Wednesday, July 20, 2005

City Test

Here is a link where you determine where you should be living based on the importance of numerous factors. I must have done something wrong. #1 on my list is Long Island. No offense to my friend Christian or anyone else reading this who is from or lives in Long Island, but please shoot me if I am decide to move to Long Island. Rounding out the top 10 are:

Boston, San Francisco, Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ, Washington DC, Monmouth-Ocean, NJ, Danbury, CT, Bergen-Passaic, NJ, LA/Long Beach and Nashua, NH

Other notables: Pittsburgh was #13, San Diego #19 (behind Newark at #18?), Atlanta #64, Jacksonville #120, Las Vegas #156 and Columbus #220.
The last three...Enid, OK (#326), Gadsden, AL (327) and Pine Bluff, AR (328)


Nick said...

My list was:

1 Boston
2 San Francisco
3 Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV
4 Long Island, NY
5 New York, NY
6 Pittsburgh, PA
7 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
9 Stamford-Norwalk, CT
10 Chicago, IL

And, hey, I've already lived in three of those places! Of the cities remaining, I could only see myself in one or two of them. Anything but NY, actually.

Messiah said...

I have a nearly identical list as Nick's (Middlesex, NJ instead of Chicago, which is my #11). I think Pittsburgh is awfully highly ranked, no? Turns out I've lived in seven of these places, but some were only for a few months, so I'm not sure if that counts. I, too, would like to avoid the Long Island and Metro New Jersey areas.

Sean said...

I was thinking about why Pittsburgh was so high on our lists. I'm sure we all had sports and education high. Well, Pittsburgh has three professional sports teams, a bunch of colleges and universites and a good public school system. We probably also did not rate climate as super-important since we didn't grow up (or live) in tropical locations. Just a thought.