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View Poll Results: which one?
Las Vegas 9 37.50%
St. Louis 15 62.50%
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Criteria:
- Public transportation
- Food
- Education
- Recreational activities
- Natural scenery
- Population (city, MSA, CSA, etc.)
- Skyline
- Downtown vibrancy
- Location
- Weather
- Economy
- Diversity (people)
- Nightlife
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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st. louis by a mile.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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What do these cities have in common? Not much really. StL wins hands down.

Actually, they do have something in common,

StL is the sixth largest gambling market in the country! Vegas (Strip and Downtown) is only six times that of the St Louis market. (1 billion vs 6 billion).
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I choose Las Vegas. I love the fact that it sits in a desert but still gets snow occasionally. The mountains surrounding Vegas have a ski resort plus it's between AZ, UT, and CA. It is close to LA and also Laughlin and Mesquite which have gambling too. Don't forget the Hoover Dam is close by. Vegas wins hands down for me.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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The economy has made Las Vegas the foreclosure capital and job loss capital of America. Once the economy recovers, Las Vegas hands down.

Las Vegas is pretty diverse, not just ethnically, but also geographically. There are people from all over. Tourism will rebound and Las Vegas will become the mecca it was in 2007. STL is a declining city. STL does have pro sports teams, which is a plus. Overall quality of life I say LV.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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St. Louis > Las Vegas any day of the week. Las Vegas = casinos; outside of that, what else is there?

UNLV?
The Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts?

That's about all that I can come up with....
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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STL is a declining city.
where did you come up with this? st. louis is no longer declining and is increasing modestly in both city and metro population. care to elaborate?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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The economy has made Las Vegas the foreclosure capital and job loss capital of America. Once the economy recovers, Las Vegas hands down.

Las Vegas is pretty diverse, not just ethnically, but also geographically. There are people from all over. Tourism will rebound and Las Vegas will become the mecca it was in 2007. STL is a declining city. STL does have pro sports teams, which is a plus. Overall quality of life I say LV.

I'm really perplexed by this post.

St Louis is not booming like Dallas or Atlanta, but I certainly wouldn't call it a declining city. It's "stable" (growing modestly) and holding its own. It's almost twice the size of Las Vegas too and there is a lot more to do there than sporting events, although that alone is enough for me. No NFL, NHL, MLB? No thanks .

There is also more to do there outside of gambling (and as mentioned, the city even has a few decent casinos). It's a very family friendly city with a lot of "normal" tourist attractions that Vegas doesn't have.

It's also close to Chicago. Bonus.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I would have to go with St Louis , Las Vegas is really just alot of resorts and gambling. The weather in the summer in Vegas is way to hot. Then St Louis is more a real city with better transportation and more stuff to do.
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