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Is it still NYC? Or has that changed in recent years? What you guys think? 

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I thought you were going to proclaim the winner ....San Antonio 

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3 hours ago, Bier Meister said:

I thought you were going to proclaim the winner ....San Antonio 

Lol no definitely not. 

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It's not anywhere south of the mason Dixon line and north of Florida. Yuch. 

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58 minutes ago, Djgb13 said:

Lol no definitely not. 

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Boston.    The big dig and all of the improvements to the city made over the last 20 yrs have really changed it for the better.    The seaport area used to be where Whitey Bulger dumped the dead bodies.  Now its $2M condos and high end restaraunts.    If they could ever get the transit system working right - it would really be great.    But even without that, it's still better than any city in the US.     Safe, easy to navigate, great restaraunts, the universities, great sport scene, history, etc. 

They should do the winter olympics here.   Do all the hockey and skating and stuff like that in Boston.    Then do the skiing at a couple of the mountains up north that could do olympic length downhill runs and events (Cannon, Jay, Sugarloaf, etc).    

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6 minutes ago, Masshole said:

Boston.    The big dig and all of the improvements to the city made over the last 20 yrs have really changed it for the better.    The seaport area used to be where Whitey Bulger dumped the dead bodies.  Now its $2M condos and high end restaraunts.    If they could ever get the transit system working right - it would really be great.    But even without that, it's still better than any city in the US.     Safe, easy to navigate, great restaraunts, the universities, great sport scene, history, etc. 

They should do the winter olympics here.   Do all the hockey and skating and stuff like that in Boston.    Then do the skiing at a couple of the mountains up north that could do olympic length downhill runs and events (Cannon, Jay, Sugarloaf, etc).    

Cities, not towns. Boston is a town. 

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The correct answer is Denver, with SLC being a distant second place.

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Loved San Diego. Was there in 05. But California sure has changed since then. 

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4 hours ago, MTSkiBum said:

The correct answer is Denver, with SLC being a distant second place.

I'll entertain Denver but Salt Lake?  It's near skiing and... :dunno:

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Bracket A

NE: NYC

South: Nashville

Midwest: Twin Cities

Texas: Houston

 

Bracket B

Southwest: Santa Fe

Rockies: Denver

PNW: Bend

California: San Diego

 

NYC vs San Diego

 

Hard to argue against NYC being best overall city. I would still prefer to live in any of the Bracket B cities over all of the cities in Bracket A.

 

