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View Poll Results: Most laid-back city in the US?
Seattle, WA 2 2.41%
Austin, TX 13 15.66%
Los Angeles, CA 6 7.23%
Miami, FL 5 6.02%
New Orleans, LA 8 9.64%
San Francisco, CA 6 7.23%
San Antonio, TX 2 2.41%
Denver, CO 3 3.61%
San Diego, CA 13 15.66%
Dallas, TX 0 0%
Boston, MA 0 0%
Portland, OR 4 4.82%
Nashville, TN 3 3.61%
Phoenix, AZ 4 4.82%
Other 14 16.87%
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Poll: Most laid-back city in the US?

what city do you think has the most laid-back vibe in the US?
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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In order to have the true laid back thing I think the city would have to be smaller and loose and carefree. Ya know real slow paced.

All the cities listed are pretty much overtaken by the sprawly daily rush hour traffic cussing and stresses of a metro etc.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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other...

the most laid-back cities are in the MIdwest IMO, which you named none from it. I am going to say...

for example- not in the midwest but in Montana, Ismay, MT have 26 inhabitants.

Maybe most suburbs and some rural area are laid back.

BTW, what is the minium population, we should be discussing...
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 04:16 PM   #4
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I think a small southern town would be a good choice, like Natchez, MS.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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ok, let me clear that up.. most laid-back LARGE city in the US
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 06:24 PM   #6
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wow, what a retarded poll.


First, Azn Boi is right. Despite having some of the largest cities in the country, you managed to exclude every major midwestern city form your poll. Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Detroit don't meet your criteria for a "big city??"


Either way, the big city criteria is bullshit, too. Big cities are inhernetly not laid-back. I would put cities like Monterrey, Calif or Charleston, SC on there if I were smart. But, uhh........
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 07:17 PM   #7
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Accept I wouldn't consider those mid-western cities to be laid back at all. Having to shovel in the snow, then go through everything else. And I would have to say San Diego is inhernetly laid back. Or at least it was until everything feel apart...but yeah, other then that I would say maybe Miami, or San Antonio.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 10:29 PM   #8
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Accept I wouldn't consider those mid-western cities to be laid back at all. Having to shovel in the snow, then go through everything else. And I would have to say San Diego is inhernetly laid back. Or at least it was until everything feel apart...but yeah, other then that I would say maybe Miami, or San Antonio.

well if you're going to argue semantics, you could say that sun belt cities like San Diego are stressful due to overcrowding, traffic, pollution and opressive heat.


And San Antonio? Laid back? i'm sure it's not Manhattan, but I dont think of laid back when I think of San Antonio. And Miami is a very stressful city. Very aggressive people, very aggressive reputation. Don't let the weather fool you.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 10:58 PM   #10
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Accept I wouldn't consider those mid-western cities to be laid back at all. Having to shovel in the snow, then go through everything else. And I would have to say San Diego is inhernetly laid back. Or at least it was until everything feel apart...but yeah, other then that I would say maybe Miami, or San Antonio.
^ THANK you. That's the reason why I didnt include cities from the midwest...
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Accept I wouldn't consider those mid-western cities to be laid back at all. Having to shovel in the snow, then go through everything else. And I would have to say San Diego is inhernetly laid back. Or at least it was until everything feel apart...but yeah, other then that I would say maybe Miami, or San Antonio.
so you're saying that snow shoveling makes a place not laid back.... oh and some other vague undefined stuff that midwesterners apparently have to go through?



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^ THANK you. That's the reason why I didnt include cities from the midwest...
and yet you inlcude boston? you are aware that people have to shovel snow in boston as well, aren't you? oh wait.... the california bubble..... i forgot.... my apolgies.
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Accept I wouldn't consider those mid-western cities to be laid back at all. Having to shovel in the snow, then go through everything else. And I would have to say San Diego is inhernetly laid back. Or at least it was until everything feel apart...but yeah, other then that I would say maybe Miami, or San Antonio.

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^ THANK you. That's the reason why I didnt include cities from the midwest...
I am speechless. You have to be kidding me.

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Old June 23rd, 2005, 01:56 AM   #14
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Of the cities on the list that Ive actually been to Id vote San Antonio.

Other than that, Sacramento. When I lived there in the 80s it really was a laid back place, or the part of town I lived in was. Just mellow and cool (well, not the summer weather, just the attitude).

And believe it or not there where stats to back this up... sort of....

Someone did a study of walking paces..how fast people walked down sidewalks or in malls or such, and Sacramento had one of the slowest walking paces in the US. So, people there just took it easy. Laid back.
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the good thing about LA is that there are a lot of laid back parts and a lot of rush-rush parts
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good point about LA. I spent two weeks there once. The part of town I liked was San Pedro...I know it wasn't a fashionable neighborhood, but I liked the feel of that area...right on the ocean, hills, just an interesting vibe down there.
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between Austin & LA, And Austin wins. There is just a little bit more commosion going on in LA.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:54 AM   #18
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Austin immediately comes to my mind when it comes to a city that is laid-back, especially here in Texas. Dallas is certainly not laidback its like Houston a full force business city. New Orleans is also an easy laid back city
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and yet you inlcude boston? you are aware that people have to shovel snow in boston as well, aren't you? oh wait.... the california bubble..... i forgot.... my apolgies.
what California bubble? and yes, I am FULLY aware that people shovel snow there, too. I knew this poll was going to upset the midwesterners.. I have visited all the cities on this poll and many more cities like Minneapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, etc., and they just don't have the same laid-back feel as say, Austin or even Boston. It's not that they're bad places, they just have a different essence to them.
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what California bubble? and yes, I am FULLY aware that people shovel snow there, too. I knew this poll was going to upset the midwesterners.. I have visited all the cities on this poll and many more cities like Minneapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, etc., and they just don't have the same laid-back feel as say, Austin or even Boston. It's not that they're bad places, they just have a different essence to them.
ok, but I still cna't see HOW you could view boston as laid back? Boston is a a wonderful city with many great aspects, being laid-back isnt one of them.

I just think it would be fair to include midwestern cities so EVERYONE could voice their opinion with many options, not be forced to choose based on your beliefs. Just because you think midwestern cities aren't laid-back doesn't necessarily mean others do, too. Isn't that the point of a poll?
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