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Old 05-11-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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San Diego is a better city, but Phoenix has better women. It's hard say
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Your arguments are weaker then San Diego's pro sports line up.
Oh snap! LOLOLOL
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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First these Phoenix posters, from a city known for being the anti-thesis of urbanity, trying to make their bland, suburban city sound urban now bringing up about light rail and connectivity? They're not just petty but extremely ignorant as well! San Diego has more than twice the ridership and Mileage as Phoenix.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...s_by_ridership

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Light rail ridership in PHX is going up annually, and far exceeded initial expectations. You have to remember that our light rail is still a rather young system, and is expanding. Ridership will continue to soar because unlike San Diego, PHX's population is growing rapidly, and that includes a TON of people from SD moving here. As the light rail expands south and east, it will only gain in popularity.


And how is PHX "bland"? Sure its no NYC, but neither is SD. Take away the ocean and weather (SD's two biggest draws) and SD's appeal would be in the toilet.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Niagara county
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Water over desert
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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How disingenuous does this sound. The Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown SD is well known for its nightlife.
The problem is: Gaslamp is only vibrant mostly Fri-Sat nights with Thurs a wild card. Outside Gaslamp, downtown is really dead with the exceptions of Little Italy on Sat where they have a farmer's market. Gaslamp is pretty much dated, though.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Final conclusion: San Diego takes all
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:58 PM
 
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I lived in San Diego for 9 years (hence the "858" in my username), five of those years in Pacific Beach. Downtown's nightlife scene is way more vibrant than PB's. Have you ever lived in San Diego?
I've lived in Downtown SD 3 times: 1989, 1997 and 2014. Downtown SD is more vibrant than Dt. Phoenix but not vibrant enough in the whole downtown area. Downtown San Jose is more vibrant than Downtown SD overall
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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In a forecast report called The Most Dynamic Cities Of 2025:

Phoenix is expected to be the 54th most dynamic city in the world.

San Diego is expected to be the 70th most dynamic city in the world.

The Most Dynamic Cities of 2025 | Foreign Policy

That's impressive for both cities, really. Consider that cities like Denver, Boston, and Minneapolis aren't even on the list.

List of US cities from the report:

1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Houston
4. Dallas
5. Washington, DC
6. Chicago
7. Miami
8. Atlanta
9. Phoenix
10. San Francisco
11. San Diego
12. Philadelphia
13. Seattle
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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In a forecast report called The Most Dynamic Cities Of 2025:

Phoenix is expected to be the 54th most dynamic city in the world.

San Diego is expected to be the 70th most dynamic city in the world.

The Most Dynamic Cities of 2025 | Foreign Policy

That's impressive for both cities, really. Consider that cities like Denver, Boston, and Minneapolis aren't even on the list.

List of US cities from the report:

1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Houston
4. Dallas
5. Washington, DC
6. Chicago
7. Miami
8. Atlanta
9. Phoenix
10. San Francisco
11. San Diego
12. Philadelphia
13. Seattle

How is Denver not on this list?? Doesn't make any sense. Denver should defiantly replace Phoenix. I mean this was written in 2012 but still. Deneve should have a spot on here
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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San Diego definitely has the atmosphere you're looking for. Higher chance you'll make friends within the younger crowd as well and the bars there, especially the ones along the beach are a hit.

Phoenix to me seems bland. Has a nice desert landscape, but I don't think I could live there forever because I'd get bored there instantly. I could totally live in San Diego if I wanted to though. Has a ton of things to do in the area.
Agree San Diego is probably better. The restaurants and bars on or near the coast there will be fun for a bartender in his 20's. Do the "cougars" tip well in San Diego? He will find out.

San Diego also has an excellent craft beer scene.

The coast is especially beautiful in La Jolla and Del Mar a short drive north of SD. If the OP wants to spend any time in the desert, it is not too far east of SD too. Winter and early spring are the best times for that IMO.

In the Valley of the Sun there will be oppressive 100+ temps the entire summer and they can happen in late spring and early autumn, too. San Diego's summer temps will typically be in the 70's and inland areas usually are in the 80's. The OP said he wanted warm temps, not very hot temps.

If the guy is a major pro sports fan, that edge goes to Phoenix, especially after the Chargers left town. Was not one of his priorities though, so will still recommend San Diego.

San Diego is also safer than Phoenix. Some of those people moving to Phoenix in recent years are violent criminals.

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