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View Poll Results: New Orleans vs San Francisco
San Francisco 203 57.67%
New Orleans 149 42.33%
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Default New Orleans vs San Francisco

SF and NOLA are walkable, historic, and picturesque cities surrounded by important waterways, and both cities have developed a reputation as quirky places with a significant countercultural vibe. Though these cities share other features (such as great food and vulnerability to natural disasters), both have major differences in geography, climate, economy, politics, racial/ethnic composition, and so on.

Which of the two do you prefer?
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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new orleans has a counter culture vibe? it always felt super southern to me. also sf is much larger...two different worlds, better comparison would be new orleans vs charleston or something.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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I easily picked San Francisco.

I don't like New Orleans and it just seems overrated to me. Also it is in a swamp. If it is going to be in a very hot and humid location it should have nice beaches and no swamps in it/around it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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New Orleans has a large gay presence, lots of artists and musicians, many people in the service industry who work in order to party, and many tourists who go there for a Mardi Gras atmosphere. It isn't as socially and vocally countercultural as SF, though. I've heard many people call New Orleans the "San Francisco of the South," and that's one of the things that prompted this poll.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I easily picked San Francisco.

I don't like New Orleans and it just seems overrated to me. Also it is in a swamp. If it is going to be in a very hot and humid location it should have nice beaches and no swamps in it/around it.
Yeah I think Houston would be the natural choice over New Orleans in the Gulf Coast region...
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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New Orleans has a large gay presence, lots of artists and musicians, many people in the service industry who work in order to party, and many tourists who go there for a Mardi Gras atmosphere. It isn't as socially and vocally countercultural as SF, though.
seems pretty normal to me in cities almost anywhere these days... I mean couldn't you say the same thing about Atlanta? Atlanta actually has some hippie areas and had some in the 60s, along with Athens near it... New Orleans and Louisiana in general...I'm not sure ever experienced that.
sf has the radical left, communes, center of 60s and hippie movement, beatniks there also, black panthers, etc.. I don't think New Orleans ever had anything resembling that, though it is definitely a good entertainment town... Just nothing to do with counter culture...southern/cajun party culture is what it is.
You are also talking about the centers of a metro of 1.3 million, vs 7.5 million...
I think you are understimating the size of SF...it's really no contest.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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New Orleans, I like the food culture better. Also don't wanna have to pay Bay area cost of living.

If you compare more than GDP, population, and geography, these cities can be compared well.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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new orleans by a mile. it may not have the hills but is still totally beautiful. and who needs to be "wordly" in new orleans? new orleans is its own world.
I am honestly not impressed by those pictures.

Plus, the remotely nice area of New Orleans seems to be only 5 blocks long and 2 blocks wide or even less than that.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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Yeah I think Houston would be the natural choice over New Orleans in the Gulf Coast region...
So did you agree with me that New Orleans might be overrated and that being such a hot and humid place it should have nice beaches around it and not be in a swamp?

I agree. I would pick Houston over New Orleans for the Gulf region.

For the Southern USA region I would pick Austin, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Miami, Key West, Atlanta, Savannah, and Charleston over New Orleans.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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San Francisco just has way more to offer. New Orleans is fun for a few days, the foods pretty good (but not varied), the architecture can be very good if you like classical architecture. Its nice, but its not close.....SF by alot.
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