... in a city such as Fargo, Topeka, and so on? Why do people seem to stay in boring cities that have almost no appeal -- bad weather, terrible topography, an unappealing built environment, and little do do? Aside from "it's home," there must be something behind these places in order to attract professionals such as engineers, doctors, lawyers, and even planners. Do residents come from even smaller, more boring towns, and think of such 'burgs as booming metropolises? So, what is it?