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View Poll Results: Atlanta or Detroit?
Atlanta 104 63.41%
Detroit 60 36.59%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Originally Posted by loyal detroiter View Post
detroit is changing and improving. you guys are asleep on it. altanta does not have any water; detroit is surrounded with the great lakes. detroit is right next to canada making it plenty to do. the summers are too hot in atlanta. detroit has snow, snow can be fun too. detroit torn down alot of its blight and built new homes. they are still an industrial city and industry will pick up again there too, its quietly happening now. people are starting to turn their backs on technology because it costs too much to have. but, we will always love cars. always, it is the cycle of america, detroit was once the city of choice and everyone went; the enconomy changed, now atlanta is for now. but i sure atlanta is already on a decline itself; one city cannot do it all. they all have to go through rebirth.
Please elaborate on Detroits improvement. I hope I am asleep on this one but I don't think I am. To me, Detroit's worst days are still ahead.

 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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^ Yes, things will get worse in Detroit before they get better. What I have a feeling will happen in the future is that GM will get bought out by Toyota and Honda, and Detroit will have the largest Japanese population in the United States. That would be interesting to see.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Economically Atlanta has it all over Detroit right now, but what a God forbidden place to try and get around. I pick Detroit just because you can actually get around the city and not have to sit in traffic as much (even with part of I-75 closed).
 
Old 06-13-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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^ Yes, things will get worse in Detroit before they get better. What I have a feeling will happen in the future is that GM will get bought out by Toyota and Honda, and Detroit will have the largest Japanese population in the United States. That would be interesting to see.
Management by Toyota and Honda and a huge influx of skilled, educated people would probably be the best thing to ever happen to Detroit. And I'm dying for the Japanese to figure out how to make Great Lakes sashimi work.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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No, it doesn't. Most of the decent shopping is in the suburbs.
The closest thing to a mall in downtown Detroit is measly stores in RenCen's large atrium area; it dobles for a mall -- that's about it... Atlanta's got it all over Detroit, including public transit...
 
Old 06-14-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Economically Atlanta has it all over Detroit right now, but what a God forbidden place to try and get around. I pick Detroit just because you can actually get around the city and not have to sit in traffic as much (even with part of I-75 closed).
... but in Atlanta, (depending on where you're going), you don't have to sit in a car at all. The've got the MARTA train system... Detroit has what? 2.2 miles of elevated, single track People Mover around the edges of downtown?
 
Old 06-14-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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... but in Atlanta, (depending on where you're going), you don't have to sit in a car at all. The've got the MARTA train system... Detroit has what? 2.2 miles of elevated, single track People Mover around the edges of downtown?
Agreed that "The People Mover" is a huge, expensive joke.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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... but in Atlanta, (depending on where you're going), you don't have to sit in a car at all. The've got the MARTA train system... Detroit has what? 2.2 miles of elevated, single track People Mover around the edges of downtown?
This is very true. I'm fortunate to live near a train station. I haven't driven to the Airport in over 10 years.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Honestly, I would say neither, but I voted for Atlanta just for the fact that it is still on the east coast, gets snow sometimes, and isn't far from my kids in NY.
 
Old 06-14-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Atlanta by FFFAAARRR

I can't believe that people voted for Detroit. LOL
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