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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Detroit/Windsor 33 27.27%
Buffalo/Toronto 59 48.76%
El Paso/Ciudad Juarez 10 8.26%
San Diego/Tijuana 44 36.36%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 121. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-14-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Questions:
- Which of these seem to offer the most opportunity?
- Which one has overall the best collection of places to go and see?
- Which one of these places offer distinct culture and something unique?
- How are the shopping, dining, theater, and travel experiences in all these places?
- What are some pros and some cons for these areas as a whole and what would you want to take the opportunity to do or avoid there?
- Where if you had to would you live in, which one of these Metropolitan Areas is the best choice for you personally?

Compare on any given aspect of uniqueness with parks, history, food, culture, people, safety, opportunities, economy, shopping, transportation, & whatever else you can think up.

Buffalo:
International Metro Name: Golden Horseshoe (Official Name)
Population of the Metro: 8.1 Million People
Anchor Cities: Toronto & Buffalo
Countries: USA & Canada

Detroit:
International Metro Name: Detroit-Windsor (None Designated)
Population of the Metro: 5.7 Million People
Anchor Cities: Detroit & Windsor
Countries: USA & Canada

San Diego-Tijuana:
International Metro Name: San Diego-Tijuana (None Designated)
Population of the Metro: 5.1 Million People
Anchor Cities: San Diego & Tijuana
Countries: USA & Mexico

El Paso-Ciudad Juarez:
International Metro Name: Tex-Mex International Area (Unofficial Name)
Population of the Metro: 2.3 Million People
Anchor Cities: El Paso & Ciudad Juarez
Countries: USA & Mexico

Greater Golden Horseshoe:


Tex-Mex International Area:


Detroit-Windsor:


San Diego-Tijuana:
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Haha, just imagine Detroit and Juarez next to each other...
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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^ Actually metro Detroit is a pretty wealthy and nice area. It's just that everyone keeps looking only at the 15% of the metro that actually lives within Detroit.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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^ Actually metro Detroit is a pretty wealthy and nice area. It's just that everyone keeps looking only at the 15% of the metro that actually lives within Detroit.
You're right, Detroit is still one of the richest cities in the country when it comes to elite residents and furthermore also has one of the most global industries in the country as well. It has more millionaires than Houston (just barely), San Jose, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Denver, San Diego, & everything else not ranking in the Top 7.

It has more millionaires as a percentage of its population than Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Denver, San Diego, Portland, & everything else not on the list.

01. New York: 667,200
02. Los Angeles: 235,800
03. Chicago: 198,100
04. Washington DC: 152,400
05. San Francisco: 138,300
06. Philadelphia: 104,100
07. Boston: 102,300
08. Detroit: 89,100
09. Houston: 88,200
10. San Jose: 86,500

01. New York: 4.4%
02. Bay Area: 4.3%
03. Washington DC: 3.5%
04. Boston: 2.7%
05. Chicago: 2.6%
06. Detroit: 2.5%
07. Los Angeles: 2.3%
08. Philadelphia: 2.2%
09. Houston: 1.9%

Source: New York Has the Most Millionaires - The Wealth Report - WSJ
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: The City
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I always thought it was cool that you head South from Detroit to get to Cananda
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I always thought it was cool that you head South from Detroit to get to Cananda
Yeah, its the only major city on the border with Canada that looks South to Canada at any given point, I believe. It's like a mind mess when you think about technically for a minute right before actually crossing the border itself.

Another geographic similarity it has with two other major cities would be with Houston & Philadelphia;
Detroit- Southeast, MI
Houston- Southeast, TX
Philadelphia- Southeast, PA
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: The City
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Yeah, its the only major city on the border with Canada that looks South to Canada at any given point, I believe. It's like a mind mess when you think about technically for a minute right before actually crossing the border itself.

Another geographic similarity it has with two other major cities would be with Houston & Philadelphia;
Detroit- Southeast, MI
Houston- Southeast, TX
Philadelphia- Southeast, PA

One other you forgot - NYC SE NY
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The Buffalo/Toronto combination is a bit different from the other ones since the principal cities are actually a fair distance apart.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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It was a choice between Detroit and Buffalo for me, since the Mex border can't hold a candle to the Canadian border. The Canadian border is actually an upgrade compared to the US side. Can't say the same about Juarez or Tijuana.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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buffalo also has niagara falls so it wins.
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