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Old 11-15-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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Weather wise, SLC wins hands down. Employment wise, MN wins hands down.
Beer wise, MN wins hands down
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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This seems like a false statement. Especially the San Francisco statement. I was just out there on vacation. Minneapolis feels like Mayberry compared to that area.
San Francisco is a physically disgusting city. But it is statistically pretty safe.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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If health is important to you at all, Minnesota (especially certain cities) is rated #1 in the nation. You know what they say.......with out your health, you haven't got anything. Julie
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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San Francisco is a physically disgusting city. But it is statistically pretty safe.

Wow. That is a rare statement. I LOVE to visit San Francisco just because of its beauty. Looking down from Russian Hill comes to mind, taking the F train all around the city, the different neighborhoods, - Castro - Nob Hill, etc. etc. I even like kitchy Fisherman's Wharf.

All this to say one man's meat is another man's poison. I even got to admire the rocky terrain of Greece and found beauty in Santorini where they have to import water. So there is unlike beauty to be found in many, many places.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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The architecture is gourgeous, and the building are impressive. It has a gourgeous geographic position on the Bay.
Those sidewalks haven't been hosed-down since the Nixon Administration, and though the homes are nice, they are maintained on the level of New Orleans. Things are mismatched, unpainted and patched up. San Francsico has a grit factor that Mpls. simply never will. Nob Hill is our Kenwood. The Castro and Fisherman's wharf are well-kempt. They are exceptions. Richmond, The Haight, Downtown, Mission. It doesn't make it undesireable to see, and I actually like the grit factor (cities are not museums) but it really is disgusting to walk around.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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[but it really is disgusting to walk around.

Great for the waist, though! That's the one thing I miss in bigger cities proper, say DC, NY, Chicago, New York. You can walk in those cities practically from your doorstep see so many things vs. having to be in a car all the time in the Twin Cities.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Even San Francisco and Washington aren't walkable from every area of the city, but their core areas are. Mpls. is the same. We are slightly more car-dependant, but I was not impressed by public transportation in San Francisco. If you live in the right area of The City, you will have an area just as walkable as San Francisco or New York. Staten Island in in New York too. People forget that.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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I guess this comparison to me is like asking if you want a haircut or a new car. SLC is boring...Ive visited a few times and I do not see any reason to go back. Utah is beautiful, but Salt Lake is snoreville.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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IMO Minnesota over Utah, hands down. It's just not an apples:apples comparison though.
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