Originally Posted by annie_himself
I'm nitpicking but it's solidly DC/SF to me, don't see how any other city can be mentioned as more important than our capital.
I'm going to quote one of my earlier posts.
Being great doesn't only mean being important.
Check it out Annie.
Another thing, I think you people on this forum are getting this topic mixed up with just importance. Not everything is based off of importance. Philadelphia is a number 1 or 2 for culture. That alone puts it in the top 6 or 5 cities. Our city is probably the only city in America that cannot be compared to a foreign city and that's actually a good thing. It shows how much of an American city Philadelphia truly is.
Just because D.C is more important doesn't mean it's more of a role model than another city.
D.C's has only 3 things, it's government influence, museums and monuments. Everything else their is just not very noticeable to others around the country.
Philadelphia on the other hand deserves that forth spot.
- Historical significance
- International Treasure
- National Treasure
- Huge sports city
- Important economy
- 5th in population
- The most American City in the country.
- The best culture in the country. You could literally find anything you want here.
- Diverse economy
- A lot of big people are from here
- A lot of firsts were here
- Big colleges along with top law, business, and medical centers in the world.
- AWESOME DOWNTOWN!
- World Class Neighborhoods
- Top 5 nightlife in the country
- Constant fun, never gets boring
- A lot of events
- A lot of cities, beaches, and various terrain surrounds the city
- World class food
- Great restaurants
- Our theatre
- Entertainment that could last lightyears
- Our Arts are known all over the world
Another thing I will like to point out. Philadelphia is known for having a lot of famous people come from the city. D.C, not so much. Philadelphia's Will Smith says West Philadelphia in the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Belair Theme Song. That alone get's Philly's name out there. We have the best Orchestra in the country and arguable the world.
Our music puts us on the world's radar. I mean who the hell like's cities because of their importance to the country? No one from anywhere (Except city data) goes around the country bloating out that they like where *insert city* because of it's importance.
"OHH I like my city San Francisco because it's important to our country, leads the tech industry, and has a high GDP!"
^ I'd smack the living crap out of who ever says that to my face in real life.
I'm not going to list everything because their is so much to list but what I'm trying to say is just because your city is important doesn't make it a top city. It's more to it than being important. You have to have a name for yourself. Now I'm not saying D.C doesn't have a name for itself but overall it needs to work on some things. Such as its sports, its cuisine, and it's culture. I mean what is D.C famous for other than having the president and the rest of his minions?
Once again there's more to it than just being important.
And that's why Philadelphia is above D.C. in being the top American city.
So overall the top cities are
Los Angeles and Chicago tied
Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco TIED
DC, Houston, Miami, and Detroit