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View Poll Results: better city?
Austin 59 46.83%
Pittsburgh 67 53.17%
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Agree with most of the responses giving the edge to Pittsburgh. Also want to throw out there that it has the Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates Austin does not have any pro sports presense.
That's mainly a function of Austin having its growth spurt after the major professional sports leagues were set. The San Antonio Spurs are only an hour away, though, which ain't bad.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I Would say the only things you can definitely say that's Pittsburgh would win would be professional sports teams. I don't see anything else that Pittsburgh has that Austin doesn't have. With that said currently they are fairly similar cities but with Austin exploding and has been for years with no signs of slowing (already being the 11th biggest city is USA) I doubt it will be for long.
Not sweltering in 95-100 degree weather in the summer. I don't care how "nice" the winters are, most Texas natives probably consider it cold still and don't go outside in it anyway.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:11 AM
 
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Well I can't speak for native Texans but 60-70s and even a few 80s in January are not cold and I was definitely outside all winter. It rarely would get below 45 besides overnight so you'd be wrong there.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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I am from Pittsburgh and I love it here. Never been to Austin although I hear great things. I watched Anthony Bourdane on Saturday and he went to Franklin BBq and the place looked amazing. Gonna have to make a visit sometime to check out your city.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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I Would say the only things you can definitely say that's Pittsburgh would win would be professional sports teams. I don't see anything else that Pittsburgh has that Austin doesn't have. With that said currently they are fairly similar cities but with Austin exploding and has been for years with no signs of slowing (already being the 11th biggest city is USA) I doubt it will be for long.
City boundaries are entirely political and almost meaningless when talking about population numbers. Metro area or better yet urbanized area is much more accurate. From that list Pittsburgh is 27th and Austin is 37th.

All of Austin's growth has been very recent. Pittsburgh was a large city over 100 years ago. Therefore, I highly doubt that sports franchises are the only thing that Pittsburgh has and Austin doesn't have.

Architecture is just one area off the top of my head where I know Pittsburgh completely blows Austin out of the water.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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Phatty...as I've heard many great things about Pittsburgh! Definitely want it check it out for myself.

Airwave...yeah this is true. I was just saying there (in my view) wouldn't be too many things really.for either city that you can say completely dominates the other in.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Pittsburgh. Austin's not on the same level.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I think Austin can compete. Though Pittsburgh does have the edge in terms of population and architecture.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:55 PM
 
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I like Austin more. While Pittsburgh has done a good job re-inviting itself. Austin just feels more like a city of the future IMO.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:06 AM
 
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Pittsburgh.
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