Which city is best in US ?

#1 Posted by indzman (17552 posts) -

Whats your favourite city in US and why OT ?

#2 Posted by one_plum (6350 posts) -

Portland sounds like a nice place to live in.

#3 Posted by gamerguru100 (10572 posts) -

Obviously Detroit

#4 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1749 posts) -

Austin, TX

#5 Posted by Aljosa23 (24841 posts) -

To live in? No idea. To visit? Definitely New York, from my experience. New York has something for everyone unless you're some anti-social weirdo.

#6 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (768 posts) -

I have a couple different answers. Kansas City, San Antonio, or Indianapolis. All of them are fairly large, but have a more personal feel than what you would expect in a big city.

@Aljosa23 said:

To live in? No idea. To visit? Definitely New York, from my experience. New York has something for everyone unless you're some anti-social weirdo.

Why, because it's simply the biggest? New York actually screams anti-social more than any other city I have been in.

#7 Edited by Braun_Roid_Rage (720 posts) -

New Orleans. Dallas is good too.

#8 Posted by PSP107 (11891 posts) -

@indzman said:

Whats your favourite city in US and why OT ?

What's yours?

#9 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15969 posts) -

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

#10 Posted by wis3boi (31279 posts) -

Moved to NH recently and love it, I've got downtown Manchester which has plenty to do, and then the beach is 30min away where I can walk the boardwalk and, catch a show (weird al was here not long ago), or go to the old town for the british style pubs

#11 Posted by Iszdope (9865 posts) -

Springfield.

Sounds nice...kinda warm...

#12 Edited by elkoldo (1038 posts) -

I've never been to US but I guess anywhere near Mississippi river would be amazing.

Also, if Jackson is truly what it seemed to be in Last of Us (I mean the jungle, the nature and all that) then Jackson is amazing too.

#13 Posted by sukraj (22566 posts) -

If I moved to America I would choose Florida or New York.

#14 Edited by bforrester420 (1431 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

I have a couple different answers. Kansas City, San Antonio, or Indianapolis. All of them are fairly large, but have a more personal feel than what you would expect in a big city.

@Aljosa23 said:

To live in? No idea. To visit? Definitely New York, from my experience. New York has something for everyone unless you're some anti-social weirdo.

Why, because it's simply the biggest? New York actually screams anti-social more than any other city I have been in.

I live in Indy (well, Carmel), and it's a pretty great city. We get a lot of big sports events and the city is clean and safe for a city its size. Getting around town is easy and we're within 5 hours of of a lot of other major cities.

@sukraj: Most of Florida is a pit. Florida isn't called "The South's Trash can" for nothing.

My vote would go to a progressive, cosmopolitan city like San Francisco or Seattle. Seattle would get my vote because it's close to the mountains (I'm an addicted alpine skier).

#15 Edited by bforrester420 (1431 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

Yuck...my brother went to grad school in Tucson and still lives there. He hates it. I visited once and wouldn't want to live there either.

#16 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15969 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

Yuck...my brother went to grad school in Tucson and still lives there. He hates it. I visited once and wouldn't want to live there either.

My family loves it there. The happier they are, the less they get on my nerves.

Does your brother own a house there or does he rent?

#17 Posted by bforrester420 (1431 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

Yuck...my brother went to grad school in Tucson and still lives there. He hates it. I visited once and wouldn't want to live there either.

My family loves it there. The happier they are, the less they get on my nerves.

Does your brother own a house there or does he rent?

He's done both. He rented and now owns a house.

#18 Edited by LaytonsCat (3652 posts) -

San Diego is the nicest one I've been to by far

#19 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9646 posts) -

every single city in the state of Florida

#20 Edited by AFBrat77 (24108 posts) -

Denver or Boulder maybe.

Seems like clean cities with friendly people, things to do.

#21 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15969 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

Yuck...my brother went to grad school in Tucson and still lives there. He hates it. I visited once and wouldn't want to live there either.

My family loves it there. The happier they are, the less they get on my nerves.

Does your brother own a house there or does he rent?

He's done both. He rented and now owns a house.

Usually, it's those who live in the apartments who aren't very fond of Tucson. Tucson tend to be the more "liberal" corner of Arizona. I'm not sure if politics is why your brother hate it. Did your brother say why? How about you? What is your reason for not not liking to live in Tucson?

I already mentioned my family loves Tucson. Personally, I love Carson City, NV. It's right by Lake Tahoe (my old stomping grounds) and historic Virginia City. I also like to occasionally dig for (dinosaur) fossils. There are limestone areas around Carson City that rich in marine fossils.

#22 Posted by RadecSupreme (4649 posts) -

I live in Miami, Florida and it's honestly a nice place. It's a very suburban and less off a metropolis(the only metropolis-like area is Downtown Miami which is by the coast). It's comfortable and peaceful and very modern too. Very well kept for the most part. Orlando is also really nice. The ugly parts are Northern Florida where it's very empty and sullen.

#23 Edited by bforrester420 (1431 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@bforrester420 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

Tucson Arizona. Why? I dunno. It's a city with a small town feel. It probably has the fewest skyscrapers of any big city I've been to. I'm not a big fan of living in a city. But, I can tolerate Tucson.

