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Old 09-09-2011, 03:10 PM
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About this time last year Westchester Magazine ranked the best places to live in Westchester, ranking 40 locations:
Best Places To Live - Westchester Magazine - October 2010 - Westchester, NY

Check it out and let us know if you can be knowingly smug for living in the right place or outraged at the skewed data that didn't take into account x, y and z!

Last edited by bg7; 09-09-2011 at 03:28 PM.. Reason: typo, as always
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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About this time last year Westchester Magazine ranked the best places to live in Westchester, ranking 40 locations:
Best Places To Live - Westchester Magazine - October 2010 - Westchester, NY

Check it out and let us know if you can be knowingly smug for living in the right place or outraged at the skewed data that didn't take into account x, y and z!
Of the vacuous rubbish that appears in Westchester magazine that article set a new low for contentless stupidity. Complete drivel.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Interesting but flawed.

While diversity may be seen as a plus, I can't see how homogeneity is a minus. At least not from an objective standpoint.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Honestly, I think that the people on this board would be able to rank the towns better than the magazine did. Their methodolgy was truly comical - and highly flawed as noted. Some diversity is good, too much - not so much except in very rare instances where they have pockets of high-earning minorities (and no such areas exist in this county that I am aware of).

Can't wait to see what they come up with again this year.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Interesting but flawed.

While diversity may be seen as a plus, I can't see how homogeneity is a minus. At least not from an objective standpoint.
Homogeneity is definitely a minus.

Anyhow I stopped reading when they listed Ossining as #2.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:35 PM
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The problem with homogeneity is that it can get a bit boring. Variety is the spice.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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The problem with homogeneity is that it can get a bit boring. Variety is the spice.
I think you and the other posters seem to read "all white" whenever the word "homogeneity" appears. Or conversely whenever, you see the word "diversity" you read "a lot of minorities." Don't take this too seriously, but that is being racists.

Next time when you see "homogeneity," replace it with the words "all black." That doesn't sound as boring does it?

Homogeneity is always a minus in any form: all black, all white, all Hispanics, all Chinese...etc. There is a reason why you are taught not to marry your siblings.

But back to the topic, the article does not fail because it gives a lot of weight to diversity. If you read it, diversity is only 7%.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:10 PM
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"I think you and the other posters seem to read "all white" whenever the word "homogeneity" appears"

err - no.

"Next time when you see "homogeneity," replace it with the words "all black." That doesn't sound as boring does it?"

Yep, sure does.

I'm guessing you've never lived in another country where everyone is basically the same. Try it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:19 PM
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oh and by the same, lest you get your same spectacles on as previously, I'm not talking about "all white". In my particular instance its all asian, but take your pick.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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Homogeneity is definitely a minus.
Then don't visit anywhere outside the urban areas of the U.S and Europe.

Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific are, by and large, dreadfully homogenous.
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