U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which city to live in?
Las Vegas 57 41.01%
Miami 82 58.99%
Voters: 139. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-10-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
1,791 posts, read 2,125,089 times
Reputation: 1573

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanCheetah View Post
I am surprised by all the Las Vegas responses. Las Vegas to me sucks, you either have the gimmicky and tacky strip or ugly and boring sprawl. Miami a million times over. It at least has culture, interesting neighborhoods and a lot more to do.

Do that many of you really party that hard that you need 24/7 nightlife? I would think with Miami's closing time of 4am that would suffice for most. Unless you go out every singled weekend night and stay out til 6am I don't see what is so attractive about Las Vegas' nightlife.
I would guess that the majority of people move to LV for the new and cheap housing in a pretty city with nice weather. The entertainment is more of an added bonus. This especially applies to people from LA who are tired of renting, and want to build equity in a home.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-10-2015, 11:06 AM
 
5,619 posts, read 13,299,372 times
Reputation: 2880
I'm going to LV for a friend's bday and the hotel is paid for. And being in LA, it's closer. If they were equidistant and the same price, I'd never step foot in LV. And trust me, I don't WANT to live in those nauseating cookie cutter homes. I'd rather live in a dumpy place in MIA. At least I have a world-class city around me. And I do love the Latino culture. I WANT to live with the non-English speakers and the different culture. I love how the fake beaches of MIA are being criticized, yet LV is the epitome of fakeness. It's a fake looking city run on a fake/shallow industry full of fake/plasticized people with a false sense of security that the city won't dry up when the lake is gone. And the classlessness of LV shows in the white trash that populates the fake looking cookie cutter tract homes. The drug of choice for white trash is meth. Meth is a fake drug too. Cocaine is at least real and from a real plant

But for real. LV is the fakest city on this planet. There is no industry there besides The Strip. Yeah I included FTL. Take FTL and Miami Beach off. What's left? One of the largest downtowns in the world, world class dining, shopping, eating, and nightlife. An international cosmopolitan city full of people from all over the world. Take Paradise off and you're left with LV. What's left? A dumpy, run down desert full of cookie cutter homes. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Either we talk about LV (not Paradise which means that The Strip is irrelevant, Henderson, Summerlin, etc.) and Miami (not MB, FTL, etc.). City limits-wise, MIA is clearly the better city. Metro areas that can include other mentioned cities still gives Miami the win in my book, but then the matchup is closer for others.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 01:11 PM
 
2,250 posts, read 1,977,807 times
Reputation: 1501
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessemh431 View Post
I'm going to LV for a friend's bday and the hotel is paid for. And being in LA, it's closer. If they were equidistant and the same price, I'd never step foot in LV. And trust me, I don't WANT to live in those nauseating cookie cutter homes. I'd rather live in a dumpy place in MIA. At least I have a world-class city around me. And I do love the Latino culture. I WANT to live with the non-English speakers and the different culture. I love how the fake beaches of MIA are being criticized, yet LV is the epitome of fakeness. It's a fake looking city run on a fake/shallow industry full of fake/plasticized people with a false sense of security that the city won't dry up when the lake is gone. And the classlessness of LV shows in the white trash that populates the fake looking cookie cutter tract homes. The drug of choice for white trash is meth. Meth is a fake drug too. Cocaine is at least real and from a real plant

But for real. LV is the fakest city on this planet. There is no industry there besides The Strip. Yeah I included FTL. Take FTL and Miami Beach off. What's left? One of the largest downtowns in the world, world class dining, shopping, eating, and nightlife. An international cosmopolitan city full of people from all over the world. Take Paradise off and you're left with LV. What's left? A dumpy, run down desert full of cookie cutter homes. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Either we talk about LV (not Paradise which means that The Strip is irrelevant, Henderson, Summerlin, etc.) and Miami (not MB, FTL, etc.). City limits-wise, MIA is clearly the better city. Metro areas that can include other mentioned cities still gives Miami the win in my book, but then the matchup is closer for others.
Wow well said! While I disagree Miami has one of the largest downtowns in the world, I think you are spot on. Las Vegas to me is a true dump with a tacky strip that appeals to lemmings. Almost everybody that goes there that loves it I have found not to be the brightest. No one goes to Las Vegas to experience culture. To me it represents everything that is wrong with the US. While Miami isn't all it's cracked up to be on TV/Movies, it certainly has culture, and while not a world class city to the standards of Chicago or San Francisco, it's pretty damn close. To me Las Vegas is basically just an Atlantic City or Wisconsin Dells on steroids.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: worldwide
696 posts, read 819,858 times
Reputation: 464
I'm laughing at the people exaggerating at how bad Vegas is, makes me wonder if you've even been to either locations. Just know this, the more they hate, the more they envy. Although Miami is one of my favorite cities as well and does have lots of international culture there is also another side to the coin that the TV and magazines aren't showing you (all of which I know you all don't know MIA very well either because you all fail to see the other side of the coin). Most of the real MIA is below poverty line, there is NO MIDDLE Class you either well off or dead broke. To all the people hating on Vegas realize this, most of Vegas and it's surroundings is above the poverty line so if it takes sacrificing some culture in regards to high quality of life then I am all for it. If it takes having less illegal immigrants for a high quality of life then I am all for it. Miami can keep the 3rd world all the way, I'll take the beautiful well kept surroundings that Vegas has to offer. I'll take the scenery and NATURAL southwest beauty and lack of humidity all day over having to see giant insects in humid flat terrain any day. Miami has a downtown so what so does Vegas which is probably more active then Miami's. So although the beach is nice and some of the neighboring communities are nice in Miami, realize this Miami is not what it's cracked up to be the actual quality of living is below standards for most people there and the weather is only tolerable in the winter and spring. The sports teams suck even the heat after Lebron so I don't see how sports is something to brag about. Miami's entertainment is 1 dimensional and the beach I can imagine get's old fast. I would rather have a variety of things to choose from a higher standard of living and surrounded by Americans and mountains any day of the week without having to deal with the hassles of overcrowdedness of LA/NYC and without having to deal with those awful drivers you find everywhere in Miami. I can bet this, Vegas is 100x better then any dump the people criticizing it are probably from. Miami great place to visit horrible place to live year round. Vegas for overall living wins.

