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jjim
January 14th, 2005, 06:04 PM
what are your #1 (and if you wish, #2,3,4...) cities to live in the world, discounting financial issues (but keeping in mind all others)?

For me, it's the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City?

Evgeny
January 14th, 2005, 11:48 PM
New York City.

phxmania2001
January 15th, 2005, 07:45 AM
Right here.

Wittykitty
January 16th, 2005, 09:57 AM
NWC
Amsterdam
London

Witty Kitty

Wittykitty
January 16th, 2005, 09:59 AM
:oops: Aw, sorry, typing failure,
that's NYC ofcourse!

Kitty

ZippyTheChimp
January 16th, 2005, 11:12 AM
Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I found out today that the International Towing Museum (http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org/) is there.

alex ballard
January 16th, 2005, 02:14 PM
New York City, London, And if it turns around, Philadelphia.

TLOZ Link5
January 16th, 2005, 04:58 PM
1. NYC
2. London
3. Madrid
4. San Diego
5. San Francisco
6. Chicago
7. Boston
8. Philly
9. Rome
10. Hong Kong

thomasjfletcher
January 17th, 2005, 09:17 AM
Sydney

WizardOfOss
January 19th, 2005, 06:08 PM
NYC
Boston
Chicago
Sydney
Oss (in my own 30ft skyscraper...)

FrenchMan
January 19th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Hello

Paris! the most beautiful city in the world. however, It is necessary to live with French... like me. :lol:

P.S: After I think is NY or Barcelona

NoyokA
January 19th, 2005, 07:46 PM
The only city I can see myself living in is NYC.

However my favorite cities to spend time in are:

1. Los Angeles

2. New York City

3. Toronto

4. Pittsburgh

5. Boston

6. Montreal

7. San Fransisco

8. Philadelphia

9. San Diego

10. Miami

NewYorkYankee
January 19th, 2005, 07:50 PM
New York City!

alex ballard
January 19th, 2005, 08:25 PM
The only city I can see myself living in is NYC.

However my favorite cities to spend time in are:

1. Los Angeles

2. New York City

3. Toronto

4. Pittsburgh

5. Boston

6. Montreal

7. San Fransisco

8. Philadelphia

9. San Diego

10. Miami

What's in Pittsburgh that's of any interest?

NoyokA
January 19th, 2005, 08:54 PM
What's in Pittsburgh that's of any interest?

Pittsburg has the best suburban atmosphere I have ever expierenced, there's block parties almost every single night. Its a beautiful, clean city that was also awarded the best city to live in, which I believe is the title of this thread.

I am not at all a fan of midwestern cities and was under the impression that Pittsburgh would be economically depressed and dirty. Its the contrary when steel moved out, high-tech moved in, its history has been preserved though and they are very proud of their heritage. Downtown is bustling, at the corners are the strip district which has some of the best clubs and shopping, and there's the most beautiful university campuses, scattered among them are beautiful parks, I was able to see wild turkeys in the city limits, the cathedral of learning which is open to tours, and an array of museums, it also has great local eateries, among them I had a spicy sausage sandwhich which was topped with french fries between the bread, and at another a 1LB. hotdog with bacon, chilli, cheese, and a million other concotions. They also have among the best Mexican I have ever had.

The area across from downtown is also vibrant. There are countless of endowments left by Carnegie and other industrialists. There's one of the most sucessful riverfront shopping and entertainment venues, perhaps for its combination of modern shopping venues which is comprable to Time Warner Center mixed with re-use of beautiful art-deco buildings. Although at the outskirts entertainment is grouped together, all the stadiums, the science center, and other family friendly venues are in a close radius, each is newly built. A little further is a district of galleries built out of old factory space, with the spaced allotted some of these galleries were able to make quite an artistic statement in their life-size interactive and mind-bending works of art.

There are hills all around Pittsburgh, Im a huge fan of cities that have this look, its why I like LA, and would like to visit Vancouver. However Pittsburgh best utilizes its natural assets, there is a tram that hugs the side of the hills, the tram runs up a cord, it dates from the beginning of the century and its a little scary. At the top though there are the most beautiful views of the skyline, which features a nice array of modern buildings and you're at eye level with them.

I walked away with a very positive impression of Pittsburgh. In addition the people are very friendly and liberal minded.

fioco
January 21st, 2005, 09:41 PM
It took me a long time to return to New York and I hope I'm here to stay. For number two, I'd rather wander the world because there are so many fabulous places. But if I must name a second base of operations, then I would chose Barcelona or any place in Italy.

Archit_K
February 9th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Cities I would live in New York City and Miami.

thomasjfletcher
February 9th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Melbourne 'world's top city'

1= Melbourne
1= Vancouver
1= Vienna
4 Perth
5 Geneva
6= Adelaide
6= Brisbane
6= Copenhagen
6= Montreal
6= Oslo
6= Sydney
6= Zurich
13= Helsinki
13= Stockholm
13= Toronto

Others:
19= Auckland
19= Honolulu
28= Paris
45= London
51= Dublin
51= New York
57= Washington
64= Athens
75= Beijing
130 Port Moresby

Melbourne has retained its position as the best city in the world to call home.

