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View Poll Results: California (cities and nature) vs NYC, Bos and PHI (with surrounding nature)
California 36 61.02%
NYC/Bos/Phi 23 38.98%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-08-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by git45 View Post
San Diego - 1.3 million

Philly - 1.5 million

not sure what he's talking about considering how similar the two cities are in population
Well technically

San Diego has a population of 1.3 million in 372 sq miles for a density of 4,003

Philadlephia has a population of 1.5 million in 134 sq miles for a density of 11,379.

There are many more people in a smaller area in Philadelphia, so it is technically much larger.

Where he said Philadelphia was double the size of San Diego was in metro areas:

Philadelphia: 6 million
San Diego: 3 million

San Diego

San Diego from the sky | Photo Gallery | UTSanDiego.com

Philadelphia

Aerial Photos of Philadelphia for the Center City District | Imagic Digital Blog

Tallest Buildings:
San Diego: One America Plaza- 500 feet

Philadelphia: Comcast Center- 975 feet

Buildings over 300 feet:
San Diego- 32
Philadelphia- 67

existing | Buildings | EMPORIS
existing | Buildings | EMPORIS


Urban Canyons
San Diego
http://goo.gl/maps/FBQZ7
zoomed out 6 times
http://goo.gl/maps/dkfRO

Philadelphia
http://goo.gl/maps/xmygU
zoomed out 6 times
http://goo.gl/maps/AlPqr

Urban neighborhoods
Typical San Diego urban neighborhood
http://goo.gl/maps/Kbdg2

Typical Philadelphia urban neighborhood
http://goo.gl/maps/M1c21


I agree 100% that it all depends on what you prefer, but to say San Diego and Philly are similar in size is not correct. Philadelphia is just denser and larger.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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Stop it right now..... Now I want to live in Philly because of your aerials
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia Photo Thread
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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The only thing San Diego and Philly have in common is that they are the 2nd largest cities on their coast.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by gwillyfromphilly View Post
The only thing San Diego and Philly have in common is that they are the 2nd largest cities on their coast.
I would actually consider San Francisco larger than San Diego.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Ah so we're back to the California vs East Coast debates.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Stop it right now..... Now I want to live in Philly because of your aerials
Yeah just keep looking at the aerials. trust me, you don't wanna see the street views.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Originally Posted by iNviNciBL3 View Post
Yeah just keep looking at the aerials. trust me, you don't wanna see the street views.
Street views look better than anything in Minnesota or Minneapolis! Just sayin......
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Chillout34 View Post
No it's not only cities vs cities. As in the OP you can read that it says cities with surroundings (like cape cod or the appalachian mountains, etc)
Yes I realized that but a lot of the people here are taking ALL of California into account...not just the immediate surroundings of the cities.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Toure View Post
San Diego:
City - 1,322,553 in 372.398 sq mi
Metro - 3,095,313 (3m)

Philadelphia:
City - 1,536,000 in 142.6 sq mi
Metro - 5,965,343 (6m)

As you can see, you are blind to think San Diego is more important then Philly... Philly is twice as big, sorry. So lets redo that:

Philadelphia > San Diego
They're not saying SD is more important than Philly...just that they like it better. I personally prefer Philadelphia but that person isn't wrong for preferring SD over Philly.

Also, no offense, but you can't simply just show population stats and use that as proof that it's a more important city. Show economic factors such as companies with presences in the city, etc.
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