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Old 09-05-2012, 02:37 AM
 
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Curious to see a rankings from an experienced and unbiased perspective. Rank the cities that you have personally lived in. Please don't include places that you never lived in or were only a young child in. Also specify if you lived in the city or burbs.

1. Chicago, IL (city). Laid back city with tons to do. People are a lot of fun. Fairly affordable.
2. Bloomington, IN (city). Fun college town with stuff for adults too. Very pretty town. Cheap.
3. Houston, TX (burb). Underrated city. A lot to do, growing economy. Nice suburbs. Cheap
4. Albany, NY (burb). Lots of great outdoorsy stuff nearby. Decent downtown scene.
5. Ithaca, NY (city). Good scenery but otherwise pretty boring outside college bars.
6. New York, NY (city). Thought it was pretentious. A lot to do but not enough to justify costs.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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1. New York City (2003-2006) - Loved living in NYC, only left for job transfer. Truly unlike any city in the world. I would move back in a heart beat if the fiance would be up to it, but ultimately we want to be closer to family.

2. Chicago (Born and Raised 1982-2003 Suburbs, 2006-2009 City) - Not quite NYC in my opinion, but clearly the #2 city in the US. The COL is great, I plan on moving back in 2013.

3. Washington DC (2009-Present) - Distant 3rd. Moved to DC for a new job, I like living here, but I never warmed up to the city completely. DC is definitely an acquired taste.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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1. Park City, UT - best skiing in the U.S., wonderful old downtown/main street, Sundance Film Festival, great art scene, more affordable than Colorado
2. Ogden, UT - loved the downtown area, nice affordable old homes, close to mountains/skiing
3. Pearl Harbor/Hickam, HI - it was Hawaii! - favorite thing was kayaking with the sea turtles, we missed having four seasons though
4. Aiea, HI - same as above
5. Kaysville, UT - 30 minutes to Salt Lake City, close to mountains, best thing was the cherry orchards
6. Storrs, CT (4 months) - loved the scenery/trees, lived at a house with rows and rows of fresh berries in the yard
7. San Antonio, TX - really a great city with lots to do, but too hot to go outside for 5 months
8. Redlands, CA - 30 minutes to the mountains, an hour to the beach, lived next to orange orchards - to this day my favorite smell is orange blossoms, didn't like the smog and traffic
9. Oklahoma City, OK - cheap city to live in, more to do than you'd think, never saw a tornado the 8 years I was there even though I tried to see one
10. Biloxi, MS (4 months) - loved living on the gulf and close to New Orleans, seafood was great
11. Lakeside, TX - outside of Fort Worth, but I don't really like Texas even though I was born and raised
12. Del City, OK - close to Oklahoma City, kind of a run down area
13. Abilene, TX - nice place to raise a family, quiet, no traffic
14. Moore, OK - in between Oklahoma City and Norman, very blah town, bedroom community
15. Wichita Falls, TX (4 months) - hot, not much to do
16. Azle, TX - see Lakeside

Also lived in Russelsheim, Germany.

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Rank in order of quality of life, cultural life and access to outdoor activities:
1. Portland OR
2. Olympia WA
3. Boston MA
4. Seattle WA
5. Washington DC
6. San Francisco CA
7. Atlanta GA
8. Bismarck ND
9. Casper WY
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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1. Charlotte.
2. Orlando.
3. Miami.
4. Atlanta.
5. Denver.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Uhhh..... Bolivar, Ohio and Dover, Ohio? They're both okay.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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1.NYC
2.Philly
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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1. San Francisco
2. New York
3. Big Sky, MT
4. Bozeman, MT
5. Helena, MT
6. Baltimore, MD
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Memphis
D.C.
Richmond, VA
Myrtle Beach
Lynchburg, VA
Columbia, SC
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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1.NYC
2.Philly
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