MSA ranking of 29th in the country. It only has an MSA of 1.9 million, this is much smaller than Dallas or Houston. That's why Dallas and Houston are always compared, and not San Antonio.

But it is curious...b/c Austin is smaller than San Antonio in terms of MSA stats, yet it feels busier. Perhaps it's b/c Austin is more compact and it has the University...so the college kids liven things up there.
Well, San Antonio doesn't exactly feel like a small town. Parts of it are very urbane. It's just more calm.
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