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Old 03-19-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Yes

Bay Area/Oakland (I think it's a bit more dynamic and with better neighborhoods than SF)
Seattle
Philadelphia
Chicago
Boston

I think I could possibly could be happy for 5 years in a lot of cities that I wouldn't necessarily otherwise pick the overall region- such as Nashville, Miami, Denver, Cleveland (or Cincinnati - which is better?) St Louis etc... maybe even Dallas/Ft Worth but otherwise don't care for the South, Midwest, Texas, Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Desert Southwest except maybe for a visit. I love NYC but you really need to be young and/or rich to have a good lifestyle there and alas, I'm neither.

Nice to see my city well represented here. Though I'll be the first to admit it is still somewhat lacking in a few categories though improving.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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For US cities.

Yes:
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Birmingham AL
San Fran

No
Detroit
Cleveland
NYC
Philadelphia
LA
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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I HAVE lived in:

Des Moines
Atlanta
Charleston
Tampa
Dallas

Every one of these towns is VERY special in one way or another.

I would NEVER consider:

Detroit
Cleveland
Buffalo
Rochester (MN or NY)
NYC

Mostly because their weather sucks majorly.

That being said, the "never" list has some magnificent suburbs and I would consider living in any of those, as long as I could out four months a year to a decent climate.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Houston
Atlanta
New Orleans
Santa Fe
Phoenix
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Mostly because their weather sucks majorly.

That being said, the "never" list has some magnificent suburbs and I would consider living in any of those, as long as I could out four months a year to a decent climate.
Yep! Neighborhoods DO count, and being able to escape the worst weather months (also a big reason for my preference) is a huge thing. Most every city that I can think of would only have at most 20% of areas or neighborhoods that I would ever consider living in, my own included, and those areas would generally be expensive (basically, first ring street car suburbs just on the edge of downtown, that are safe, green, progressive and full of great historic housing stock) to live in and limited in area. If I can find that in most cities I'm gonna find just about anything tolerable and for many cities it would suit me just fine regardless of the surrounding area.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Move to:
Tampa
Atlanta
Knoxville
Houston
Denver

Never move to:
San Franscisco
Honolulu
Miami
New York City
Any other cities in the SW
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Yes
NY
LA
ABQ
Portland
Boston

No
Detroit
Washington
Cleveland
Buffalo
Des Moines
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes
------
San Francisco (sorry, I know the o.p. said not your own city, but there is nowhere I'd rather be)
Portland, Or.
Boise
Seattle
Reno


No
------
Phoenix
Miami
Birmingham
Atlanta
Oklahoma City

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Mostly because their weather sucks majorly.
There is no such thing as bad weather; there is only inappropriate clothing.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Yes ---

Pittsburg
Portland
Boston
Chicago
Seattle

No ---
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
Los Angeles
Nashville

On the fence --- Detroit
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