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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 04-13-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Philly first, Atlanta second, Detroit 3rd.
Philly has more as culture, food, vibrancy goes. Then Atlanta. Then Detroit.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I would choose both cities Atlanta and Philadelphia. These cities are not afraid in moving forward. Both cities offer mass transit, both cities offer career opportunities, both cities do not resist change and both cities have great leadership from the city to the state level.
Sadly I can only pick one from the poll so the choice would be Philadelphia. I have seen pictures of the neighborhoods from people who I play computer games with over the past years and they are just amazing.


Detroit (Iím even lumping in the suburbs) offers no mass transit, no career opportunities; they resist change and donít want to move forward and have poor leadership from the city to the state level. Not even the Castle like Victorian houses and mansions in the city neighborhoods is enough to justify the suburbs and city of Detroit.
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I forgot to mention the mentality here in the Detroit area (Suburbs and city) is that they think the auto industry will make a comeback and be just like how it was at the start of the industry, very explosive and create massive good paying jobs. So the whole area keeps putting money and effort into it instead of branching out to other industries.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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Exclamation the nerve of you.

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I would not want to live in neither city. All 3 cities have way too many housing project ghetto trash like this.

excuse me...ghetto trash? im from detroit and until you have lived to see what many people like me have seen then you have no reason to call anyone trash.im from detroit and i have been living in atlanta for 3 years now. back home i saw my brother get shot and killed right in front of me. i had to witness that. i held him in my lap until the ambulance came. and its not that we're bad people its just that the government dont care about the people who are actually struggling to make it out there. yeah i came from detroit and i aint scared to say it, sweetie. because im speaking for everybody in detroit who dont have a voice.because for ghetto people like me to be trash, i sure am living a good life with a 4.0 at havard university so for you to sit there and insult my intelligence saying that my people are trash you got another thing coming.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My ranking and reasons:

(1) Philadelphia - Walkable city and neighborhoods, great historical sites, close proximity to other East Coast cities such as NYC and DC, large number of college students provides an intellectual atmosphere, excellent food

(2) Atlanta - Booming economy, nice climate (at least in the winter), major transportation center with Hartsfield Airport, affordable housing considering the town's positive economic conditions and rising income levels (which is very different than affordable housing in rust belt towns such as Detroit that have dire economic conditions and lower income levels)

(3) Detroit - Unfortunately, doesn't have much of the noted attributes of the other cities. The suburbs are fine, but the city limits of Detroit still needs a ton of work even after all of the large projects such as the new sports stadiums and casinos (not to mention the terrible economy which looms over everything).
What an awesome summary, Frank, good job! I would add for Philly that they are close to Jersey Shore beaches and Atlantic City, also, both of which Philadelphians make good use of. Another plus for Philly. I think Philly was the no-brainer choice of the three, although Atlanta is a nice city, it just lacks some kind of character or "hook", nothing particularly interesting about it.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Wow, Philly is winning by a landslide. I like how it has the most history, and also the best food (*coughcheesesteakscough*)
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Atlanta.

Much more substantial AA community than the other two cities. By that I mean well off.
Booming economy.
Better food
Better women
Vibrant HBCU scene

Not much to dislike about Atlanta.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Philly All Day!

Better: Transportation, urban fabric, density, downtown, food, nightlife, sports, diversity, education, cosmo feel, ammenities, museums, walkability, parks, closer proximity to the ocean and mountains and other prominent cities, east coast pace, importance, etc.......

Atlanta is country lite and I never been to Detroit but its the Midwest!
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Atlanta then philly then Detroit

Atlanta Economy More fortune 500 companies than the others 3rd in the country, close to mountains, nightlife, cheaper living, cosmo feel, great restaurants. and its Importance as being one of the top buisness citys in America.


Philly is Nice but its Rundown to me Atlanta is Alot cleaner
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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I've been to Philly. Crappy food, ugly women, rude people, dirty & rundown. I simply don't see what's so great about it.
Funniest post I've ever read.

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Atlanta then philly then Detroit

Atlanta Economy More fortune 500 companies than the others 3rd in the country, close to mountains, nightlife, cheaper living, cosmo feel, great restaurants. and its Importance as being one of the top buisness citys in America.


Philly is Nice but its Rundown to me Atlanta is Alot cleaner
It's pretty sad that the number of F500 companies has an influence in where you'd live...

Philly is not 'rundown', by the way. I love your terrible grammar, spelling and random capitalization.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Atlanta is better. The job growth is better, it's still developing and has grew faster than Philly and Detroit. Atlanta future versus Philly and Detriot is on another level and eventually the Atlanta metro will pass Philly's in total people. Philly is rundown and North Philly looks third world. I never been to Detroit but from what I heard, it's dead last out of the three cities.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of the northeast or the mid atlantic, but if I had to live there it would be NYC or Philly. I found DC boring, no skyline and the tallest building is a monument. Arlington has taller buildings than DC and DC is a federal district not a city I may add.
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