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Old 12-31-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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What about the small-medium sized cities? That's my option.
Yeah. What about cities like Madison, Wisc. or Portland, Maine?
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: I-35
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Small towns is where the heart is, Big Ciites were the dollars are.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I prefer the big city, though I currently live in the suburbs. I wouldn't mind living in a small town or city depending on what you mean by small town and population is important to me. If its a city in the middle of nowhere, I prefer it to at least have 50,000 people with some racial diversity.
For example, Champaign, IL
http://www.city-data.com/city/Champaign-Illinois.html

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Old 01-01-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Small towns is where the heart is, Big Ciites were the dollars are.
Not always. Moved to a small town (population 1250) and made twice what I did the year before in a larger city, plus the COL is way lower in the small town. It all depends on your job.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Not always. Moved to a small town (population 1250) and made twice what I did the year before in a larger city, plus the COL is way lower in the small town. It all depends on your job.
True and sometimes it could be a thing of one community near a bigger city having a lower cost of living in relation to the rest of that area.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I find that people from big cities have a funny definition of a small town. What are all of you talking about when you say "small town?"
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I find that people from big cities have a funny definition of a small town. What are all of you talking about when you say "small town?"
For me personally: small town is less than 2500.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For me personally: small town is less than 2500.
For me it's probably 10,000 or less. I consider anything over 35,000 to be too big for me. My current town has about 27,500 but it's spread out over a lot of land so it doesn't feel crowded.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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I actually consider my town a small town, but the population is 90,000. It isn't that crowded though because my town is 40 miles.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've lived in New York (metro of about 19 million) and I've lived in a city of only 3,000 people and numerous cities in between those sizes.

For me, the best size is something over a million, but less than eight million, so I'm a big-city guy, though maybe not a "mega" city guy. I like the energy and opportunities available in cities, but I don't want the city to be so large that I can't get out of it on occasion for a break. New York was awesome to live in for a while, but I would not want to live there forever b/c after time I think it would start being a bit too much.
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