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View Poll Results: Oklahoma City vs Atlanta
Oklahoma City 18 16.67%
Atlanta 90 83.33%
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Yeah, not to be condescending, but when I think of OKC I think of a midwestern version of Jacksonville...without the benefit of a waterfront. Actually, Jacksonville might be a step above OKC since it has quick access to the Atlantic coast. That says a lot.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:20 PM
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Location: Trumpville
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Yeah, not to be condescending, but when I think of OKC I think of a midwestern version of Jacksonville...without the benefit of a waterfront. Actually, Jacksonville might be a step above OKC since it has quick access to the Atlantic coast. That says a lot.
Jacksonville also has a few districts that are somewhat vibrant and up and coming. It gets a bad rap on City-Data because of its sprawl and low density throughout the metro area but the quality of life there isn't that bad, at least compared to OKC. I would say it is a step above OKC in almost every way. Jax also has decent shopping. Shopping in OKC is so limited it feels like a small town. There isn't much more than Wal-Mart and your standard big box retail that everywhere has. If you want anything upscale or specialty you have to drive to Tulsa or down to Dallas. Big name concerts usually skip over OKC and play in Tulsa or Dallas. Living in Oklahoma City is really like living in a black hole. Civic boosters like to tout the low cost of living here but there is a reason it is so low. There is literally nothing here unless you consider miles and miles of boarded up GI-bill housing and abandoned industrial warehouses to be "something".
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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Jacksonville also has a few districts that are somewhat vibrant and up and coming. It gets a bad rap on City-Data because of its sprawl and low density throughout the metro area but the quality of life there isn't that bad, at least compared to OKC. I would say it is a step above OKC in almost every way. Jax also has decent shopping. Shopping in OKC is so limited it feels like a small town. There isn't much more than Wal-Mart and your standard big box retail that everywhere has. If you want anything upscale or specialty you have to drive to Tulsa or down to Dallas. Big name concerts usually skip over OKC and play in Tulsa or Dallas. Living in Oklahoma City is really like living in a black hole. Civic boosters like to tout the low cost of living here but there is a reason it is so low. There is literally nothing here unless you consider miles and miles of boarded up GI-bill housing and abandoned industrial warehouses to be "something".
Well said... Question, why would sprawl with low population density be a bad thing?
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:18 PM
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Location: Trumpville
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Well said... Question, why would sprawl with low population density be a bad thing?
It isn't necessarily a bad thing, but City-Data will usually favor a denser, more compact city over a sprawled out one. Jacksonville has a bad rap on here for that reason even though there are things to like about it.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Sumner County,Tn
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Spoken like someone who does not know Atlanta well.Denver and Seattle have natural beauty.Seattle comes closer but Denver Lacks a lot before it can be in the same league as Atlanta.For one a subway.

See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people
There's plenty of cities where after a week, you've exhausted most of what it has to offer. NYC, SF, Chicago, and like 1 or 2 others are probably the only cities where it takes more than week to explore everything.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people
Yes, coming from someone who lives in the hills of E.Tennessee... YAWN to you..Nothing sad about Atlanta, but for the lack of knowledge outsiders have, or ones who come here for a day or two.. Have fun in Sevierville???
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people
After I visit almost any city for about a week, I'm ready to go home so that's not really saying much. Even so, Atlanta is a much better city to live in than visit leisurely.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people
Expensive is something Atlanta is not, and that alone makes it very appealing for tourists. As Mutiny said, anyone is ready to go home after being away for a week...unless you are in the Bahamas or have the luxury of staying in high end property in the Hamptons. Atlanta is so diverse and welcoming that I don't see how you can make the argument that it is sad or boring.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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See that's the problem with you Atlantans,.You think because you have a few major corporate HQs and a airport that you're SOOOOO much better than everybody, Atlanta is cool for a few days, beautiful even,.but After a few days after you 've seen all the expensive tourist attractions what else is there to Atlanta.....What go to Lenox Square for the thousandth time?..Yaaawn after about a week or so Atlanta gets boring Quick and thats sad for a metro of 6 million people

This is the typical mentality that some people from neighboring states have because of an inferiority complex. Why do we have to think we're better than anyone?
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