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Old 10-27-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Which state would you rather live in? Who wins the category when you compare each state? Pennsylvania 12.6 million & Georgia 9.8 million.

1. cities
2. downtowns
3. economy
4. diversity
5. culture
6. attractions/things to do
7. retail/restaurants
8. colleges/universities/education
9. gay/religion tolerance
10. roads/highways/bridges
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Which state would you rather live in? Georgia
Who wins the category when you compare each state? Georgia
Pennsylvania 12.6 million & Georgia 9.8 million.

1. cities: Edge Pennsylvania
+ Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh
+ Georgia: Atlanta

2. downtowns: Philadelphia > Atlanta > Pittsburgh (But I like Atlanta's more, the architecture and the scape is better, IMO)

3. economy: Two levels
- Stable and modest: Pittsburgh & Philadelphia
- Dynamic and growing: Atlanta

4. diversity: Atlanta

5. culture: Subjective

6. attractions/things to do: Subjective. Atlanta & Pittsburgh for me.

7. retail/restaurants: Atlanta on retail, and restaurants are subjective, great food can be found in any of the major metros. So I guess a tie overall.

8. colleges/universities/education: Pennsylvania has the edge

9. gay/religion tolerance: Atlanta

10. roads/highways/bridges: Atlanta easily

Overall: Atlanta for the win. I like Pittsburgh its a scenic city and a stable one. But I would pick Atlanta to live in first and foremost just because it has more of my type of setting.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Which state would you rather live in? Who wins the category when you compare each state? Pennsylvania 12.6 million & Georgia 9.8 million.

my comments in bold
1. cities - Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are both interesting, unique cities. Atlanta is awesome, but it's hard to put one city against two.
2. downtowns - Pennsylvania, for reasons mentioned above.
3. economy - Georgia. Atlanta's economy has been on fire since the 1970s, and it will probably start up again soon. Columbus and Augusta also have great economies.
4. diversity - Georgia is more diverse.
5. culture - This is subjective. I prefer the culture of rural Pennsylvania.
6. attractions/things to do - Georgia. They have the Appalachian mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, Savannah, Lake Lanier and all of the stuff around Atlanta.
7. retail/restaurants - A wash
8. colleges/universities/education - Pennsylvania. It's hard to bear Penn State, Pitt and Penn.
9. gay/religion tolerance - Pennsylvania
10. roads/highways/bridges - Georgia, because it has a dearth of toll roads.
Overall, I prefer Georgia.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Georgia.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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Which state would you rather live in? Who wins the category when you compare each state? Pennsylvania 12.6 million & Georgia 9.8 million.
1. cities Pennsylvania; Philly/Pitt > Atlanta Two major metros in the same state is better than one.
2. downtowns Pennsylvania (Philly-CC) Although CC has never really been on my must visit list, it's there if I ever need it, so PA deserves the nod.
3. economy Georgia
4. diversity Georgia
5. culture Subjective But I enjoy both
6. attractions/things to do Georgia (Atlanta and Savannah) Both states have many attractions for history enthusiasts, so that's a plus for both.
7. retail/restaurants Retail - Atlanta; Restaurants - tie Slight nod to PA as great steaks come a dime as dozen up there.
8. colleges/universities/education Pennsylvania But Tech and Emory are no slouch either
9. gay/religion tolerance Georgia (Atlanta by--------far)
10. roads/highways/bridges Georgia This isn't even close. GA (Atlanta's) freeway system obliterates the freeways of PA (Philly) that I've personally traveled.

PS - 11. Housing Stock - Georgia as PA has no answer for Savannah.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Georgia. GA is over 10 million now we are sure.....
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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1. cities Pennsylvania; Philly/Pitt > Atlanta Two major metros in the same state is better than one.
2. downtowns Pennsylvania (Philly-CC) Although CC has never really been on my must visit list, it's there if I ever need it, so PA deserves the nod.
3. economy Georgia
4. diversity Georgia
5. culture Subjective But I enjoy both
6. attractions/things to do Georgia (Atlanta and Savannah) Both states have many attractions for history enthusiasts, so that's a plus for both.
7. retail/restaurants Retail - Atlanta; Restaurants - tie Slight nod to PA as great steaks come a dime as dozen up there.
8. colleges/universities/education Pennsylvania But Tech and Emory are no slouch either
9. gay/religion tolerance Georgia (Atlanta by--------far)
10. roads/highways/bridges Georgia This isn't even close. GA (Atlanta's) freeway system obliterates the freeways of PA (Philly) that I've personally traveled.

PS - 11. Housing Stock - Georgia as PA has no answer for Savannah.
1. cities- PA
2. downtowns- PA
3. economy- GA
4. diversity- GA
5. culture-subjective
6. attractions/things to do- PA
7. retail/restaurants- PA
8. colleges/universities/education- PA
9. gay/religion tolerance- PA(Philly was created for religious freedom, and GA is still a red state, and has just recently become gay friendly, in ATL).
10. roads/highways/bridges- GA(One of the advantages of not having a real winter.)
11. Housing Stock? Your right PA has no answer for former plantation mansions.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: The City
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1. cities Philly/Burgh PA > ATL GA
2. downtowns - Philly PA FTW
3. economy - Today PA - 5 Years ago GA
4. diversity - Depends on what diversity
5. culture - PA (Cities)
6. attractions/things to do - Similar
7. retail/restaurants - Will Take PA - both ok (Restarants only - retail is the same)
8. colleges/universities/education - PA PENN/Lehigh/Bucknell/ PSU/Pitt/Carnegie Mellon/Villanova/Temple/Drexel/Duquesne/ Swarthmore/Haverford > GA GT/Emory/UGA
9. gay/religion tolerance - PA was founded on the principle of religious tolerance - Central PA not so much
10. roads/highways/bridges - Not PA is mostly the answer against any state


I choose PA but GA is a cool state and actually has a beach - plus Savannah needs to be metioned somehow
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Pennsylvania's so much better than GA. Better cities, universities, infrastructure... just has worse weather.

I'd never vacation to Atlanta.. however I'd visit Pittsburgh/Philly in a heartbeat. They have more of an identity than Atlanta does IMO.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Atlanta


Pittsburgh


Philadelphia


They are all nice cities. And I know I was earlier speaking of Philadelphia negatively but it is a great city. And it has its own culture that was derived from the Quaker Pilgrimage by William Penn, the city in general has seen some good times and also bad times but has done well for itself to be the only city to stay in the Top 10 since the creation of the US Census (besides New York City), so it must be doing something right!
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