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Old 01-11-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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While I certainly do not subscribe to a strict adherence to any stereotype...I am;
32. Single. Creative. Multi ethinc. American. Female. Politically progressive. Hetro. Fashion savvy. Independent.

Inspired by the aesthetic life, however I'm not overly materialistic or shallow -but I don't mind people who are.

I find NYC to be too one dimensional, a financial suck hose, and tediously lacking charm, spirit and fun.

Boston/New England are okay (yawn), but kind of "chilly".

Miami...fun, great weather, but extremely unstable economically.

ATL is a pretty cool town, but the high crime/corruption make it a no go in my industry.

Chi Town poss as summer spot due to weather, in fact I'll be there this upcoming summer for a few weeks.

But I need a permanent chill city!

I really enjoy Southern CA. Other than that....

WHAT SMALL/MED/LRG AMERICAN CITIES ARE GREAT NOW?

REQUIREMENTS in order of importance:
- Loads of industry

- Diversity of races, with some blending not unheard of. (next requirement equally important)

- Progressive attitudes in regard to woman & gays (and I don't mean uptight feminists, unless they're drag queens).

- Upbeat, non conservative culture (so no Salt lake City).

- Affluent blacks, Latins, Asians (Anglos too of course).

- While some gritty parts are ok, a great city should have affluent sections that are flossy i.e classic 1960s Porsche or Jaguar convertible/bad taste plastic surgery/labels/impractical extravagance/things that make you look twice/grown people chic/"lifestyles"... and NOT JUST THE LLbean/ prudish/snobby/boring/tan khakis Suburbs.

Is this asking too much from an American city?

*Sigh
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I find NYC to be too one dimensional, a financial suck hose, and tediously lacking charm, spirit and fun.


get out of manhattan once in a while
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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When you find this city please let me know....
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Check out LA or San Francisco. Those cities meet your criteria.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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While I certainly do not subscribe to a strict adherence to any stereotype...I am;
32. Single. Creative. Multi ethinc. American. Female. Politically progressive. Hetro. Fashion savvy. Independent.

Inspired by the aesthetic life, however I'm not overly materialistic or shallow -but I don't mind people who are.

I find NYC to be too one dimensional, a financial suck hose, and tediously lacking charm, spirit and fun.

Boston/New England are okay (yawn), but kind of "chilly".

Miami...fun, great weather, but extremely unstable economically.

ATL is a pretty cool town, but the high crime/corruption make it a no go in my industry.

Chi Town poss as summer spot due to weather, in fact I'll be there this upcoming summer for a few weeks.

But I need a permanent chill city!

I really enjoy Southern CA. Other than that....

WHAT SMALL/MED/LRG AMERICAN CITIES ARE GREAT NOW?

REQUIREMENTS in order of importance:
- Loads of industry

- Diversity of races, with some blending not unheard of. (next requirement equally important)

- Progressive attitudes in regard to woman & gays (and I don't mean uptight feminists, unless they're drag queens).

- Upbeat, non conservative culture (so no Salt lake City).

- Affluent blacks, Latins, Asians (Anglos too of course).

- While some gritty parts are ok, a great city should have affluent sections that are flossy i.e classic 1960s Porsche or Jaguar convertible/bad taste plastic surgery/labels/impractical extravagance/things that make you look twice/grown people chic/"lifestyles"... and NOT JUST THE LLbean/ prudish/snobby/boring/tan khakis Suburbs.

Is this asking too much from an American city?

*Sigh
Houston or Dallas.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: By the lake
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You will probably end up staying in Chicago once you visit here in the summer for a few weeks like you mentioned. It will be your kind of town too!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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Philadelphia or Chicago.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Gary, Indiana!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: NYC
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SF, Philly or Seattle come to mind. Maybe Austin, Tx.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:51 AM
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Chicago, LA, SFO, Seattle, Portland, Denver
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