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Old 02-17-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The O
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Not from the Midwest but Cincy gets my vote! I have friends from there and Indianapolis, every one talks highly of Cincy!

 
Old 04-30-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Has anybody in this thread been to indianapolis. Indianapolis is such a better city then columbus.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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My vote goes towards cincy even though i just said Indianapolis is better then columbus.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Has anybody in this thread been to indianapolis. Indianapolis is such a better city then columbus.
Depending on taste this is very true
Indy is known for hosting Large Events every year and periodically like the Super Bowl.
Columbus hasnt hosted a Super Bowl but Indy has and will probably get another one later this decade.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Depending on taste this is very true
Indy is known for hosting Large Events every year and periodically like the Super Bowl.
Columbus hasnt hosted a Super Bowl but Indy has and will probably get another one later this decade.
Cincinnati has hosted multiple World Series games.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Columbus lacks a dense urban downtown core compared to Indy. It has nothing that compares to a more compact public Monument Circle or the historic wall to wall buildings lining along Meridian or Washington or Maryland Streets bustling with street pedestrians. Downtown Indy also has Circle Centre that is still teaming with retail traffic where in Columbus City Center failed being demolished so you have to drive waaaaaaaaay out to the Polaris or Easton malls through more suburban sprawl. Downtown Columbus may have more highrises but lacks urban active substance and density on street level. Columbus has better neighborhoods but that's about it. Only Cincy has a denser compact urban core than Indy but as far having the most vibrant active downtown Indy is years ahead of both cities because it started it's urban rival projects much earlier. Cincy still has more in common with Detroit with the segregation issues between city and burbs over regional projects as most people who live Indy metro live in the 'city' of Indianapolis. Downtown Indy brings a city together better than both combined because of it's more vibrantly centralized.


Every year Indy hosts the world's largest sporting event in capacity attendance in the world's largest sporting stadium IMS and that doesn't even include Lucas Oil which hosted the nation's Superbowl. IMS also hosted opening and closing ceremonies for the Pan Am Games. Indy has more capacity to even host an Olympic event if one where ever held here.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Cincinnati has hosted multiple World Series games.
Was pointing more towards Columbus but ok.......
The World Series is nice but it doesnt draw in 400k people or 200k with a 100M TV audience like the Super Bowl did.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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most people who live Indy metro live in the 'city' of Indianapolis
Sorry for nitpicking, but only something like 40% of the Indianapolis metro area lives in Indy proper. There are several large suburbs with 50-100,000 people surrounding the city.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Columbus and Indianapolis are more similar to themselves than to Cincinnati and are the bright spots of the Midwest, along with the Twin Cities. They're more white-collar and better run as far as metropolitan areas are concerned. I think Columbus has a better built environment and neighborhoods than Indianapolis does but Indianapolis has a better downtown by far and feels a little bit bigger and more upscale.

Cincinnati is the most unique and interesting of the three, but is struggling as a city in terms of its image, blighted neighborhoods, etc. Nightlife and attractions are roughly equal among the three, but if you could take the vibe of Columbus, Indy's downtown, and Cincy's historic architecture and combined them, you'd have one fantastic city!
 
Old 05-01-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Was pointing more towards Columbus but ok.......
The World Series is nice but it doesnt draw in 400k people or 200k with a 100M TV audience like the Super Bowl did.
The World Series is nicer because the home team is playing in it, not some other city's teams.
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