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2013-08-30 02:26:26 AM
within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.
 
2013-08-30 03:14:32 AM
Good article, but I wish the median  single family house price was included.
 
2013-08-30 03:15:21 AM

downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.


You sound fat.  And car-less.
 
2013-08-30 03:25:08 AM

RobertBruce: downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.

You sound fat.  And car-less.


Nah. Just don't like driving it.
 
2013-08-30 03:55:27 AM

downstairs: RobertBruce: downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.

You sound fat.  And car-less.

Nah. Just don't like driving it.


I also have a vehicle, but you can't beat walking .06 blocks to the corner store. For that matter, I have two great bars (Parasol's and Tracy's) equidistant from my place. And by that I mean literally around the corner. There's a Radio Shack about two blocks away for cord and remote emergencies (my pooch chews them), a place to get cigarettes, a metric sh*tload of restaurants, and a full-service grocery store mere minutes away via foot.

Who the fark wants to deal with dense parking when you can just stroll? Especially when you have to walk the dog anyway and can kill two birds with one stone? Plus, when I'm done for the day and park my vehicle, I'm free to drink all I want. This is why I have never had a DWI.

Me touting the convenience of walking doesn't mean that I'm some hipster asshole rubbing in my oh-so-urban lifestyle. It's just what I prefer. But this is America, where some prefer to park in a strip mall, get what they need from one store, and then spend 4 minutes trying to find a new parking space next to the other store in the same strip that's 40 yards away from where they originally parked. To each his own, I guess.
 
2013-08-30 03:59:45 AM
Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."
 
2013-08-30 04:01:59 AM
I would have figured crime hotbeds would have been the cheapest places to live.
 
2013-08-30 04:07:43 AM
you really want cheap living? drive down 29 from omaha to the state line at hamburg or on into misery and rockport. stay out of the hills though.
 
2013-08-30 04:08:57 AM

RobertBruce: Good article, but I wish the median  single family house price was included.


You sound sad.
 
2013-08-30 04:11:21 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."


Austin is on it, so that ship has already sailed.
 
2013-08-30 04:12:00 AM
you folks all belong at 69th and Cuming
mw2.google.com
 
2013-08-30 04:32:53 AM
Good thing I've ate, drank, and been merry...because tomorrow I'm goin to Utah

/which is cheaper in SLC, if you BOYB
//The Dreaming
 
2013-08-30 04:44:23 AM
That list conspicuously failed to mention what the unemployment levels are in those cities, and how many jobs are in dying industries. But based on the numbers they did provide, Raleigh clearly should have been top, followed by St. Louis.
 
2013-08-30 05:21:18 AM

downstairs: RobertBruce: downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.

You sound fat.  And car-less.

Nah. Just don't like driving it.


I hear you, where my house is I'm within 1-5 minutes of pretty much everything I could ever need. The only place I need to drive further is Walmart and the hardware store.
 
2013-08-30 05:36:57 AM

Moopy Mac: DarkSoulNoHope: Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."

Austin is on it, so that ship has already sailed.


I live in Raleigh and this place has been getting more and more hipster every year.
 
2013-08-30 05:40:38 AM

Omahawg: stay out of the hills though.


badgers?
 
2013-08-30 06:00:39 AM
With the exception of Cedar Rapids, I've been to all of these cities and maybe Austin is the only liveable one out of the whole bunch, but you still have to live with the fact that you moved to Texas.

/yankee
 
2013-08-30 06:28:00 AM

JackalRabbit: Omahawg: stay out of the hills though.

badgers?


Bearcats
 
2013-08-30 06:33:02 AM

RobertBruce: Good article, but I wish the median  single family house price was included.


For a mere million dollars you could have a modest bungalow.
 
2013-08-30 07:11:42 AM

res_nihil: Moopy Mac: DarkSoulNoHope: Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."

Austin is on it, so that ship has already sailed.

I live in Raleigh and this place has been getting more and more hipster every year.


About the best thing that can be said about Raleigh these days is at least it's not Durhm (one syllable) or CH.  On the other hand it's next door to Cary :(
 
2013-08-30 07:11:52 AM

dickfreckle: downstairs: RobertBruce: downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.

You sound fat.  And car-less.

Nah. Just don't like driving it.

I also have a vehicle, but you can't beat walking .06 blocks to the corner store. For that matter, I have two great bars (Parasol's and Tracy's) equidistant from my place. And by that I mean literally around the corner. There's a Radio Shack about two blocks away for cord and remote emergencies (my pooch chews them), a place to get cigarettes, a metric sh*tload of restaurants, and a full-service grocery store mere minutes away via foot.

Who the fark wants to deal with dense parking when you can just stroll? Especially when you have to walk the dog anyway and can kill two birds with one stone? Plus, when I'm done for the day and park my vehicle, I'm free to drink all I want. This is why I have never had a DWI.

