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View Poll Results: Phoenix vs. Atlanta
Phoenix 34 38.20%
Atlanta 55 61.80%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2015, 05:55 AM
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Phoenix is growing just as much as Atlanta is, and I prefer Phoenix.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Culture - Phoenix
Affordability - Atlanta
Food - Atlanta
Weather - Phoenix
Variety - Atlanta
Lifestyle - Phoenix
Outdoors - Hmmm
Natural resources - Hmmm
Colleges / universities - No contest. Atlanta.
Shopping - Tie

Both cities are nice places to live in. Atlanta needs to work on infrastructure while Phoenix needs to work on its downtown and infill. I would live in in either city.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Culture Atlanta
Affordability tie
Food Atlanta
Weather Atlanta
Variety ?
Lifestyle Atlanta
Outdoors Phoenix
Natural resources Atlanta
Colleges / universities Atlanta
Anything else
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Reseda (heart of the SFV)
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There may not be an obesity epidemic in Atlanta, but Metro Atlanta is much more obese than Phoenix, make no mistake about it. Metro Atlanta has an obesity rate of 28.7% while Phoenix has an obesity rate of only 22.8%. I steadfastly stand by my assertion that Phoenix beats ATL hands down in the lifestyles category.


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Old 05-27-2015, 11:20 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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There may not be an obesity epidemic in Atlanta, but Metro Atlanta is much more obese than Phoenix, make no mistake about it. Metro Atlanta has an obesity rate of 28.7% while Phoenix has an obesity rate of only 22.8%. I steadfastly stand by my assertion that Phoenix beats ATL hands down in the lifestyles category.


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As someone that loves and is familiar with both, no.

Have you ever been to Atlanta?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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And how does Phoenix win in natural resources? I think it and higher ed definitely belong to Atlanta. The others are subjective, although I prefer Atlanta in most of them.
The only thing I remember hearing was water supply issues as growth continues in the future for both cities.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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There may not be an obesity epidemic in Atlanta, but Metro Atlanta is much more obese than Phoenix, make no mistake about it. Metro Atlanta has an obesity rate of 28.7% while Phoenix has an obesity rate of only 22.8%. I steadfastly stand by my assertion that Phoenix beats ATL hands down in the lifestyles category.


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Yet Phoenix has a higher proportion of individuals classified as overweight. "Lifestyles" is a very subjective category, so I'm not sure why that's being tied only to obesity levels.

And simply using BMI to determine overweight/obesity levels is flawed anyway.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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There may not be an obesity epidemic in Atlanta, but Metro Atlanta is much more obese than Phoenix, make no mistake about it. Metro Atlanta has an obesity rate of 28.7% while Phoenix has an obesity rate of only 22.8%. I steadfastly stand by my assertion that Phoenix beats ATL hands down in the lifestyles category.


Obesity Rates for States, Metro Areas
Did you just ignore where it said ,41% are overweight in Phoenix versus 33.9% in Atlanta?
Even the population that is a healthy weight is higher in Atlanta so how that averages out to Phoenix having less of an issuse makes no sense because the stats are there.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Both these cities have grown immensely in the past 20 years. Both of these cities are sort of "overflows" from adjacent regions (Northeast/Midwest for ATL, California for Phoenix). Both of these cities are relatively inland cities, hundreds of miles away from the coast. Both are anchors for a region of the country. These two sunbelt cities, while look different, have a lot in common.

Based on these criteria, which one do you prefer?

Culture
Affordability
Food
Weather
Variety
Lifestyle
Outdoors
Natural resources
Colleges / universities
Anything else
Culture: tie
Affordability: PHX
Food: tie
Weather: PHX - ATL's rain, humidity, ice storms, tornadoes, etc, can suck it.
Variety: of what?
Lifestyle: PHX - by a wide margin
Outdoors: PHX - by a long shot
Natural resources: PHX
Colleges/universities: tie

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Old 05-29-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Culture: tie
Affordability: PHX
Food: tie
Weather: PHX - ATL's rain, humidity, ice storms, tornadoes, etc, can suck it.
Variety: of what?
Lifestyle: PHX - by a wide margin
Outdoors: PHX - by a long shot
Natural resources: PHX
Colleges/universities: tie
So can your haboobs

And Emory and Georgia Tech alone far outclass all of Arizona's schools.
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