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Old 05-19-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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I'm 18 and just starting in college. I've been debating recently about where I would like to live after I graduate, and am in a position from which I can plan in advance.

What do you think are some of the best cities in the US for human interest? I'm thinking of this beyond the merely academic terms of culture such as culture of museums, symphonies, and restaurants. I'm thinking of a city that really lays bare the full gamut of the human experience.

Broadly, then, what do you think is the most interesting city in the country on the basis of its 'human' interest?
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Based on your description I would say New York City.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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Even though I wouldn't want to live in these cities, I'd say your best bets, in this order, are:

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Boston
4. Seattle

Lots of everything and outdoors stuff nearby (which is why I didn't include Chicago).
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:37 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Nebraska
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Oh 'ya already know the answer! lol. Seriously, I'd agree with sioviodante. Those are pretty much your choices.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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New York would have to be the ultimate destination in this category as it has been defined.

I like Silviodante's list, but these would be my Top 5:

1. New York
2. Washington, D.C.
3. San Francisco
4. Chicago
5. Los Angeles

Washington, D.C. is #2 on my list because behind New York it is quite a "melting pot" within the U.S. and for the nations. As I've told people before, what others learn as national and international news almost always is in some ways "local" here.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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There are quite a few outdoor activities in Chicago. It has arguably some of the best city parks in the nation, nearby ski resorts in Wisconsin and NW Illinois, abundant fishing and hunting nearby, the lakefront and beaches....
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Without a doubt NYC--a human interest each minute of each day--and some worthy of a good short-story.

Other cities are fascinating, and offer enormous opportunities, but no city has the sheer volume of diversity and oddity all in one package and often delivered to your door.


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Based on your description I would say New York City.
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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Look past the obvious. A 22 year old solo in NYC is going to be tough. I would also contend that Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, et. cetera are far above par. Alot are easier on the wallet too.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Solo in NYC--hard but not impossible. But if the "human interest" is the top priority, I'd go with other cities as runner-ups: Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans (even today), Austin (perhaps), Seattle and even Portland (Or).


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Look past the obvious. A 22 year old solo in NYC is going to be tough. I would also contend that Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, et. cetera are far above par. Alot are easier on the wallet too.
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