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View Poll Results: Which of the following is the best case scenario for you? (Multiple choice poll here)
I prefer Manhattan over San Francisco 110 55.56%
I prefer San Francisco over Manhattan 51 25.76%
I prefer Brooklyn over Los Angeles 89 44.95%
I prefer Los Angeles over Brooklyn 71 35.86%
I prefer Queens over Chicago 30 15.15%
I prefer Chicago over Queens 127 64.14%
I prefer Staten Island over Atlanta 45 22.73%
I prefer Atlanta over Staten Island 101 51.01%
I prefer The Bronx over Baltimore 57 28.79%
I prefer Baltimore over The Bronx 84 42.42%
Other 6 3.03%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I guess this can just go all out war.

Manhattan VS San Francisco:

Criteria:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Economy
- Education
- Parks
- Waterfront
- Skyline
- Downtown activity
- Shopping
- Diversity
- Housing stock
- School systems (K-12)
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities)
- Mass Transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?)
- Pace of life
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Dining scene

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why?

Brooklyn VS Los Angeles:

Criteria:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Economy
- Education
- Parks
- Waterfront
- Skyline
- Downtown activity
- Shopping
- Diversity
- Housing stock
- School systems (K-12)
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities)
- Mass Transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?)
- Pace of life
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Dining scene

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why?

Queens VS Chicago:

Criteria:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Economy
- Education
- Parks
- Waterfront
- Skyline
- Downtown activity
- Shopping
- Diversity
- Housing stock
- School systems (K-12)
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities)
- Mass Transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?)
- Pace of life
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Dining scene

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why?

Staten Island VS Atlanta:

Criteria:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Economy
- Education
- Parks
- Waterfront
- Skyline
- Downtown activity
- Shopping
- Diversity
- Housing stock
- School systems (K-12)
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities)
- Mass Transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?)
- Pace of life
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Dining scene

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why?

The Bronx VS Baltimore:

Criteria:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Economy
- Education
- Parks
- Waterfront
- Skyline
- Downtown activity
- Shopping
- Diversity
- Housing stock
- School systems (K-12)
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities)
- Mass Transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?)
- Pace of life
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Dining scene

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why?

**READ PLEASE** Only compare the boroughs to the actual cities themselves, NOT the metropolitan areas to any of the boroughs by themselves. So if a top level University exists outside city limits for a city or borough being compared, it cant be used. Go with what you have inside the boundaries.

- I tried to match them up the best that I could possibly think up, and use as many big named cities as possible for this, but yeah this is the closest I could think up. Please don't discuss what borough San Francisco can be better compared with and stuff like that, just keep it to the criteria at hand. Do NOT derail the thread.

***POLL*** Also with the polls, I added in the choices the best I could. If you prefer Manhattan over San Francisco there is a particular choice for that, and so on and so forth for all of the comparisons being made. Please only select one choice for each comparison being made.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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You should have made a poll But I would say I would live in manhattan when going against SF. I would live in Queens when going against Chicago. I would live in Brooklyn when going against LA, I would live in Staten Island when going against ATL, and of course I would live in the Bronx when going against B-more. The reason for this is that in NYC, I could go to any of the boroughs easily. And NYC is very diverse when compared to the other cities. Also NYC is 24 hours, the public transportation is great as well. Wherever I am, I could catch a cab and boom im at home. Also the public buses is great too. There is an ease when it comes to public transportation.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by nycricanpapi View Post
You should made a poll
Haha good timing, I just added in the poll. I hope the poll reflects the choices the best they possibly can.

EDIT: I just voted for nearly everything for fun, I always do that to try to stay neutral, but I do encourage others voicing their opinion (unless its close) with the most accurate answers.

REEDIT: I like this comparison, its multiple comparisons all in one. And it really puts into perspective how large our country's premier city really is for it to be matched with other Top 20 largest cities in America.

