Originally Posted by jelle1809
Chicago is nice and has some good history to it, but I couldn't see myself living there for an extended period. The people seem nice, but it's far too congested for my taste.
New York just sucks, and too crowded for damn sure. I have met some good people from NY but the moving mass on the streets usually has some pretty dickish people. I would say too dangerous, but that's pretty much any big city in the US. If it's over 300k, there's some risk involved.
If I had my choice, I'd take somewhere with something to look at (i.e. Denver with the Rockies, D.C. for the historical value / museums, etc) and it would have to be with have a smaller community. I'm fine with 200k or under in a city, but when you get bigger than that without the size to support that amount of people, it's too much clutter. I loved living in Houston which had millions in it, but I couldn't live in Detroit. It's all about the proportion of land mass to human mass I guess.