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View Poll Results: Vancouver or Minneapolis?
Vancouver 25 48.08%
Minneapolis 27 51.92%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Which metro area is better in:

-cityscape
-pedestrian friendly
-weather
-spectator sports
-recreational sports
-friendly people
-public transit
-culture
-parks/recreational facilities/cycling infrastructure, etc.
-any other factors you think are relevant

I lived in Greater Vancouver for years. I've only been to Minneapolis once for a few nights, but a friend of mine lived there for a year and a half, and I've talked to him quite a bit about what it's like to live there. Personally, I prefer Vancouver, but that's just me.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Who cares
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Twin Cities because its home. Vancouver is awesome though
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Who cares
Anyone who posts in this thread cares. Otherwise they wouldn't post.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Anyone who posts in this thread cares. Otherwise they wouldn't post.
Dont worry about him, hes just trolling
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Vancouver is Canada's portal to the Pacific and, while it's ALWAYS celebrated its being international, it has become more so. Vancouver is almost a world-city. Minneapolis is a regional hub. The only city in the Midwest that can be compared to Vancouver is Chicago, which is actually much larger, though Vancouver has captured the heart of anyone from the US or overseas I have taken there.

Here's another litmus test. In the East, you can ask someone "What are you?" (as in nationality) and they won't be offended. In fact, it's almost customary. In the Midwest, you might do that in Chicago, Detroit or Cleveland. In the West, you can really only do that in LA or Vancouver. In the homogenized cities like Seattle, I have been reprimanded for asking that question. I seriously think it's not a good Minneapolis question, either.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Vancouver, hands down, in every category.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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I think Minneapolis beats Vancouver in the spectator sports area. Teams in the major professional sports in North America. Target Field and the Excel Energy Center are both top notch facilities.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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Vancouver, hands down, in every category.
Ditto for me

Beautiful setting that Minneapolis can only dream of.

Vancouver,BC much milder climate, rarely too hot or too cold
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Vancouver, hands down, in every category.
Totally disagree, IMO Twin Cities wins handily in:

spectator sports - Mpls teams have great fan support, and more pro sports teams + major NCAA following

cycling infrastructure - Mpls is arguably tops in the US, with Portland. Vancouver doesn't come close

friendly people - ever spent time there? Twin Cities have "Minnesota Nice", Vancouver is known for the same type of 'coldness' as Seattle, having been to both places I thought the difference was noticeable

cost of living (which I deem relevant) - Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities in the world, Mpls is quite affordable.
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