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Old 09-18-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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San Francisco:


Founded: 1776
Population (city): 744,041
Area: 47 sq mi
Density: 15,834/sq mi
Population (metro): 4,180,027



Boston:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/86/Bostonstraight.jpg/800px-Bostonstraight.jpg (broken link)

Settled: 1620
Population (city): 590,763
Area: 89.6 sq mi
Density: 12,327/sq mi
Population (metro): 4,455,217


Many parallels can be made between these two cities. They are both major cities of similar size, one East coast, one West coast. Two of the strongest cities in high-tech & medical industries (Silicon valley, longwood medical area) and education (Berkley, Harvard, MIT).

Both are old, dense cities that are very walkable and have good public transportation. Both cities are relatively small (under a million) but are centers of large metropolitan areas. Both have larger, more high-profile neighbors to the South (LA, NYC).

Which city do you prefer?
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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I forgot to add a poll, if a moderator would be so kind?
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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I like both, but it's gotta be San Francisco for me. It's my favorite city in the U.S.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:09 AM
 
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san francisco
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I've never been to Boston, but I find it hard to see it surpassing San Francisco. San Francisco is by far my favorite city. It's a great city to call home.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:37 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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San Francisco has a much more impressive downtown in Boston, plus its weather is far more preferrable than Boston. I would move to San Francisco in a heartbeat if given the chance. However, I've never been to either San Francisco or Boston. Only been to the airport in Boston. I guess it sort of depends on what you want. Both are great cities, each different...Boston is an east coast city, San Francisco is a west coast city.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Both are great cities but my pic would be San Francisco. It is also my favorite north american city.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:22 AM
 
Location: yeah
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San Francisco is a west coast city.
Only by geography...
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Only by geography...
By geography, demographics, climate, social values, political climate, culture, international ties, etc. There is a continuum of many of these things all the way down the west coast from Vancouver to San Diego. With the notable exception of its sociopolitcal extreme (and even that applies more to the city proper than the metro area), San Fran is right in the middle of that continuum. In that sense, San Fran is the quintessential West Coast city.
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:25 AM
 
Location: East Windsor CT
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i gotta go with Boson i love that dirty water
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