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100 Biggest Cities In America
City    Rank    Pop. 2017    2010    Growth
New York, NY    1    8,560,072    8,078,471    6.0%
Los Angeles, CA    2    3,949,776    3,772,486    4.7%
Chicago, IL    3    2,722,586    2,703,466    0.7%
Houston, TX    4    2,267,336    2,068,026    9.6%
Phoenix, AZ    5    1,574,421    1,450,206    8.6%
Philadelphia, PA    6    1,569,657    1,504,950    4.3%
San Antonio, TX    7    1,461,623    1,290,196    13.3%
San Diego, CA    8    1,390,966    1,282,800    8.4%
Dallas, TX    9    1,300,122    1,187,285    9.5%
San Jose, CA    10    1,023,031    925,300    10.6%
Austin, TX    11    916,906    764,129    20.0%
Jacksonville, FL    12    867,313    811,833    6.8%
San Francisco, CA    13    864,263    789,172    9.5%
Indianapolis, IN    14    853,431    809,804    5.4%
Columbus, OH    15    852,144    770,407    10.6%
Fort Worth, TX    16    835,129    705,349    18.4%
Charlotte, NC    17    826,060    705,896    17.0%
Seattle, WA    18    688,245    595,240    15.6%
Detroit, MI    19    679,865    759,340    -10.5%
Denver, CO    20    678,467    578,087    17.4%
El Paso, TX    21    678,266    628,923    7.8%
Boston, MA    22    669,158    602,609    11.0%
Memphis, TN    23    654,723    654,876    0.0%
Nashville, TN    24    654,187    587,790    11.3%
Portland, OR    25    630,331    566,686    11.2%
Oklahoma City, OK    26    629,191    563,571    11.6%
Las Vegas, NV    27    621,662    579,786    7.2%
Baltimore, MD    28    619,796    620,538    -0.1%
Louisville, KY    29    615,478    586,994    4.9%
Milwaukee, WI    30    599,086    589,697    1.6%
Albuquerque, NM    31    556,718    531,403    4.8%
Tucson, AZ    32    530,905    518,457    2.4%
Fresno, CA    33    519,037    484,008    7.2%
Sacramento, CA    34    489,650    459,511    6.6%
Mesa, AZ    35    479,317    439,639    9.0%
Kansas City, MO    36    476,974    454,876    4.9%
Long Beach, CA    37    470,489    461,823    1.9%
Atlanta, GA    38    465,230    413,462    12.5%
Omaha, NE    39    463,081    407,334    13.7%
Virginia Beach, VA    40    450,057    435,996    3.2%
Colorado Springs, CO    41    450,000    403,983    11.4%
Raleigh, NC    42    449,477    382,729    17.4%
Miami, FL    43    443,007    391,458    13.2%
Oakland, CA    44    417,442    386,909    7.9%
Minneapolis, MN    45    411,452    379,631    8.4%
Tulsa, OK    46    401,352    388,247    3.4%
Wichita, KS    47    389,054    373,725    4.1%
Cleveland, OH    48    388,812    409,221    -5.0%
Arlington, TX    49    388,225    359,410    8.0%
New Orleans, LA    50    388,182    295,285    31.5%
Bakersfield, CA    51    372,680    331,868    12.3%
Tampa, FL    52    368,087    333,327    10.4%
Aurora, CO    53    357,323    314,092    13.8%
Urban Honolulu, HI    54    350,788    330,749    6.1%
Anaheim, CA    55    349,007    333,039    4.8%
Santa Ana, CA    56    334,493    325,216    2.9%
Corpus Christi, TX    57    322,726    299,324    7.8%
Riverside, CA    58    321,570    300,553    7.0%
St. Louis, MO    59    314,867    318,809    -1.2%
Pittsburgh, PA    60    305,012    308,003    -1.0%
Stockton, CA    61    304,358    287,377    5.9%
St. Paul, MN    62    300,820    282,079    6.6%
Cincinnati, OH    63    298,957    300,165    -0.4%
Anchorage, AK    64    298,225    284,267    4.9%
Henderson, NV    65    284,817    249,250    14.3%
Greensboro, NC    66    284,816    263,358    8.1%
Newark, NJ    67    282,803    274,674    3.0%
Plano, TX    68    281,566    256,099    9.9%
Toledo, OH    69    279,455    291,851    -4.2%
Lincoln, NE    70    277,315    253,035    9.6%
Orlando, FL    71    269,414    233,707    15.3%
Jersey City, NJ    72    265,932    243,257    9.3%
Chula Vista, CA    73    264,101    229,614    15.0%
Fort Wayne, IN    74    262,450    253,721    3.4%
Buffalo, NY    75    259,574    266,012    -2.4%
Durham, NC    76    257,232    220,324    16.8%
Irvine, CA    77    256,877    199,117    29.0%
St. Petersburg, FL    78    256,031    245,715    4.2%
Laredo, TX    79    255,305    226,229    12.9%
Madison, WI    80    248,856    229,236    8.6%
Lubbock, TX    81    247,323    222,272    11.3%
Norfolk, VA    82    245,752    242,143    1.5%
Chandler, AZ    83    245,160    229,531    6.8%
Glendale, AZ    84    241,543    229,687    5.2%
Reno, NV    85    239,732    220,996    8.5%
Scottsdale, AZ    86    239,283    218,770    9.4%
Hialeah, FL    87    237,523    224,277    5.9%
Garland, TX    88    235,965    222,962    5.8%
Irving, TX    89    235,648    210,025    12.2%
Chesapeake, VA    90    235,410    219,268    7.4%
North Las Vegas, NV    91    234,389    203,951    14.9%
Gilbert, AZ    92    232,176    195,046    19.0%
Paradise, NV    93    231,858    218,013    6.4%
Fremont, CA    94    230,964    209,235    10.4%
Arlington, VA    95    229,534    197,467    16.2%
Baton Rouge, LA    96    227,549    229,158    -0.7%
Richmond, VA    97    220,892    201,828    9.4%
Boise City, ID    98    220,859    206,481    7.0%
San Bernardino, CA    99    215,252    209,174    2.9%
Des Moines, IA    100    214,778    202,095    6.3%

 

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35 minutes ago, Intense Observer said:

Bracket A

NE: NYC

South: Nashville

Midwest: Twin Cities

Texas: Houston

 

Bracket B

Southwest: Santa Fe

Rockies: Denver

PNW: Bend

California: San Diego

 

NYC vs San Diego

 

Hard to argue against NYC being best overall city. I would still prefer to live in any of the Bracket B cities over all of the cities in Bracket A.

 

Bend?  :lol:  I just looked it up, apparently it is in Oregon.  It's population in 2018 is estimated at <100K.  It's claim to fame is the last open Blockbuster Video store in the world.  Greatest city!  :lol:

 

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Definitely NYC, no question. Only one that could even approach would be Chicago 

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On 10/6/2019 at 7:09 AM, Masshole said:

Boston.    The big dig and all of the improvements to the city made over the last 20 yrs have really changed it for the better.    The seaport area used to be where Whitey Bulger dumped the dead bodies.  Now its $2M condos and high end restaraunts.    If they could ever get the transit system working right - it would really be great.    But even without that, it's still better than any city in the US.     Safe, easy to navigate, great restaraunts, the universities, great sport scene, history, etc. 

They should do the winter olympics here.   Do all the hockey and skating and stuff like that in Boston.    Then do the skiing at a couple of the mountains up north that could do olympic length downhill runs and events (Cannon, Jay, Sugarloaf, etc).    

Boston closes too early at night. 

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20 hours ago, jerryskids said:

I'll entertain Denver but Salt Lake?  It's near skiing and... :dunno:

 

Good climate.

