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View Poll Results: Stronger identity?
Seattle 10 20.41%
Washington, DC 6 12.24%
Philadelphia 12 24.49%
Boston 21 42.86%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-05-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I guess I don't know what identity means...DC is on the national and international news every day ad nauseum and that is a hard "identity" good or bad, to beat. Carry on...
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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DC doesn't have an identity? Every tv show on seems to be about it.
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Boston's culture is not "way more" prevalent than Philadelphia. Not by a long shot. I find it quite the other way around.
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Philadelphia IMO has more character than Boston does....
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...as Philadelphia revitalizes, it'll probably lose it the way Boston did.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:05 PM
 
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Boston is more transient and watered down than Philadelphia. How does Boston have more of an identity? I'm pretty sure Philadelphia has its own sports history and sports fans reputation for starters. It's own slang, accent, food, cultural influence, history, etc.

This is Philadelphia, not Phoenix.

Philadelphia and Boston are extremely, extremely close. For every point you can make for one, it can be made for the other. They're both settled in the 17th century and both were massive influences on America. The food history alone in Philadelphia is legendary because it's ridiculously influential across the entire country.

Why? Because the media's mockery of an accent and overexposed sports teams, Boston has more of an identity?
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Philly and Boston are virtually tied here. They would be my number one picks, then DC, then Seattle.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Boston is more transient and watered down than Philadelphia. How does Boston have more of an identity? I'm pretty sure Philadelphia has its own sports history and sports fans reputation for starters. It's own slang, accent, food, cultural influence, history, etc.

This is Philadelphia, not Phoenix.

Philadelphia and Boston are extremely, extremely close. For every point you can make for one, it can be made for the other. They're both settled in the 17th century and both were massive influences on America. The food history alone in Philadelphia is legendary because it's ridiculously influential across the entire country.

Why? Because the media's mockery of an accent and overexposed sports teams, Boston has more of an identity?
Philly is sort of in the middle of everything. It's much more similar to Baltimore or NYC than Boston is. While the cities most similar to Boston, Providence, Worcester, Portland 90% of the culture exchanged is Boston out, while Philly has sort of an equal influence and influenced ratio. Boston is more distinct culturally while Philly blends more so.
For example food, Boston has Boston cream pie, Boston Baked Beans, Steamers, Chowder, Lobster,l. What's Uniquely Philly? Cheesesteak (sorry water ice is Italian ice)
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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I'm from D.C but even I admit D.C is last in this category. Boston and Philly are tied for 1st, can't decide between the two.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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Yeah I'm not sure how people are putting Seattle over DC. I'd rank them:

1. Philly/Boston
2. DC
3. Seattle
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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How does Seattle have more of an identity than the nation's capital?????
I could see that. DC has an image but not an identity per se. As such a transient area, DC is still finding its identity to an extent.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Boston and Philly have generally identified as old, established, and culturally set in their ways.
However, with the new age (liberal) millennial boom along with the rise of progressive and forward thinking cities (particularly out West), a part of me feels like Boston and Philly are going through a bit of an identity crisis. Nothing incredibly drastic, but enough to make you think...
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