Last edited by DANNYY; 01-20-2011 at 01:10 AM.. Reason: Tweak.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:11 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Manhattan > San Francisco
- Weather: I personally prefer 4 seasons, but the general opinion is SF has better weather
- Scenery: SF
- Economy: Manhattan
- Education : Manhattan
- Parks: Manhattan
- Waterfront: Tie
- Skyline: MANHATTAN
- Downtown activity: MANHATTAN
- Shopping: MANHATTAN
- Diversity : Tie
- Housing stock: Tie
- School systems (K-12): Not sure
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities): Manhattan
- Mass Transit: MANHATTAN
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?): Manhattan
- Pace of life: San Francisco
- Quality of life: Tie
- Cost of living: San Francisco
- Dining scene: MANHATTAN

Brooklyn > Los Angeles
- Weather: BK
- Scenery: LA
- Economy: BK
- Education: BK
- Parks: BK
- Waterfront: LA
- Skyline: LA
- Downtown activity: LA
- Shopping: LA
- Diversity: BK
- Housing stock: BK
- School systems (K-12): They both suck
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities): Tie
- Mass Transit: BK
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?): BK
- Pace of life: BK
- Quality of life: BK
- Cost of living: BK
- Dining scene: BK

Queens < Chicago
- Weather: Queens
- Scenery: Chicago
- Economy: Chicago
- Education: Queens
- Parks: CHICAGO
- Waterfront: CHICAGO
- Skyline: CHICAGO
- Downtown activity: CHICAGO
- Shopping: Chicago
- Diversity: QUEENS
- Housing stock: Queens
- School systems (K-12): Queens
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities): Chicago
- Mass Transit: Queens
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?): Chicago
- Pace of life: Queens
- Quality of life: Queens
- Cost of living: Chicago
- Dining scene: Chicago

Bronx < Baltimore
- Weather: Baltimore
- Scenery: Bronx (Look across the river at the cliffs in Jersey )
- Economy: Baltimore
- Education: Baltimore
- Parks: Baltimore
- Waterfront: BALTIMORE
- Skyline: Baltimore
- Downtown activity: Baltimore
- Shopping: Baltimore
- Diversity: Baltimore
- Housing stock: Baltimore
- School systems (K-12): Baltimore
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities): Baltimore
- Mass Transit: Bronx
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?): Baltimoe
- Pace of life: Baltimore
- Quality of life: Baltimore
- Cost of living: Baltimore
- Dining scene: Baltimore

Staten Island < Atlanta
Staten Island has the better waterfront.. that's it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:30 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Brooklyn beating LA?? i cant agree with with one. LA is too much for brooklyn alone.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Brooklyn beating LA?? i cant agree with with one. LA is too much for brooklyn alone.
Scenery department is where Los Angeles has something that Brooklyn cant match exactly, but most of Los Angeles's greatest areas for scenery are outside of the city limits (Even though it has some really gorgeous places inside the city limits too), Malibu for example isn't in Los Angeles city limits.

I think all of them are comparable, I gave out some extremely subjective criteria to make the decision overall or so. Brooklyn is also the most identifiable personality in New York City, it has a very distinct character, especially for a borough just like Los Angeles does as a city. Culturally that makes them comparable.

I must say though, Brooklyn's poll results show that 100% of the voters so far prefer Brooklyn. The highest voted place so far on the poll.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Danny !!! What is this thread lol ? Dis you smoke pot again ?
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Oh man.... Got stuck with Staten Island!

You know as cool as NYC is... I'm honestly going with my hometown city for reasons other than its my hometown.

Atlanta still has Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown inside the city limits. All interesting areas with stuff to do. There is still access to a major suburban style shopping mall (Lenox). Public transit is pretty good in the core.

You have urban living, but you also have suburban living. You could pick your yard size.

I bet Staten Island has some interesting area, but if I'm going to live in a single family home and still have a decently long commute to downtown... I'd rather go ahead and have a nice size yard.

