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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 291 57.85%
Boston 93 18.49%
Philadelphia 98 19.48%
Confused 21 4.17%
Voters: 503. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-15-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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Ugh, why did you guys have to joke about SF? Now this thread is going to get run into the ground for next 10+ pages.
you can blame me

At least Philly has a better sarcastic spin - not traditional but mom and pop

just wait Conde Nast will place it ahead very soon

Also the athletes are vastly better in Philly and the IOC would feel overwhelmed if Philly were in the running - we took one for the team to allow Boston to get their day

Now if only we could get more brazilian women here I will give up a La Colombe for a Starbucks - you can quote me on that
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Bay Area is more globally important, but i think Philly is much cooler.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Bay Area is more globally important, but i think Philly is much cooler.
Yea, that's my basic take on it. The Bay Area is inarguably more important to the global economy. I like Philadelphia a lot more.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:31 PM
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Location: Oakland
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HAHAHAHA hilarious. I hope this is a joke.
It's not a joke. Oakland may not actually do better than Philly for "independent retail per capita" or whatever dumb thing we're trying to compare in this thread, but it wouldn't be surprising if it did, or if it at least came close. Oakland is way underrated, for just about everything, and even moreso if we're lumping Berkeley in with it.

Of course Philly is way bigger than Oakland or Oakland + Berkeley, so it's gonna have more retail of all kinds even if Oakland did have more independent retail per capita. A more interesting comparison might be to compare Philly to Oakland + Berkeley + SF + Daly City, which has nearly the exact same land area/population/density as Philadelphia city-proper. But even then, it's probably still really close. And once again, who cares. Both cities have plenty of independent retail, as does Boston.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: So California
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Yea, that's my basic take on it. The Bay Area is inarguably more important to the global economy. I like Philadelphia a lot more.

Really there is no debate in the context of this thread. This is a huge rout for San Francisco....


you are of course allowed to prefer philly
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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I think it goes with out saying that he prefers city X to the Bay Area, at least that's been my experience while lurking on this sub-forum. He seems to make a point of getting that point across, whether relevant to the thread topic or not. I used to be that way about Chicago and Toronto until I started visiting during non winter months, oh and when I got [a tad bit] more mature and [slightly] less passive aggressive as well, see: this post for the continuation of those bad habits though..
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Really there is no debate in the context of this thread. This is a huge rout for San Francisco....


you are of course allowed to prefer philly
Yea, pretty much. The only things Philly might have over the other two are location (in relation to other major cities) and history (though Boston has about as good a claim). Pretty much impossible to argue any of the other categories in Philly's favor. If we wanted to throw in other factors, then Philly doesn't do as well with transit compared to Boston, climate compared to the Bay Area, and diversity to either. It's got the better cost of living though.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Really there is no debate in the context of this thread. This is a huge rout for San Francisco....


you are of course allowed to prefer philly
Funny you never say this in the NYC vs SF thread lol. It's cool, though, I won't intrude anymore on this victory for y'all...
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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Yea, pretty much. The only things Philly might have over the other two are location (in relation to other major cities) and history (though Boston has about as good a claim). Pretty much impossible to argue any of the other categories in Philly's favor. If we wanted to throw in other factors, then Philly doesn't do as well with transit compared to Boston, climate compared to the Bay Area, and diversity to either. It's got the better cost of living though.

The only things I'd think Philly loses out on to Boston is finance, and cleanliness. The others are either a win for Philly or too close and come down to preference or education or biotech.

My ranking is SF then Philly then Boston.

Prefer each city in that order overall. I know many people love Boston but I find it extremely overrated.

Maybe it's the nightlife but it's largely void and disappointing for a city of its stature. Boston takes itself too seriously people wise and has benefited from its sports teams exposure of winning.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The only things I'd think Philly loses out on to Boston is finance, and cleanliness. The others are either a win for Philly or too close and come down to preference or education or biotech.

My ranking is SF then Philly then Boston.

Prefer each city in that order overall. I know many people love Boston but I find it extremely overrated.

Maybe it's the nightlife but it's largely void and disappointing for a city of its stature. Boston takes itself too seriously people wise and has benefited from its sports teams exposure of winning.
How does a city take itself too seriously?
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