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post #61 of 74
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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post
There are many cities that qualify as the best to live in. Me, I prefer to be in Hawaii. Born and raised in Hawaii, I can't imagine living permenantly elsewhere. I would miss the people and the year round beach weather we have here. I would also miss the laidback life style we have in the islands. The drawback about being in paradise is that cost of living here is expensive.
Hawaii sounds great to me too! But $10 for a gallon of milk? Is that true?
post #62 of 74
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LOL, I beg to differ on the walking thing. Unless you like really steep inclines, which is why that noisy cable car is so popular.

-Ed
Tell me you just didn't dis the cable car?
post #63 of 74
I'm now living outside Liverpool, which has some nice areas, but with it's current 'Capital of Culture 2008' thing going on, it's a bit full of itself. I won't say any more because I'd be digging myself a huge hole with anyone from here based in Liverpool [/QUOTE]

Wow, Liverpool is the Capital of Culture now. Interesting. ; )
post #64 of 74
Las Vegas is great and lots of people enjoy living there, believe it or not.

IMO, New York is great if you have lots of money. But it's a great city to visit though. It's the best city in the world for live music because every band wants to play there. Live classical music and jazz every night too!

Amsterdam is really wonderful. Friendly people and such. The same with Portland, Oregon.

If I could afford it, I would buy a flat in Paris as a 2nd home. To me, it's the best food city in the world and the public transportation is excellent. Pastry heaven too with great wine everywhere. Amazing.
post #65 of 74
I don't expect there will be a consensus here, just like asking "what's the best food in the world?". Too subjective and people have different priorities.

S.F is nice in many ways, but far from perfect. The school system stinks, too many homeless people, kinda dirty, less than desired public transportation system, etc...... So vacation there for a few weeks, great! Live there with a family, hell NO!!!



San Diego gets my vote as one of the best.
post #66 of 74
Suburb of San Francisco.

Such as my own.
post #67 of 74
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Originally Posted by trickywombat View Post
Here are a few thoughts about Portland after moving to California:

Portland has a lot of green grass, with a 4,000 acre city park. The city is clean, and most of her citizens take great pride in the city and keep it well-maintained. Grafitti and trash are not prominent on the West side. There's lots to do for people of all ages, persuasions and interests. It is really very pleasant to walk around the city with the trees and river adding to the experience.

The rain isn't really that bad - doesn't stop you from biking or hiking most of the time. Air is generally fresh, and it doesn't get too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.

Transportation works well, with a very usable public transportation system (train and bus - free in the downtown area). Vehicular traffic, while it can be heavy getting in or out of the city during peak hours, is much more bearable than other major cities. Plus typical commuting distances are rather short, in the order of single-digit miles. Portland is a very bicycle-friendly city (dog-friendly as well).

The airport has a fairly comprehensive list of destinations, and has very friendly and helpful people. It's large enough to serve you, but not so big you'll get lost. If you feel like driving, there's lots to explore for a short weekend trip around Portland: the mountains, river and gorge, the beach.

Portland has great restaurants, though they're getting more and more expensive. Pretty good selection of fresh produce for a city, everything from mom-and-pop shops to Safeway to Whole Foods and smaller purveyors of fresh organic food.

Yes stroke my citys Ego more... do it more!
post #68 of 74
vancouver, bc

have to admit the hometown bias, but i've travelled all over the US, Canada, and most of East Asia and i have to say that vancouver has always been the most comfortable

a confluence of open ocean, beaches, mountains, river delta, temperate rainforest, and a staggering myriad of world cultures
post #69 of 74
Oberammergau.

It's bloody beautiful. Busty German ale wenches, huge snow-capped mountains, quaint town....absolutely wonderful.

Neuschwanstein Castle is also a gorgeous place, although a hell of a walk to the top.

Anywhere in northern Scotland would also be on my list.

To be able to travel again...
post #70 of 74
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Originally Posted by Spareribs View Post
Las Vegas is great and lots of people enjoy living there, believe it or not.

IMO, New York is great if you have lots of money. But it's a great city to visit though. It's the best city in the world for live music because every band wants to play there. Live classical music and jazz every night too!

Amsterdam is really wonderful. Friendly people and such. The same with Portland, Oregon.

If I could afford it, I would buy a flat in Paris as a 2nd home. To me, it's the best food city in the world and the public transportation is excellent. Pastry heaven too with great wine everywhere. Amazing.
Yes I agree and I want to say that if you love nature Boulder Colorado area is great along with other areas of Colorado. The landscape of Colorado is absolutly stunning. It's nothing like the east coast where I live. In fact, most people I know have never been to Colorado. A shame but maybe that's good. Keep Colorado clean and beautiful!
post #71 of 74
I love europe too much.

I'd love to have a house by the sea in southern france with a private marina to dock my yachts.
post #72 of 74
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Originally Posted by DanTheMiataMan View Post
Yes stroke my citys Ego more... do it more!
A flattering observation about cities in the Pacific Northwest (okay, I'll include B.C.): people from the Pacific Northwest may move away, but eventually, they will find their way back to the Pacific Northwest because nothing else is as beautiful.

In this regard, natives of the Pacific Northwest are like Pacific salmon: after spending years in the ocean migrating for thousands of miles, they always manage to find their natal stream.
post #73 of 74
The best city should have a song like this. You have been to many places, but you still call Vancouver/Melbourne/New York home.

YouTube - I Still Call Australia Home 2004 Director's Cut
post #74 of 74
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Originally Posted by davidhunternyc View Post
Hawaii sounds great to me too! But $10 for a gallon of milk? Is that true?
No, but the price of gas here might as well be. Milk costs around $5 to $7 a gallon depending on where you shop.
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