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Old 09-21-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I live in the DC area. It has pretty much everything you could want in a 5 million-ish metro area.

If I were inclined to "move up" I would head for 10 million+.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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I live in the DC area. It has pretty much everything you could want in a 5 million-ish metro area.

If I were inclined to "move up" I would head for 10 million+.
what if I want high density, urban vibrancy AND safety?
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:51 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Sydney, Australia is probably the best city with that population.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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what if I want high density, urban vibrancy AND safety?
You can get all that in DC. However, it is expensive to live in the vibrant and upscale parts of the city. Those neighborhoods are pretty safe, but you've got to be making $200,000 and up to live there with a family.

The inner suburbs in Maryland and Virginia are a good compromise for most people who can't afford to live in the city proper but still want to have nearby access to the city. The DC metro has good access to several inner suburbs. You can live with it.
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Roma (4,5 m) is great in many aspects!
It's one of the best cities in known mankind, but "great transit" is not its best definition
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I live in the DC area. It has pretty much everything you could want in a 5 million-ish metro area.

If I were inclined to "move up" I would head for 10 million+.
DC's metro (MSA) is at 6 million plus now and is part of an even larger CSA, so should probably be disqualified.

My vote is for Barcelona.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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what if I want high density, urban vibrancy AND safety?
Then you move to Arlington, Alexandria and Tysons.
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 AM
 
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what if I want high density, urban vibrancy AND safety?
Then you can always just stay in and eat your chips.
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Paris
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It's one of the best cities in known mankind, but "great transit" is not its best definition
Perfection doesn't exist
In a ranking of cities around 5M inhabitants, Roma should appear IMO
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Old Today, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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My vote goes to Singapore.
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