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Posted: 11/4/2015 7:00:39 AM EST
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-small-cities-to-live-in/16581/

But not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of the big city. For those who are a bit more claustrophobic, appreciate fewer degrees of separation and want more bang for their buck, small-city life is hard to beat.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:13:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2015 7:13:35 AM EST by Warlord_Doc]
How can this be, It's the "golden state"?


And the worst.....

1246 Hemet, CA
1247 Merced, CA
1248 Los Banos, CA
1249 Montebello, CA
1250 Soledad, CA
1251 Desert Hot Springs, CA
1252 Bellflower, CA
1253 Wasco, CA
1254 Rosemead,
1255 National City, CA
1256 Hawthorne, CA
1257 Baldwin Park,
1258 Perris, CA
1259 Paramount,
1260 Delano, CA
1261 Watsonville, CA
1262 South Gate, CA
1263 Maywood, CA
1264 Lynwood,CA
1265 Compton,CA
1266 Bell Gardens,CA
1267 Huntington Park, CA
1268 Bell, CA
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:29:31 AM EST
It doesn't look like diversity was one of their criteria.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:32:12 AM EST
Kearney and Hastings Nebraska?

That right there makes me skeptical.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:40:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By OKSoda:
Kearney and Hastings Nebraska?

That right there makes me skeptical.
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Lived in Hastings Ne. for a while, nice place. Good hunting, A gun club with a 300yd rifle range, trap, skeet, indoor 50yd heated pistol range, 24/365 access, and under used. You could always find a lane.
Good steak houses nearby, bars, cheap living at the time.
A liberal arts collage, so you could always find some tail if in the mood.
Good times.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:41:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Warlord_Doc:
How can this be, It's the "golden state"?


And the worst.....

1246 Hemet, CA
1247 Merced, CA
1248 Los Banos, CA
1249 Montebello, CA
1250 Soledad, CA
1251 Desert Hot Springs, CA
1252 Bellflower, CA
1253 Wasco, CA
1254 Rosemead,
1255 National City, CA
1256 Hawthorne, CA
1257 Baldwin Park,
1258 Perris, CA
1259 Paramount,
1260 Delano, CA
1261 Watsonville, CA
1262 South Gate, CA
1263 Maywood, CA
1264 Lynwood,CA
1265 Compton,CA
1266 Bell Gardens,CA
1267 Huntington Park, CA
1268 Bell, CA
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You mean like piss?
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:43:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CPT_CAVEMAN:


You mean like piss?
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Originally Posted By CPT_CAVEMAN:
Originally Posted By Warlord_Doc:
How can this be, It's the "golden state"?


And the worst.....

1246 Hemet, CA
1247 Merced, CA
1248 Los Banos, CA
1249 Montebello, CA
1250 Soledad, CA
1251 Desert Hot Springs, CA
1252 Bellflower, CA
1253 Wasco, CA
1254 Rosemead,
1255 National City, CA
1256 Hawthorne, CA
1257 Baldwin Park,
1258 Perris, CA
1259 Paramount,
1260 Delano, CA
1261 Watsonville, CA
1262 South Gate, CA
1263 Maywood, CA
1264 Lynwood,CA
1265 Compton,CA
1266 Bell Gardens,CA
1267 Huntington Park, CA
1268 Bell, CA


You mean like piss?

Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:43:48 AM EST
Stupid criteria is stupid.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:44:31 AM EST
I like how all of these small cities (for Texas at least) are suburbs of DFW primarily with New Braunfels that shit hole San Angelo added in.....
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:46:05 AM EST
Their version of small town and mine must differ a bit. A couple of those are local to me and are far from "small town" in any way
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:50:42 AM EST
I grew up in a small town. Nice memories. I'm too addicted to high wage employment and cultural amenities at this point though to be happy moving back to a small town. I do miss the social interconnections you have in a small town.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:51:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jl_434:
Their version of small town and mine must differ a bit. A couple of those are local to me and are far from "small town" in any way
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I think they were going for the "small city" faggotry. Small towns FTMFW
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 7:55:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:03:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2015 8:04:09 AM EST by D_J]
Overall Rank | City | Overall Score | ‘Affordability’ Rank | ‘Economic Health’ Rank | ‘Education & Health’ Rank | ‘Quality of Life’ Rank

83 | Alpharetta, GA | 51.82 | 702 | 392 | 231 | 95
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:04:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Raider14:

I think they were going for the "small city" faggotry. Small towns FTMFW
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Originally Posted By Raider14:
Originally Posted By jl_434:
Their version of small town and mine must differ a bit. A couple of those are local to me and are far from "small town" in any way

I think they were going for the "small city" faggotry. Small towns FTMFW

Clearly says "small cities" in title and URL.

RIFF. 'murica
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:10:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Raider14:
I like how all of these small cities (for Texas at least) are suburbs of DFW primarily with New Braunfels that shit hole San Angelo added in.....
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I live there, and I am moving to Ca in 4 months, I would rather stay here
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:18:21 AM EST
my idea of small town is more like 5000 people or so, not 60,000+ like most of those are
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:37:26 AM EST
I love my lack of city and diversity.

Hopefully Amazon will offer hot pizza delivery soon.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:40:00 AM EST
List is fucked if Surprise/El Mirage made it on there.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:45:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2015 8:45:49 AM EST by Kharn]
Edgewood, MD made the list? That place is ghetto with a capital G.

Kharn

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Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:49:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AKaTom:
I love my lack of city and diversity.

