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Old 06-25-2008, 05:28 AM
 
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Why does Austin make every mags top 10 places to live and San Antonio barely makes 1 or 2. Overall SA is a much better place to live than Austin, is this a sign of a inept city marketing department
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:34 AM
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Why does anyone care? Dude, go live your life and quit relying on paid info from magazines to make you feel better/worse about your living arrangements. We get absolutely no benefit from threads like this whatsoever.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Well said, Sapphire!

--Dim
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:05 AM
 
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Why does anyone care? Dude, go live your life and quit relying on paid info from magazines to make you feel better/worse about your living arrangements. We get absolutely no benefit from threads like this whatsoever.
I guess investor developer, potential employers looking to relocate do not care, how naive for a city to think that way
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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They don't care about lists...and neither should you.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If we lived according to lists, we wouldn't eat anything (causes cancer, heart disease, a substantial increase in pimples, etc.), live anywhere (too hot, too cold, not enough nightlife, too fat, too thin, too rich, too poor, etc.), or do anything (too dangerous, too boring, not active enough, too active, etc.).

Basically, we'd do nothing at all. I say live dangerously--ignore the lists and make up your own mind.

--Dim
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The lists don't mean very much, Forbes has Austin as one of the best places to live while AOL has it as one of the worst places to retire. You can't judge a place by a list made by people who have most likely never been there; and not to mention, most lists are bias to begin with.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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I also saw a list (can't remember what magazine) that said Austin is a better place to raise a family than SA. Even people from Austin would disagree with that, so that tells me these magazines are either going around to each city's CoC and looking for the highest bidder, or they're looking at median family incomes, population growth, and educational attainment of the population and calling it a day. Those categories would favor Austin over SA, but they certainly wouldn't tell you the whole story, or even a fifth of the story.

Things I look at in a good place to live are unemployment, economic diversity, educational opportunities (not just who's educated and who isn't), traffic/ease of commuting, reputation of school districts, crime, and access to other US and international destinations. In all of those categories, except perhaps crime, SA and Austin are either very close or SA comes out ahead.

In other words, the magazines are full of it.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Man.... how come SA never gets any development? The city looks exactly the same as it did when I moved here 6 years ago.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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The people with brains dont depend on the lists, and live where they want, the people who depend on the lists, make up the lists.
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