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Old 12-21-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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While I like the Urban Planning forums, and this is one of my favorite forums, I didnít expect Urban Planning forum to obsess too much about American cities, and not enough focus on international cities all over the world.
The OP did ask for US cities. Generally, I think this forum is US-centric because most posters are from here. I would also guess that most posters haven't spent enough time in, or know enough about foreign cities to say, with any certainty, that they would or wouldn't want to live there.

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What are all of your top 15 favorite international cities for living in outside and away from USA?

These are my favorite international cities: Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Vienna, Nice, Innsbruck, Phuket, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Lyon.

A Top 50 Favorite International Cities after a top 15: Grenoble, Montreal, Brussels, Marseille, Cannes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lille, Madrid, Valencia, Ibiza, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, Seoul, Tokyo, Taichung, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Dubai, Bangalore, Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Bucharest, Constanta, Batumi, Genoa, Santiago, Moscow, Berlin, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo, Kunming, Kyoto, Osaka, Portland, Honolulu, Milan


My favorite American cities are San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Seattle. I lived in Seattle and New York City a long time and I plan to live in San Francisco bay area of California in the next 2 years. I include San Francisco, and New York City in my top 10 to top 15 for any cities in the world. I have ambivalence about where to rank Chicago, and Seattle in my personal preferences outside of American cities in a top 15 to top 50.
I've visited many European cites. But the only two I'm sure I'd like living in are: Florence, and Paris. I enjoyed my visits to Rome, Barcelona, Prague, Copenhagen, etc. but I couldn't say whether or not I'd want to live there.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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The OP did ask for US cities. Generally, I think this forum is US-centric because most posters are from here. I would also guess that most posters haven't spent enough time in, or know enough about foreign cities to say, with any certainty, that they would or wouldn't want to live there
Well, there isnít this problem in the World forums.

This should change in Urban Planning forum if there is too emphasis on American cities and not enough focus on international cities all over the world.


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I've visited many European cites. But the only two I'm sure I'd like living in are: Florence, and Paris. I enjoyed my visits to Rome, Barcelona, Prague, Copenhagen, etc. but I couldn't say whether or not I'd want to live there.
I visited a lot of places in Continental Europe and I plan to visit much more places in Europe soon.

I know I would love living in Paris, Vienna, Nice, Innsbruck, Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Madrid, Lyon, Grenoble, Brussels, Marseille, Cannes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lille, Madrid, Valencia, Ibiza, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, Bucharest, Constanta, Genoa, Moscow, Berlin, Milan, and some more cities.

I overall have equal preference in favorite cities/towns of Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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In particular order

Yes:
  1. Los Angeles - beautiful scenery, dense but drivable especially in the Westside
  2. Chicago - beautiful lakeside skyline
  3. San Francisco - beautiful natural scenery and Union Square shopping and Financial District skyline and Market Street's streetscape
  4. Philadelphia - fell in love with the 18th Century historic brick buildings around Independence Hall
  5. San Antonio (or Calgary for token foreign city) - beautiful scenery, not too bustling but still has big city amenities

Never:
  1. Las Vegas - lap dances every day are too creepy Don't want a casino being my local movie theater!
  2. New York City - not the primate city it thinks it is (London and Manila are definitely primate cities)
  3. Washington - a block is long; too long to walk
  4. Austin - poor freeway system layout/non existent planning
  5. San Diego - The O.C. is much better. Don't want to be near the drug cartel's bullets going through the border fence.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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It's more about neighborhood than city. Most cities are very diverse in character. I'd probably have to decline a few because of cost though.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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1. Denver, CO
2. Asheville, NC
3. Portland, OR
4. Phoenix, AZ
5. Seattle, WA

WOULD NOT:

1. Los Angeles, CA
2. Miami, FL
3. New Orleans, LA
4. Detroit, MI
5. Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: plano
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None cities have nothing of interest to me, why do assume otherwise?
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Boston
Seattle
San Francisco
Charleston
Santa Fe
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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None cities have nothing of interest to me, why do assume otherwise?
If they have nothing of interest to you, why would you bother commenting?

Anyway-

Yes:
Detroit, MI
Atlanta, GA
San Diego, CA
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO

No:
Dallas, TX/Fort Worth, TX
Charlotte, NC
Phoenix, AZ
Jacksonville, FL
Orlando, FL
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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US cities only? In that case, I'll give you two international lists, rather than one.

Yes:

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Boston
New York
Seattle

No:

Helena
Butte
Oakland
Stockton
Fresno

Last edited by Gothic Sunshine; 07-09-2014 at 08:21 PM..
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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I'm in NYC:

San Francisco
Vancouver BC
Montreal
Berlin
Amsterdam
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