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View Poll Results: which city would you want to live in, think it's nice..etc. Detroit, Atlanta, or Philadelphia?
Detroit 29 7.02%
Atlanta 163 39.47%
Philadelphia 221 53.51%
Voters: 413. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-22-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Houston
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this polls is biased in my opinion because I chose Philly not really due to any great interest in the city (although I have heard good things about it in spite of its "industrial dump" reputation + the skyline is cool) but mostly because I wouldnt want to live in Detroit or Atlanta. Atlanta is too sprawly and everytime Ive been there something about the vibe just rubs me the wrong way, and Detroit just sounds awful from everyones description of its rotting and violence filled urban core.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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they're all, I hear, "ghetto". I think Atlanta least out of the 3, Detroit is falling fast though. STAY AWAY FROM DETROIT.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Never been there; but, Atlanta wins hands down for me------Detroit and Philadelphia have cold winters and at least Philly's summers are unpleasant due to the humidity to boot.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I find it beyond amusing- the irony of the combination of location/point of emphasis of the last 2 posters.

The poster from Phoenix is lambasting 3 other cities for hot uncomfortable summers. That is absolutely hilarious.

The poster from Dallas of all places busting on other cities about being ghetto.

Not to say Phoenix and Dallas dont have their good points but the superciliousness of those comments from the posters given their location is hysterical.

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Old 11-23-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I find it beyond amusing- the irony of the combination of location/point of emphasis of the last 2 posters.

The poster from Phoenix is lambasting 3 other cities for hot uncomfortable summers. That is absolutely hilarious.

The poster from Dallas of all places busting on other cities about being ghetto.

Not to say Phoenix and Dallas dont have their good points but the superciliousness of those comments from the posters given their location is hysterical.
Our summers can be pigs; I agree-------just that the humid locales are more unpleasant.

I know of what I speak of there; I am a Wash DC native, born and raised------and, hated the weather 10-11 months out of 12.

And; of course, we have no winters by '4 season' locale standards
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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Atlanta and Detroit are on pretty opposite ends of the spectrum. Atlanta has been thriving the last few decades while Detroit has been going through tough times.

Philly is in between but is the most mature/established city and I like it the most.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Detroit just sounds awful from everyones description of its rotting and violence filled urban core.
Don't speak if you don't have experience
(BTW Its Urban core isn't Ghetto, assuming you mean downtown, far from it)
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:31 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Well, as far as economy goes, I would say Atlanta is your best choice by far. Atlanta is in the best shape of these three cities unquestionably.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ i doubt you've been to any of them if you call them dumps
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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^ i doubt you've been to any of them if you call them dumps
Thats what I was thinking.There are 2 dozen or more neighborhoods in the city of Philadlephia that would systematically blow the doors off Triple K's place of abodement. It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance and lack of education on the internet given the tool of knowledge at their fingertips. Sheer laziness and that not to say Philadlephia is perfect-far from it- but to call it a dump boggles the imagination. Its one of the greatest cities in the usa.












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