I tend to like the benefits of urban living in dense vibrant areas and public plazas and parks nearby or just go ahead and have a nice size house with a yard and plenty of entertaining room. Not as much in between... (If that makes any sense... I want the full benefit of one option over the other... not an in between)

Although... I will say... Atlanta doesn't have a beach of any type, but a few times a year it is an easy drive to the white sand gulf coast beaches, which are far better... so in that respect... it is a toss up to me.... Lots casual beach time throughout the year vs. easy/cheap vacation to a really nice beach a few times a year. There are benefits to both.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: NY/FL
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Manhattan VS San Francisco:
Criteria:
- Weather Manhattan
- Scenery Manhattan
- Economy Manhattan
- Education Manhattan
- Parks Manhattan
- Waterfront SF
- Skyline Manhattan
- Downtown activity Manhattan
- Shopping Manhattan
- Diversity Manhattan
- Housing stock Manhattan
- School systems (K-12) Manhattan
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities) Manhattan
- Mass Transit Manhattan
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?) LOWER MANHATTAN WALL STREET
- Pace of life Manhattan
- Quality of life Manhattan
- Cost of living Manhattan
- Dining scene Manhattan

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why? Manhattan, wouldnt settle for anything second rate

Brooklyn VS Los Angeles:
Criteria:
- Weather Brooklyn, prefer 4 seasons
- Scenery LA
- Economy Brooklyn
- Education Brooklyn
- Parks Brooklyn
- Waterfront Brooklyn
- Skyline LA for now
- Downtown activity Brooklyn
- Shopping Brooklyn
- Diversity Brooklyn
- Housing stock Brooklyn
- School systems (K-12) Brooklyn
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities) LA
- Mass Transit Brooklyn
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?) Brooklyn
- Pace of life Brooklyn
- Quality of life Brooklyn
- Cost of living Brooklyn
- Dining scene Brooklyn

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why? Brooklyn, love LA but Brooklyn's the best place on the planet

Queens VS Chicago:
Criteria:
- Weather: Tie
- Scenery Chicago
- Economy NYC has a better economy
- Education Chicago
- Parks Chicago
- Waterfront Chicago
- Skyline Chicago
- Downtown activity Chicago
- Shopping Chicago
- Diversity Queens
- Housing stock Chicago
- School systems (K-12) Queens
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities) Chicago
- Mass Transit NYC has the best transit
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?) Chicago
- Pace of life Chicago
- Quality of life Chicago
- Cost of living Chicago
- Dining scene Chicago

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why? Chicago, offers more big city pace than would Queens but Queens is in the big apple

Staten Island VS Atlanta:
Criteria:
- Weather S.I
- Scenery S.I
- Economy S.I
- Education S.I
- Parks S.I
- Waterfront S.I
- Skyline S.I
- Downtown activity S.I
- Shopping S.I
- Diversity S.I
- Housing stock S.I
- School systems (K-12) S.I
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities) S.I
- Mass Transit S.I
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?) S.I
- Pace of life S.I
- Quality of life S.I
- Cost of living S.I
- Dining scene S.I

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why? S.I, not in the deep south like Atlanta

The Bronx VS Baltimore:
Criteria:
- Weather Bronx
- Scenery Baltimore
- Economy Bronx
- Education Baltimore?
- Parks Bronx
- Waterfront Baltimore
- Skyline Baltimore
- Downtown activity Baltimore
- Shopping Baltimore
- Diversity Bronx
- Housing stock Baltimore
- School systems (K-12) Baltimore?
- Higher education (Colleges & Universities) Baltimore
- Mass Transit Bronx
- Niche Industry (What are they for either?) Bronx
- Pace of life Bronx, NYC speed required
- Quality of life Tie
- Cost of living Baltimore
- Dining scene Tie

Questions:
- Which one would you rather live in? And why? Bronx, specifically on City Island
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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What a funny poll. Most of the places aren't really comparable to their opponent.
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