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View Poll Results: Most sophistication
Boston 15 20.83%
Chicago 13 18.06%
SF 17 23.61%
Toronto 13 18.06%
Washington DC 14 19.44%
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Please compare these cities in terms of sophistication. This would include wealthy suburbs, performing arts, education level, upscale dining, museums, shows, art, history of old money, politics, upscale parks, upscale shopping, fashion.

Please feel free to add in anymore as noted.

For U.S. cities only use their MSA's to be brcause they have more square miles than Toronto metro.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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Oakland
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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This is difficult. I feel as though all of these cities are tied.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Oakland
Lol, good one. You have me laughing.

Oakland is sophisticated as a government handout!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Boston

Especially old money but all of these cities are close IMHO
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Boston

Especially old money but all of these cities are close IMHO
I picked Boston as well - though all are pretty sophisticated and generally on the same level.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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NYC by sheer "amount" though not so great per capita-wise. Boston is great in both ways, though perhaps much more prominent in the past (Boston Brahmins).
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Which one has more billionaires?

Which one has more embassy parties?

Urban canyons?

Transit-oriented development around suburban rail stations?

Nightclubs with red carpet leading to the entrance?

Celebrity chefs from New York?

I'll vote based on the answers to those questions.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
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It's close, some of that criteria sticks out with certain cities, but when you take all of that criteria together, I just don't know. I'd like to say Toronto or SF, but I'm just not really sure.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Washington certainly wins for education levels.
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