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View Poll Results: Which one is your personal choice to live in for the long-term?
Chicago 58 43.61%
Boston 37 27.82%
Philadelphia 38 28.57%
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Chicago is going to win this because Philadelphia and Boston are too similar. People who prefer a traditional urban experience (a la Europe) will be split between Boston and Philadelphia. This leaves Chicago, which is the quintessential American city of detached homes and a core of tall skyscrapers, providing the urban experience most Americans are most familiar with (and seem to prefer).
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:09 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Chicago is going to win this because Philadelphia and Boston are too similar. People who prefer a traditional urban experience (a la Europe) will be split between Boston and Philadelphia. This leaves Chicago, which is the quintessential American city of detached homes and a core of tall skyscrapers, providing the urban experience most Americans are most familiar with (and seem to prefer).
Yes it does....






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Old 04-30-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I'd chose Philly. I'm fairly familiar with that city, It would remind me of home, and is right up the street from my hometown (Baltimore), and most importantly, the winters are tolerable.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:56 PM
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I don't like Chicago, and it's a tough call between Boston and Philadelphia. But I'd have to say Boston.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia clearly doesn't have the awesome setting on the lake which Chicago has, but it's been building up the highrise core as of late.



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Old 05-01-2015, 01:18 AM
 
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Chicago without a question! Philly is a close second.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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I love all three of these places. Chose Chicago because it's got the right mix of amenities, scale, transit and gritty urbanity. I'm there a lot anyway these days. It'd be my number two choice in the US after NYC.

Boston is great, if a little too expensive for what it is. There's a sense of history and place there that I love. Definitely carries its colonial past with it, and that's a good thing. I love New England: on balance, it's my favorite region in the country. I'm keeping an eye on Philadelphia. The city is really looking ahead.

Cities East of the Mississippi will generally get a thumbs up from me.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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There are a ton of Chicago forumers on C-D, some Philly forumers, and almost no Boston forumers. So we already know the poll results, as people tend to just vote for their city. Boston is guaranteed to finish last, and Chicago guaranteed to finish first, regardless of anything said in this thread.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Word.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Even if it's a big city in the middle of nowhere?
Small towns are skidmarks on a map to me.

If they can serve their purpose to me without any issues occurring, then fine, I guess I would have a serviceable time when going through them. To me a small town serves a functional purpose; a place I stop to fill up gas, stretch my legs and make a phone call or two while walking around, get some food, possibly take a break for half-an-hour, and then get the heck out of there and onto where I need to go.

That is it. Otherwise, I hate small towns, worldwide, hate them. Only have managed to like a few of them from all the ones I have seen throughout the world. Again, I already told you, I have zero problem with Boston. I like the city and if it wasn't for its rather isolated location from the rest of the Northeast Corridor, horrid winter climate, lack of entertainment options that consume my hobbies, and somewhat noticeably "small" city feel then I would like it more the way I do Chicago. Those small towns in the Midwest or New England though? Forget it. Wont ever get a chance from me.

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