6 Cities Where Awesome Things Are Happening That Aren't L.A., New York, or San Francisco

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You know, I think New York is fine. I think San Francisco is cool. I think Los Angeles is great and I think Chicago is terrific. But that doesn't mean I think those four cities are the only places where creativity and culture are happening in the United States. Despite their reputations as the epicenters for happening post-grad life, one of my pet peeves is the cultural assumption that you have to live in a huge, expensive major American city if you want to be successful. If you're interested in something a little different, here are a few suggestions of smaller spots where awesomeness occurs on a regular basis. These places are good if you're itching for a change of scenery, or just want to know where you can get a two bedroom apartment for less than $700.

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