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Oct 12, 2012 10:25AM
Nice work by MSN's fact checkers.  The City Center Mall in Minneapolis has been defunct for a least a decade.  Target Corp. houses its .com division in that building now. 
Oct 12, 2012 10:19AM
The person complaining about Chicago being left off this list has a point. The problem with this kind of ranking is that it assumes the amenities are equivalent. The Lyric Opera in Chicago is among the top 3 or 4 companies in the country. Likewise the Chicago Symphony. Chicago's theater scene is second only to that in NYC. Columbus and Nashville may have a lot of restaurants but it would be preposterous to conclude they are comparable in the number of truly fine eateries or that there exists the depth and breadth of choices across cuisines and price range. Is the nightlife in those towns on a par with that in Chicago? Not likely. It would be nice if they compared apples to apples.
Oct 12, 2012 10:13AM
Just like MSN's Automobile lits...  jeez.. what are these high school kids with a project at MSN?
Oct 12, 2012 10:03AM
Oops, did I say top 5 had huge incomes?  Only New Orleans with 48K was below 60K and you couldn't pay me to live there.  One of the most hateful cities I have ever been to and I should know as my dad lived there for 22 years.  
Oct 12, 2012 10:00AM
Did anyone notice the average Incomes in these cities???  Most Americans make 40K but many of these cities, especially the top 5 or so make 60 to 90 K.  I couldn't begin to afford them.  
Oct 12, 2012 9:58AM

Pittsburgh FTW. also i love my random msn name. seriously? fatman makes your list of the anonymous?

Oct 12, 2012 9:57AM

San Francisco #1?  Please.  If you are a millionaire, okay.  If you are an average earner, you'll be living in a shoebox, if you want to live within the regular part of the city.


How much personal space you get should have been part of the criteria

Oct 12, 2012 9:55AM
Why does Minneapolis get credit for 4 sports teams, but St. Paul only 3?  Either they should split them (3 Minny; 1 St. Paul I think) or both get credit for all 4.
Oct 12, 2012 9:42AM
Personally, I think it's a good list-- I've been to every city on the list, and they're all great in different ways; now, the upper mid-west isn't my cup of tea, and Nashville is cool but I'd never live there, but I have lived in Boston, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco... all seriously awesome cities.
pittsburgh should of been #1. greatest city. 
Oct 12, 2012 9:38AM

These yuppies don't know what the **** they're talking about. They simply put in here the places THEY like to be, anywhere people follow their stupid fads. The person who compiled this list needs to lay off those coffee concoctions -- whoever you are, they're scrambling your brains.


Of these, New York and Honolulu should tie for #1.

Oct 12, 2012 9:28AM
This list is a JOKE.  Can you say "LIBERAL PROPAGANDA"?  Take a good look at these cities?  Anybody else notice they are all LIBERAL FANATIC HOT-SPOTS?  I have lived in a few of the cities listed and have friends who live in some of these cities, and I swear to you that the numbers shown, especially median incomes and unemployment rates, are extremley exaggerated.  Don't belive the HYPE.  This is classic propaganda from the "Obama Socialist America" band wagon.  Don't be fooled by the puppet and his puppeteers.  They are trying to lull you into thinking everything is fine and there is nothing going on that we should be concerned about.  WAKE UP !!!  Don't let them tell you what to think.  Take a look at what is going on around you and your city and state.  Take a look at the true facts of what has been going on with the economy in the last 3+ years.  Make your own conclusions on where this country is heading.  Take a look at the policies and legislation of the last 3+ years and ask yourselves, "Is that Constutional"?  Don't let anyone tell you that the Constution of the United States of America is not important.  The Constitution was created by the founding fathers of this great nation to insure the freedoms and liberties of every American citizen.  It is the backbone of our great nation.  Do not let the Socialist regime toss this aside so easily.
Socialism has been achieved. Those WITH and those WITHOUT and a few in-between.
Oct 12, 2012 9:16AM
Unbelieveable, MSN!  One week these are the worst, most crime-ridden, highest unemployment, highest cost-of-living places anyone would want to stay away from.  This week, it's time for us to load up the moving van and head for them.  You people are unreal.
Oct 12, 2012 9:13AM
No I'm not upset that OKC was not on the list, it shouldn't be either.  Having worked in industrial development and worked on recruiting skilled employees to OKC I have a good handle on where people are willing to live and for what reasons.  Most of the cities listed flunk the test, and they are large cities for only one reason, there are a lot of jobs there.  But just because a job market exists does not mean it is a good place to live or that people actually "want" to live there.
Oct 12, 2012 9:05AM
These articles are written by 3rd graders who did research based on where they went for their summer vacation.  They crack me up.
Oct 12, 2012 8:56AM
Oct 12, 2012 8:55AM
You couldn't pay me to live in all but 1 or 2 of those places.
Oct 12, 2012 8:42AM
I've never been warm in SF...Never.
Oct 12, 2012 8:31AM
I am curious what they actually base the criteria upon as it is definately not a complete picture of reality unless this list was made for the 1% rather than the middle and lower classes of America!
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