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View Poll Results: Which metro area is better in your opinion?
Boston 65 75.58%
Las Vegas 21 24.42%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Default Boston vs. Las Vegas

Which city would you rather live in and why?

If we look at several key indicators, I come up with the following (not meant to influence your choice):

Climate - Boston has 4 seasons; LV has one or two seasons
Cost of Living - Boston is MUCH more expensive than LV
Crime - Boston has a slightly higher crime rate than LV
Education - Boston has a MUCH MUCH more educated population. 20% of the residents have master's degrees. LV only 7%.
Politics - Boston is much more liberal than LV
Traffic - Apparently, traffic is heavier and denser than LV, but Boston offers public transit
Interconnectedness - Boston is part of the BosWash corridor and a 4 hr drive to NYC and several other smaller cities (Hartford, Providence, Manchester, etc.). LV is extremely isolated.
Excitement - LV has all the casinos, nightlife and is a truly 24/7 city. Boston not so much.
Lifestyle - Boston is more urban; LV is generally more suburban
Culture - Boston is very New Englandy and pseudo-European / early American. LV is full of transplants from other parts of the U.S.
Architecture - LV is a modern metro area full of new construction; Boston has very old construction
Population/Density - Boston is about 3x the metro population of LV and much denser
History - Boston has a TON of history; LV has none
People - Boston people are generally reserved; LV people are more laid back and probably more friendly

What are your thoughts and opinion on this?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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What is this? How...unfair.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: bangkok thailand
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Climate - vegas 100%. it gets a little cold but its bearable for the most part. boston is uninhabitable as far as i am concerned.
Cost of Living - vegas
Crime - vegas ftw
Education - unlv ftw
Politics - i saw harry reid at pf changs not too long ago
Traffic - vegas
Interconnectedness - mccarran>logan. 4 hours from LA. boston too isolated.
Excitement - i think vegas might take this one.
Lifestyle - vegas fo sho
Culture - vegas
Architecture - vegas
Population/Density - vegas is a denser urban area
History - i prefer vegas history
People - boston
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Boston, and it's not even close.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ area
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Climate - Boston
Cost of Living - Las Vegas
Crime - Boston
Education - Boston
Politics - Las Vegas
Traffic - Boston
Interconnectedness - Boston
Excitement - Las Vegas
Lifestyle -Boston
Culture - Boston
Architecture - Boston
Population/Density - Boston
History - Boston
People - Boston
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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Climate - vegas 100%. it gets a little cold but its bearable for the most part. boston is uninhabitable as far as i am concerned.
Cost of Living - vegas
Crime - vegas ftw
Education - unlv ftw
Politics - i saw harry reid at pf changs not too long ago
Traffic - vegas
Interconnectedness - mccarran>logan. 4 hours from LA. boston too isolated.
Excitement - i think vegas might take this one.
Lifestyle - vegas fo sho
Culture - vegas
Architecture - vegas
Population/Density - vegas is a denser urban area
History - i prefer vegas history
People - boston
All 10 years of Vegas's History, I recently saw the documentry 21, it is the most pivitol moment in that city's History.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Boston. Not even sure how there could be a "contest".
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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The only things Las Vegas has over Boston that really aren't debatable, imo, are the cost of living and the excitement. Weather could be another thing, but will depend on the person.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Wouldn't want to live in either, but if cost of living were not a factor I would choose Boston easily
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Wouldn't want to live in either, but if cost of living were not a factor I would choose Boston easily
I'm pretty sure you have a much better chance of making more money in Boston (if you are educated), so the COL gap is not as wide as it may appear.

LV is a nice place to visit, but would be a god awful place to live, at least in my opinion.
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