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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The Zeppelin
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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby The Zeppelin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:55 pm

Boise is misunderstood. Durham, however, only gets points because it's near Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

Note: I live in Durham.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:56 pm

The Zeppelin 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.

I just wish the best law school in CO wasn't located in Boulder. If only CSU had a law school...


The best law school in Colorado is located in DENVER :P

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:59 pm

elcielo36 wrote:Since I know we all just love USNews.....here's their selection of the "Best Places to Live" for 2009 - --LinkRemoved--

1. Albuquerque, N.M.


This HAS to be a typo, the only place worse in the entire country than ABQ is in the same state, and they call it Gallop. Don't ever go there.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby wardboro » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:01 pm

akowis wrote:
elcielo36 wrote:Since I know we all just love USNews.....here's their selection of the "Best Places to Live" for 2009 - --LinkRemoved--

1. Albuquerque, N.M.
2. Auburn, Ala.
3. Austin, Texas
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Durham, N.C.
6. La Crosse, Wis.
7. Loveland, Colo.
8. San Luis Obispo, Calif.
9. St. Augustine, Fla.
10. Upper St. Clair, Pa.

Seriously, though...Boise?


Wat's taters, precious?


The problem with this whole poll, and TLS in general, however, is that it's mostly the opinion(s) of 21 year-olds. Boise is a nice place to live if you have a family. Good recreation, affordable real estate, good but not great pay relative to the local COL. If you are thinking about school districts and property tax more than microbrews and dance clubs, then Boise isn't a bad place.

There are a lot of places that wouldn't be very exciting to live as a 25 year old unattached first-year associate that would be fine as a 38 year old with a small family.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Zapatero » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:23 pm

akowis wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
Carlisle wrote:
jms1987 wrote:Austin is now added in.

if we're adding cities how about san diego?


Or New York?
Or Miami?
Or Pittsburgh?
Or Baltimore?
Or Annapolis?
etc.


Lawl @ baltimore


Yeah, I went to UG in Baltimore. It's got some nice spots, but that city needs some major work. Agreed on the 'Burgh, though I'm a bit biased. Also, I'm surprised that Charlotte's not on the list.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby robin600 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:38 pm

There's no DC love!

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Kretzy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:41 pm

Matthies wrote:
Kretzy wrote:As long as you stay away from LoDo, the only quasi-douchey part of downtown, the city proper itself is amazing.


Been here five years only been forced to go down to Lodo a half a dozen imes, hated each one. Douchville, well not as bad as Highlands Ranch, but close


The Ranch is horrendous. I lived in Cap Hill, and even with LoDo only a 5 minute walk away I maybe found myself there 15 times in a year. Almost always to watch the Nuggets or Rockies.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby M51 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:59 pm

kurama20 wrote:
M51 wrote:
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?

+1 :lol:
that's EXACTLY what I thought when I read that.


I mean if you are white/asian and saying that it really doesn't add any credibility at all---really it just makes it worse.


1. Your statement is not english.

2. I'm not saying there isn't truth to your statement (as I understand it), but to bring that into this thread is 100% you "trying pretty hard" to stir up racial shit. I mean, you can't even deny that it was at least a partial motive. lawduder wasn't attacking your statement, he was attacking you and the caricature that you oftentimes are. It WAS pretty funny, not what you said, but that it was you who said it, in this particular thread. Almost predictable. There's a reason people don't take PETA seriously. And I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be adding credibility to, or what I'm supposed to be making worse. Not every thread is an attack on URMs.

3. The inclusion of some cities on that list shows the OP isn't necessarily being subtly racist. That part of your statement is just unsubstantiated.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby echoi » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:39 am

Portland is great. 1 hour from the beach or the mountains, 30 minutes from the columbia gorge, awesome food and beer, and for the most part, pretty nice people.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:36 am

elcielo36 wrote:Since I know we all just love USNews.....here's their selection of the "Best Places to Live" for 2009 - --LinkRemoved--

1. Albuquerque, N.M.
2. Auburn, Ala.
3. Austin, Texas
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Durham, N.C.
6. La Crosse, Wis.
7. Loveland, Colo.
8. San Luis Obispo, Calif.
9. St. Augustine, Fla.
10. Upper St. Clair, Pa.

Seriously, though...Boise?


Upper St. Clair is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh... Which is much nicer than folks give it credit for...

But Denver is awesome and Philly is a shitthole (NYCs toilet)

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Rocketman11 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:55 pm

Austin is too liberal and too hot.

robin600 wrote:There's no DC love!


I vote DC don't you worry

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby MF248 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:03 pm

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


I thought it was always sunny in Philadelphia?

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:03 pm

Damit people vote for Denver we are loosing to Chicago

If u vote for Denver and come out here I'll use my buddy pass to get u a lift tcket <bribes>

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Rocketman11 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:26 pm

Matthies wrote:Damit people vote for Denver we are loosing to Chicago

If u vote for Denver and come out here I'll use my buddy pass to get u a lift tcket <bribes>


I see someone else voted for Denver to tie it up. I voted for Chicago to spite you.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby Matthies » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:43 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:
Matthies wrote:Damit people vote for Denver we are loosing to Chicago

If u vote for Denver and come out here I'll use my buddy pass to get u a lift tcket <bribes>


I see someone else voted for Denver to tie it up. I voted for Chicago to spite you.


no skiing for you then

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby jms1987 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:54 pm

I'd move to Denver in a heartbeat, but I'm a broke college student stuck in Tennessee

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby HerseyChris » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:58 pm

MF248 wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Anyone who voted for Philadelphia's an assclown. The city's a dump.


I thought it was always sunny in Philadelphia?


I hear they do a good job promoting entrepreneurship ideas as well.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby akowis » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:58 pm

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby hamsterhiatus » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:20 pm

Portland, Seattle, Denver, and Chicago is super cheap for a big city. Seattle is my favorite though.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby UF Gators » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:49 pm

echoi wrote:Portland is great. 1 hour from the beach or the mountains, 30 minutes from the columbia gorge, awesome food and beer, and for the most part, pretty nice people.

Portland is filled with smug hipster and smelly hippies. The people are ugly and the weather is shitty. I think Chicago has the best QOL.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

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

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.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby ruleser » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:13 pm

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.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby MC Southstar » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:16 pm

KimmyGibbler wrote: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.


Rofl, it's true. Being right in between the dirty old NY suburbs of North Jersey and the bum fuck nowhere Delaware knockoff of South Jersey is a pretty decent spot to live (I'm 1 hour from Philly, 1 hour from NY)

But I hear Seattle's nice, if you're rich.

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Re: Cities with best Quality of Life

Postby ruleser » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:18 pm

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?




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