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Old 08-31-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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1. Albuquerqe
2. Flagstaff
3. Colorado Springs
4. Austin
5. Nashville
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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Strange.. all places id rather not live in. Especially number 1...
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Strange.. all places id rather not live in. Especially number 1...
Same here... blech. Any of those would make me a) forced to get a car b) forced to get car insurance c) make my commute time higher d) less vibrant than where I am now. I am not actually sure the "Cost" would go down, given my lifestyle choices... b/c I'd probably have to rent a larger place (B/c that is the style there), the aforementioned car/insurance costs, jobs paying less, having to pay A/C all summer.
Most of these type of polls are usually targeted at suburbanites with families, how else do you get somewhere like Colorado Springs coming in at #3...
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Same here...
me too.

I like visiting all these places, but none are places I would like to live
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Is this another published list, or was the OP just expressing his opinion?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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1. Albuquerqe
2. Flagstaff
3. Colorado Springs
4. Austin
5. Nashville
I think maybe the OP is asking for opinion of these 5 specifically, at least I'd hope so. Based on their original criteria of daily ease, weather, cost and vibrancy I'd rank as follows:

1. Nashville
2. Colorado Springs
3. Austin
4. Flagstaff
5. Albuquerque
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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1. Albuquerqe
2. Flagstaff
3. Colorado Springs
4. Austin
5. Nashville
They considered weather and daily ease (what does that mean? Traffic?) yet have Austin on the top five list? Seems very dubious.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I love the Rockies and SW and would love to live in Albuquerque, Flagstaff or Colorado Springs. However, I'm not sure Flagstaff deserves a spot on this list. I lived there for a couple of years and it's a great little town. BUT, the winters can be quite long with a lot of snow (100" avg) and just about any night can get down to freezing (even in summer). It's also rather isolated and requires trips to Phoenix for many major purchases like furniture. It is well positioned as a jumping off point for trips throughout the SW and Rockies and was a great place to live, but it's probably a bit cold to be an ideal spot for most folks.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I moved away from the Nashville area mostly because of the weather. And my new town I've also found it to me more vibrant, easier to get around, and no more expensive (unless you're buying a house).
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Not only in Flagstaff really cold and snowy( 7000 ft. elevation, 100" snow a year), but housing is extremely expensive vs. available jobs and what they pay. It's become a place for upper middle class Californians to retire.
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