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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Detroit could be, but I don't think it represents what Americans want (single family home and driving to work) quite like Los Angeles does.
    Americans want to drive to work?

    Its not that they do not have a choice, is it? The single most thing I hated about cities when I was in the US was the huge distances and everything being so decentralized. Nor did they have subways, trams or similar services(that I could find) in Atlanta, Orlando, Jacksonville, Talahassee, Miami, Tampa or any smaller places that I visited for extended periods of time.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    All of those options suck donkey balls.

    I'm likin' Charlottesville, VA so I'll go with that.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i was starting to find this list credible until detroit was found to be in 64th position:
    List of cities by quality of living - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    that list's full o' crap, it lists sydney before Melbourne, which is blatantly untrue, 'cause sydney has cockroaches the size of volkswagens, and Melbourne's damn near perfect.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Americans want to drive to work?

    Its not that they do not have a choice, is it? The single most thing I hated about cities when I was in the US was the huge distances and everything being so decentralized. Nor did they have subways, trams or similar services(that I could find) in Atlanta, Orlando, Jacksonville, Talahassee, Miami, Tampa or any smaller places that I visited for extended periods of time.
    Yes, as compared to taking a train, biking, or walking, people would rather drive to work. There are other options that people could take right now, but by and large people drive over any other option. It's the most expensive option, but it's also the most subsidized.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of those options suck donkey balls.

    I'm likin' Charlottesville, VA so I'll go with that.
    My friend goes to UVA and I went to see him a few weeks ago and I have to say if I didn't want to get the hell out of the South I could see myself in Charlottesville. It is a really nice place to live it seems like.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Yes, as compared to taking a train, biking, or walking, people would rather drive to work. There are other options that people could take right now, but by and large people drive over any other option. It's the most expensive option, but it's also the most subsidized.


    I prefer to walk.. If its too far to walk, I prefer to bike. If its too far to bike, I prefer to read a book on the metro/tram/train on my way to work, rather than stress in traffic in some traffic jam(which is very typical in the worktime). If its too far to bike, walk or to inconvenient to take a metro/tram/train, then I would choose a motorcycle, and last I would select a car.
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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    It's kind of funny. This has basically just turned into a "what's your nearest major city" thread.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post


    I prefer to walk.. If its too far to walk, I prefer to bike. If its too far to bike, I prefer to read a book on the metro/tram/train on my way to work, rather than stress in traffic in some traffic jam(which is very typical in the worktime). If its too far to bike, walk or to inconvenient to take a metro/tram/train, then I would choose a motorcycle, and last I would select a car.
    That's YOU, I'm talking about most people.

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    My friend goes to UVA and I went to see him a few weeks ago and I have to say if I didn't want to get the hell out of the South I could see myself in Charlottesville. It is a really nice place to live it seems like.
    It's pretty awesome. Big enough to have anything you want to do, really, but a very small town feel to it. It's low key, quiet, but active at the same time. Lots of local performers of all kinds, local crafts, farms, wineries, etc. But none of the hustle and bustle, crime, crowds, or traffic that the big cities have.

    I live in quiet place with a lake in my back yard and a beautiful green mountain view. It feels very secluded, but I'm just blocks away from Lowes and other shopping centers. And 6 miles away from where I work. And I work at the downtown mall, so it's awesome in it's own right.

    I mean, how could you not love working HERE:

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    Re: Which do you think is an appropriate American "model city?"

    I said New York because it, to me, is what America is all about: Lots of people from all parts of the world living together in relative peace.

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