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(Venture Beat)   Ithaca, New York named the smartest city in America after testers measure problem solving, cognitive memory, ability to make a living wage while living in Ithaca   (venturebeat.com) divider line 25
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2013-06-27 04:23:02 AM
Or be going to Cornell.
 
2013-06-27 05:21:35 AM
Well, both Vonnegut and Sagan spent a good portion of their lives there.

I bet if you dug up all the smart, famous and successful people that went to or worked at Cornell, you'd have quite a staggering list.
 
2013-06-27 07:09:47 AM
You'll never make money running a beauty school or a leg hair waxing salon there.

/jk. I went to college in the 90s. Ithaca was known for feminist womyn who didn't shave.
 
2013-06-27 08:29:45 AM
Well, you've got Cornell University. You've got Ithaca College. You're right in the middle of the Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes region, so you've got good wine. Sounds like a good mix.

Also, we're talking the United States, here. The bar isn't that high. :p

;)

/runs away cackling
 
2013-06-27 09:02:06 AM
There are some fantastic restaurants there.
 
2013-06-27 11:58:20 AM
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2013-06-27 12:31:43 PM
Our mayor (of Ithaca) posted this on Facebook a couple days ago to which someone responded:

Congratulations to Ithaca, the smartest city. Too bad its residents are such morans.
Tuesday at 12:22pm · Like


I guess we should get a brain?
 
2013-06-27 12:36:09 PM
They can't be so smart, one of them got lost at sea for 20 years!
 
2013-06-27 12:41:09 PM
I've got in-laws out in the sticks, closer to Cortland than Ithaca - they got a shiatload more house and land for a shiatload less money than Mrs. Eel and I did a hundred miles north of NYC.

NY property taxes will bone you no matter where in the state you live, though. The median home price in my brother-in-law's home county is about $95,000 but the median property tax is still (southerners, I shiat you not) $2500 a year.
 
2013-06-27 12:57:02 PM
List fails without Huntsville, AL.

But after re-reading TFA, maybe they are smart enough to realize that that Lumosity games are a waste of time.
 
2013-06-27 01:11:33 PM

Gulper Eel: I've got in-laws out in the sticks, closer to Cortland than Ithaca - they got a shiatload more house and land for a shiatload less money than Mrs. Eel and I did a hundred miles north of NYC.

NY property taxes will bone you no matter where in the state you live, though. The median home price in my brother-in-law's home county is about $95,000 but the median property tax is still (southerners, I shiat you not) $2500 a year.


$2500? Pshaw. Median property tax in Westchester is over $10,000.
 
2013-06-27 01:28:13 PM
The population of ithaca drops by more than half during the summer, so it depends on when you tested. If its during the school year, yeah theyre pretty smart. Otherwise, the year round residents?... like every other cowtown i expect
 
2013-06-27 01:35:44 PM

qorkfiend: $2500? Pshaw. Median property tax in Westchester is over $10,000.


That's on a $600,000 house, though.

$2500 a year in what is essentially Appalachia (once you get away from college towns) is a biatch.
 
2013-06-27 02:27:41 PM

thisiszombocom: The population of ithaca drops by more than half during the summer, so it depends on when you tested. If its during the school year, yeah theyre pretty smart. Otherwise, the year round residents?... like every other cowtown i expect


Well all the Cornell professors are most likely still living in the area, so probably better than the average cowtown.

/lives an hour away, loves visiting
 
2013-06-27 03:03:22 PM

cameroncrazy1984: There are some fantastic restaurants there.


Ithaca used to have the best pizza I've ever had at a place called The Chariot in collegetown. I think that place closed 15 years ago at least, but the same owner (at the time) had a place more in line with a bar atmosphere called The Nines just down the street.

That place is still there, but the pizza isn't remotely as good. Still, very good by most standards, but I sure miss the original.
 
2013-06-27 03:55:20 PM

Mateorocks: cameroncrazy1984: There are some fantastic restaurants there.

