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We're #11...

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:27 am

On Businessweek's list of the 50 Best Cities to Live (US).

http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2012-09-26/americas-50-best-cities
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Re: We're #11...

Postby BigMcK on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:03 pm

#50. Beat out by Oakland? Cool.

Don't live in LA; close enough to know why 50 is fitting.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:32 pm

Top Ten

Spoiler:
10. St. Paul
9. San Diego
8. Austin
7. NYC
6. Denver
5. Portland, OR
4. Boston
3. Washington, D.C.
2. Seattle
1. San Francisco

Not sure how DC is so high.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby Eismann on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:38 pm

PEETSBOORG, NUMBARE AL-LEVEN!! PEETSBOORG, NUMBARE AL-LEVEN!! PEETSBOORG, NUMBARE AL-LEVEN!!

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Re: We're #11...

Postby IanMoran on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:47 pm

I'm just weirded out that the 3 cities I've lived in are ranked 10, 11, and 12 lol
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Re: We're #11...

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:52 pm

Pittsburgh
Rank: 11
Population: 308,090

Pittsburgh just misses the top 10. It has strong leisure offerings and major universities in the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon. The city is limited by its industrial legacy, with crime and air quality as areas needing improvement. Pittsburgh natives are fiercely proud of their town and their pro sports teams, such as the Penguins and Steelers. Also of note: the Andy Warhol Museum, displaying thousands of works by the legendary pop artist and Pittsburgh native.

Bars: 143
Restaurants: 992
Museums: 23
Libraries: 36
Pro sports teams: 3
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 10
Colleges: 10
Percent with graduate degree: 12.7
Median household income: $51,907
Percent unemployed: 7
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Re: We're #11...

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:03 pm

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:
Pittsburgh natives are fiercely proud of their town and their pro sports teams, such as the Penguins and Steelers.

Pro sports teams: 3
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Re: We're #11...

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:07 pm

Lets here it for the city of champyinz

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Re: We're #11...

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:58 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:
Pittsburgh natives are fiercely proud of their town and their pro sports teams, such as the Penguins and Steelers.

Pro sports teams: 3


I laughed out loud at this when I read the original blurb.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby bhaw on Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:46 pm

Scottsdale all the way down at 44. Not sure why... no offense to Pittsburghers, but I'd live here any day over Pittsburgh.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby PghSkins on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:24 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Not sure how DC is so high.


RG3, duh!
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Re: We're #11...

Postby itissteeltime on Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:19 pm

What dont you like about DC? I love it here.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby Staggy on Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:56 pm

I figured Chicago would be higher.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby ulf on Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Staggy wrote:I figured Chicago would be higher.

"liveable" ...there's been a little violence lately.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby itissteeltime on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:07 pm

ulf wrote:
Staggy wrote:I figured Chicago would be higher.

"liveable" ...there's been a little violence lately.


Every city has violence.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby ulf on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:16 pm

"In 2012, Chicago has the highest murder rate in the Alpha world cities with 19.4 murders per 100,000. This rate is more than triple New York (6.0) and more than double Los Angeles (7.5), and ahead of Mexico City, Moscow, and São Paulo. Chicago is projected to have 505 homicides for the year which would be a 16% increase from 2011."
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Re: We're #11...

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:34 pm

itissteeltime wrote:What dont you like about DC? I love it here.

I thought crime was a problem there.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby itissteeltime on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:53 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
itissteeltime wrote:What dont you like about DC? I love it here.

I thought crime was a problem there.


Isn't crime an issue in every city?

DC has it's really, really bad parts. I would never walk, or even drive, through many SE neighborhoods at night. Anocostia is particularly bad. If you stay in the NW quadrant (Dupont, U street, Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, etc) and aren't an idiot, you'll be fine. I feel like this is the case for basically every real city.
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Re: We're #11...

Postby LeopardLetang on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:32 pm

ulf wrote:"In 2012, Chicago has the highest murder rate in the Alpha world cities with 19.4 murders per 100,000. This rate is more than triple New York (6.0) and more than double Los Angeles (7.5), and ahead of Mexico City, Moscow, and São Paulo. Chicago is projected to have 505 homicides for the year which would be a 16% increase from 2011."


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Re: We're #11...

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:16 pm

itissteeltime wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
itissteeltime wrote:What dont you like about DC? I love it here.

I thought crime was a problem there.


Isn't crime an issue in every city?

DC has it's really, really bad parts. I would never walk, or even drive, through many SE neighborhoods at night. Anocostia is particularly bad. If you stay in the NW quadrant (Dupont, U street, Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, etc) and aren't an idiot, you'll be fine. I feel like this is the case for basically every real city.

Let me re-phrase that. I thought crime was a major problem there. Has things gotten better recently? I remember there being a lot of murders in the city a couple years ago. Is the guy that was caught doing drugs still the mayor?
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