Can We Guess What American City You Really Belong In?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Guess What American City You Really Belong In?
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About This Quiz

Every city in the United States has its own flavor and its own lifestyle! You could throw a dart at the map and find a city that you would enjoy. Which one would be the right one for you if you decided to move there, though? During this quiz, you'll get the chance to tell us all about the way you live. Then, we'll match you up with the city that has as much to offer as you do. 

From Boston's cold weather and warm hearts to San Francisco's style and diversity, there's a city somewhere in America that would make your heart happy to call home. Every question is designed to figure out which of your traits pairs up with your perfect town. Make sure you're as open as Miami's beaches when you answer, and the rest will be as easy as getting a slice in New York City. 

Do you belong in a city that's built around entertainment, or one that runs on the financial sector? No matter which city ends up being your perfect one, there's room for you to take up residence there. You might not yet have the key to the city, but you will by the time you finish this quiz! 


Woman on train Would you rather drive in rush hour traffic or take the train?
The train is much easier.
I use ride shares a lot.
I would rather drive.
I like taking my bike.

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Clothes shopping What's your favorite way to shake off the work week?
I like to go see a band.
I start with a long nap.
I go shopping.
Hanging out with friends gets my weekend started.

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City park Do you need a lot of green spaces to feel grounded while in the city?
I cannot live without green spaces.
As long as there's somewhere to hike, I'll be good.
I want to be in the city, but I want it to feel like the country, too.
I prefer the concrete jungle.

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Eating a bagel Would you choose to have a bagel, a biscuit or a scone for breakfast?
Bagel
I don't eat carbs.
Biscuit
Scone

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Moving in What type of dwelling feels most like home to you?
A free-standing house
A condo or townhouse
An eco-village
The penthouse

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city living room Why do you think living in the city makes more sense than living in the country?
Everything you need is nearby.
There are more likeminded people in the city.
I'm not sure it makes more sense.
You can make more money in the city.

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art gallery What type of museum would you be more likely to visit?
Science
Art
History
A wax museum

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Woman Do you tend to blurt out what you think or think of polite ways to say them?
I always say what I think.
It depends on the situation.
I try to put things in the nicest way possible.
I tend to keep things to myself.

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Shrimp and grits What do you find most interesting about the American south?
The food is amazing!
I love the southern sense of charm.
Life moves slower there.
The accent is really cute!

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festival concert Where would you rather go to see a concert?
A stadium
A small club
My friend's garage
An outdoor pavilion

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New York City How would you spend a day in New York City?
Sightseeing
Shopping
Broadway
Visiting friends

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Moving Are you currently thinking about relocating?
It's crossed my mind.
I'm happy where I am.
I have a plan to move.
No, but I might in the future.

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Snow angels What's your favorite thing to do when there's a big snowfall?
Make snow angels
Stay inside and make cookies
Go skiing
Stay in bed

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Friends at restaurant Which kind of new restaurant would you rather try out?
Italian
Japanese
Thai
Soul food

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Dog park Do you need to have a dog park near your home?
That would be ideal.
No, but a place to walk would be nice.
I would rather have a little yard.
I prefer to take my dog hiking.

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Winter Which one of the seasons could you live without?
Winter is too cold.
I like all of them!
Summer is too hot.
Spring gives me allergies!

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watch sports Are you a bigger football fan or baseball fan?
I'm not really into sports.
I like basketball more.
Baseball is where it's at.
I don't miss a football game.

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Woman on flight How do you pass the time when you're on a flight?
I talk to other people.
I catch up on podcasts.
I take a nap.
I watch the inflight movie.

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Baked goods What would you rather have in your neighborhood?
A library
A surf shop
A bakery
A community garden

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Friends having coffee If you moved to a new city, how would you meet other people?
I would go to a local coffee shop.
I might join a community group or something.
There are probably groups for newbies online.
I'm sure I would meet enough people through my job.

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Chicago Which midwestern city would you like to visit for a weekend?
Indianapolis
Detroit
Chicago
Cleveland

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Exploring New York City Are you comfortable finding your way around new places?
It's exciting!
It takes me a while to feel comfortable.
Not really, but Siri is a huge help.
It's part of the adventure.

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Manhattan Did you grow up in a major city?
I grew up in a small-sized city.
It was a major city!
I grew up in the country.
I lived in a lot of different places.

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Table Manners How would your friends describe your manners?
Good
Excellent
Great
Acceptable in public

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Havana, Cuba Which of these countries sounds most interesting to you?
Mexico
Cuba
Germany
Canada

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Business meeting What part of your life are you focusing most on right now?
Career
Housing
Education
Savings

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Woman buying clothes Where would you rather go shopping for clothes?
Thrift stores
Boutiques
The mall
High street

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Move in / Move Out How do you greet new neighbors when they move in?
I take them some food.
I let them make the first move.
I wave.
I like to spy on them for a week or so first.

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Miami, Florida Do you think the city is the best place to retire?
It's the only place to retire.
The suburbs are more affordable.
An RV would be ideal.
It's as good a place as any other.

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Miami, Florida Would living in a big city be a huge adjustment for you?
It would, but I could handle it.
It's not that different for me.
I've spent time in cities before.
It depends on the city.

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