Hopefully Amazon will offer hot pizza delivery soon.
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I'm surprised you can order from Amazon over a 9600 baud modem.....
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:53:38 AM EST
Hey, I've been to Leesburg,VA, but that was only to see the nearby battlefield, Ball's Bluff.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:54:12 AM EST
Detroit didn't make the list
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:56:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jl_434:
Their version of small town and mine must differ a bit. A couple of those are local to me and are far from "small town" in any way
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Yeah, 25-100k. Not exactly "small" but I guess if they ranked truly small towns, it would be tough with the criteria they are using. How many museums, coffee shops, and pediatricians are they going to find in a town of 4k?
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:57:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Hey, I've been to Leesburg,VA, but that was only to see the nearby battlefield, Ball's Bluff.
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Ball's Bluff sounds like an experience I had with a girl and heavy drinking.



Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:57:41 AM EST
Paramus NJ is the #15's best small city in the country?
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:58:49 AM EST
Who the fuck makes these lists?


The list is shit.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:59:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Warlord_Doc:
How can this be, It's the "golden state"?


And the worst.....

1246 Hemet, CA
1247 Merced, CA
1248 Los Banos, CA
1249 Montebello, CA
1250 Soledad, CA
1251 Desert Hot Springs, CA
1252 Bellflower, CA
1253 Wasco, CA
1254 Rosemead,
1255 National City, CA
1256 Hawthorne, CA
1257 Baldwin Park,
1258 Perris, CA
1259 Paramount,
1260 Delano, CA
1261 Watsonville, CA
1262 South Gate, CA
1263 Maywood, CA
1264 Lynwood,CA
1265 Compton,CA
1266 Bell Gardens,CA
1267 Huntington Park, CA
1268 Bell, CA
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I lived in Hemet for 7 years.

I'd consider a tour in Iraq to be a vacation..........

Lucky I got out alive and with all my parts intact.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:59:21 AM EST
.....And each of these cities will be receiving it's fair share of Middle Eastern,African,Mexican and OTM migrants if for no other reason than out of spite.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:59:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By OKSoda:
Kearney and Hastings Nebraska?
That right there makes me skeptical.
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I was skeptical as soon as I saw #1.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:06:18 AM EST
It's a nonsense list -- Brighton and Irondequoit NY are nothing but suburban extensions of Rochester, NY (a Dem hell-hole), and don't even have their own mail identity -- just ZIP codes of Rochester.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:06:31 AM EST
Kalamazoo is listed before Battle Creek.

Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:12:05 AM EST
That study is skewed.
The vast majority of those 'small towns" in Texas are nothing more than neighboring suburbs of Houston,Dallas, and San Antonio.
In other words not much better at all than living in Houston etc. because of population,crime,and sprawl.
Lol.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:14:04 AM EST
These rankings are so subjective. I lived in Princeton NJ for several years. I lived very near Princeton for decades.

I'm in Arkansas now and I am SO much happier. A company would have to offer to TRIPLE my salary for me to even begin to consider moving back.

-J
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:15:55 AM EST
I grew up in #413

A lot of northwest Chicago suburbs on the list.
#10 has my favorite indoor range
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:19:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:26:48 AM EST
Brookfield, WI, number 4 on the list, is very nice, but it really isn't a small stand-alone city. It's part of greater Milwaukee.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:28:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fjleiter:
my idea of small town is more like 5000 people or so, not 60,000+ like most of those are
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I've always lived in towns with around 2500 people, so a small town to me is 300 or less, and there are several around here.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:29:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2015 9:38:22 AM EST by revengeismine]
At least my town is in the top 200 lol. Actually kind of surprised it is not in the top 100. Not sure how Pensacola FL or S. Portland ME beats it though, considering over the past 20 years, it's been in the top 5 safest cities in the US with a population of 30,000.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:30:08 AM EST
Highest Mean Hours Worked Per week... Twentynine Palms, CA and Jacksonville, NC are both in the top 5 lololol poor Devil Dogs...
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:32:27 AM EST
There are some real horrible places to live on that list.
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Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:38:02 AM EST
This list is dumb.

They're talking about "a few degrees of separation" and small towns? Upper Arlington Ohio (#16) is literally right in the middle of Columbus and land locked on all sides by Columbus. There's no separation from a big city there. Dublin is another suburb but it is a little farther out at least.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:38:12 AM EST
lol i love that the villages is on so high @ 56

but is the lowest in millennial newcomers.

i used to work in the area, the average age has to be the upper 60's

also it was the only place I've seen with dedicated golfcart roads.

also if Fort Smith actually had jobs it wouldn't be so terrible.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:55:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AeroE:
Kirkwood, Wildwood, and Ballwin, Missouri are not small cities or towns by any measure than the population inside their incorporated limits. Wildwood in particular is not inexpensive, and Ballwin has horrible, unbearable traffic.

The article was written without looking out the windows at reality.

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Nailed it. Some of those in N. Dakota, Wyoming, etc. have some truly nasty weather quite frequently. Sure, the crime rate is low and housing is cheap but only because it's so damn cold and windy.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:58:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jl_434:
Their version of small town and mine must differ a bit. A couple of those are local to me and are far from "small town" in any way
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This. Pearland, Cedar Park, etc.....

Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:00:34 AM EST
fuck that list
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:03:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:10:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By evilyoda:
fuck that list
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I kinda like it, my state has 11 of the top 100 cities and the only couple that are low rated are the two closest to the Illinois border :)
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:43:44 AM EST
#235
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:48:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By OKSoda:
Kearney and Hastings Nebraska?

That right there makes me skeptical.
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Generally boring places, but relatively safe and clean with good schools and good job prospects.
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