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View Poll Results: Minneapolis or Austin
Minneapolis 101 65.16%
Austin 54 34.84%
Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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As far as climate goes... Texas is in an extreme drought, Minnesota isn't .
Yes..but texas is doing perfectly fine right now. Also, lets not dis-reguard the fact that texas gets plenty of rain throughout the year.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I voted Mpls. I've heard the winters aren't that long and the people seem really smart and nice.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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I voted Minneapolis. Another criteria they could have put in was professional sports. Minneapolis has the Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves and the Lynx WNBA team. Pro hockey's Wild play about 12 miles away in St. Paul.

Texas is a crowded market for sports and there are three other cities larger than Austin (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio...not sure about Fort Worth), so Austin is at a disadvantage. I'll basically give them a point for the Spurs as San Antonio is just 80 miles away, but Minneapolis offers more.

As to the weather, call it even. There are more 90+ degree days in Austin than there are days below freezing (32 degrees) in Minneapolis in a typical year.

I have nothing significant to add about the other categories. Both cities have plentiful restaurants, culture and nightlife.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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I'm shocked at the poll results. Why would anyone want to live in such a cold, frigid place like Minneapolis?

Austin>Minneapolis any day of the year.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
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I'm shocked at the poll results. Why would anyone want to live in such a cold, frigid place like Minneapolis?

Austin>Minneapolis any day of the year.
Some people prefer Minneapolis' cold over Austin's summer heat. Goes back to if you would rather live in a city with cold winters with great summers or a city with great winters and hot summers.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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I'm shocked at the poll results. Why would anyone want to live in such a cold, frigid place like Minneapolis?

Austin>Minneapolis any day of the year.
ughhhhhhhhh

Let's talk again in July when it's 99 in Austin and 82 in Minneapolis.

The first warm day of spring in the northern latitudes makes up for every day of cold and beats every single warm winter day in the South. There is nothing on this earth that is more beautiful and worthwhile than spring in the North.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin is my kind of city, and I wouldn't live anywhere else except maybe Winnipeg.
That being said, Minneapolis is much more well-rounded in every regard. It's not even close.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm shocked at the poll results. Why would anyone want to live in such a cold, frigid place like Minneapolis?

Austin>Minneapolis any day of the year.
Haha. Austin is one of the most overrated cities in the US. I've been there a few times and all I can say is that it's a nice place to visit for a long weekend, but don't ever visit for a week or more. It's a nice city, but I guess I expected too much.

Minneapolis (even with its extreme weather) wins out easily.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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Based on the most recent census data people are choosing Austin TX by an overwhelming margin.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Based on the most recent census data people are choosing Austin TX by an overwhelming margin.
I don't understand what you're getting at (actually I do, but it doesn't make sense). By that logic Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix must be the best cities in the country
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