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1. San Fran

2. Chicago

3. Cleveland

4. Seattle

5. DC

 

1. London

2. Rome

3. Toronto

4. Zihuatanejo

5. Naples

 

^ I havent been to many international cities.  So thats my very short list.

5.

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1. San Diego - by far and away

2. Cleveland - home is where the heart is

3. Miami - epic social scene

4. Boston - young people, old buildings

5. San Fransisco - happiest people in the US

 

1 Montreal

2 Haifa

3 Florence

4 Naples

5.Dubai

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American cities only for me...

 

1. Cleveland - Home...enough said.

2. San Francisco - One of the most unique cities in the world, one of the few incredibly dense cities that I've been to that I can tolerate.

3. Columbus - If not living in Cleveland, I'd probably be living here.

4. St. Louis - Lots of history and culture mixed in with Midwestern charm.

5. Phoenix - Not exact a shining model of well-thought urban planning, but still has some positives and personal connections.

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I haven't traveled enough in the US (lack of good public transportation...) to make a top 5 list.

 

So here are my top 5 European cities:

1. Florence,

2. Paris

3. Barcelona

4. Venice

5. Rome

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To visit:

 

1. London

2. Paris

3. NYC

4. Portland

5. Asheville

 

To live in:

 

1. Cincinnati

2. Portland

3. Asheville

4. Los Angeles

5. NYC

 

(These are all places I've actually been so far. If/when I get around to visiting more cities, the lists may change.)

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US

1. Cincinnati (burned into my heart, mind and soul)

2. San Fran

3. NYC

4. New Orleans

5. Charleston, SC

 

Place I want to visit: Portland

 

International

1. Tel Aviv

2. Amsterdam

3. Copenhagen

4. Dublin

5. Stockholm

 

Place I am dying to visit: Tokyo

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(NOTE)  No fair for me to include either London, Paris, or NYC on the lists below--they would dominate both.

 

VISIT:

 

1. Copenhagen

2. Istanbul

3. Stockholm

4. Barcelona

5. Prague, Budapest

 

LIVE:

 

1. Philadelphia

2. Cincinnati

3. Boston

4. Dublin

5. Edinburgh

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This could change daily but for today (and I'm not counting Ohio cities)...

 

In the United States

 

1. New York

2. Washington DC

3. Philadelphia

4. New Orleans

5. It could be San Francisco, Savannah, Miami Beach, Richmond, whatever.

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

1. Paris

2. Barcelona

3. Osaka

4. Istanbul

5. It could be Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong, Montreal, London, Madrid, whatever.  Depends on the mood.

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Top 5 American cities I've been to, no particular order:

Seattle

Portland

San Francisco

Chicago

Washington D.C.

 

Top 5 international cities I've been to, no particular order:

Amsterdam

Rome

Toronto

Barcelona

Grenada

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Top 5 US Cities

 

1. San Francisco

2. Boston

3 New York City

4. Chicago (top doesn't mean most livable for what you get ;) )

5. Philadelphia

 

Top international (I need to get out of the country more)

 

1. Paris

2. Toledo, Spain

3. Madrid

4. Montreal

5. Vancouver

 

I'd put Cincinnati at the top of most under-appreciated, and if it were to be more revitalized and have better transit, I'd probably lob Philly off the top 5.

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In the United States

 

1.  New York

2.  Chicago

3.  Boston

4.  Los Angeles

5.  San Francisco

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

1.  Paris

2.  Vancouver

3.  Capetown

4.  Sydney

5.  Prague

 

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US Cities I've visited and or lived (excluding Ohio cities):

 

1) NYC

2) Miami

3) Savannah, GA

4) Portland, OR

5) SLC, UT

 

International:

 

Embarrassingly enough, do not have a passport.

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Five is too difficult. But here goes.

