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Ness 09-26-2012 11:59 PM

Businessweek's top 50 cities of 2012.
 
Honestly, I'm shocked San Francisco is #1.

http://images.businessweek.com/slide...-cities#slide1

StickSkills 09-27-2012 12:20 AM

Hmm, that's weird, I don't see Scranton PA on there...

but really, based on their stats, I would put DC ahead of SF. Their #s in terms of income and unemployment are close, however $90K/year in DC is worth a lot more than $90K/year in SF.

fischbowl 09-27-2012 12:29 AM

Boston and DC ahead of New York? And Rochester appearing on a list when Buffalo is conspicuously absent?

yo123 09-27-2012 01:23 AM

St. Paul over Minneapolis seems weird even with the crime difference.

themaninblack 09-27-2012 01:54 AM

Surprised Cincinnati is even on there to be honest.

tjsunstein 09-27-2012 02:02 AM

I guess Philly has to be on a list like this.

Ness 09-27-2012 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themaninblack (Post 3131126)
Surprised Cincinnati is even on there to be honest.

I haven't heard too many bad things about Cincinnati. They aren't the butt of jokes like Detroit or Cleveland, which aren't on this list. Unless I missed something.

prock 09-27-2012 02:27 AM

Terrible list. Minneapolis is top 5.

CashmoneyDrew 09-27-2012 02:34 AM

Lucky #13.

What? No Memphis?

Don Vito 09-27-2012 06:29 AM

Looks about right to me

Forenci 09-27-2012 07:20 AM

Philly is on this list? This list is invalid.

jrdrylie 09-27-2012 08:03 AM

My take on the list:

Tampa is 34th and Orlando and Miami aren't even on the list? I like Tampa, but it is not as fun as Orlando and Miami.

Indianapolis and Chicago are way too low. Indianapolis I feel is an underated city. I've heard it called "Jacksonville without a beach." But as a longtime Jacksonville resident, I can say with authority that Indy i much better. And Chicago being behind Cincinnati, Raleigh, and Philadelphia?

I'm digging Atlanta and Nashville, two of my favorite cities, being in the top-20.

New Orleans is way too high. It has good food and that is it. It's dangerous, dirty, smells like ****, crowded, and a bunch of other stuff that makes it suck. I've been there twice and I have no desire to ever get within 100 miles of that place again.

Don Vito 09-27-2012 08:11 AM

Yeah I think the top of the list is pretty accurate, but looking it over a little more there are some mistakes. You are right that Chicago is too low and new Orleans is too high. Nashville getting love makes me happy, I'm from Boston an just graduated from college in the south and I'd rank my favorite cities as Boston, Chicago, and then Nashville. I haven't travelled a ton as a 22 year old recent grad, and having a job will make it harder, but I want to make an effort to see some more places. I've been to all the big cities in the northeast and the south plenty of times, but out west I've only been to Phoenix and Denver. I liked them both too.

Hines 09-27-2012 10:14 AM

I'm surprised Pittsburgh isn't higher. Weren't they in the top 5 a year ago?

Hines 09-27-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ness (Post 3131131)
I haven't heard too many bad things about Cincinnati. They aren't the butt of jokes like Detroit or Cleveland, which aren't on this list. Unless I missed something.

Cleveland was like 46th or something.

ImBrotherCain 09-27-2012 10:21 AM

Rochester NY in the low 30s... very interesting. I am kinda shocked actually.

EDIT: Never mind... its the trashplates.

vidae 09-27-2012 11:56 AM

St. Louis made the list at all? That place is a giant shithole.

jballa838 09-27-2012 12:03 PM

Seattle was #2 and SLC was absent from the list? *hits bernie*

slightlyaraiderfan 09-27-2012 12:34 PM

I'll take 50, and i'll take the traffic, bad air and other faults over some of those lame cities on there. I want **** to do.

SuperMcGee 09-27-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fischbowl (Post 3131079)
Boston and DC ahead of New York? And Rochester appearing on a list when Buffalo is conspicuously absent?

Seriously. Who would prefer Rochester to Buffalo?

ImBrotherCain 09-27-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperMcgee (Post 3131308)
Seriously. Who would prefer Rochester to Buffalo?

The lone Rocester native. :wave:

diabsoule 09-27-2012 07:17 PM

I'm surprised New Orleans is ranked 14th considering the piss poor public education and the high crime rate.

Smooth Criminal 09-27-2012 08:05 PM

No Charleston SC is a crime. Definitely the coolest city I've ever been to, including many of the cities on that list.

Smooth Criminal 09-27-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hines (Post 3131216)
I'm surprised Pittsburgh isn't higher. Weren't they in the top 5 a year ago?

Been number 1 on Forbes list a couple times I think.

themaninblack 09-27-2012 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ness (Post 3131131)
I haven't heard too many bad things about Cincinnati. They aren't the butt of jokes like Detroit or Cleveland, which aren't on this list. Unless I missed something.

Cleveland was on the list if I'm not mistaken. I love living here but a lot of people who do rag on it like it's some third world country or something. Not too big, not too small, has a lot of nice areas with a great sports scene and lots of stuff to do. Don't really understand the love affair with Cbus but I've never really liked that place.


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