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View Poll Results: DMV metro area or LA metro area?
DMV - 5.8 mil 29 31.87%
LA - 9.8 mil 62 68.13%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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1. LA CSA is almost twice the size of Chicago

2. Those metro areas are both more dense, and more importantly have way better transit, a la DC. In fact NY, Chi, DC are probably the top 3 metro areas in the country in transit, LA is currently way behind each.
LA squeezes 17 million in about 5-6k sq miles, Chicago fits 9 million in about 8k sq miles.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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DMV does NOT have better universities than LA.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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DMV does NOT have better universities than LA.
Seriously. People bash the school system in California a lot. Of course, it's K-12 schools leave a lot to be desired. But the community college and university system in California is well ahead of many states. Especially considering, at least for LA Metro; Cal-Tech, UCLA, and USC are all within 30-45 minutes of each other and are major players in the amount of quality, educated graduates they churn out.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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DMV does NOT have better universities than LA.

Are you serious lol the Washington dc - Baltimore corridor have way higher ranked schools versus Los angeles - orange county corridor. University of Maryland, American, George Washington, John Hopkins, US Naval Academy, Catholic, Howard, St. Mary's College of Maryland. All ranked colleges. Univ of MD is has the 2nd highest coming out of college salary at 55k (public universities), only other higher one is UC Berkeley. Howard university is the first historically black college in the united states.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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There are a lot of things that the DMV area has advantage over LA, transit, better schools (on all levels), quality of living, higher paying jobs, more educated work force, centralized EC location bordering two major regions of the U.S., rather than being "stuck in SoCal" and a plane ride away from the next region, you can just drive two hours north or south. Traffic in LA is worse and the region is too spread out to consider a "city" it's almost a small country as widespread as Los Angeles region is. There is very little cohesion in those far flung areas of LA just massive amounts of sprawl, which does not make a city/metro "better."

With that said Los Angeles by most people's opinion will probably considered "better" simply in the eyes of the media. That city is marketed to be a "destination" type of place where they market DC as a "government town" although that is not hardly all the DC metro area brings to the table since it is one of the more diverse metros with LA included. Even more diverse than places like Chicago etc.

The DC area is a top 5 metro, LA is obviously larger, but let's not act like as a whole DC's metro doesn't punch well above its weight because it does.

I second this post*
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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OP has a limited vocabulary. I think by desolate he/she meant "run down."

Sure, I would concede that of the two, Southern California is the more gritty or run down. In the suburbs (outside of those occasional TOD nodes), DC has a country-fried vibe while in LA's suburbs are often just as dense as inner city city neighborhoods.
No, I meant hat LA is desolated, it's run down too though. There are a lot of vacant buildings and empty spots that need to be filled. Just because there are people everywhere you look doesn't mean the town doesn't look desolate. Then those plastic signs...

desolate

VERB
[ ˈdesəˌlāt ]

verb: desolate third person present: desolates past tense: desolated past participle: desolated present participle: desolating

  1. make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare:
    "the droughts that desolated the dry plains"
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Gross Metropolitan product (GMP) 831 billion (2008) 3rd largest world economy after New York City, and Tokyo

LAX have more A380 flights of any US airport and more international flights than Dulles.

Natural beauty, mountains, beaches obviously LA, Scenic 101

Not really fair or reasonable to measure DMV versus LA. They are in totally different leagues.

Yes the people may be fake but don't get it twisted and try to compare the two in other parameters.

Spirituality - William Seymour, Aimee McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Fred Price, Jack Hayford from LA. I don't know of any Spiritual leaders whether you agree or disagree with had a impact worldwide.

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Gross Metropolitan product (GMP) 831 billion (2008) 3rd largest world economy after New York City, and Tokyo

LAX have more A380 flights of any US airport and more international flights than Dulles.

Natural beauty, mountains, beaches obviously LA

Not really fair or reasonable to measure DMV versus LA. They are in totally different leagues.

Yes the people may be fake but don't get it twisted and try to compare the two in other parameters.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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It's funny, of all the nationalities that the OP named as a reason why he prefers DC to LA, LA also has a large abundance of those nationalities. LA has alot of Ethiopians, Salvadorans, and Koreans.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Are you serious lol the Washington dc - Baltimore corridor have way higher ranked schools versus Los angeles - orange county corridor. University of Maryland, American, George Washington, John Hopkins, US Naval Academy, Catholic, Howard, St. Mary's College of Maryland. All ranked colleges. Univ of MD is has the 2nd highest coming out of college salary at 55k (public universities), only other higher one is UC Berkeley. Howard university is the first historically black college in the united states.
You are kidding right? Johns Hopkins is located in Baltimore which is an hour away from DC.

U.S. News and World Reports national ranking has three schools in the Top 25 in Los Angeles County: UCLA, USC and Caltech (which is about 12 miles north of downtown LA in Pasadena).

National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges

Washington, DC only has one in the Top 25 (Georgetown at No. 23). The next highest is George Washington University which is tied with LA's Pepperdine University (at No. 54).
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