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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 291 57.97%
Boston 92 18.33%
Philadelphia 98 19.52%
Confused 21 4.18%
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Where in SF are these houses / mansions?
I know the first 2 are on Broadway in Pacific Heights and I think the 3rd one is too.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I know the first 2 are on Broadway in Pacific Heights and I think the 3rd one is too.
Cool thanks!
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wrong. Boston and Philly both beat SF when it comes to that fast-paced city vibe. Get in line, child. Maybe someday you'll grow up to be like your older brothers. Maybe.

...No. Even limiting the comparison to downtown Boston vs. downtown San Francisco makes it obvious which city is faster-paced.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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...No. Even limiting the comparison to downtown Boston vs. downtown San Francisco makes it obvious which city is faster-paced.
It is very close between Boston/ Philly/ San Francisco anyone who says otherwise is a homer, or lieing.
Also Boston is Different from those other cities because it has mini-Downtowns because Charlestown, Dorcester, Alliston, Brighton, South Boston, Roxbury, Rosindale ect. used to be completely seperate towns.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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It is very close between Boston/ Philly/ San Francisco anyone who says otherwise is a homer, or lieing.
Also Boston is Different from those other cities because it has mini-Downtowns because Charlestown, Dorcester, Alliston, Brighton, South Boston, Roxbury, Rosindale ect. used to be completely seperate towns.

Boston is equal to San Francisco in a lot of things and better in some things but IMO pace is not one of them.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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Boston is equal to San Francisco in a lot of things and better in some things but IMO pace is not one of them.
San Fran is Vibrant, but i think people in Boston tend to be more aggresive in getting to where they want to be, while more (not all) San Franciscans have the "we will get there when we get there" way of life
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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San Fran is Vibrant, but i think people in Boston tend to be more aggresive in getting to where they want to be, while more (not all) San Franciscans have the "we will get there when we get there" way of life
Personally that's not my experience at all in SF, and especially not in downtown.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Personally that's not my experience at all in SF, and especially not in downtown.
Maybe i was too close to Tourist hotspots, and the same thing happens when you leave the Freedom trail, or Indepenence Hall area of Philly, suddenly it becomes 100X more hurried.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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San Fran is Vibrant, but i think people in Boston tend to be more aggresive in getting to where they want to be, while more (not all) San Franciscans have the "we will get there when we get there" way of life
I'll actually agree with this to an extent.

"Get the f out of my way" is a pretty standard rallying call akin to "oi" in Boston punk songs. SF is way more fast-paced than most Northeasterners expect (there's no quantifiable surfer/hippie vibe), but on the whole, it is more laid back than back home.

...which is part of the reason, one way or the other, that I chose to live there over Boston and NYC.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Center City
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It is very close between Boston/ Philly/ San Francisco anyone who says otherwise is a homer, or lieing.
Also Boston is Different from those other cities because it has mini-Downtowns because Charlestown, Dorcester, Alliston, Brighton, South Boston, Roxbury, Rosindale ect. used to be completely seperate towns.
Agree with first statement. The second is false, however. In addition to Center City, Philly has commerce centers such as Passyunk, University City, Fairmont, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, East Falls, Manayunk, Germantown, Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill, etc. Several of these were independent incorporated cities and towns prior to being annexed into Philly. For example, starting with the first census in 1790, Northern Liberties was one of the top 10 cities in the US until it became part of Philadelphia in 1854. This phenomenon is common among many east coast cites and towns.

In my explorations, SF is similar in regard to having several distinct "downtowns" apart from the financial district. A student of SF history can tell us whether any were at one time separate towns.
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