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Old 09-23-2013, 12:26 AM
 
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Let's be honest, in the US there are two types of cities: cities for people who dream big, want to be at the top, and love adventure (think New York, Los Angeles, even San Francisco!). Then there are more laid-back cities for people who are fine working for the man, an easier pace of life, and just want to make a decent living with family/friends. What are some of the best cities for that crowd?
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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Chicago
Dallas
Houston
Atlanta
Denver
various cities in the midwest
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Raleigh/Durham
Charlotte
Birmingham
Tampa/St Petersburg
Columbus
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
St Louis
Kansas City
Minneapolis/St Paul
Denver
Salt Lake City
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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If I had to rank my top choices of cities to live in for a laid-back lifestyle they would be: KC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Austin, Nashville, M/S-P, Madison...

My issue is sometimes I think I want to live in NYC or Boston and other times I am very content and comfortable here in KC.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Tyler, Waco, Temple in Texas.

Nashville, Knoxville in Tennessee.

Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville in North Carolina.

Savannah, Columbus in Georgia.

Charleston, Greenville in South Carolina.

Richmond, Lynchburg in Virginia.

Little Rock in Arkansas.

Birmingham, Huntsville in Alabama.

Jackson, Mississippi.

Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Bossier City in Louisiana.

Clearly I prefer the south - LOL!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Tyler, Waco, Temple in Texas.

Nashville, Knoxville in Tennessee.

Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville in North Carolina.

Savannah, Columbus in Georgia.

Charleston, Greenville in South Carolina.

Richmond, Lynchburg in Virginia.

Little Rock in Arkansas.

Birmingham, Huntsville in Alabama.

Jackson, Mississippi.

Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Bossier City in Louisiana.

Clearly I prefer the south - LOL!
Add Houston and Dallas for Texas.

Add Chattanooga and Memphis for Tennessee.

Delete Asheville for NC (no real industry there, too much of a hospitality/retiree-driven economy) and add Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Add Atlanta and Augusta for Georgia. Think hard about Savannah.

Add Columbia for SC.

Add NW Arkansas (Fayetteville area).

Add the Memphis suburbs for Mississippi.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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San Antonio and Memphis.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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Many places in the Interior Northeast, as long as the job situation works out for you.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Add Houston and Dallas for Texas.

Add Chattanooga and Memphis for Tennessee.

Delete Asheville for NC (no real industry there, too much of a hospitality/retiree-driven economy) and add Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Add Atlanta and Augusta for Georgia. Think hard about Savannah.

Add Columbia for SC.

Add NW Arkansas (Fayetteville area).

Add the Memphis suburbs for Mississippi.
I'd agree with Houston and Dallas, Chattanooga, Augusta, possibly Atlanta, Columbia, and the Fayetteville area of NW Arkansas.

Personally, I wouldn't dream of moving my family to the Memphis area, and I'd move my family to the Asheville area in a heartbeat -but hey, that's just me.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Delete Asheville for NC (no real industry there, too much of a hospitality/retiree-driven economy) and add Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
I agree, both are far too overlooked in my opinion.
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