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View Poll Results: Which city is the best?
Philadelphia 34 29.82%
Detroit 2 1.75%
Baltimore 5 4.39%
D.C 32 28.07%
Atlanta 15 13.16%
Cleveland 8 7.02%
Oakland 7 6.14%
St.Louis 11 9.65%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-03-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Which black city by pularity is the best in terms of

QOL-
People-
Diversity-
Culture-
Sports-
Nightlife-
Transportation-
History-
Archecture-
Scenery-
Economy-
Importance-

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Sorry didn't see Oakland on the poll, would have voted for it.

Oakland
Atlanta
DC

IDC about the rest.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Not trying to bring down your thread, but I just wanted to point out that neither Philadelphia nor Oakland are majority-Black, although Philly has a Black pluraity:

2010 Census Demographics:

Oakland
White: 25.9%
Black: 28.0%
Latino/Hispanic: 25.4%
Asian: 16.8%

Philadelphia
White: 37%
Black: 43%
Latino/Hispanic: 12%
Asian: 6%
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Didn't know Oakland was quite that diverse.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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1. Philadelphia
2. DC
3. Atlanta
4. Baltimore
5. St. Louis
6. Cleveland
7. Oakland
8. Detroit
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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QOL- DC
People- Oakland/Philly
Diversity- Oakland
Culture- Philly/Oakland
Sports- Oakland
Nightlife- Atlanta
Transportation- Philly/DC
History- Philly/DC
Archecture- DC/St. Louis
Scenery- Oakland
Economy- don't know
Importance-DC

Between all of these cities it would be Philly or Oakland for me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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DC and Philly
Oakland
St. Louis Cleveland Detroit Baltimore
Atlanta
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by Nineties Flava View Post
QOL- xDCx Philadelphia
People- Oakland/Philly
Diversity- Oakland
Culture- Philly/Oakland
Sports- Oakland/Philadelphia
Nightlife- Atlanta
Transportation- Philly/DC
History- Philly/DC/Baltimore
Archecture- Philadelphia/DC/St. Louis
Scenery- Oakland
Economy- Philadelphia
Importance-DC

Between all of these cities it would be Philly or Oakland for me.
Other than a few changes, I agree.

I would most want to live in Philadelphia followed by Oakland, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, Cleveland.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I don't know why Baltimore is even on this list. As someone who lives here, I can tell you that it sucks. The public transportation is pretty much unusable, especially at night. That is, unless you're armed. There are bums everywhere, and they're nasty - even when asking for money. It's also very unpredictable. You could have a beautiful house on a seemingly nice, tree lined street, yet the next street over is filled with boarded row homes and the little blue police cameras.

Even in the decent areas like Federal Hill and Mount Vernon, people are always being robbed and held up. It's also incredibly dirty, and the people are just not nice at all. Downtown driving sucks if you don't know what you're doing - lots of one way streets that don't really make sense.

It's very hard to find a place to live as well. You either find a very nice apartment in a crappy area, or a crappy apartment in a nice area. That is, unless you're willing to spend upwards of $1500-$2500.00 a month for an apartment. Even then, it's just not worth it. Parking is crap, and if you find a place that offers parking, they charge an arm and a leg for it every month.

No, just no to Baltimore.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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1.Baltimore (it's home)
2. Atlanta
3. Philly
4. Detroit
5. Oakland
6. St. Louis
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