Me touting the convenience of walking doesn't mean that I'm some hipster asshole rubbing in my oh-so-urban lifestyle. It's just what I prefer. But this is America, where some prefer to park in a strip mall, get what they need from one store, and then spend 4 minutes trying to find a new parking space next to the other store in the same strip that's 40 yards away from where they originally parked. To each his own, I guess.


When I was 16-17 we lived in this great upper middle class neighborhood in Redwood City (Woodside Rd and Alameda). It took 15 minutes to walk to school and 5 minutes to a great shopping center. Radioshack, Albertson's, Micheal's crafts, Ross, PetSmart, a few smaller specialty shops, and some really amazing restaurants. So much convenience.

Once our dalmatian got loose and ran to the grocery store looking for us. The front end employees recognized her and called us (we handed out business pens over there, everyone had our number).

I miss being so damn close to everything I'd need.
 
2013-08-30 07:16:47 AM

downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.


You don't have to get all dressed up to go to the Dollar General.
 
2013-08-30 07:24:40 AM
one word - internet- and bammmm, you don't even have to leave the house. shiat just magically appears at your door.
 
2013-08-30 07:27:56 AM
List is racist. Obama Administration needs to hurry up with its neighborhood diversity plans. There is no reason more black people cannot be living in the cheaper places

Omaha Nebraska
2010 census

68%% White
13.7% African American
13.1% Hispanic
0.8% Native American,
2.4% Asian
0.1% Pacific Islander
6.9% from other races

Ogden, Utah
2000 census

55.4% White
23.6% Hispanic
2.31% African American,
1.20% Native American
1.43% Asian
0.17% Pacific Islander
12.95% from other races

Des Moines, Iowa
2010 census

64.4% White
12% Hispanic
10.2% African American
0.5% Native American
4.4% Asian,
0.1% Pacific Islander
5.0% from other races
 
2013-08-30 07:39:31 AM
Why the fark did they list the number of dollar generals within 10 miles of each cities downtown?  WTF kind of a metric is that?.
 
2013-08-30 07:47:33 AM

Maul555: Why the fark did they list the number of dollar generals within 10 miles of each cities downtown?  WTF kind of a metric is that?.


Think of the demographic. Also, if you're looking for cheap living, you can't scrape the bottom of the price barrel any deeper than Dollar General.
 
2013-08-30 07:51:06 AM
I know when I'm looking for a place to live, Dollar General stores and Libraries are among my top deciding criteria.

WTF?
 
2013-08-30 07:58:42 AM

Maul555: Why the fark did they list the number of dollar generals within 10 miles of each cities downtown?  WTF kind of a metric is that?.


This

OTOH, if you're that fanatical about saving a dollar, you'r probably pretty conservative and willing to put up with crap just to save that dollar.

If I wanted to be hated, robbed, shot, stabbed, sodomized after death and then run over with a car, I can just drive half a day to the Carolinas.  I see NO need what so ever to move to Ogden Utah or Omaha Nebraska for that kind of abuse .  .  .  wait,
 
2013-08-30 08:22:14 AM

DesertDemonWY: Good thing I've ate, drank, and been merry...because tomorrow I'm goin to Utah

/which is cheaper in SLC, if you BOYB
//The Dreaming


Yeah, I imagine it would be cheaper to move to Utah if you Bring Only Your Beer.
 
2013-08-30 08:57:08 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."


I overheard a couple people saying Des Moines was "trendy" when I was in Iowa last week and my jaw almost fell off.

But I decided that wouldn't be copacetic so I yelled "Well I'll be sheepdipped!"
 
2013-08-30 09:25:58 AM

hasty ambush: List is racist. Obama Administration needs to hurry up with its neighborhood diversity plans. There is no reason more black people cannot be living in the cheaper places

Omaha Nebraska
2010 census

68%% White
13.7% African American
13.1% Hispanic
0.8% Native American,
2.4% Asian
0.1% Pacific Islander
6.9% from other races

Des Moines, Iowa
2010 census

64.4% White
12% Hispanic
10.2% African American
0.5% Native American
4.4% Asian,
0.1% Pacific Islander
5.0% from other races


Des Moines and Omaha are about the two most demographically representative cities in the country. I wouldn't have guessed that.
 
2013-08-30 09:28:37 AM

dickfreckle: downstairs: RobertBruce: downstairs: within ten miles

Huh?  The whole point of living in a city is I'm not going more than a few blocks for necessities.

You sound fat.  And car-less.

Nah. Just don't like driving it.

I also have a vehicle, but you can't beat walking .06 blocks to the corner store. For that matter, I have two great bars (Parasol's and Tracy's) equidistant from my place. And by that I mean literally around the corner. There's a Radio Shack about two blocks away for cord and remote emergencies (my pooch chews them), a place to get cigarettes, a metric sh*tload of restaurants, and a full-service grocery store mere minutes away via foot.

