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View Poll Results: Which city to live in?
Las Vegas 57 41.01%
Miami 82 58.99%
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Miami is a real city with some of the best beaches in the world. The clubs are open later. There is actually a city outside of South Beach. You have the downtown area, Coral Gables, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, and plenty of other real cities that function without South Beach.
Miami is a real city but so is Vegas. FYI Miami beach, Coral Gables, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale are all neighboring cities not Miami itself which I know you want to count as one but they are not. Miami is TINY geographically speaking as in 55 Sq Miles LOL! Let's not forget it is in hurricane zone and is only 6 ft above water, what's going to happen when a massive hurricane hits and sinks the entire region of south fl then what? Let's not forget all of Florida looks exactly the same with all it's boring setting it's in, the ENTIRE state looks the same, flat/humid/palm trees, beach I would get bored quick looking at that.


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LV has the strip. Woo. Fun. How many times can you go to a casino and lose money? How many times can you go to the massive clubs full of tourists? Leave South Beach and it's mainly locals (aside from tourist season in Ft Lauderdale). The monotony of the tract suburbs in LV is nauseating. I've never seen something so grotesque in a city in my life. It's not a city. It's giant maze of suburban homes that look exactly the same. It's a sterile environment filled with not-so-sterile people. There is no culture outside of the Strip.
All Miami has going for it is a beach, ha.. That's all I hear " we have a beach" so what? Some of us could care less about a beach. Vegas has on par nightlife, better entertainment, and more things to do outside of gambling then just see a beach and hit up overpriced tightly packed nightclubs. At least in Vegas clubs aren't overcrowded and overpriced. If you explore Miami outside it's main spots (outside the beach/coast/downtown) it's a 3rd world cesspool. I'll take well kept neighborhoods, higher median income, higher standard of living in Vegas even if it means having tract homes. Miami is a city built for immigrants and most the population doesn't even speak english. No sorry, that's somewhere I don't want to be, vacation great, to live no just no.

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The mountains are nice to look at, but can you go swimming, boating, diving, jet skiing, etc. in the mountains? Mountains don't have beaches. Miami has the Keys and the Everglades nearby and some of the best beaches in the world. LV has a desert. A giant, massive, hot, dry, boring, barren desert.
Once again, obsessed with the only thing Miami has to offer : The beach. The beach is fun, no doubt about it but not when the world revolves entirely around the beach because that's the main thing to do their. Don't forget all these beaches you are obsessed about are all man made, read about them, the entire city of Miami is man made other then the ocean you seem to love so much. Vegas on the other hand has natural southwestern beauty, if I get tired of downtown or the strip or anywhere, at least I know I have real outdoor activities to go and see real natural beauty and not some swamp of a backyard full with mosquitos. Yuck, that's another thing Miami has is awful humidity and giant insects and who wants to be somewhere that feels like a Sauna where you are wet and sticky all the time? No thanks I'll take the massive, hot, dry, boring, barren desert any day of the week.


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I think of all the major cities in the US, LV is the last I'd ever live in. Because there is no city. It's a massive, ugly suburb where everything looks the same surrounding a giant tourist street. I can't think of another major US cities that exudes such low-classness. Sorry to people that live there, but I really don't find that city to have any class at all. And yes, I've been there plenty and to the neighborhoods. My grandparents live there.
It's no problem if you'd never live in Vegas but to not call it a real city is a joke lol Vegas is just as much a real city as any other city in the United States or in the World. Massive Vegas is not, Massive is Los Angeles, or New York, not Vegas which is comfortably midsize and not overcrowded with idiot drivers like in Miami. Vegas has real American's did you know that? Real people that actually speak english and choose live nice suburbs that are actually modern and well kept as opposed to the 3rd world that most Miami residents live in. Sorry but if Vegas lacks class, you need to reevaluate Miami and check the crime stats and compare. Take a look at Memorial Day weekend in Miami and tell me that's class. Take a look of the real Miami outside of the beach, downtown, coastal cities and you will find something other then class. Miami is nice but let's not hype it up more then it really is a whole.

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Old 06-09-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Miami is a real city but so is Vegas. FYI Miami beach, Coral Gables, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale are all neighboring cities not Miami itself which I know you want to count as one but they are not. Miami is TINY geographically speaking as in 55 Sq Miles LOL! Let's not forget it is in hurricane zone and is only 6 ft above water, what's going to happen when a massive hurricane hits and sinks the entire region of south fl then what? Let's not forget all of Florida looks exactly the same with all it's boring setting it's in, the ENTIRE state looks the same, flat/humid/palm trees, beach I would get bored quick looking at that.