Camping, not just the obvious ones like Arches, but West Yellowstone is only 4 and a half hours away.

Fishing

Outdoors

Big enough city for events.

etc.

 

There is one major downside, which does not need to be named, or else no questions asked I would already be living there.

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8 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

 

Good climate.

Camping, not just the obvious ones like Arches, but West Yellowstone is only 4 and a half hours away.

Fishing

Outdoors

Big enough city for events.

etc.

 

There is one major downside, which does not need to be named, or else no questions asked I would already be living there.

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Salt Lake is considered one of the most gay-friendly places to live in the country with a large gay community, as well as the largest Jewish congregation in Utah. This has led to controversy from socially conservative officials, however. A 2006 UCLA study found that 7.6% of the population of the city is openly bisexual or gay, compared to less than 4% for the metropolitan area.

I expected better from you. :nono:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, patweisers44 said:

Vegas.

Maybe old Vegas downtown. The strip is for amateurs and kids nowadays. 

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Impossible to say. Everybody wants something different from a city. 

NY and LA are great in some ways but can be a major hassle compared to other places.  

New Orleans, Santa Fe, SF and NY used to be the most unique, but they’ve all been mainstreamed to some degree.  

Outdoor life around Denver is pretty great, but weed has changed things since I spent much time there.  

All things considered, I probably had the best meals, gotten the most puss, and had the most fun in SF and Chicago.  

 Of course this was back in the 90’s before SF really went off the deep end.  I can’t imagine what it’s like there now.   

Now that I’ve settled down, I’m quite happy in this small town in Southern Michigan.  Great schools,  beaches outdoor activities and neighbors.  

The restuarants here all suck though.  We have to go to Chicago if we want a decent meal out.  

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Denver honestly kinda sucks imo. Maybe it was great back in the day but now it’s too big and doesn’t seem to have a good big city vibe. Yes being right by the Rockies is great but otherwise it gets a hard meh from me

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On 10/6/2019 at 10:33 AM, MTSkiBum said:

The correct answer is Denver, with SLC being a distant second place.

Agreed with Denver.  No place in Utah can be considered until they change their alcohol laws.

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19 minutes ago, DonS said:

Seems fitting that the bench is blood red. 

Our previous slogan was The City That Reads, so I'm not sure how official any of this is.  :unsure:

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21 hours ago, Intense Observer said:

Bracket A

NE: NYC

South: Nashville  Atlanta

Midwest: Twin Cities

Texas: Houston

 

 

Nashville, nope!

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1 hour ago, bostonlager said:

Maybe old Vegas downtown. The strip is for amateurs and kids nowadays. 

I’ve stayed all over Vegas and my stay at the nugget downtown was the best. It will be hard for me to stay on the strip again.

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On ‎10‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 8:09 AM, Masshole said:

Boston.    The big dig and all of the improvements to the city made over the last 20 yrs have really changed it for the better.    The seaport area used to be where Whitey Bulger dumped the dead bodies.  Now its $2M condos and high end restaraunts.    If they could ever get the transit system working right - it would really be great.    But even without that, it's still better than any city in the US.     Safe, easy to navigate, great restaraunts, the universities, great sport scene, history, etc. 

They should do the winter olympics here.   Do all the hockey and skating and stuff like that in Boston.    Then do the skiing at a couple of the mountains up north that could do olympic length downhill runs and events (Cannon, Jay, Sugarloaf, etc).    

Don't be retahded, ya azzhole.  

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1 hour ago, Strike said:

Agreed with Denver.  No place in Utah can be considered until they change their alcohol laws.

I was just there last week.  Totally stupid.  I spent more time asking if it this was real beer or that watered down crap.  

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On 10/6/2019 at 8:09 AM, Masshole said:

Boston.    The big dig and all of the improvements to the city made over the last 20 yrs have really changed it for the better.    The seaport area used to be where Whitey Bulger dumped the dead bodies.  Now its $2M condos and high end restaraunts.    If they could ever get the transit system working right - it would really be great.    But even without that, it's still better than any city in the US.     Safe, easy to navigate, great restaraunts, the universities, great sport scene, history, etc. 

They should do the winter olympics here.   Do all the hockey and skating and stuff like that in Boston.    Then do the skiing at a couple of the mountains up north that could do olympic length downhill runs and events (Cannon, Jay, Sugarloaf, etc).    

I see you left out the racism. Let's not forget the racism. 

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1 minute ago, Patriotsfatboy1 said:

I was just there last week.  Totally stupid.  I spent more time asking if it this was real beer or that watered down crap.  

You couldn't figure out how to drink good beer in Denver? 

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Just now, Patriotsfatboy1 said:

I was just there last week.  Totally stupid.  I spent more time asking if it this was real beer or that watered down crap.  

It's not even that.  In my hotel they would only sell you two drinks, and that was only if your ordered food.  They had a big old sign up saying it was state law.  Just idiotic.  I bought a twelve pack at a store and went back to my room. 

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Just now, Hawkeye21 said:

You couldn't figure out how to drink good beer in Denver? 

You couldn't figure out he was talking about Utah?

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