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LA 22 48.89%
Mexico City 16 35.56%
San Juan 4 8.89%
Miami 11 24.44%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Four of NA's premier Latino magnets often never compared to the other barring MIA vs LA..

Street level pulse, culture, big city feel, amenities, scenery, international influence, food, urbanness, history, architecture, transit, airports, sports, shopping, weather, etc.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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LA. Biggest after Mexico City, I believe, best culture, big city feel, international influence, food and doversity. Probably has the best scenery and airport, but not 100% sure. Many would say it has the best weather out of all of them, and the beaches are nice.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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I could never pick between LA and the DF. Two of my favorite cities in the world and SJ for smaller cities. LA is easier for me to live in because I am fluent in English and already live in the US but the DF is someplace I desire to live in for a spell IMO.

DF 22M
LA 18.2M
MIA 6.3M
SJ 2.6M
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I've been to Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Los Angeles has the highest standard of living of the 3, with Miami a close second. All three have some international feel, with Miami coming in last place. All 3 have some pulse to them. As for soul, you can see mariachis in Mexico City, which help contribute to it having the most soul in my mind. As for soul between LA and MIA, both have sprawl, which takes away from the soul a little.
Just my 4 cents.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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I've been to Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Los Angeles has the highest standard of living of the 3, with Miami a close second. All three have some international feel, with Miami coming in last place. All 3 have some pulse to them. As for soul, you can see mariachis in Mexico City, which help contribute to it having the most soul in my mind. As for soul between LA and MIA, both have sprawl, which takes away from the soul a little.
Just my 4 cents.
both have enough soul in their inner-cities.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've been to Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Los Angeles has the highest standard of living of the 3, with Miami a close second. All three have some international feel, with Miami coming in last place. All 3 have some pulse to them. As for soul, you can see mariachis in Mexico City, which help contribute to it having the most soul in my mind. As for soul between LA and MIA, both have sprawl, which takes away from the soul a little.
Just my 4 cents.
Mariachis in LA can compete with Mexico City, Guadalajara is on another level.

As for soul DF sprawls nearly as much as LA, LA has the strong mexican prescence, strong Hispanic prescence, strong African American culture in south LA, and many ethnic neighborhoods from all corners of the earth. So I think LA and DF are top tier, and SJ and MIA are next.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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DISCLAIMER: I have never been to LA and don't care to go.

Los Angeles is essentially plastic surgery gone bad, horrendous traffic, cheesy nightclubs, shallow individuals, crime-ridden suburbs, mega-wealthy mansions, trashy beaches, ugly strip malls and smog. Nevertheless, it has some great nightlife (not to me, but to some people, definitely) and that international vibe to it. Because everyone knows LA...

Not my cup of tea, personally.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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LA is frequently bashed on this forum, but few people actually explore LA to see just how gorgeous the city is. While LA's boulevards and commercial streets need some major beautification work, the residential parts of LA are wonderful. Even Compton, a city renowned for crime, has gorgeous housing.

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DISCLAIMER: I have never been to LA and don't care to go.

Los Angeles is essentially plastic surgery gone bad, horrendous traffic, cheesy nightclubs, shallow individuals, crime-ridden suburbs, mega-wealthy mansions, trashy beaches, ugly strip malls and smog. Nevertheless, it has some great nightlife (not to me, but to some people, definitely) and that international vibe to it. Because everyone knows LA...

Not my cup of tea, personally.
Your comment is essentially ignorance gone public.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:16 PM
Beck Duggleby
 
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GatsbyGatz -

I know I'm ignorant about LA because I've never been. However, one can make reasonable assumptions from what you see on Google Images, street view, maps, travel guides, television, books, etc.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: LBC
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GatsbyGatz -

I know I'm ignorant about LA because I've never been. However, one can make reasonable assumptions from what you see on Google Images, street view, maps, travel guides, television, books, etc.
One can also make painfully useless generalizations on those bases as well.
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