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Old 09-23-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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What are the best and worst military towns and cities?
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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San Diego is good for a military town since it is in large metro area. Most military towns are small. The only other military towns I've been to are Pensacola, FL and Bremerton, WA. I've never been to Norfolk, VA but I've heard good and bad about it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Clarksville, TN was pretty bad. I could only stomach a few months there and that was it!
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: IN
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Best= San Diego, Ca
Worst= Junction City/Fort Riley, KS.
The scary demographics (even for a miliatary town) of Junction City and Geary County:
Geary County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: In God
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I might be a just a little biased because they're cities that I'm familiar with, but I would probably say San Antonio, Killeen (TX), and Augusta (GA). San Antonio is fairly large and has a lot going for it without the military presence, and Augusta has it's own identity (the Masters, "the Garden City of the South") aside from Fort Gordon. Now, while Killeen is considered by many to be a very pitiful place, I found it to be pretty cool. And I believe there was a certain magazine that said it was the number one spot in the country to meet single men. Which might have something to do with the fact that the city sits adjacent to largest army base in the world.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I might be a just a little biased because they're cities that I'm familiar with, but I would probably say San Antonio, Killeen (TX), and Augusta (GA). San Antonio is fairly large and has a lot going for it without the military presence, and Augusta has it's own identity (the Masters, "the Garden City of the South") aside from Fort Gordon. Now, while Killeen is considered by many to be a very pitiful place, I found it to be pretty cool. And I believe there was a certain magazine that said it was the number one spot in the country to meet single men. Which might have something to do with the fact that the city sits adjacent to largest army base in the world.
to support other opinions in here, i must agree that san diego is the best military town/city. all branches of the military are stationed here including huge military jurisdictions including camp pendleton (mostly army), miramar (mostly air force), coronado (a mix of marines/navy/air force), national city (mostly navy/marines/army), point loma (navy/marines), etc.

as for the worst, i would say any small town in the middle of nowhere!
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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IMO, Fort Leonard Wood, MO is a pretty good military town. It's roughly a 150-200 mile drive southwest of St. Louis on I-44...it's situated pretty close to Springfield from what I remember. I've heard good things about it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I really like Hampton Roads the military is a huge part of everything there.

I really dislike the area around Andrews AFB in Prince Georges County, MD. Very high crime rate to the north and west.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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I'd pick Monterey, California. For some reason, people don't think of it as a military town. The Army's Defense Language Institute is there, and tons of retired military! Beautiful town!!
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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IMO, Fort Leonard Wood, MO is a pretty good military town. It's roughly a 150-200 mile drive southwest of St. Louis on I-44...it's situated pretty close to Springfield from what I remember. I've heard good things about it.
Id agree, it wasnt horrible. In fact, it was much better than I thought it was going to be. The surrounding area (immediate) is also quite nice.
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