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May 1, 2014 6:07PM
I might agree with every city in this list except what  did u put it as the first one !@#$%^&*()_+
Oregon is a very undeveloped state even though it has maybe the best nature ever, there r good and bad places in portland but most of the city is in the east side and while u r in those neighborhood u will feel like u r in aboga or new delhi because of it's own type, sw portland is nice but it's not that great. there is nothing call economy in this city the unemployment is one from the highest in the U.S, people in pdx r very rude it is just a city 4 "sex, drugs & rock n' roll" nothing else.
it is safe and quite thats true, it's also small and not really crawdad seems to be more like a big town. but also we don't have 2 forget other things about it lol

Feb 20, 2014 10:07PM

Portland and Seattle  cities so great they boast the some of the highest rates of suicide of any on the list. On the international list, those cities also have some of the highest suicides rates. Happy Times , Huh? It would seem that places where people are so miserable that thay take action to show that life isn't worth living should be a factor of how great a city is..

Feb 20, 2014 8:34PM
Washington DC my butt! There are many small cities I'd rather live in than the crappy cities listed here. This survey was done by Liberals because they ignore the real cities of America which have genuine American citizens instead of a bunch of foreigners who never fly the American Flag on any US Holidays. I live in Portland Oregon and I am surrounded by Germans, Koreans, Russians, South Vietnamese, Ethiopia , Iranian, India ,and Romanian and the only ones that ever fly the US Flag is my friends the Romanians. The rest are here for only one thing...Money and don't give a rats **** about this country. All they talk about is how things are in the ****s they left. As a Vietnam vet it makes me angry that over 80 million people have entered the States in the last 15 years and these people care little about this country. So I look at the cities listed here and many aren't even American by birth anymore. Mexicans booed the National Anthem in LA a couple of years at the beginning of a baseball game. You want to meet real kind, loving Americans...drive through Missouri, Arkansas,Kentucky etc. and you better keep your hand up in a hello gesture because nearly everyone says hello and welcome and are you hungry! So take your LA, W.D.C. and the rest and give me a small city like Grand Rapids Michigan, or even Holland Michigan and you'll get more respect there than these filthy Liberals tax to death cities!
Feb 20, 2014 1:08PM
Wait a minute, shouldn't LESS saintly be a positive?  Seems like the analysis has this one backwards....
Feb 18, 2014 4:55PM
Los Angeles is the place to be, people are more classy then all these other red neck states, like Arizona, Nebraska and even the snobs in NY who value the wrong things like the material world.
What is with the reference to  "Steampunk". What does this fact, that there are deviants who get off from old iron machinery, have to do with being a great city. Your statistics are skewed and this is really a fluff piece with no real investigative reporting. Are "Bronies" a statistic used to compile this piece?
Feb 9, 2014 8:41AM
Hahaha Washington D.C. Smart ???? Yeah, ok.  That's why every loser including our own imperial president, who claims to be economists are absolutely ruining our country by guessing.  it's the grass-roots, working class Americans that make this country tick -- not these government tax-dollar mooching scumbag so-called "smarties."  Every liberal thinks they are smart and are not ashamed to toot their Tuba about it either.  Actions speak louder.
Feb 9, 2014 6:05AM
Moved to the San Diego area  3 yrs ago. It is the best city I have ever lived in.Weather is perfect 90%
of the year. Many things  to do. I walk the beach 5 times a week, then watch the news with the weather back east and laugh all day long!!!!!
Feb 9, 2014 4:53AM
I've committed on this article previously (this is a repeat publication) and even recognize some of the comments of others; however, mine are nowhere to be found.  Interestingly, my comments were typically conservative based. 
Feb 9, 2014 4:50AM
Obamaville number one mmm, mmm, mmm!
Feb 9, 2014 4:09AM

Msn top 10 Hats....

Home(SW Florida) is where you hang your hat...mine's a golf hat! I rated it #2


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Feb 4, 2014 10:50PM

BadBruinBear is absolutely correct! Who writes this crap? Not only is Las Vegas the armpit of the universe for all of the reasons he stated, but a glass of water there (from Lake Mead) is beyond filthy.....there is a disgusting scum in the glass and when you wipe it out it is a gummy mess on paper towel you used to wipe it out....I drank only bottle water when I lived there....furthermore, it is like living in a police state....I suppose this is the result of the unbelieveably high crime rate and the desire to keep tourists safe on the strip so they can spend their money....I live all over the world, but Vegas was the absolute worst place. Only Portland and San Diego and Seattle belong on this list as decent places to live.



Feb 4, 2014 10:43PM
I'm just glad they didn't list Virginia Beach Virginia. Ok yah its a good place to raise a family, nice overrated beach strip with hotels that have bed bugs but for single people this place is hell. I am  more acclimated to Atlanta because whether you go north south east or west you will see actual cities surrounding it. I have lived in Virginia beach Virginia since 1984 and nothing has changed.
Feb 4, 2014 1:52PM
I have visited most of the cities listed and I can say that I find good traits in them all - mostly those aspects that were noted. I would challenge MSN to do a more in-depth study of large cities across the US and come up with a little more concrete evidence of livability.
Having traveled to every major city in the US (and I have lived in a few of these for extended periods), I must submit the names of my "Top 5":
#5 Any/all California Bay areas; #4 Tuscaloosa, AL; #3 Seattle, WA ; #2 Tampa, FL; #1 Charleston, SC. All of these areas have much to offer in the realm of beauty. Charleston, however, is my favorite due to the slight season changes with drastic flowering events (magnolias in particular) along with the friendliest people on the planet. I am currently in my homestate of Ohio (you notice it is NOT on my list), but I will be heading to Charleston for my retirement gift to myself.

Feb 4, 2014 9:46AM

Most of these places are too humid for my liking. I love Washington, DC, but it's a rough place if you have to wear a suit to work. Same for Raleigh, Atlanta, and Miami. Portland and Seattle aren't considered "muggy," but they're too damp for me. That cold just seeps into my bones.


My current hometown didn't make the list. That's okay with me. I've been to almost all of the cities on this list. They all qualify as places I enjoy visiting, but I'm glad I don't live there (for a variety of reasons). 

Feb 4, 2014 8:53AM
anytime you see a miami photo like this one, its miami beach. with the exception of coral gables, the design district, and part of brickell all the money people are on the beach. all the wannabes, cannibals, and vermin are in miami proper. 2nd only to naw- lins in corruption
Feb 4, 2014 8:09AM

Wow, Oregon got the #1 spot? That's cool! I was born and raised in Oregon, though not in Portland. Was born in Portland, but not raised there. I live in an outlying area. If you want life away from the weirdness, move to Hillsboro or Beaverton. If small cities are your thing of course. I prefer a small city with a small town feel. Oregon has a rich history, when it comes to the Oregon Trail. In fact Oregon City used to have a museum dedicated to the End of the Oregon Trail. When I was a little girl, I visited the museum. It was pretty cool. The next year, 1998, they closed it permanently because of lack of funds to keep it open.

The biggest city I've been to in the U.S. is L.A. Too much pollution.

The biggest one I've been to outside the U.S. is Mexico City. And yes, Mexico is part of North America. So is Canada. I love Mexico City but I'd never live there, their pollution is much worse than L.A. Considering 22 million people live there.

Feb 4, 2014 6:15AM
Portland is the whitest metro area in America. Seattle is # 2.

Is it really a shock that the quality of life is better here?

Crippling depression, poverty, crime, no desire for education or upward mobility is what the black community gives you. And not just here...do some research on any sub-saharan African nation.

Natures "D" students...

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