Friday, November 26, 2004

A Truly Great Place to Live

I'm sure everyone has his or her own, private idea as to what would be the ideal place to live, work, or even just hang out. The people who made this website made a list of what they consider to be the 20 best neighborhoods or districts in North America followed by the 20 best neighborhoods or districts around the world.

It's interesting...and even note that 23rd St. in Portland is on the list.

On the other hand, the list of top 20 neighborhoods worldwide includes places in crime-plagued Moscow and several poverty-plagued South American cities but doesn't include anything from safe, affluent, and culturally rich Japan. Go figure...

So...what would you consider your "best place to be"?


Anonymous said...

Eric Idle:

In an iron cage with spikes on the inside.

Addendum from the Alaskan Principals Association:

But only if I have desires for other men.

Don Snabulus said...

I enjoyed Monmouth, OR when I went to college there, but the school is much larger now sprawling over some of the scenic areas I enjoyed and the downtown shops have all changed as a result of Wal*Mart in Dallas and Bi-Mart in Monmouth. It now seems to be a patchwork of specialty stores instead of the staples of living all within walking distance. Kind of like making a flower planter out of the fender of a 1938 Studebaker Champion, it just don't seem right.

So I would have to say Monmouth, OR in the mid-80s. But definitely not now.