Ithaca used to have the best pizza I've ever had at a place called The Chariot in collegetown. I think that place closed 15 years ago at least, but the same owner (at the time) had a place more in line with a bar atmosphere called The Nines just down the street.

That place is still there, but the pizza isn't remotely as good. Still, very good by most standards, but I sure miss the original.


Theres also a famous vegan (vegetarian?) Restaurant for those so inclined. Moose.. something. Wood? Head?

I also forgot ithaca college is there as well... so im not sure how the city came out on top
 
2013-06-27 04:01:00 PM

idesofmarch: thisiszombocom: The population of ithaca drops by more than half during the summer, so it depends on when you tested. If its during the school year, yeah theyre pretty smart. Otherwise, the year round residents?... like every other cowtown i expect

Well all the Cornell professors are most likely still living in the area, so probably better than the average cowtown.


Yep, although there are certainly tons of cowtowners, too. As for a living wage, colleges tend to pay really well, and that's where quite a lot of people here work.

/10 square miles surrounded by reality...
 
2013-06-27 04:07:11 PM

Mateorocks: cameroncrazy1984: There are some fantastic restaurants there.

Ithaca used to have the best pizza I've ever had at a place called The Chariot in collegetown. I think that place closed 15 years ago at least, but the same owner (at the time) had a place more in line with a bar atmosphere called The Nines just down the street.

That place is still there, but the pizza isn't remotely as good. Still, very good by most standards, but I sure miss the original.


I loved The Nines! Didn't they have deep-dish . . or at least, not New Haven/New York style? (like all the other 15+ pie shops in that town)
 
2013-06-27 04:10:25 PM
thisiszombocom: Theres also a famous vegan (vegetarian?) Restaurant for those so inclined. Moose.. something. Wood? Head?

Wood

I also forgot ithaca college is there as well... so im not sure how the city came out on top


I can attest, IC is full of some flat-out morans.
 
2013-06-27 04:28:05 PM

Mateorocks: cameroncrazy1984: There are some fantastic restaurants there.

Ithaca used to have the best pizza I've ever had at a place called The Chariot in collegetown. I think that place closed 15 years ago at least, but the same owner (at the time) had a place more in line with a bar atmosphere called The Nines just down the street.

That place is still there, but the pizza isn't remotely as good. Still, very good by most standards, but I sure miss the original.


That wasn't in the Ithaca Commons, is it?  There's a pizzeria there called Sammie's that has the *best* chicken topping pizzas - chicaboli, chicken bacon ranch, chicken alla alfredo...  damn I gotta get up there soon.
 
2013-06-27 04:35:55 PM
Nope, The Nines is a Bar/Venue in Collegetown. Sammy's does have the best Buffalo Chicken in town, by far.
 
2013-06-27 07:31:04 PM
qorkfiend
$2500? Pshaw. Median property tax in Westchester is over $9,000!!!

FTFY ;)
 
2013-06-27 10:58:24 PM
Sounds like Ithaca is just #1 in having free time to play online corporate promotional games.
 
2013-06-28 12:26:59 AM
I saw Mos Def there and was pleasantly surprised that he was able to (after the show) just walk up to the bar and get a drink without getting harassed.  It was a while ago, but it was still fairly impressive.
 
2013-06-28 12:15:15 PM

idesofmarch: Mateorocks: cameroncrazy1984: There are some fantastic restaurants there.

Ithaca used to have the best pizza I've ever had at a place called The Chariot in collegetown. I think that place closed 15 years ago at least, but the same owner (at the time) had a place more in line with a bar atmosphere called The Nines just down the street.

That place is still there, but the pizza isn't remotely as good. Still, very good by most standards, but I sure miss the original.

That wasn't in the Ithaca Commons, is it?  There's a pizzeria there called Sammie's that has the *best* chicken topping pizzas - chicaboli, chicken bacon ranch, chicken alla alfredo...  damn I gotta get up there soon.


Nah. The Nines is by CU's campus.
 
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