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View Poll Results: Which one is closer to San Francisco?
Boston 40 90.91%
Philadelphia 4 9.09%
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Default Cities: Most Similar to San Francisco- Philadelphia or Boston

Many regard the urbanity of these three to be fairly close, and many deem they are all compact and similar cities in many ways.

But which one (Boston or Philadelphia) is closer to San Francisco?

In terms of:
- People Personality
- Education
- Vibrancy
- Layout
- Vibe
- Wealth
- Size
- And anything else that you can come up with

Which one of the two cities is overall closer to San Francisco?
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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But which one (Boston or Philadelphia) is closer to San Francisco?
In terms of:
- People Personality-Honestly neither imo.

- Education-Boston, however Wharton has a SF Campus!

- Vibrancy-Both are very vibrant.

- Layout-I don't know but if I had to guess Philadelphia. Our Market Street is named after theirs. LOL

- Vibe-Boston I think is not as brash as Philly and in that sense is more similar to SF, well except for Red Sox fans. LOL

- Wealth-Boston is wealthier than Philadelphia as far as median income so Id say Boston.

- Size-Boston is small and compact like SF. Philadelphia is bigger.

So I guess for me, based on your criteria and my experience and the numbers I've seen, its Boston.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Boston.. Definitely.
Similar snob factor, both highly educated areas, both have a wealthy population, both are on a coast, and they're nearly the same size (square mileage)

Philadelphia is more like Baltimore
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Neither, SF is like no other.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Neither, SF is like no other.
Yes I think anyone can tell you that. That is why I asked which of the two is the most similar to San Francisco, not which one of them is exactly like San Francisco.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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it has a combo of both....

it has the high culture of boston and the grittiness of philly

i guess that equals a mini ny
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Overall, I would have to say SF is far more like Boston.

Both are smaller cities.
Both have reputations for being expensive, yuppie cities.
Super dense areas apartment building neighborhoods.
North Beach: North End.
Berkeley:Cambridge
Large downtown financial centers surrounded by high tech/biotech suburbs.
Well educated populations.
Big venture capital centers
Liberal reputations


There are couple similarities with Philly, but not as many:
Suspension bridges, Dense downtown shopping streets, Market Streets
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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San Francisco is more comparable to Boston. I'd say San Francisco is like a much newer and hillier Boston. But one is obviously west coast and and the other New England, so they have very different vibes, architecture, ethnic makeups, history and such.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Neither, SF is like no other.
U can say the same about the other two. All of them are unique....
I dont think there are any similarities between SF and Philly. Two totally different animals.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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I think Boston is more similar, and while Philly and SF have some similarities they mostly are not.

In many ways I would still say Boston is more similar to Philly than it is to SF
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