Who the fark wants to deal with dense parking when you can just stroll? Especially when you have to walk the dog anyway and can kill two birds with one stone? Plus, when I'm done for the day and park my vehicle, I'm free to drink all I want. This is why I have never had a DWI.

Me touting the convenience of walking doesn't mean that I'm some hipster asshole rubbing in my oh-so-urban lifestyle. It's just what I prefer. But this is America, where some prefer to park in a strip mall, get what they need from one store, and then spend 4 minutes trying to find a new parking space next to the other store in the same strip that's 40 yards away from where they originally parked. To each his own, I guess.


Alright fatty you have a car. We get it.
 
2013-08-30 09:53:58 AM
Grew up in Omaha and live in Des Moines, so I'm getting a kick... you know the rest.


HotWingAgenda: That list conspicuously failed to mention what the unemployment levels are in those cities, and how many jobs are in dying industries. But based on the numbers they did provide, Raleigh clearly should have been top, followed by St. Louis.


Most of the cities on that list have pretty varied industries... they've all weathered the recession extremely well.


Moopy Mac: Des Moines and Omaha are about the two most demographically representative cities in the country. I wouldn't have guessed that.


Pretty much, yeah. Most other metro areas our size are skewed one way or the other, based on my (rather extensive) travel experiences.


RobertBruce: Good article, but I wish the median  single family house price was included.


$140k will get you a comfortable-yet-older 3-bedroom house around Des Moines and Omaha, $225k will get you a nicer 3-bedroom in a newer suburban development. Not sure if that's the statistical median, but it's reasonable for areas with good schools, parks, safety records, etc.
 
2013-08-30 10:16:45 AM
i'm seriously surprised Little Rock, AR isn't in the top 10
 
2013-08-30 12:48:48 PM
Or you could just not live in a city, and choose something more suburban or rural and save a shiatload while avoiding all the rude assholes who are packed into the cities.
 
2013-08-30 01:15:26 PM

ZeroCorpse: Or you could just not live in a city, and choose something more suburban or rural and save a shiatload while avoiding all the rude assholes who are packed into the cities.


Some people aren't that into country music, dude.

Personally, I'll take rude city assholes over bible-thumping rural assholes any day.
 
2013-08-30 01:37:34 PM

brap: DarkSoulNoHope: Also known as the "Top Ten U.S. cities that will suffer a hipster immigration and gentrification due to this list."

I overheard a couple people saying Des Moines was "trendy" when I was in Iowa last week and my jaw almost fell off.

But I decided that wouldn't be copacetic so I yelled "Well I'll be sheepdipped!"


lol! Nice. :)

Apparently almost every city is becoming trendy, with some exceptions. For example (ones that I can give, since I have been living in this county all my life) in Monmouth County, NJ there are three main cities which have become trendy in certain sections. For Asbury Park, Cookman Ave and the beach pavilions (as well as some walk up restaurants designed out of old metal shipping containers); for Red Bank, Monmouth St. and Broad St., for Long Branch, Brighton Ave (with plans shown a few years ago in the local Hipster rag, the TriCity News, to transform the mostly Hispanic and African American inhabited Broadway (County Rte 537) into an intentionally redesigned artist community (those plans seemed to have broken down due to nothing being done to that area). All three of those cities used to be areas that broke down over time (especially Asbury Park) and were pretty much destroyed by corruption and later on crime followed.

The only "good thing" that occurred to these places shifting due to Hipster influence is that crime reduced in those areas, but of course that is due to the fact that the police actually pay attention to these newly white bred areas now and do regular patrols in them (in fact, two out of the three sections of downtown that the Hipsters chose to inhabit are in close proximity to the police headquarters of both those cities [Hipsters probably pretending to say things like "F*ck the police" to remain trendy, yet pick areas of downtown locations where the police will get to them the fastest, if ever threatened]), yet still have lackluster crime prevention tactics in the areas not inhabited by these Hipster "artists" and storeowners who came in once gentrification started to take hold in the early 00s. Hipsters have caused these cities to shift their police resources to make the cities seem "Safe for the alternative people" but only in the sections where the city has been gentrified, in other sections the areas are virtually ignored until after an incident happens and crime continues almost unabated (in fact the Asbury Park police dept was recently chastised by the Monmouth County prosecutor for not "upping their game" in police crime prevention due to three murders occurring recently in such a short time frame). This is just one of the, out of many, reasons why I despise Hipsters.
 
2013-08-30 01:40:27 PM

clkeagle: ZeroCorpse: Or you could just not live in a city, and choose something more suburban or rural and save a shiatload while avoiding all the rude assholes who are packed into the cities.

Some people aren't that into country music, dude.

Personally, I'll take rude city assholes over bible-thumping rural assholes any day.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2013-08-30 08:52:06 PM
Ted Kaczynski?
 
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