Cities with best Quality of Life

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Best QOL

Portland
33
7%
Seattle
54
11%
Chicago
54
11%
Denver
44
9%
San Franciso
56
11%
Philadelphia
18
4%
Boston
36
7%
Austin
67
14%
NY
54
11%
San Diego
77
16%
 
Total votes: 493

Renzo
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Renzo » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:21 pm

ruleser wrote:
Renzo wrote:Chicago is the greatest city in the nation. Until winter, when it transforms into one of the outer levels of hell.
SF would be great if they'd institute some sorta homeless people incineration program.
NYC is great for rich people, otherwise it's great, but a colossal hassle.
That leaves Denver FTW.

When did SF become some homeless ridden?


1969, if I'm not mistaken.

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ruleser
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby ruleser » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:25 pm

Renzo wrote:
ruleser wrote:
Renzo wrote:Chicago is the greatest city in the nation. Until winter, when it transforms into one of the outer levels of hell.
SF would be great if they'd institute some sorta homeless people incineration program.
NYC is great for rich people, otherwise it's great, but a colossal hassle.
That leaves Denver FTW.

When did SF become some homeless ridden?


1969, if I'm not mistaken.

No wonder I never really went up into the city when I lived up there - I lived out in Redwood Shores. Come to think of it, I went into the city 1 time I think to see a show, and was so hassled by an agressive/filthy homeless person that we left instead of seeing the show if I recall.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Carlisle » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:38 pm

ruleser wrote:Subtle anti-Los Angeles trolling.

I would take LA over SD any day. Yes, SD has cleaner air, etc., but it is tooooo quiet for me. If you are not military, and don't like to sleep early, wrong city. LA has its share a people to resent, be attracted to, pal around with, do active things or just be a loser... and honestly, today was sunny (and I mean LA sunny, not 1 cloud) and about 80-85, no humidity to speak of.

this is fair. SD is not really a night life city. SD is cleaner, less crowded, less shallow, and more friendly. plus, i like the quietness.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby j2d3 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:42 pm

I picked SD because there was no option for LA. WTF?

LA is the greatest city in the world.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby williamsmatt » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:57 pm

San Diego, CA is so expensive. Very beautiful, but expensive. I'm paying 1,039 for a studio! I don't know if the quality of life is justification for these inflated cost of living metrics.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby James Bond » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:58 pm

j2d3 wrote:I picked SD because there was no option for LA. WTF?

LA is the greatest city in the world if you like endless highways and smog.


fixed

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Carlisle » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:59 pm

williamsmatt wrote:San Diego, CA is so expensive. Very beautiful, but expensive. I'm paying 1,039 for a studio! I don't know if the quality of life is justification for these inflated cost of living metrics.

true, very true.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby j2d3 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:02 am

biv0ns wrote:
j2d3 wrote:I picked SD because there was no option for LA. WTF?

LA is the greatest city in the world without qualification.


fixed


refixed.

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ruleser
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby ruleser » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:46 am

j2d3 wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
j2d3 wrote:I picked SD because there was no option for LA. WTF?

LA is the greatest city in the world without qualification.


fixed


refixed.

Well, I think we can agree LA should be an option up there, certainly if SF and SD are. There is something foul afoot...

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby James Bond » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:49 am

j2d3 wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
j2d3 wrote:I picked SD because there was no option for LA. WTF?

LA is the greatest city in the world without qualification.


fixed


refixed.


well...damn

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Renzo » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:55 am

LA is a wretched pit. SD is nice, but a little to strip mall-ey and suburban feeling.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby williamsmatt » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:32 am

Renzo wrote:LA is a wretched pit. SD is nice, but a little to strip mall-ey and suburban feeling.


LA is scary big. I mean it's big. I think San Diego, CA is big too.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby j2d3 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:11 am

williamsmatt wrote:
Renzo wrote:LA is a glorious paradise. SD is nice, but a little to strip mall-ey and suburban feeling.


LA is scary big. I mean it's big. I think San Diego, CA is big too.

You're so right, renzo.
Williamsmatt: I like em big, scary big. I admit it, when it comes to cities I'm a total size queen.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby jms1987 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:24 pm

j2d3 doesn't give up defending his beloved LA, haha

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby MC Southstar » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:25 pm

williamsmatt wrote:San Diego, CA is so expensive. Very beautiful, but expensive. I'm paying 1,039 for a studio! I don't know if the quality of life is justification for these inflated cost of living metrics.


Is it a high rise studio? Cuz then I'd consider that about average.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby rondemarino » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:27 pm

williamsmatt wrote:
Renzo wrote:LA is a wretched pit. SD is nice, but a little to strip mall-ey and suburban feeling.


LA is scary big. I mean it's big. I think San Diego, CA is big too.


San Diego? Really?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby TonyDigital » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:30 pm

rondemarino wrote:
Carlisle wrote:are we talking about quality vs cost of life? anywhere is pretty great if you are rich. i would rather be middle class is milwaukee than middle class in SF.


I'll take middle class in SF over millionaire in Mississppi.

EDIT: However, I do agree on the Milwaukee/SF choice.


Maybe I'm biased because I'm from the South but I'd take millionaire in MS over middle class in SF anyday. Hell rondemarino, you'd only be a plane ride away from being a millionarie in SF anytime you'd like :)

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby texasgirl22 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:34 pm

i live in austin and it is wonderful. amazing food (lots of mexican). beautiful lakes and nature trails. the people are very laid-back. pretty liberal overall. big music/arts scene. nice weather. i really couldn't want for more.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby js87 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:00 pm

Definitely NOT Miami. Good place for a vacation, but terrible QoL

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby jms1987 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:03 pm

What about New Orleans? I totally forgot about that, haha. My cousins went to Tulane and loved it there

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:09 pm

How the hell is nobody talking about Charlottesville in this thread? Or is it one of those things where you exclude the obviously best city? "City with best QOL other than Charlottesville", in the same way you might ask who the "best boxer other than Mohammed Ali" is. :D

I voted for Austin as the best city other than Charlottesville in QOL, myself.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Renzo » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:16 pm

vanwinkle wrote:How the hell is nobody talking about Charlottesville in this thread? Or is it one of those things where you exclude the obviously best city? "City with best QOL other than Charlottesville", in the same way you might ask who the "best boxer other than Mohammed Ali" is. :D

I voted for Austin as the best city other than Charlottesville in QOL, myself.


Blatant Dixiland trolling. Too hot/swampy.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby articulably suspect » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:34 pm

GeePee wrote:Austin, TX is really the only credited response to this question. The city is clean, beautiful, fun, and not that expensive. Plus the nightlife is awesome.

If I were strongly considering a school in the 15-30 range UT would be at the top of my list.

Oh, and +1 to Philly. The city is sort of expensive, and not all that great. Doesn't make for great QOL... there's a reason why most of the nice Philly suburbs are actually in South Jersey.


Austin, woohoo, yeah, Austin. yes. TITCR

Oh, +1 rondemarino re: your first post.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby superberry » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:43 pm

williamsmatt wrote:
Renzo wrote:LA is a wretched pit. SD is nice, but a little to strip mall-ey and suburban feeling.


LA is scary big. I mean it's big. I think San Diego, CA is big too.


LA is the worst city I have ever had the displeasure of living in.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby articulably suspect » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:46 pm

why isn't Isla Vista on this list?




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