Yuck...my brother went to grad school in Tucson and still lives there. He hates it. I visited once and wouldn't want to live there either.

My family loves it there. The happier they are, the less they get on my nerves.

Does your brother own a house there or does he rent?

He's done both. He rented and now owns a house.

Usually, it's those who live in the apartments who aren't very fond of Tucson. Tucson tend to be the more "liberal" corner of Arizona. I'm not sure if politics is why your brother hate it. Did your brother say why? How about you? What is your reason for not not liking to live in Tucson?

I already mentioned my family loves Tucson. Personally, I love Carson City, NV. It's right by Lake Tahoe (my old stomping grounds) and historic Virginia City. I also like to occasionally dig for (dinosaur) fossils. There are limestone areas around Carson City that rich in marine fossils.

I just found the city to be kind of bleak. I'm from the mid west where there's a lot of grass and trees...the color green. Tucson was just too arid. Everyone's yard was stone/sand...everything was too brown for my taste. My brother's biggest gripe is how slowly every drives there. He's constantly complaining about how bad the drivers are.

I'm a big fan of the Tahoe area. I've skied Heavenly, Squaw, and Kirkwood a couple of times each.

#24 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15969 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

I just found the city to be kind of bleak. I'm from the mid west where there's a lot of grass and trees...the color green. Tucson was just too arid. Everyone's yard was stone/sand...everything was too brown for my taste. My brother's biggest gripe is how slowly every drives there. He's constantly complaining about how bad the drivers are.

I'm a big fan of the Tahoe area. I've skied Heavenly, Squaw, and Kirkwood a couple of times each.

Makes sense. In my case, I need to have mountains around me. You could probably guess I wasn't fond of the four years I spent in Oklahoma. Lots of vegetation. But, the area is relatively flat.

Actually, Tucson have plenty of vegetation. They're just not the kind you like.

Ha Ha. I have to laugh because my wife is kind of dirty minded about the cactus:

As for the drivers....... We visited Tucson last year to check on our house there. The drivers there were pretty civilized especially around the areas which have cameras.

Most people do the speed limit because of the cameras. The slow ones are the snowbirds from out of state. Tucson is also a college town. College kids and snowbirds are a bad combination.

Nothing you could do about the snowbirds. After all, they bring in the moolah.

#25 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150674 posts) -

Don't know. Lived in various cities....but I like home best because it's home. Would love to live near the ocean though.....

#26 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

Moved to NH recently and love it, I've got downtown Manchester which has plenty to do, and then the beach is 30min away where I can walk the boardwalk and, catch a show (weird al was here not long ago), or go to the old town for the british style pubs

MANCHVEGAS WOOOOOO!

EDIT: coolio was at the shaskeen a while back.

#27 Edited by 00-Riddick-00 (18884 posts) -

My town, any big city just increases the probability of running into an asshole.

#28 Posted by Stesilaus (3314 posts) -
#29 Edited by bforrester420 (1431 posts) -

@Stesilaus said:

Just trying to drive (much less park) in Shattle would change your mind about that. :-P

I've never been, so I probably have an idealized vision of the city that doesn't exist. I would love to be that close to the Cascades though.

#30 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15969 posts) -

@Stesilaus said:

Just trying to drive (much less park) in Shattle would change your mind about that. :-P

I've never been, so I probably have an idealized vision of the city that doesn't exist. I would love to be that close to the Cascades though.

Seattle used to be great back when most people didn't really know much about it. It wasn't crowded yet. Once it got crowded, forget it. It's just like Las Vegas NV. I used to love to visit Las Vegas back in the 70's when it was still fairly small. Then, everybody decided to move there. Now? Bleh.

#31 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26156 posts) -

Pyongyang

#32 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1292 posts) -

Brainerd, MN

... for it's name alone.

#33 Posted by lamprey263 (23490 posts) -

Seattle, mild weather year round, not too over-populated, cheaper to live in than where I am now, lots of bookstores (so-Cal is void of bookstores, probably because of its 74% literacy rate), better parks, not everything is like endless roads of strip malls and gated communities, they have legal recreational weed, a great public transit system, they're a (somewhat) short drive to Canada, the traffic isn't nearly as hectic as where I'm at now, and they have good and plentiful and cheap teriyaki which I had no idea didn't exist outside Seattle, it has better internet and cable services than so-Cal.

#34 Posted by plageus900 (1038 posts) -

Seattle, mild weather year round, not too over-populated, cheaper to live in than where I am now, lots of bookstores (so-Cal is void of bookstores, probably because of its 74% literacy rate), better parks, not everything is like endless roads of strip malls and gated communities, they have legal recreational weed, a great public transit system, they're a (somewhat) short drive to Canada, the traffic isn't nearly as hectic as where I'm at now, and they have good and plentiful and cheap teriyaki which I had no idea didn't exist outside Seattle, it has better internet and cable services than so-Cal.

While I don't normally like being in cities, I have to agree with this. Seattle is terrific. My wife and I will most likely end up living just outside of it in 2 years.

She spent 5 years living there in whilst in college and I have always had a blast going there ever since I was a kid.

#35 Posted by xdude85 (4388 posts) -

Flint, Michigan.