Meck and Ames, one thing from Beerslugs' link
Los Angeles, Washington/Baltimore, San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Boston and Miami/Fort Lauderdale
imo, wash/balt, SF, NYC are all very liveable simply because all have MT. Even here in this faulknerian hamlett + third world, I'm seeing new developments that seek to put work/play in the same general development as residential. How that plays out, I dunno. I do agree with Beerslug however that any poor bastard who has to commute in the denver metro area is suckign his life away. Mountains or no mountains.