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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
Seattle all the way! 193 52.02%
Philadelphia all the way! 153 41.24%
Other (Please specify) 25 6.74%
Voters: 371. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:36 PM
 
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Well just by looking at the charts on city-data it seems Portland and Vancouver have somewhat higher temps in the Summer and more sunshine/less precipitation overall but you are correct in that I would not enjoy the weather at all in any of these cities.
I enjoy a rainy day now and again but not nearly as much as is offered in Seattle/Portland. Although, I'm sure the rain makes the scenery green and beautiful, much like Ireland I would imagine.
actually Vancouver averages 62in a year and Seattle averages 37.49 in a rain a year . And yes Portland is warmer than Seattle but Seattle is warmer than Vancouver.

 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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actually Vancouver averages 62in a year and Seattle averages 37.49 in a rain a year . And yes Portland is warmer than Seattle but Seattle is warmer than Vancouver.
Oh ok, thanks. I thought Seattle got a ton more rain-that's actually right at the US average I believe. I guess the lack of sunny days is where the bad weather mantra stems from.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philly is a complicated city because it has formal american slum lands. However I think it's proximity to cities such as NYC, DC etc are what help it to win hands down. Philly is almost more about it's area then it itself.

However even though the slum lands provide a serious down side Philly fights back completely giving it one of the most high powered and unique cultures of the USA.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philly is a complicated city because it has formal american slum lands. However I think it's proximity to cities such as NYC, DC etc are what help it to win hands down. Philly is almost more about it's area then it itself.

However even though the slum lands provide a serious down side Philly fights back completely giving it one of the most high powered and unique cultures of the USA.
It seems like you would have people believe that half the metro is covered in these "slum lands" as you call them. When looking at the metro, the "slum lands" are relatively small in the grand scheme of things. Even when looking at the city itself, the ghetto areas make up about 35% of the city, which is hardly the majority.

You act like you are affected by these "slum lands" in any way sitting in your pretty little suburban home in Newtown Square.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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35% seems like alot to me. Seattle's must be around 5%. Living there I never recalled any hardcore areas or ghettos.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The City
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35% seems like alot to me. Seattle's must be around 5%. Living there I never recalled any hardcore areas or ghettos.

35% hard core ghetto is likely high. But Philly the city has many significantly depressed areas. Much is a rsult of industrial decay from the middle of the 20th century and suburban flight. An issue faced in far too many older industrial cities.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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35% seems like alot to me. Seattle's must be around 5%. Living there I never recalled any hardcore areas or ghettos.
Yikes! That is what I was going to say. That would be like 50 square miles of slums. I think KidPhilly has to be right that it is lower than that.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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This list makes me sad for Philly and Seattle...
The Most Depressing Places to Live in the U.S., 2011 | World of Psychology

Of course, it's an unreputable source and their method is completely flawed.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Philly for simple location. Near all of the cities.Seattle is not so much.Also Seattle being it's distance , even by plane, it will take a while to fly to other cities.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Are you kidding? Seattle for sure since it's safer, prettier, cleaner and more exciting.
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