Last edited by cityKing; 06-10-2015 at 02:33 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 02:29 PM
 
5,619 posts, read 13,299,372 times
Reputation: 2880
Not even gonna bother responding to that after I read that you think LV is 100x better than other places, and they're dumps. I'm from LA. I've lived in LA, SF, Bologna, and Madrid. Those cities have more class and culture on one street, maybe even a few blocks, than all of LV. So I'm done responding

Oh and the whole being surrounded by Americans thing? Yeah. I think your racism is showing. Might wanna fix that. And it's a huge reason I dislike LV.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 03:13 PM
 
9,018 posts, read 7,946,526 times
Reputation: 14414
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8to32characters View Post
LOL, you don't even know what you're talking about.

Both Miami and Vegas are cheap because they're for people who can't afford to live in California.
Lol you already know you're a fave of mine on these boards

California rocks
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
4,807 posts, read 2,209,597 times
Reputation: 5998
Quote:
Originally Posted by cityKing View Post
Vegas has 100x better scenery then Miami, the only natural thing Miami has going for it is the ocean.

Everything in Miami is man made including all the beaches that you probably think are natural.

Have you even been to either places? Both are fast paced and international tourist destinations.

Says who you need to be corporate in order to be fast paced? Who made that rule up ? Have you been living under a rock?

Outside the strip is well kept and very clean. Go to Vegas Picture thread in Vegas section you'll get 150 pages of pictures.

Go to Miami's picture thread here you will find only about 48 pages of pictures, that speaks for itself.

Outside of Miami's main areas (downtown/beach areas/around the coast) it's 3rd world how is that classy.
Are you insane? Our beaches are man-made? How about Lake Mead which I just saw a report on NBC News tonight that says it holds 90% of the water Las Vegas uses & the drought is so severe that they built a 3-mile tunnel underneath it to drain the water from the lake to keep Las Vegas from dying of thirst?

How is Miami 3rd. World? or is that your racism showing?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 05:20 PM
 
5,619 posts, read 13,299,372 times
Reputation: 2880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobdreamz View Post
Are you insane? Our beaches are man-made? How about Lake Mead which I just saw a report on NBC News tonight that says it holds 90% of the water Las Vegas uses & the drought is so severe that they built a 3-mile tunnel underneath it to drain the water from the lake to keep Las Vegas from dying of thirst?

How is Miami 3rd. World? or is that your racism showing?
I mean I guess it's man made the way Vegas is. A city was built on it. So the whole world is man made which we know. Most of the Miami islands are natural barrier islands right?

And yeah. I'm going with the racism. Thanks for proving the type of people who like LV.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: worldwide
696 posts, read 819,858 times
Reputation: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobdreamz View Post
Are you insane? Our beaches are man-made? How about Lake Mead which I just saw a report on NBC News tonight that says it holds 90% of the water Las Vegas uses & the drought is so severe that they built a 3-mile tunnel underneath it to drain the water from the lake to keep Las Vegas from dying of thirst?

How is Miami 3rd. World? or is that your racism showing?
Miami Beaches and islands are man made see for yourself :

History of Miami Beach

And for being world class city the median household income is $28,301 see for yourself :

http://www.city-data.com/city/Miami-Florida.html

The fact that only 10% of Miami area is livable doesn't make it a racist statement those are the facts I didn't make it up.

Of course you're probably going to live in denial like the other guy and avoid any real response to the facts I posted above.

He's from Louisville for crying out loud aka the middle of no where yet he apparently knows everything lol what a joke.

Sure blame it on racism and go back to the same cycle of non-sense and living in fantasy land why don't you

Last edited by cityKing; 06-10-2015 at 07:06 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
16,462 posts, read 19,996,430 times
Reputation: 22367
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessemh431 View Post
LV more. Miami is a lot of NYers, old and young, moving to escape snow.

And once again, the cities I have lived in? Don't even start. I don't mean to brag at all, but an entire block of cookie cutter stucco houses in a bland suburb in an ugly desert is probably worth less than 1-2 houses/condos in any of the cities I've lived in.
60% of those that move to Arizona are from the Upper Midwest, as opposed to Las Vegas which equally attracts both Californians and East Coast people, particularly from New York. In fact they even have New York club here, which meets at the New York, New York casino hotel. I work in a LTC/Rehab facility, and I'm always running into ex-New Yorkers with their thick New York accents.

Miami has always been the unadmitted money laundering city of this country, attracting people from all over Central and South America, and it's all but mandatory, to survive Miami, you learn to speak Spanish.

When the Sandanista's took over Nicaragua, the rich, along with the bureaucrats, all flew out of there to Miami with their bags of cash. When Chavez came to power in Venezuela, the rich had already packed their bags, headed for Miami. