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Best City in America?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by daemon, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. daemon

    daemon Member

    Reading the other thread got me thinking about a debate that occasionally springs up at the bar.

    What's the best city in America? And why?

    Best can also mean your favorite, but we won't get specific with the question.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    New York and San Francisco are my top two

    Other favorites:
    Sante Fe
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    This thread will not end well.

    That being said:
    New Haven
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest


    In no particular order.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Based on the last city on your list, I can only assume you thought it was "worst" city in America? Seriously, New Haven is a shithole.
  7. It's a loaded question, and I'm not sure there's any one right answer. (What is a "city"? 100,000 or more? Only more than half a million? etc.)

    At the high end of the equation, Chicago is pretty tough to top. Cosmopolitan, world-class city with Midwestern friendliness and sensibilities. Plus the downtown/lakefront is stunning. San Diego is up there, too.

    Among smaller cities, Rochester, Minn., is solid. Excellent medical care (duh), but affordable and with plenty to do for the outdoorsy-types. Plus MSP isn't far away, if you get the hankering for a metro area.

    Medium-sized cities? This is where it gets tougher. In no particular order, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Denver all get high marks, either from me or from what I've heard.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member


    I'd have thought Gary, Ind. would be high on your list.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Well, since you're so wrong in your assumption, it's probably a good thing I prefaced my post with "This thread will not end well." Because I can think of a lot of other cities which would fit your description better, but some people from the Keystone State might get really freaking mad at me.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member


    (OK, so I live in the Northwest, dammit!)
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    San Antonio
    Anywhere on the Gulf Coast
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    sc --I'd take Missoula over Cleveland. Although, I guess I don't know if it qualifies as a "city".
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