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Old 02-05-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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I recently read a book called The everything career tests book. It several
tests that would help in finding a good career. In the book there was a test
called the location test. The test asked questions on what type of
setting a person would feel happy. It gave a list of things to circle that
I would want in a place to live.

I circled urban setting and then I circled the following characteristics:
1 varied climate
2 multicultural community
3 public transportation
4 cultural amenities
5 major airport
6 education
7 healthcare

After some research I discovered the best city for me is
Chicago.

What I want to know is what other cities in the world have these
characteristics. Let me explain what I'm looking for.


I'm not looking for people to agree with my choice for best city.
I want to know what city do you think is the best place to live based on
The above characteristics.
Also this conversation is not just limited to American cities. I want to know what
cites outside the U.S have these characteristics.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Why are Education and Healthcare at the BOTTOM of your list? In my personal opinion/perspective, those should be at the top! With those taken care of, almost everything else you'd want in a city falls into place.

My recommendation: move to Canada (Toronto I guess, why not?). It's where expatriots go when you want an American lifestyle but not American risk (or pride).
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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I circled urban setting and then I circled the following characteristics:
1 varied climate
2 multicultural community
3 public transportation
4 cultural amenities
5 major airport
6 education
7 healthcare
NYC and DC are the obvious choices and not sure how Chicago was placed in front of either based solely upon those criteria. Internationally (in no particular order) I'd say London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Oslo (believe it or not, look it up), Toronto, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm thinking that Minneapolis might fit the criteria as well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Vienna for sure.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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London, Paris, ...
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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New York City
London
Chicago
Toronto
Paris
Washington DC
Boston
San Francisco (not so much varied climate)
Philadelphia
Los Angeles (not so much varied climate or highly developed public transportation)

are some cities that come to mind. Probably several others to consider in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 AM
 
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Exactly! Toronto has best schools kids can possibly get. One of them is Sunnybrook School in Toronto. They give equal importance to academics as well as co curricular activities to help children bring out the best in them.*My nephew was a student there and we could really see the development in him!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:19 AM
 
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I'll explain the characteristics. By varied climate I think the
book meant a climate with all four seasons and not consisting
of one kind of weather such as warm and sunny most of the year.
cultural amenities are museums, theaters, restaurants and nightlife.
I think shopping is in this category to. Education for me is the abundance of
colleges not public schools. Healthcare is the abundance of hospitals and
other medical care. Multicultural community meant the level diversity.

Chicago has all of these things to me.
1 It has all four seasons dispite winter being
longer.
2 its culturaly diverse in that it has many neighborhoods
with people of certain ethnicites living in them.
3 the city has many cultural institutions. Its museums and libraries
are very good at what they do. There are restaurants all over the city.
There I'd a strong food culture as well.
4 the public transit system is very extensive with a train, city buses and taxis making
car free living possible.
5 there are many colleges
6 There are a lot of good hospitals

Chicago wins over New York in that the cost of living
Is much lower and the city is not overwhelming suffocating
environment.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Philly.


Everything else is irrelevant.
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