 

Amuricah

1. Portland

2. Asheville

3. Iowa City

4. Chicago

5. Rural New England

 

World

1. Prague

2. Copenhagen

3. Tallinn

4. Buenos Aires

5. Milan

 

Honorable mention: Cape Town, the most beautiful setting I've ever been immersed in, I just can't put it up there bc it just is what it is...

 

To be fair, I excluded places I have lived, which of course I'm also quite partial to.. OKC, Rotterdam, and Moscow. Cleveland has been treating me quite nicely, too.

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(NOTE)  No fair for me to include either London, Paris, or NYC on the lists below--they would dominate both.

 

VISIT:

 

1. Copenhagen

2. Istanbul

3. Stockholm

4. Barcelona

5. Prague, Budapest

 

 

I like this list, but I'm curious what makes these better places to live, except Istanbul and Barcelona which are more readily understandable.

 

I think Prague is the most underrated city in the world for livability.

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I see a lot of London and Paris on these lists.

 

Here's a different list, from Scientific American:

 

Most populated cities in 1950:

1. New York

2. Tokyo

3. London

4. Paris

5. Moscow

 

Most populated cities in 2010:

1. Tokyo

2. Delhi

3. Sao Paulo

4. Mumbai

5. Mexico City

 

So far, I don't think anyone has picked Delhi or Mumbai.

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^^ I am incapable of making such lists, but I can tell you Copenhagen would be on mine. Biking mode share is one of the top reasons, but I don't know if I can really articulate the rest. I really like the seafaring aesthetic, the architecture, the culture that allowed Christiania to exist for many years. Then there are all the men in summer wearing Capri pants and socks with sandals, eating ice cream (kidding but oh man they're everywhere).

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^^ I am incapable of making such lists, but I can tell you Copenhagen would be on mine. Biking mode share is one of the top reasons, but I don't know if I can really articulate the rest. I really like the seafaring aesthetic, the architecture, the culture that allowed Christiania to exist for many years. Then there are all the men in summer wearing Capri pants and socks with sandals, eating ice cream (kidding but oh man they're everywhere).

 

Copenhagen definitely has a delightful sense of je ne se quoi..

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^^ I am incapable of making such lists, but I can tell you Copenhagen would be on mine. Biking mode share is one of the top reasons, but I don't know if I can really articulate the rest. I really like the seafaring aesthetic, the architecture, the culture that allowed Christiania to exist for many years. Then there are all the men in summer wearing Capri pants and socks with sandals, eating ice cream (kidding but oh man they're everywhere).

 

Copenhagen definitely has a delightful sense of je ne se quoi..

 

Bevar Christiana!

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In the United States

 

1. Boston

2. Charleston, SC

3. Cleveland

4. New York City

5. Chicago

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

1. Paris

2. Prague

3. London

4. Budapest

5. Brussels

 

 

 

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Haven't traveled enough internationally to give proper responses, so for the US:

 

1. Los Angeles

2. Phoenix/Scottsdale

3. New York City

4. Cleveland

5. Portland - disclaimer - I have never been there. I just know I would love it.

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Welp.. US cities:

 

Savannah - Why did we stop building cities like this?

Cleveland - Fantastic wealth of different architecture and neighborhoods. Art/culinary scene will blow your mind.

Chicago - Layout, cleanliness, transit - great city.

New York - What can you say about this place. Incredibly unique and has such swagger.

San Francisco - Healthy vibe, its a city that knows itself and isn't afraid to express that.

 

World:

 

Paris - This city stole my heart

Vienna - The most overperforming city in the world, an arts mecca

Barcelona - A city that knows itself well

Prague - An embarassment of riches

Budapest - The most surprisingly stunning and beautiful city

 

These things change constantly, but I am quite sure about it. I love all of these places passionately, and have lived in half of them.

