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Old 04-28-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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Compare Boston and Philadelphia with Houston and Dallas. Two cities in the Northeast vs. two cities in Texas.

Architecture
Mass transit
Road/highway infrastructure
Parks
Culture
Food
Things to do
Economies
Music
Sport venues
Education
Weather
History
Importance
Where would you rather visit?
Where would you rather live?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Architecture Boston/Philadelphia
Mass transit Boston/Philadelphia
Road/highway infrastructure Houston/Dallas
Parks Boston/Philadelphia
Culture Boston/Philadelphia
Food Tie
Things to do Tie
Economies Houston/Dallas
Music Boston/Philadelphia
Sport venues Boston/Philadelphia
Education Boston/Philadelphia
Weather Houston/Dallas
History Boston/Philadelphia
Importance Houston/Dallas
Where would you rather visit? Boston/Philadelphia
Where would you rather live? Houston/Dallas
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Compare Boston and Philadelphia with Houston and Dallas. Two cities in the Northeast vs. two cities in Texas.
What is the link between Boston and Philadelphia? This all seems a bit random and...... Citydata-ish.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think we are running out of things in this forum now.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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What is the link between Boston and Philadelphia? This all seems a bit random and...... Citydata-ish.
Yes, pretty random but Boston and Philly share a similar history and are only 20 more miles further apart than are Dallas and Houston.

Pittsburgh/Philly vs Houston/Dallas would've been cool though since each pair is in the same state.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Architecture Boston/Philadelphia
Mass transit Boston/Philadelphia
Road/highway infrastructure Houston/Dallas
Parks Boston/Philadelphia
Culture Boston/Philadelphia
Food Tie
Things to do Tie
Economies Houston/Dallas
Music Boston/Philadelphia
Sport venues Boston/Philadelphia
Education Boston/Philadelphia
Weather Houston/Dallas
History Boston/Philadelphia
Importance Houston/Dallas
Where would you rather visit? Boston/Philadelphia
Where would you rather live? Houston/Dallas
Yours mirrors mine.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Compare Boston and Philadelphia with Houston and Dallas. Two cities in the Northeast vs. two cities in Texas.
Architecture - more diversity in BOS/PHL
Mass transit - umm really
Road/highway infrastructure - goota be DFW/HOU
Parks - BOS/PHL seem more mature but know them better
Culture - BOS/PHL more and more mature
Food - If pushed will say BOS/PHL PHL slighlty better than HOU and BOS better than DFW - though do love Tex-Mex
Things to do - On the whole goota go with BOS/PHL both have a lot
Economies - Growing DFW/HOU - both are very significant
Music - Hmm probably BOS/PHL
Sport venues - dunno no NHL in Houston so will say BOS/PHL
Education - Easy - BOS/PHL
Weather - subjective Winters HOU/DFW Summer BOS/PHL
History - seriously?
Importance - Edge today on BOS/HOU - gap closing fast
Where would you rather visit? BOS/PHL
Where would you rather live? BOS/PHL

most are subjective though - I prefer the NE personally
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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Weird combined comparison. Boston is on a higher level than any of the other cities except perhaps in the minds of the people on this board.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Weird combined comparison. Boston is on a higher level than any of the other cities except perhaps in the minds of the people on this board.
and yours
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I am prejudiced. I love older historic cities with superb museums, historic districts, fountains and monuments and statues, Ivy League universities, world class symphonies and live theaters, gorgeous botanic gardens, etc.

Therefore I vote for Boston/Philadelphia in every category except Road/highway infrastructure and weather.
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