Where should I move? I'm finishing up grad school and searching for my first job. My intention has been (and is still) to settle in the Seattle area, but I'm curious about alternate suggestions, because it's good to have a Plan B. [more inside]
posted by sarabeth
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Help me identify progressive, funky towns and small cities in this Good Ol' U S of A. [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Jan 1, 2009 -
I once came across a website that recommends equivalent neighborhoods across cities. For example, if you asked for the San Francisco equivalent of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, it might recommend the Castro. Could someone point me to this website?
posted by espertus
on Nov 15, 2008 -
What sortve cities/towns should I consider moving w/ my indoor/outdoor cat? A yard, trees, plants, and small animals to hunt required...and things for me to do as well.
posted by pilibeen
on Aug 26, 2008 -
Searching for videos where there are city overviews set to music with vocals. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Jul 13, 2008 -
I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
posted by melodykramer
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Simplicity means different things to different people. In general, do you think it is easier to live a simple life in the city - or the country? An urban environment - or a small town? Does anyone know of any studies done on how stress is raised - or lowered - by simple living in the city versus small town life?
posted by Gerard Sorme
on Jun 10, 2008 -
Are there any small or medium sized cites that are producing a disproportionate number of famous, ambitious, or motivated people? [more inside]
posted by brandnew
on May 29, 2008 -
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 6, 2008 -
Something that's always confounded me about Manhattan and San Francisco in particular: Where do the middle-class families live? Suburbs, obviously, but surely there must be some that live in the city proper. But where?
posted by yalestar
on May 5, 2008 -
Reading yesterday’s Tales of the City
post, I got to wondering: are there any books set in Southeast Asian locations that “sell” their settings the way Tales of the City
does for San Francisco, or The Number One Ladies Detective Agency
does for Botswana? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc
on May 4, 2008 -
Where can I learn about cities that are built over older cities? I'm more interested in the older cities and what those ruins can teach us. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe
on Feb 26, 2008 -
What is the "bad part of town" for your nearest metropolitan area... and what's the name of the most notoriously "bad" neighborhood(s) in that part of town? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Feb 14, 2008 -
What potential or existing strategies are there for developing large urban economies without relying on international investment, transnational corporations, etc.? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Jan 30, 2008 -
I like living in San Francisco, but I'm considering a move in the next few years. Can the hive mind recommend smaller cities with a similar vibe for me to explore? [more inside]
posted by quadog
on Jan 2, 2008 -
I'll phrase this as succinctly as I can - I'm looking for fictional
US cities featured in comic books. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Transportation systems have always dictated the form of cities and places. How does the advent of modern information & communication technology change this? [more inside]
posted by andrewmarc
on Nov 11, 2007 -
If cities (or the pressure on city services) grow faster than the wealth held by individuals grows, how does the bottom not fall out given that municipal growth is largely funded by taxes? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you
on Oct 22, 2007 -
What cities around the world are considered global crossroads where ideas are exchanged? [more inside]
posted by hazel
on Jun 24, 2007 -
We are semi-retired and live (and grew up) in Chicago.
I went to college in a little river town along the Mississippi in Iowa and we're now thinking about moving to the Quad Cities as we are sick of the density, smog and crime in Chicago and long for slower, more peaceful days.
There are some great running trails and fantastic old homes in Iowa in the Historic District, near the River, which appeal to us very much, but I'm worried about the lack of top notch hospitals/doctors and the fact that Iowa taxes both out of state pensions and Social Security.
Any thoughts on the benefits or lack of same of the Quads?
My husband and I both have some health problems but not immediate ones . Our specialists are in Chicago but I hate to think that we will not be able to enjoy the rest of our lives (we are 63 and 64) waiting for the Grim Reaper or trip to the ER.
Thanks for any help.
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Jun 13, 2007 -
I know there's "walking tour" audio you can buy for your ipod for major cities, but there must be quirky audio tourguides for offbeat neighborhood tours (that are free). I'm thinking, like in NYC, a guide to scenes from Woody Allen movies. What's the word for these walking guide audios, and where are some good ones for NYC, Philly, and Baltimore/DC?
posted by luser
on Apr 4, 2007 -
MixCDFilter: I need songs that have names of american cities or states in the title. Would prefer cities though. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString
on Mar 15, 2007 -
Help me figure out how find my perfect place to live: someplace temperate to warm, with a low cost of living and a growing population and economy [more inside]
posted by objdoc
on Dec 12, 2006 -
When I moved from one town in Mass to another 4 years ago the rate DOUBLED. I can't move back there (commuting) but I'm looking for a town by town comparison. Googled it, Groups too, maybe too deep down, maybe queries were weak. Where if anywhere can I find this info? [more inside]
posted by Grand Wahzoo
on Nov 3, 2006 -
I am looking for a comprehensive list of cities by country, that can be uploaded to a database. The list needs to show the local name for the city, and if it showed the English version too that would be good, but not essential. I am able to pay if required, though obviously would prefer not to. [more inside]
posted by chill
on Oct 10, 2006 -
I live in Beijing. I want to take a 3-day solo trip to another Chinese city to get a feel for how the majority of urban Chinese live--outside of Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by jbb7
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Which video games have the most realistic depictions of real-life environments? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk
on Sep 10, 2006 -
LanguageFilter: Cypriot. Cairene. Dubliner. These are beautiful, and I'd like more. Name some favourite or exotic words denoting city of origin or residence. And what is the word for this type of word? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Aug 8, 2006 -
If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean
on Jun 17, 2006 -
Help my wife and I find a city to live in. We have an opportunity to spend three or four days in another city to get the feel of it and would like recommendations on where we should go. [more inside]
posted by yangwar
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Why is it more expensive to live in a city? Is it simply supply and demand? Bonus points for relevant references and data.
posted by koenie
on Apr 26, 2006 -
I have had eczema all my life, but it has never been as bad as when I’ve lived in Boston, where I live now. I’m appealing to a small subgroup of people on this site, but I’m hoping I can appeal to people with sensitive skin and eczema who live in some of the places where I’m considering moving [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Why are some cities dirtier than others? What tactics can a dirty city learn from clean cities, to keep their streets free of litter? [more inside]
posted by edverb
on Mar 5, 2006 -
A dear friend of mine (female, single, Italian, outgoing, mid-30's) has been offered an excellent job in Houston. She has only visited the city twice, for business, and she's wondering if she'll adapt well. More inside.
posted by matteo
on Mar 3, 2006 -
TrainFilter: How long do subway rails last? Given the heavy pounding and near constant use that subway rails undergo, how long do they last? Are they simply replaced when I'm not looking? [more inside]
posted by generichuman
on Jan 3, 2006 -