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Old 08-14-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Los Angeles: C (Revitalizing downtown and culture/demographics and price)
San Francisco: B+ (Dense, Historic, Liberal/ Dirty, Homelessness)
Seattle: A- (Weather, fun culture and city amenities/ not much bad)
Denver: Never Been
Houston: C- (Inexpensive, growing core/ transportation, weather, sprawl)
Dallas: C (Used to be worse, liberalizing, reviving downtown and core, price/ Weather, Texas, Conservative)
Omaha: C+ (Price, clean and friendly, OK culture for size/ Culture and urbanity still dull)
Minneapolis: A (It gets cold, get over it and you have one of America's finest cities. I'm not getting the economy comments, its not the rust belt)
Chicago: A+ (Combination of urbanity, trendiness and old blue-collar Chicagoites, America's Second City)
Indianapolis: Haven't spent enough time there
Miami: D- (Ick, Tancredo was right)
New York: A (If only it were cheaper.....)
Boston: A (Universities, history, geography/pricey)
Philadelphia: B+ (A hidden gem.)

 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Los Angeles: D
San Francisco: B+
Seattle: A+
Denver: B+
Houston: C+
Dallas: C-
Omaha: C+
Minneapolis: A-
Chicago: A
Indianapolis: Dunno, never been
Miami: C-
New York: B+
Boston: A-
Philadelphia: B+

I really don't feel like giving reasons for now
 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Los Angeles: D
San Francisco: B+
Seattle: A+
Denver: B+
Houston: C+
Dallas: C-
Omaha: C+
Minneapolis: A-
Chicago: A
Indianapolis: Dunno, never been
Miami: C-
New York: B+
Boston: A-
Philadelphia: B+

I really don't feel like giving reasons for now

I agree with all your rankings! Id give Indy a C rating though.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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I'm going with Elbarto's lead...

National / Media Perception:

Los Angeles: B+
San Francisco: A-
Seattle: A+
Denver: A
Houston: D
Dallas: C
Omaha: D
Minneapolis: B
Chicago: A-
Indianapolis: C
Miami: A-
New York City: A
Boston: B
Philadelphia: C+

Actual (from my experience and knowledge; yes I've been to most and lived in several):

Los Angeles: B-
San Francisco: B+
Seattle: A-
Denver: C+
Houston: A-
Dallas: C+
Omaha: C-
Minneapolis: B-
Chicago: B+
Indianapolis: C-
Miami: D
New York City: A
Boston: B-
Philadelphia: C-
Wow....You gave Houston an A-? Most people seem to rate it C or below.
I think your Denver rating is on the money. Philadelphia is a city I would love to explore more. I feel it's grossly underrated.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Los Angeles: D (lots to do, but good luck getting there)
San Francisco F (who can afford it?)
Seattle B
Denver C
Houston B
Dallas B
Omaha C-
Minneapolis B-
Chicago C
Indianapolis B-
Miami F (isn't this part of Cuba?)
New York F (see SF)
Boston C
Philadelphia D
 
Old 08-14-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Los Angeles: F
San Francisco: F
Seattle: A
Denver: A
Houston: A
Dallas: A
Omaha: A
Minneapolis: A
Chicago: F
Indianapolis: A
Miami: F
New York City: F
Boston: A
Philadelphia: F

Based on perception.....
 
Old 08-14-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Los Angeles: D-
San Francisco: B
Seattle A
Denver B
Houston D
Dallas D
Omaha: C
Minneapolis B
Chicago: C+
Indianapolis D
Miami: F
New York: B+
Boston: A-
Philadelphia: C
 
Old 08-14-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Wow....You gave Houston an A-? Most people seem to rate it C or below.
I think your Denver rating is on the money. Philadelphia is a city I would love to explore more. I feel it's grossly underrated.
I think Houston's an A- or B+. It's very underrated... most people overstate the negatives, and most visitors know very little about the positives because they end up on the freeways in traffic and little time to explore the city. In the categories of culture/arts (like performing arts and museums) and restaurant scene, I'd put it in the top 5 cities (and a few publications already have). Also lots of diversity, an international atmosphere, great job market, lots of large trees and greenery, and easy access to water recreation.

Philly -- you've probably got a good point.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Los Angeles: F
San Francisco: F
Seattle: A
Denver: A
Houston: A
Dallas: A
Omaha: A
Minneapolis: A
Chicago: F
Indianapolis: A
Miami: F
New York City: F
Boston: A
Philadelphia: F

Based on perception.....
Alright!! You're either GOD's hometown, or an abject failure.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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I've been to all of these places at one point or another:

Los Angeles: B (One of the few places where the suburbs are more interesting than the city. However, the weather is perfect all year.)
San Francisco: A- (Gorgeous in terms of natural scenery and always on the cutting edge tech-wise.)
Seattle: B+ (See SF comments, only not as sunny.)
Denver: B- (I enjoy looking at mountains, but I'm a terrible skier and mountain biker, so the proximity to those activities do nothing for me.)
Houston: C- (Not necessarily a bad place to live, but it's not a great place to visit.)
Dallas: C (See Houston comments, only with a little more glitter.)
Omaha: D (Warren Buffet can live anywhere in the world yet chooses to live here. I'm not sure why, but I guess it counts for something.)
Minneapolis: B- (To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, it's above average.)
Chicago: A+ (OK, I'm a homer. But seriously, other than the winter weather, the city has everything that you could possibly want.)
Indianapolis: D+ (See Houston comments, only with a smaller city and worse weather.)
Miami: B+ (I wouldn't live here all year, but I'd consider being a snowbird in the future. I'm a sucker for beaches.)
New York: A (Fantastic with the best of everything in nearly every facet of society.)
Boston: B (Fine city with unique character, but while I could at least justify the high housing costs in NYC and California, it's not worth it here.)
Philadelphia: B (Love the history here. Center City still needs to clean itself up a bit more, but it's a nice town overall.)
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