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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 11-30-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Seattle of Course. That place is over flowing with beauty, the people there are very friendly. It used to be my number one favorite city in the US (it is number 2 now)

- Weather- Seattle
- Dining (Upscale)- Seattle
- Restaurants/Food (Variety, what kinds, etc)- Seattle
- Public Transit (Rail)- Philly
- Downtown (amenities)- I like Seattle's better
- Housing (The variations)- Seattle
- Diversity (The People)- Close
- Arts (Art Galleries, Theaters, Symphonies, etc)- Philly
- Scenery- Seattle to the max
- Historical sites- Philly to the max
- Outdoor activities (please list)- Seattle to the max
- Economy (Sheer size)- Philly
- Economy (On health)- Seattle
- Education (K-12)- Seattle
- Education (Higher ed)- Philly, although Udub is one of my favorite schools
- Parks- close
- Nightlife- Seattle is more my speed.
- Skyline- Seattle
-Friendly People- Seattle

 
Old 11-30-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Philly is old and ugly and worst of all next to NJ, the NE version of Mississippi...
 
Old 11-30-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: The City
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Philly is old and ugly and worst of all next to NJ, the NE version of Mississippi...

age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiam
 
Old 11-30-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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I love both NJ and MS.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I have been to every major (and many minor) cities in the U.S except......anyplace in New Mexaco......and Seattle. The reason is they were too far off the beaten path and there was no big attraction to draw me all that way.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Question to everyone here. I have not been to Seattle, but I hold Philly in VERY high regard, concerning food/restaurants. I'm surprised to see so many ties and nods to Seattle. Is the food scene there really neck and neck with Philly?

More specifically, I see Philly up there with San Fran and Chicago in terms of food.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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I have been to every major (and many minor) cities in the U.S except......anyplace in New Mexaco......and Seattle. The reason is they were too far off the beaten path and there was no big attraction to draw me all that way.
Well worth the time. Come in the summer. The weather is glorious and the scenery breathtaking. The topography of the northwest is beyond what photographs can possibly demonstrate. It simply must be seen to appreciate its magnificence.

Seriously. Between Seattle and the 3 National Parks all within 60 miles as the crow flies, you'll be plenty busy.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Question to everyone here. I have not been to Seattle, but I hold Philly in VERY high regard, concerning food/restaurants. I'm surprised to see so many ties and nods to Seattle. Is the food scene there really neck and neck with Philly?

More specifically, I see Philly up there with San Fran and Chicago in terms of food.
Seattle's food scene is tremendous and for good reason. The amazing availability of local fruits, vegetables, meats and most importantly fresh Pacific seafood make it a slice of heaven for chefs. The fresh salmon, halibut, cod, Dungeness crab, local shrimp, petrale sole, clams and oysters is simply amazing.

Spend an afternoon at the Pike Place Market. You'll walk away in a trance.

WA is a leading agricultural state. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes nectarines, potatoes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apricots, potatoes, broccoli, hops, barley, wheat, corn, Walla Walla Onions, etc, all grow in abundance here the rich volcanic soil. Washington's wine country, the 2nd largest producer of wines behind CA, is winning all kinds of awards for its amazing robust and complex reds, and numerous fantastic whites including chards and rieslings and ice wines.

The Asian influence in this area you could liken to the European influences in Philly.

Both cities offer an amazing variety of great places to eat. Until you've experienced both, it's really impossible to compare. I have. I love em both. I prefer Pacific Seafood myself.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Seattle's food scene is tremendous and for good reason. The amazing availability of local fruits, vegetables, meats and most importantly fresh Pacific seafood make it a slice of heaven for chefs. The fresh salmon, halibut, cod, Dungeness crab, local shrimp, petrale sole, clams and oysters is simply amazing.

Spend an afternoon at the Pike Place Market. You'll walk away in a trance.

WA is a leading agricultural state. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes nectarines, potatoes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apricots, potatoes, broccoli, Walla Walla Onions, etc, all grow in abundance here the rich volcanic soil. Washington's wine country, the 2nd largest producer of wines behind CA, is winning all kinds of awards for its amazing robust and complex reds, and numerous fantastic whites including chards and rieslings and ice wines.

The Asian influence in this area you could liken to the European influences in Philly.

Both cities offer an amazing variety of great places to eat. Until you've experienced both, it's really impossible to compare. I have. I love em both. I prefer Pacific Seafood myself.
I totally agree with this.

I have never seen a more bountiful selection of excellent produce than what's offered at Pike Place. Not just the quality, but the SIZE of the fruits and vegetables. That soil definately works its magic.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Seattle's food scene is tremendous and for good reason. The amazing availability of local fruits, vegetables, meats and most importantly fresh Pacific seafood make it a slice of heaven for chefs. The fresh salmon, halibut, cod, Dungeness crab, local shrimp, petrale sole, clams and oysters is simply amazing.

Spend an afternoon at the Pike Place Market. You'll walk away in a trance.

WA is a leading agricultural state. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes nectarines, potatoes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apricots, potatoes, broccoli, hops, barley, wheat, corn, Walla Walla Onions, etc, all grow in abundance here the rich volcanic soil. Washington's wine country, the 2nd largest producer of wines behind CA, is winning all kinds of awards for its amazing robust and complex reds, and numerous fantastic whites including chards and rieslings and ice wines.

The Asian influence in this area you could liken to the European influences in Philly.

Both cities offer an amazing variety of great places to eat. Until you've experienced both, it's really impossible to compare. I have. I love em both. I prefer Pacific Seafood myself.
Great information, and it makes sense. How do you feel the restaurant scene composes itself in terms of environment/ambiance?

Either way, I'll have to make sure I make it to Pike Place when I go for my Seattle/Vancouver trip. Good food makes almost any city go up a few notches on my scale.
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