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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 264 59.73%
Boston 76 17.19%
Philadelphia 85 19.23%
Confused 17 3.85%
Voters: 442. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-10-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Also, in terms of medical stuff, i think people are overlooking the Bay Area bit, which has some very good medical schools and hospitals. A lot of medical research gets done here as well, if i'm not mistaken.
No, ur not mistaken.

The Bay Area also has a sizable medical research community and is home to one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, McKesson, not to mention, the region is a major player in biotech which is related to medicine and as you mention, 2 top notch medical schools at UCSF as well as Stanford, along with 2 incredible hospitals by the same schools. UCSF and Stanford are both undergoing extensive expansions.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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There have been countless polls in CD asking readers to rank the Top5, Top 10, etc cities in the US for all categories, and Philly, much to its boosters' dismay, never cracks the Top 5; I would certainly give credance to Philly being in the Top 10, but no more than that..and to claim that Philly rises in importance above both the Bay Area and Boston is ludicrous..
C-D is pretty much an online city popularity contest. On C-D Philly is not a top 5 city, but in real life, it is without question in the top 5.

-Largest urban area(by far)
-5th largest city
-5th largest metro
-4th largest media market
-3rd largest downtown

The most wealthy, it is not, but money isn't everything.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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C-D is pretty much an online city popularity contest. On C-D Philly is not a top 5 city, but in real life, it is without question in the top 5.

-Largest urban area(by far)
-5th largest city
-5th largest metro
-4th largest media market
-3rd largest downtown

The most wealthy, it is not, but money isn't everything.
weath isnt a bragging point if the person that is bragging isnt wealthy.... so threads about " what cities have the most billionaires" are pointless.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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weath isnt a bragging point if the person that is bragging isnt wealthy.... so threads about " what cities have the most billionaires" are pointless.
Yea the billionaire aspect don't really carry much weight, but a lot of time when people mention "wealth" they're tying it with a city's GDP.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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C-D is pretty much an online city popularity contest. On C-D Philly is not a top 5 city, but in real life, it is without question in the top 5.

-Largest urban area(by far)
-5th largest city
-5th largest metro
-4th largest media market
-3rd largest downtown

The most wealthy, it is not, but money isn't everything.
No, Philly is not in the Top 5, in spite of rampant homerism..
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The City
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No, Philly is not in the Top 5, in spite of rampant homerism..

In all honesty Phily has every bit as much right as does Boston in this regard - you are coming off sounding a little pretentious

In todays world I see it like this

1 NYC - not really in question
2 LA - size and scale
3 Chicago
4 DMV
5 Bay Area
6 Philly/Boston - take your pick
8-11 Atlanta/Dallas/Houston/Miami - of which in the next 10-15 most in this group will be in the mix for the 6/7 category, I will take heat but they need to sustain and come into their own (which they truly are), rapid growth is good but build till you qualify only goes so far without setting long standing precedence and history
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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^^^Yes......
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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No, Philly is not in the Top 5, in spite of rampant homerism..
Rankings are highly subjective and every city represented on this board has homers; any intelligent person would admit that. As kidphilly posted, after the first four/five front-runners (entirely depends on whether SF is measured as a CSA or MSA), there is a slew of cities that are far closer to each other than they are far apart. Boston and Philly definitely fall into that category.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Miami
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C-D is pretty much an online city popularity contest. On C-D Philly is not a top 5 city, but in real life, it is without question in the top 5.

-Largest urban area(by far)
-5th largest city
-5th largest metro
-4th largest media market
-3rd largest downtown

The most wealthy, it is not, but money isn't everything.

Actually, wealth is a bragging point.

Lots of wealth = a very successful and desireable city. The only ones who get upset with the "bragging" are inhabitants of unimportant cities.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Actually, wealth is a bragging point.

Lots of wealth = a very successful and desireable city. The only ones who get upset with the "bragging" are inhabitants of unimportant cities.
Coming from a guy in Miami. Kind of Third World down there, isn't it?
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