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Old 05-15-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Here's another update as of May 15th, 2017. My list is still the same, just some (minor) internal movement within the Top 10 is all. No where that was previously in my Top 10 has dropped out, but I do have to add a few newbies into the fold since I decided to consolidate Tel-Aviv with Melbourne/Miami/Sydney for #1. I also consolidated Brisbane and Vancouver, as well as London/Tokyo/Hong Kong too.

That being said, amazing that my Top 10 has some degree of permanence now, I've essentially had the same list now for over a year. That's excellent and is reflective of how sure I am of what my 10 favorite cities in the world are at this point in time.

Top 10:
01. Melbourne/Miami/Sydney/Tel-Aviv (Four way tie for #1)
02. Barcelona
03. Brisbane and Vancouver (two way tie for #3)
04. Busan
05. Seoul
06. Hong Kong/London/Tokyo (three way tie for #6)
07. Bangkok
08. New York
09. Osaka
10. Paris and Singapore (two way tie for #10)
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Adjusted top 10

1. Lima, PER
2. Boston, USA
3. New York, USA
4. Cuzco, PER
5. Buenos Aires, ARG
6. Valparaiso, CHI
7. Santiago, CHI
8. Mendoza, ARG
9. Cordoba, ARG
10. Arequipa, PER

Bottom 5

1. Scranton, USA
2. Binghamton, USA
3. Atlanta, USA
4. Maldonado, URU
5. Belfast, ROI/NI
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Update

1. Lima, PER
2. Philadelphia, USA
3. Boston, USA
4. New York, USA
5. Cuzco, PER
6. Buenos Aires, ARG
7. Valparaiso, CHI
8. Santiago, CHI
9. Mendoza, ARG
10. Arequipa, PER
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Update as well:

Top 10:

01. Miami, Sydney, Melbourne, Tel-Aviv (four way tie for #1)

02. London, Tokyo, Hong Kong (three way tie for #2)

03. Barcelona

04. Seoul

05. Brisbane and Vancouver (two way tie for #5)

06. Busan

07. Osaka

08. Bangkok

09. Singapore and New York (two way tie for #9)

10. Amsterdam

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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I have to be honest, growing up in the states, I generally have a tendency to prefer to remain in them. That being said, since it's a global thread, I'll limit my US picks to 3 Tops, and also, certain regions of world won't be included, mainly because I want my top 10 to only be places I've personally seen. No exact order, so I made American cities 1st, foreign 2nd.
Top 10
1. Cleveland (I know, homer pick big time. But home will always be my favorite/have my heart.)
2. San Francisco
3. Pittsburgh
4. Vancouver
5. Rome
6. London
7. Copenhagen
8. Helsinki
9. Auckland
10. Sydney

Bottom 10: Unfortunately, in many cases, LDC's where there's a palpable tension over security regularly (as of now at least)
1. Mogadishu
2. Kabul
3. Caracas
4. Pyongyang
5. Kinshasa
6. Damascus
7. Juba
8. Peshwar
9. San Salvador
10. Sana'a

I think some Far East cities would make the list if I were to visit there. I'm alsmosg certain of that, and even spending more time in Latin America and Africa might produce similar results. If I were to pick a Latin American place among those I've been to it would be Buenos Aires.

I could easily switch a number of these though. To those of you who have more solid lists, did you use some type of algorithm to come up with it, based upon your tastes? The 8 things I prioritize most, family aside are (in no order)?
1. Do I feel safe, or does the area have a number of secure feeling places?
2. Is it Urban: walkable/historic/cultured/unique/well preserved/modern/transit/amenities?
3. Does it have a good park system? Is it not entirely flat? Do I like the scenery overall?
4. Is it super isolated from other cities, natural areas, etc., or close to them?
5. The climate is NOT excessively hot (re: heat index>90) for more than 3 months/yr.
6. I can find productive employment in a diverse number of professional fields, esp. higher ed
7. Sports (mainly US thing), can I at least get D1 NCAA? MLB would be very nice, too?
8. Can I afford to live in this place on my salary? Are people nice? Overall, does it FIT?

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Old 01-04-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Here's another update, first one of 2018.

Top 10:

01. Miami/Sydney/Melbourne/Tel-Aviv (TIE)

02. London/Tokyo/Hong Kong (TIE)

03. Barcelona

04. Seoul and Osaka (TIE)

05. Busan

06. Nagoya

07. Brisbane/Honolulu/Vancouver (TIE)

08. Bangkok

09. Singapore

10. Amsterdam (Randstad in general)

Hard to pin down just 10, but I'm fairly confident that this list of ten spots is how it would go for me. Unfortunately no space to put the numerous Northern European and German cities that I also happen to like as well. In addition to not having anymore space for a few more Asia-Pacific and Oceania cities as well.

Bottom 10:

01. Philadelphia

That's about it for me there. I'm not trying to be offensive but that's the only place that I've been to that I outright didn't like at all. Whatsoever. Though it is not a problem for me, I just avoid the place, both in real life and figuratively in discussions online. Doesn't have any value for me, so I don't spend time dealing with it either. I don't have anything against anyone that likes it, but just pointing out that it is far and away the place I like the least.

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Old 01-04-2018, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Originally Posted by Facts Kill Rhetoric View Post
Here's another update, first one of 2018.

Top 10:

01. Miami/Sydney/Melbourne/Tel-Aviv (TIE)

Bottom 10:

01. Philadelphia

That's about it for me there. I'm not trying to be offensive but that's the only place that I've been to that I outright didn't like at all.
So practically the "triumvirate" of great cities + Tel Aviv are in fact oversized suburbs with a cluster of skyscrapers and palm trees? And at the bottom you have an US city which actually is a city and has a soul?

I respect your opinion, but it's still a crap one. Wroom, wroom, let me drive trough endless suburbs to get to a strip mall in Miami. But oh, not trough this crime-infested suburb.

Melbourne:



Looks like hell on Earth to me.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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And at the bottom you have an US city which actually is a city and has a soul?
Yeah, I hate it immensely. I would press the delete button on that city immediately.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Yeah, I hate it immensely. I would press the delete button on that city immediately.
Ok. I would press the delete button on Sydney, Melbourne and Miami and make them actually........................ cities.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Ok. I would press the delete button on Sydney, Melbourne and Miami and make them actually........................ cities.
That's fine, we don't have to like the same things.
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