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I live in Toronto Canada, and I've travelled around USA and Canada quite a bit, but I haven't been everywhere. Plus it seems like every place I go has pro's and cons. Florida and California might be nice and warm, but they are way too hot in the summer, and too prone to hurricanes/earthquakes. I was wondering what the best place in USA/Canada is according to North Americans.

Please list both pros and cons of your favorite place.

Right now I'm thinking Chicago/Seattle/Vancouver are the best places to live. Not too hot, not too cold, beautiful cities close to a large body of water. Vancouver especially is so close to the Rockies, but I hear it's still fairly Earthquake prone.

I live in Toronto, It's nice here too, but because of the Great Lakes it's too Humid. It's hot in the summer, but not burning, not too cold in the Winter, I actually wish it was colder because we don't get much snow here. Plus we generally have good weather here, no hurricanes or earthquakes ,however there is just too much traffic, and our beaches aren't as nice as those in Chicago/Florida.

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So, what's the best place to live in North America?



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Def. not in Illinois. I think Maine is very nice. Lots of nice areas there. Not too hot either. Unless you are against the cold, but you are from Canada, so that should not bother you much.

Mexico City.

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Faxanadu said:
Mexico City.

Why? Wouldn't Mexico be way way too hot for me? I can't handle tempuratures above 40C or 110F for long.

spurgeonryan said:
Def. not in Illinois. I think Maine is very nice. Lots of nice areas there. Not too hot either. Unless you are against the cold, but you are from Canada, so that should not bother you much.


Maine would be nice, but not that different from a smaller city in my area. It's just so humid here in Southern Ontario and New England.

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I kinda like Quebec, all the towns have a lot of old buildings, culture and everyone I know who's been to Europe says Montreal is just like Europe. However I don't speed French.

Do you have any other suggestions?

I'm just curious at what people think is the best place to live. Like I said every place has a con.



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I'd suggest Pittsburgh. It's been named America's most livable city recently, is far enough away from the great lakes to not really get slammed by lake effect snow like Cleveland or Chicago, gets decently hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and is slowly clawing its way out of the cultural mediocrity it fell into after the end of the steel industry.

Nashville is hotter, but still not really deep south hot, and like Pittsburgh, has no natural disasters of note though both cities can have issues with flooding at odd times.



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Michael-5 said:
Faxanadu said:
Mexico City.

Why? Wouldn't Mexico be way way too hot for me? I can't handle tempuratures above 40C or 110F for long.

spurgeonryan said:
Def. not in Illinois. I think Maine is very nice. Lots of nice areas there. Not too hot either. Unless you are against the cold, but you are from Canada, so that should not bother you much.


Maine would be nice, but not that different from a smaller city in my area. It's just so humid here in Southern Ontario and New England.

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I kinda like Quebec, all the towns have a lot of old buildings, culture and everyone I know who's been to Europe says Montreal is just like Europe. However I don't speed French.

Do you have any other suggestions?

I'm just curious at what people think is the best place to live. Like I said every place has a con.

Mexico City doen't get that hot because of its high elevation its higher up then Denver.  Probably the best city in Mexico as far as year around climate goes.



Definitely not Fort Worth either but there are worse cities in Texas to live in so I'm not complaining too much.

Seattle would be a good choice. It's usually pretty temperate, but it does rain a lot. The city is very diverse, and there is a lot to do. It's clean, there are great places to eat, obviously great seafood, pikes place market is really fun, tons of outdoor activity all around the city such as lakes, mountains, ski resorts, etc. Seattle is a very very fun city.

Portland is like a smaller Seattle, but it's probably the most unique city in America. It's become the capital for all things weird and eclectic. Still has much of what Seattle has, but it's a little smaller. Has lots of little shops that sell obscure things, it's essentially the hipster capital of America. I like both cities for different reasons.

New York is another choice, unless you don't want a really big city. It's a hell of a lot of fun in New York, and the grandness of it all really leaves me in awe every time I visit. It has fantastic architecture, and really you could explore it for days and not get bored. New York is the center of the world, and if you want to live in the modern equivalent of Rome, then New York is the city for you. Not a lot of outdoors stuff aside from central park(which is great) and it is expensive.

Those are some of my suggestions.


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California is nice, but it does get hot in the summer. There are a lot of beautiful places however such as Yosemite, Big Sur, san diego, San Francisco, etc. it's really expensive though. I am visiting Vancouver in the summer and I heard it is really beautiful there.