No offense taken, Kevin. though I may hold it against you on principle
I expect if you came to Winnipeg today (or worse, yesterday) this place would have killed most of you (actually, if you weren't dressed for it, it most likely would have). Unlike lots of places that lay claim to be flat, this is the flattest place on earth. We live in the bottom of glacial Lake Agassiz and for about 150 miles from east to west, it is as flat as it can get. Jesse should come on up and visit me just to get a real idea of what flat is. And cold. I know lots of folks out east get real cold, wet cold and damp heavy snow, but man, it snows here October 31st and goes away in April. And cold, damn cold.
But, you guys who think you live in the US in low crime areas should come here. You have no real idea what low crime actually is. Not trying to be offensive, just a factual observation. Crimes involving weapons are major news here, not daily occurrences. Health care is ok (free being a saving grace) more notably for those that couldn't afford anything but. For my wife and I, health insurance would not be a problem.
I'm with Adam though. Huge cities do nothing for me. I think, based on past experience, I could live in a place like Minneapolis, but not something like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, LA or any other larger US city. I've been to a lot of places in the US but none (other than the biased world of Hawaii) has left me getting on the plane saying I would love to live there.
Oddly, and again, no offense intended, every time I go south beyond Fargo, I'm left thinking environmentalists have a point about urban sprawl, pollution, etc. I just don't see that up here. San Diego rocked, but man, could you pave just a little less land please?
Cool topic Scott, bound to raise a few eyebrows.