All Miami has going for it is a beach, ha.. That's all I hear " we have a beach" so what? Some of us could care less about a beach. Vegas has on par nightlife, better entertainment, and more things to do outside of gambling then just see a beach and hit up overpriced tightly packed nightclubs. At least in Vegas clubs aren't overcrowded and overpriced. If you explore Miami outside it's main spots (outside the beach/coast/downtown) it's a 3rd world cesspool. I'll take well kept neighborhoods, higher median income, higher standard of living in Vegas even if it means having tract homes. Miami is a city built for immigrants and most the population doesn't even speak english. No sorry, that's somewhere I don't want to be, vacation great, to live no just no.



Once again, obsessed with the only thing Miami has to offer : The beach. The beach is fun, no doubt about it but not when the world revolves entirely around the beach because that's the main thing to do their. Don't forget all these beaches you are obsessed about are all man made, read about them, the entire city of Miami is man made other then the ocean you seem to love so much. Vegas on the other hand has natural southwestern beauty, if I get tired of downtown or the strip or anywhere, at least I know I have real outdoor activities to go and see real natural beauty and not some swamp of a backyard full with mosquitos. Yuck, that's another thing Miami has is awful humidity and giant insects and who wants to be somewhere that feels like a Sauna where you are wet and sticky all the time? No thanks I'll take the massive, hot, dry, boring, barren desert any day of the week.




It's no problem if you'd never live in Vegas but to not call it a real city is a joke lol Vegas is just as much a real city as any other city in the United States or in the World. Massive Vegas is not, Massive is Los Angeles, or New York, not Vegas which is comfortably midsize and not overcrowded with idiot drivers like in Miami. Vegas has real American's did you know that? Real people that actually speak english and choose live nice suburbs that are actually modern and well kept as opposed to the 3rd world that most Miami residents live in. Sorry but if Vegas lacks class, you need to reevaluate Miami and check the crime stats and compare. Take a look at Memorial Day weekend in Miami and tell me that's class. Take a look of the real Miami outside of the beach, downtown, coastal cities and you will find something other then class. Miami is nice but let's not hype it up more then it really is a whole.
Why are you hating on the beach? I would take that one million times over some tacky strip of hotels and nightclubs. Also Miami Beach is more than just the beach, it has awesome restaurants, shopping, nightlife and people from all over the world. In Miami you are surrounded by Europeans and Latin Americans, which gives it a nice flavor. In Las Vegas you are surrounded pretty much by Americans, and none of them are there looking for culture. Las Vegas is just ugh to me. A great representation of the things I hate about the US. Greed, classless, tacky and wasteful.

I would take the following over Las Vegas any day. Bet you didn't know Miami had these types of hoods:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMcEpSbxNI8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx0YAZKrsM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOKpBoKicNU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K25XFD_6XU

Yeah Las Vegas has nothing like those places.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the support, Urban. And yeah, just Miami Beach beats LV.

Also, I find it laughable that you won't include Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, etc. but you include Paradise, NV. The Las Vegas Strip is mostly located in Paradise, not LV. So by that standard, LV is a laughable joke of a suburb of Paradise.

"Real people that actually speak english and choose live nice suburbs that are actually modern and well kept as opposed to the 3rd world that most Miami residents live in."
Am I sensing a bit of racism here? So people that live in Miami aren't real people since they don't speak English? Those suburbs you speak of are the nastiest places in the country. Planned suburban communities like that make me wanna barf all over them. I actually prefer Miami because a lot of the people DON'T speak English. As Urban said, LV is such low-class American culture. There is no culture or industry away from the Strip really. There are some things, but nearly the entire economy runs on the Strip. Miami, meanwhile, is one of the most international and cosmopolitan destinations in the world filled with world-class hotels, shopping, beaches, homes, etc. and is basically the financial and entertainment capital of Latin America.

LV isn't a real city. Where can you walk around LV like you can downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, etc. in a nice, urban area? All of LV is a giant, ugly, fake suburb (not a city).

LV has no major league sports teams. There is a single mediocre university. The only reason people go to LV is to get drunk and support a consumer society. Miami, however, is an actual destination city with plenty of class and culture.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the support, Urban. And yeah, just Miami Beach beats LV.

