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View Poll Results: Better for living
NorCal 25 58.14%
NoVa 18 41.86%
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Which region is better when it comes to living (quality of life, lifestyle, housing stock, location amenities, education, economy)?
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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This seems like sort of a joke. All northern VA is is the southern part of the DC metro. NorCal consists of several MSAs on its own and is definitely more populous and more varied.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This seems like sort of a joke. All northern VA is is the southern part of the DC metro. NorCal consists of several MSAs on its own and is definitely more populous and more varied.
Exactly.

Northern California has 15 Million people and covers 100,000 square miles.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Terrible comparison - Northern CA offers so much more, is so much bigger, and has so many more people there is no discussion to be had here.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Terrible comparison - Northern CA offers so much more, is so much bigger, and has so many more people there is no discussion to be had here.
Heck if we split California, NorCal by itself would still be the 5th largest state by population.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: NYC, VA, JP
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Haha, how could they possibly compare? NorCal has almost the same population as NC & VA put together, let alone a tiny little part of suburbia VA which rides completely off DC. It's like comparing NYC metro to the suburbs of Philly or something, just isn't fair.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Mid Atlantic vs norcal would have been better. But we know that mid Atlantic would take the cake.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:00 AM
 
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If California was split in two, Norcal alone would still be the ultimate state.

It would still be one of the most innovative, beautiful, dynamic, tolerant, racially and geographically diverse states in the country.

Its only competition would be Socal.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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Heck if we split California, NorCal by itself would still be the 5th largest state by population.
It's funny how the Bay area is considered NorCal. Geographically, it should be Central California, and all the areas North of Sacramento should be referred to as NorCal.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Maybe it should have been NoVA vs. the Bay Area alone, instead of all of NorCal. That way we aren't comparing a metro area to an entire region larger than most states on the east coast.
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