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Haven't traveled enough internationally to give proper responses, so for the US:

 

1. NYC - What can't be said about NYC?  It never disappoints.

2. Washington, DC - The center of western civs.  Museums and scenery abound.

3. Chicago - Big, world class city in the Midwest.  Great vibe and the lakefront to boot.

4. New Orleans - A party anytime you want but so much history and lore.

5. Portland - Only visited once but fell in love with the surroundings and the energy in the Downtown.  Seems to be a good mix of attitudes.

 

Honorable mention (because I have too much of a connection):

Charleston, SC

Cincinnati:  Most of my life memories happened here and it honestly stacks up really well as a mid-sized American city.  Good place for family and has access to everything cosmopolitans want.

Louisville, KY:  My hometown.  Isn't as culturally bereft as most would think.  Active arts, entertainment and architecture scene.  Good parks.

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Like many I have not travelled enough internationally to make a complete list.

 

US cities:

 

New York City, NY

New Orleans, LA

Chicago, IL

Washington, DC

Detroit, MI

 

I have a strong personal tie to Detroit and I am very interested in its politics and attempted rebuilding. I realize it is not a "desireable" city, but I would still be happy to call it home. I intentionally excluded Cincinnati because it is where I have lived most of my life. I also imagine I would like Seattle, Portland, and Denver, but I have never been to these cities, so I really can't say for sure.

 

No California cities make my list because I quite frankly get frustrated with politics there and I don't even live there. I think I would completely lose interest in politics if I moved there (not to say politics in the other cities mentioned don't have flaws, but California's problems bother me like no other).

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In the United States

 

1. New York

2. Washington D.C.

3. Chicago

4. Los Angeles

5. Cincinnati

 

 

 

Rest of World

 

1. Paris

2. London

3. Brussels

4. Toronto

5. Shanghai

 

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1. San Francisco

2. Chicago

3. Washington, DC

4. Seattle

5. New Orleans

HON: Albuquerque; Missoula, Houghton MI, Charleston SC, Bloomington IN.

 

1. Barcelona

2. Osaka

3. Tashkent

4. Tokyo

5. La Paz, Bolivia

(though there are others more beautiful, these are cities I've visited.)

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World

1. Prague

2.Berlin

3. Krakow

4. Dresden

 

U.S.

1. Washington, DC

2. Chicago

3. Charleston

4. San Francisco

5. New York City

 

Honorable Mention: Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland

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Welp.. US cities:

 

Savannah - Why did we stop building cities like this?

Cleveland - Fantastic wealth of different architecture and neighborhoods. Art/culinary scene will blow your mind.

Chicago - Layout, cleanliness, transit - great city.

New York - What can you say about this place. Incredibly unique and has such swagger.

San Francisco - Healthy vibe, its a city that knows itself and isn't afraid to express that.

 

World:

 

Paris - This city stole my heart

Vienna - The most overperforming city in the world, an arts mecca

Barcelona - A city that knows itself well

Prague - An embarassment of riches

Budapest - The most surprisingly stunning and beautiful city

 

These things change constantly, but I am quite sure about it. I love all of these places passionately, and have lived in half of them.

 

I have kind of been interested in checking Savannah out. It looks like an amazing city from what I have seen online, and it looks like the core is growing. Anybody else have any opinion on this city. I never really thought a city in the south could be so badass lol.

 

And does anyone have an opinion on cities in Switzerland? Such as Zurich? I havent been there either but it looks like a cool place to visit as well.

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Hard to put these three in any particular order...

 

1. NYC

2. Chicago

3. San Franscisco.

 

They all compete, for me, for the top spot.

 

After that...hmm....im thinking Boston should be here but I need to see more of the place.  I like these...

 

4  Pittsburgh or Cleveland.  I'm thinking Pbgh since its not so abandoned and ghetto...though Cleveland does have the rapid and the lake and the market.

5  Cincinnati or Louisville.  Maybe more Cincy for the hills and architecture and they are getting that streetcar and I really feel at home in Northside.

 

Sort of suprised I didnt put DC in there.  It might really be #4, but belongs in that top 3 grouping.