Often derided as Bleak City by Sydneysiders, Melbourne topped a survey of 130 cities, narrowly beating out the other four Australian capitals surveyed - because its weather rated the best.

Sydney lost ground because its crime rate was rated on a par with New York and London.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey ranked Melbourne, Vancouver and Vienna as the best cities for expatriates to live, with Perth fourth and Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney equal sixth.

Geneva was ranked fifth, while Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby kept the title it took in the last survey in October 2002 as the worst.

"Melbourne pretty much top scored in everything," said survey co-editor Jon Copestake.

"But the difference between all the Australian cities is minimal. One thing Sydney had different to the other cities was a higher crime rate, and its climate. Its level of humidity was worse than Melbourne's."

Victorian Tourism Minister John Pandazopoulos said the award was based on a survey of a city's infrastructure, access, education levels, crime rate, focus on the environment, culture and events, its diversity and how connected it was with the rest of the world.

Mr Pandazopoulos said even Melbourne's weather rated better than Sydney's.

"It's a brilliant pat on the back for Melbourne, particularly for two years in a row," he said.

"We already promote ourselves as the world's most liveable city, we can continue doing that."

Mr Pandazopoulos said the award backed Victoria's record as the only Australian state in which international visitor rates grew for the past two years.

He said Melbourne was also a very affordable city, where people got value for money for great products, including top fashion and restaurants.

He said the government would continue to work hard to meet the balance of stimulating a vibrant economy and social standards to ensure Melbourne remained one of the world's best cities.

The London-based EIU assessed the level of hardship for expatriates in the 130 cities, using 12 factors including housing, education, recreational activities, health, climate and terrorism.

Cities were rated one to five in the 12 categories, with one meaning there was no hardship and five indicating extreme hardship.

Melbourne received the perfect one in each category, including its unpredictable weather, to give it an overall score of one.

The other Australian cities were all given a two for climate, while Adelaide also received two for housing, Brisbane and Perth scored two for transport and Sydney for its crime. Port Moresby received five for crime and an overall score of 80.

While Perth was given an overall mark of 1.1, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney scored 1.2.

The heightened terrorist threat only had a minimal impact on western cities, even those in the United States, largely because of newly developed security measures.

The highest ranked US city was Honolulu in 19th on eight points, while New York was 51st with 16 and Washington was the lowest of 16 American cities in the survey at 57th, mainly due to a higher risk of terrorism giving it an overall score of 19.

London was equal 45th, along with Los Angeles, Madrid and San Francisco.

Kuwait fell the most places, dropping from 87 to 97 because of the war in neighbouring Iraq, while Harare suffered the greatest actual drop in living standards as a result of ongoing unrest and slid eight places to 118.

The Iraqi capital Baghdad was not included in the survey.

ASchwarz
February 9th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Outside of NY, I'd consider Berlin and perhaps Paris. I could probably also live in the SF area.

Nothing I've seen is as appealing as Brooklyn.

Phil Doc
February 10th, 2005, 11:49 AM
Pittsburg has the best suburban atmosphere I have ever expierenced, there's block parties almost every single night. Its a beautiful, clean city that was also awarded the best city to live in, which I believe is the title of this thread.

I am not at all a fan of midwestern cities and was under the impression that Pittsburgh would be economically depressed and dirty. Its the contrary when steel moved out, high-tech moved in, its history has been preserved though and they are very proud of their heritage. Downtown is bustling, at the corners are the strip district which has some of the best clubs and shopping, and there's the most beautiful university campuses, scattered among them are beautiful parks, I was able to see wild turkeys in the city limits, the cathedral of learning which is open to tours, and an array of museums, it also has great local eateries, among them I had a spicy sausage sandwhich which was topped with french fries between the bread, and at another a 1LB. hotdog with bacon, chilli, cheese, and a million other concotions. They also have among the best Mexican I have ever had.

The area across from downtown is also vibrant. There are countless of endowments left by Carnegie and other industrialists. There's one of the most sucessful riverfront shopping and entertainment venues, perhaps for its combination of modern shopping venues which is comprable to Time Warner Center mixed with re-use of beautiful art-deco buildings. Although at the outskirts entertainment is grouped together, all the stadiums, the science center, and other family friendly venues are in a close radius, each is newly built. A little further is a district of galleries built out of old factory space, with the spaced allotted some of these galleries were able to make quite an artistic statement in their life-size interactive and mind-bending works of art.

There are hills all around Pittsburgh, Im a huge fan of cities that have this look, its why I like LA, and would like to visit Vancouver. However Pittsburgh best utilizes its natural assets, there is a tram that hugs the side of the hills, the tram runs up a cord, it dates from the beginning of the century and its a little scary. At the top though there are the most beautiful views of the skyline, which features a nice array of modern buildings and you're at eye level with them.

I walked away with a very positive impression of Pittsburgh. In addition the people are very friendly and liberal minded.


i'm glad you think so highly of this area! it really is a nice place to be usually. you're right about the people, everyone is rather friendly compared to other big cities in pennsylvania *cough*. ;)