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View Poll Results: Which one would you prefer to live in. ( No Particular order)
Savannah 11 12.94%
CINCY 7 8.24%
STL 14 16.47%
Louisville 3 3.53%
Omaha 4 4.71%
Memphis 2 2.35%
Pittsburgh 25 29.41%
Jacksonville 6 7.06%
Portland 13 15.29%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Hello, City Forum Dwellers Im fairly new to City Data Forum and I dont start many threads, I just like to read them!!! Im would like to apologize in advance if my thread isnt interesting.....Im trying here! Im very fond of large cities built along major or medium sized rivers. I havent seen any post on this subject recently but Im pretty sure there are some already out there some where. Which one of these cities would you choose if you ONLY COULD PICK FROM THIS LIST:

-Cincinnati OH
-Memphis TN
-Pittsburgh PA
-St Louis MO
-Jacksonville FL ( St Johns River this may be questionable)
-Omaha NE
-Louisville KY
-Portland OR ( Columbia River)
-Savannah GA

-Architecture
-Downtown,Neighborhoods
-Transit, infrastructure
-Restaurants, Food Quality, Bars, Etc
-Climate
-Scenery
-Economy,Companies
-Cityscape
-Education
-Cost of Living
-Stadiums
-The Negatives and the Positives
-I want to see personal responses and opinions (biased responses only Im not asking for facts!!)Lets make this a fun one.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Where's Minneapolis? Chicago is also built upon a river, although not a huge/major river, it has played a huge role at least in the past of its economic development.


Out of your list though, my favorites are Pittsburgh and Portland.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Where's Minneapolis? Chicago is also built upon a river, although not a huge/major river, it has played a huge role at least in the past of its economic development.


Out of your list though, my favorites are Pittsburgh and Portland.
I knew I was forgot a few!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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-Architecture-Savannah
-Downtown,Neighborhoods-Portland then cincinnati
-Transit, infrastructure- Portland then st. louis for transit
-Restaurants-Memphis
-Food Quality -?
-Bars St. Louis and cincinnati
-Climate-Jacksonville fl
-Scenery- Pittsburgh then Cincinnati then Portland
-Economy,Companies-
-Cityscape-Pittsburgh cincinnati
-Education-st. louis and cincinnati
-Cost of Living-?
-Stadiums- cincinnati just because there brand new but i am bias.

My favorites are st. louis, pittsburgh and cincinnati
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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-Architecture: Pittsburgh and St. Louis
-Downtown,Neighborhoods: Portland
-Transit, infrastructure: Portland
-Restaurants, Food Quality, Bars, Etc: Portland
-Climate: Jacksonville (though not enough to interest me in Jax)
-Scenery: Portland
-Economy,Companies: Omaha
-Cityscape: Portland
-Education: Pittsburgh
-Cost of Living: Most of your chosen cities are relatively affordable
-Stadiums: Pittsburgh - that city has some very cool stadiums and love the location.

Portland or Pittsburgh for me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I always thought Portland was too bland for me
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I was between Portland and Pittsburgh. I picked Pittsburgh.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Living:
1.Jacksonville FL
2.Portland OR
3.Cincinnati OH
4.Louisville KY
5.Pittsburgh PA
6.St. Louis MO
7.Savannah GA
8.Omaha NE
9.Memphis TN
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Visiting:
1.Portland
2.Memphis
3.Pittsburgh

4-6 (no order):
St.Louis
Cincinnati
Louisville

7.Jacksonville
8.Omaha
9.Savannah
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I picked Pittsburgh, though its not really that much of a river city in the cultural sense....I just really like Pbgh. I used to live in Lousiville and live 45 minutes from downtown Cincy. All three of these are great towns, but if I had to choose Id like Pbgh, since its more rust belt/ethnic.

Of the following I'd consider these the true 'River Cities' in the historical sense (and suprised not to see NOLA on it), the era of steamboats, riverboat gamblers, etc..with a big foot stomp for Memphis and Louisville as places that really were dominated by their river trade for some key eras (Cincy and ...maybe.... St Louis sort of developed an industrial/railroad city identity beyond "River City", though St Louis also very much claimed a river town identity...one of the largest banks there used to be Boatmans' Bank).

1.Jacksonville FL
2.Portland OR
3.Cincinnati OH
4.Louisville KY
5.Pittsburgh PA
6.St. Louis MO
7.Savannah GA
8.Omaha NE
9.Memphis TN
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