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1. San Francisco

2. Chicago

3. Washington, DC

4. Seattle

5. New Orleans

HON: Albuquerque; Missoula, Houghton MI, Charleston SC, Bloomington IN.

 

1. Barcelona

2. Osaka

3. Tashkent

4. Tokyo

5. La Paz, Bolivia

(though there are others more beautiful, these are cities I've visited.)

 

You liked Tashkent? I thought it was the eeriest place I've ever been. I loved Tbilisi and liked Baku, but Tashkent was just too Soviet for me, even for a looong junket through Central Asia.

 

I'm curious because you must have a unique perspective; your list consists of cities that defy traditional European cityscape and lifestyle. I'd say it's a refreshing difference if intentional, but I myself will stick to Milan, Prague, Copenhagen, and the like lol..

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1. San Francisco

2. Chicago

3. Washington, DC

4. Seattle

5. New Orleans

HON: Albuquerque; Missoula, Houghton MI, Charleston SC, Bloomington IN.

 

1. Barcelona

2. Osaka

3. Tashkent

4. Tokyo

5. La Paz, Bolivia

(though there are others more beautiful, these are cities I've visited.)

 

You liked Tashkent? I thought it was the eeriest place I've ever been. I loved Tbilisi and liked Baku, but Tashkent was just too Soviet for me, even for a looong junket through Central Asia.

 

I'm curious because you must have a unique perspective; your list consists of cities that defy traditional European cityscape and lifestyle. I'd say it's a refreshing difference if intentional, but I myself will stick to Milan, Prague, Copenhagen, and the like lol..

 

I haven't traveled in Europe much - Barcelona is the only European city I've spent much time in. I liked the "Sovietness" of Tashkent, and how the Soviet city is sewn on to the older Uzbek city - I saw many cities like this in Central Asia. Maybe when I get to visit Europe, my list will change. 

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Welp.. US cities:

 

Savannah - Why did we stop building cities like this?

Cleveland - Fantastic wealth of different architecture and neighborhoods. Art/culinary scene will blow your mind.

Chicago - Layout, cleanliness, transit - great city.

New York - What can you say about this place. Incredibly unique and has such swagger.

San Francisco - Healthy vibe, its a city that knows itself and isn't afraid to express that.

 

World:

 

Paris - This city stole my heart

Vienna - The most overperforming city in the world, an arts mecca

Barcelona - A city that knows itself well

Prague - An embarassment of riches

Budapest - The most surprisingly stunning and beautiful city

 

These things change constantly, but I am quite sure about it. I love all of these places passionately, and have lived in half of them.

 

I have kind of been interested in checking Savannah out. It looks like an amazing city from what I have seen online, and it looks like the core is growing. Anybody else have any opinion on this city. I never really thought a city in the south could be so badass lol.

 

And does anyone have an opinion on cities in Switzerland? Such as Zurich? I havent been there either but it looks like a cool place to visit as well.

 

I lived and worked in Savannah for many years. It' a very unique place. Almost like a mini-New Orleans.  Beautiful setting and architecture, plus is so close to the Atlantic Ocean which is a plus. I actually lived in Ardsley Park and Wilmington Island.

I noticed a few folks put Charleston, SC down and while that is a great city as well, it is more "manicured" than Savannah. Savannah has more imperfections than Charleston and in my humble opinion - more character.

 

You have the gorgeous setting, plenty of cool restaurants, bars, and shops, and it is relatively affordable.

 

I really enjoyed my time there and would go back in a heartbeat. Maybe I'll retire there.

 

The open container laws we're sweet too. :)

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And does anyone have an opinion on cities in Switzerland? Such as Zurich? I havent been there either but it looks like a cool place to visit as well.

 

Geneva is a lovely place, and Lucerne is totally charming!  Zurich is neat, but I was only able to spend half a day there, so I don't have much of an impression.

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