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Old 01-06-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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I'm curious what city on the east coast, touching the ocean, and is a pretty good sized cities. I'm thinking Boston and Miami. What do you think?
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Overall I would say Boston.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:22 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Difficult question to answer. For "City-Data" posters "pretty good size" usually means "among the 300 largest metropolitan areas in the world" and to have "good quality of life" more density is always better. Going by that probably New York City or Boston.

Going by methods concerned with crime, poverty, etc than maybe Virginia Beach/Norfolk and/or Portland, Maine.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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1) Boston- it is the best in the Northeast!
2) Portland, ME
3) Charleston SC-awesome!
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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The State of New Jersey has a large coastline and will put you in close proximity to major cities such as New York City and Philadelphia.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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It's a tad on the small side, but I say Savannah, GA.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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The State of New Jersey has a large coastline and will put you in close proximity to major cities such as New York City and Philadelphia.
The NJ shore is very seasonal. Q of L in the winter is pretty rough unless your a recluse. AC is the only real city and Q of L there is pretty bad.
New York Q of L is also low unless you are rich enough to insulate yourself from all the trama. Boston isn't too bad except it's expensive and the weather leaves much to be desired. Norfolk, Charlston, Savanna are all pretty sleepy, depending on what your taste is. I think I would go for Miami myself because of cost of living, culture and weather.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I've heard great things about Savannah...I've heard it has much in common with Charleston, SC. I would nominate Charleston because it's such a beautiful city...but North Charleston has some of the worst crime in the nation. I know they're technically separate cities but they're close enough.

Obviously I have a strong bias towards Boston, but I won't bore people with another homerish rant about how awesome it is.

I don't know how the QOL rankings are...but I would imagine anywhere located on the Delaware Bay would be amazing. Also, the DelMarVa peninsula is gorgeous and would imagine its proximity to Washington DC would make it a fantastic place to live.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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As far as smaller cities on the east coast, Wilmington, NC often seems to get overlooked...but it gets high marks from people I know that live there.

Wilmington, NC and the Cape Fear Coast
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Wilmington is nice, but it is a bit isolated from anywhere but Raliegh/Duram. I'd pick Charleston.
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