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

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KimmyGibbler
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby KimmyGibbler » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:57 pm

biv0ns wrote:Anyone who voted for Philadelphia's an assclown. The city's a dump.


Philly actually has a very vibrant and active gay community; so, judging by your avatar, you would probably like it there.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby jms1987 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:59 pm

As of now, Texas in genral is pretty high on my list of places I'd live, since COL is fairl low and UT places so well. It seems hard to beat, imo. Cali is second, but the COL is still pretty high....

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby James Bond » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:59 pm

KimmyGibbler wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Anyone who voted for Philadelphia's an assclown. The city's a dump.


Philly actually has a very vibrant and active gay community; so, judging by your avatar, you would probably like it there.


...so because I have Bond as my avatar I'm a homosexual and I would like Philadelphia?

logic fail?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby pany1985 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:00 pm

KimmyGibbler wrote:
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.


This clown obviously has no idea what he is talking about. The nicest suburbs of Philly are in the Main Line, where Villanova is. South Jersey is a giant McMansion-riddled wasteland.


Yeah, I was gonna mention that too. Haverford/Villanova/Bryn Mawr/Gladwyne/etc. > Cherry Hill/Haddonfield/etc.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:01 pm

biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Carlisle » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:03 pm

Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.

also has all three major sports

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby HerseyChris » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:04 pm

Carlisle wrote:
Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.

also has all three major sports



That better not be a crack at Seattle's expense.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:04 pm

Carlisle wrote:
Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.

also has all three major sports


even a profesional lacross team :roll: oh and roller debry

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby elcielo36 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:05 pm

Three visits to Austin basically sold me on UT. Between chilling in Barton Springs, going to ACL, having a sick cost of living, partying on 6th St., not to mention amazing food (Texas in general has amazing food), you really can't go wrong. "Livable" almost seems like an understatement to me. I'd pick it over Florida's beaches any day (I am typing this from my office that overlooks the ocean).

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:06 pm

When will Burlington, VT get the respect it deserves

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby akowis » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:06 pm

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby elcielo36 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:07 pm

Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.


+1 Denver seriously is the shit! I have never seen so many friendly people in such great shape (huge calf muscles!) with big smiles on their faces.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby kurama20 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:08 pm

One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby James Bond » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:08 pm

akowis wrote:
elcielo36 wrote:Three visits to Austin basically sold me on UT. Between chilling in Barton Springs, going to ACL, having a sick cost of living, partying on 6th St., not to mention amazing food (Texas in general has amazing food), you really can't go wrong. "Livable" almost seems like an understatement to me. I'd pick it over Florida's beaches any day (I am typing this from my office that overlooks the ocean).


TITCR


Interesting. I never thought of UT, but the more and more I hear about it the more and more interesting it becomes

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Amelie » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:10 pm

pany1985 wrote:
KimmyGibbler wrote:
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.


This clown obviously has no idea what he is talking about. The nicest suburbs of Philly are in the Main Line, where Villanova is. South Jersey is a giant McMansion-riddled wasteland.


Yeah, I was gonna mention that too. Haverford/Villanova/Bryn Mawr/Gladwyne/etc. > Cherry Hill/Haddonfield/etc.


+ 1

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:12 pm

kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.



Have you ever been to Boston or Philly?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby HerseyChris » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:12 pm

kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.


Chicago? Philadelphia?

Also, you could look at it as being separate from black and hispanics, or being with people more like you (assuming white and Asian are the most common on TLS). Glass half empty glass half full and all that.
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby lawduder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:13 pm

kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.

lol, you try pretty hard don't you?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby kurama20 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:14 pm

Dwaterman86 wrote:
kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.



Have you ever been to Boston or Philly?



Boston is about as anti black as it can get---and that's why philly is losing and getting bashed.

lawduder wrote:
kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.

lol, you try pretty hard don't you?


lol you aren't black or Hispanic are you?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:14 pm

Add Ithaca. I'm curious to see what people say.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby HerseyChris » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:15 pm

elcielo36 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.


+1 Denver seriously is the shit! I have never seen so many friendly people in such great shape (huge calf muscles!) with big smiles on their faces.


I didn't realize that being in great shape correlated with big calf muscles.
Here's the guy who's in the best cardiovascular shape (possibly ever).
Image

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby James Bond » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:16 pm

HerseyChris wrote:
elcielo36 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.


+1 Denver seriously is the shit! I have never seen so many friendly people in such great shape (huge calf muscles!) with big smiles on their faces.


I didn't realize that being in great shape correlated with big calf muscles.
Here's the guy who's in the best cardiovascular shape (possibly ever).
Image


hahahahahaha

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Kretzy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:17 pm

elcielo36 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Matthies wrote:Denver

/end thread


I've actually heard that Denver is a great city to live in. Care to elaborate?


Great weather, affordable housing, stuff to do year round, lots of parks, coll downtown and 45 mins to Keystone or 1.15 mins to Vail.


+1 Denver seriously is the shit! I have never seen so many friendly people in such great shape (huge calf muscles!) with big smiles on their faces.


I have to add to the Denver love. Grew up in Colorado. Most people don't realize Denver also gets less snow than most cities back east and has 290 days of sunshine. More parks per capita than almost any other city. Fittest city in the country. Most microbrews per capita. The mayor of Denver is a brewery owner.

On another note, people don't realize Denver has one of the highest percentages of gay residents of any city in the country. Really progressive and tolerant. As long as you stay away from LoDo, the only quasi-douchey part of downtown, the city proper itself is amazing.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby jms1987 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:18 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Add Ithaca. I'm curious to see what people say.


I can't add anymore, 10 is the limit

All I've heard about Ithaca is that its pretty in the summer and cold as can be in the winter, though I'm sure theres more to it than that

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:20 pm

pany1985 wrote:Where's Detroit?


I was thinking the same thing!




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