Also, I find it laughable that you won't include Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, etc. but you include Paradise, NV. The Las Vegas Strip is mostly located in Paradise, not LV. So by that standard, LV is a laughable joke of a suburb of Paradise.

"Real people that actually speak english and choose live nice suburbs that are actually modern and well kept as opposed to the 3rd world that most Miami residents live in."
Am I sensing a bit of racism here? So people that live in Miami aren't real people since they don't speak English? Those suburbs you speak of are the nastiest places in the country. Planned suburban communities like that make me wanna barf all over them. I actually prefer Miami because a lot of the people DON'T speak English. As Urban said, LV is such low-class American culture. There is no culture or industry away from the Strip really. There are some things, but nearly the entire economy runs on the Strip. Miami, meanwhile, is one of the most international and cosmopolitan destinations in the world filled with world-class hotels, shopping, beaches, homes, etc. and is basically the financial and entertainment capital of Latin America.

LV isn't a real city. Where can you walk around LV like you can downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, etc. in a nice, urban area? All of LV is a giant, ugly, fake suburb (not a city).

LV has no major league sports teams. There is a single mediocre university. The only reason people go to LV is to get drunk and support a consumer society. Miami, however, is an actual destination city with plenty of class and culture.
It's too bad only 10% of Dade county is worth seeing (coastal areas/downtown areas) and that you have to resort to adding Ft Lauderdale and other cities that are in the OUTSKIRTS of Miami to give MIA credit. Paradise and Vegas are practically connected so what ? If you took Miami Beaches out of the picture what do you have exactly ? Cuba ? Detroit ? Those beaches you seem to fascinate about are completely manufactured just like the rest of the city outside the atlantic there is NO NATURAL BEAUTY. At least in Vegas their is some opportunity for people in Miami the REAL Miami all you get are some of the worse hoods in America. Yeah you make fun of suburbs of Vegas that you probably could never afford to live in yourself, but you cant tell me you would choose living in the 3rd world of Miami over Vegas you may say it but I will never believe it. Vegas attracts just as many international people I would say as Miami however most of these aren't their main population of RESIDENTS. Miami is basically just a newer version of Cuba you didn't forget we live in America did you? There is plenty outside of the Strip ever heard of downtown area? Vegas has taken over Miami in nightlift, entertainment and yeah no pro football (dolphins suck), Marlins or pro basketball (they fell off after lebron) I'd rather see pro boxing and UFC fights, comedy shows, and other sources of entertainment that aren't 1 dimensional and mainstream. You talk about how mediocre LV's university is but let's talk about how overrated UM when was the last time that university was recognize for anything? Much less their pro sports? You realize UM Football plays their games at Sun Life stadium and not their own right? If LV is a giant ugly fake suburb, then that makes Miami a tiny 3rd world city that wouldn't be anything without it's man made beach you are obsessed about. Miami is vacation spot at best it is unlivable the rest of the time due to horrible weather, and being 90% 3rd world.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:53 PM
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Let's not forget all of Florida looks exactly the same with all it's boring setting it's in, the ENTIRE state looks the same, flat/humid/palm trees, beach I would get bored quick looking at that.
Any credibility you may think you have when it comes to the subject of Florida just evaporated with this single sentence.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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I always love how threads like these go with two people that have vastly different interests and preferences arguing for why there preferences are better. For me, Vegas wins because of what it's surrounded by. It's about the most diverse (and some of the most awestriking landscape on earth within 2 hours), also never been much of a beach person. It's okay, but I prefer hiking, etc , and hiking on Mt Charleston is something I could do comfortably in the middle of the summer , whereas I've found Florida heat to be too hot to be comfortable.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:55 PM
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Vegas all the way.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:33 AM
 
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Lol, people act like they're above everything Vegas has to offer, but if given a chance, you just know they'd vacation there in an instant. haha

Vegas is definitely a real city that has more to offer than just gambling. Those hotels are filled with things to do and the entertainment options are amazing. The shopping is amazing. The food is a amazing. People really sell Vegas short. It's a new city that's largely suburban outside of the Strip, but how can anyone say it's not a real city?
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:12 AM
 
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I'd rather live/vacation in either one rather than some hipster city.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Lol, people act like they're above everything Vegas has to offer, but if given a chance, you just know they'd vacation there in an instant. haha
I've never gone to Vegas unless the whole deal was paid for. Not my thing at all. There are distractions, but after 2-3 days, then what? I'd rather go to almost any other major city.
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