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Old 09-15-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Of course Phoenix has more of a big city feel. It's a much bigger city than Albuquerque!
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Phoenix is the bigger city.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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I like Phoenix more, and it also feels like the bigger city. Albuquerque should be competing with Tucson & El Paso in this regard rather than Phoenix. In my opinion, Phoenix is the king of the desert Southwest, followed by Las Vegas next.
Very well-written, and I agree 100% with everything stated here.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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LOL..TUCSON
would win if put up against ALBUQUERQUE , but not by MUCH....

You are a gutter, waste of time. Check your listings before you talk crap.

>>> Albuquerque or Tucson?! <<<

People, haha... crack me up.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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I have only been to Phoenix once, and that was 10 years ago. I have driven through Albuququre and used to have a friend in college in colorado who was from there. He ranted about it all the time and called it Albu"crazy". I wish i had a chance to go down there with him on the weekends to party. It was only like a 4 1/2 hour drive from Pueblo. Now living in Houston, I'll have to plan a visit like anywhere else, and quite frankly, there are other places I'd rather visit, no offense.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Phoenix's population is spread out but so is Albuquerque's. Even though Phoenix isn't as dense as many cities it still dwarfs Abq. I really don't see the comparison. Tucson vs. Abq. might be a more valid comparison. To me comparing Phoenix to Abq. would be like comparing San Diego to Fresno or Seattle to Boise. They just aren't in the same league.
Totally agree.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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You are a gutter, waste of time. Check your listings before you talk crap.

>>> Albuquerque or Tucson?! <<<

People, haha... crack me up.
I'm not mad at you...used to go through Albuquerque..Cali to
Oklahoma a lot..Love those Downtown Cafes..UNM didn't compare
to UA however..and Albuquerque and Tucson are little more than
COLLEGE TOWNS....I'm Not Mad At Ya!!!!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: ALBUQUERQUE
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I would have to say Albuquerque has a bigger looking downtown. However, PHX's airport looks much larger.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I would have to say Albuquerque has a bigger looking downtown. However, PHX's airport looks much larger.
No it doesn't. Downtown Tempe alone has more to offer than downtown ABQ, as does Scottsdale. Downtown Phoenix may not be all that busy compared to other metros of its size, but at a minimum it does have major league sports facilities and a much larger convention center which brings more of a critical mass to it and a lot more commerce/finance and economic activity along with a light rail system. Let's not kid ourselves into thinking ABQ has a fabulous downtown that has surpassed that of other medium sized cities. It doesn't. Downtown ABQ is small and has only one building taller than 20 stories and about 4-5 blocks of a moderate level vibrance at best.

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Old 06-04-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Phoenix feels much larger and urban then albuquerque.
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