Of those you listed, the only "clean..." city is Salt Lake City. ...Have you been to Detroit? If I may be so bold, if you are considering strongly the east coast I might place you between the south of Virginia to the north of Florida... If you have any level of common sense then anything north of Virginia Beach will drive you nuts, IMHO.

Chicago... Really? Boston? Why not NYC? Bloomburg would love another tax source to then trample on!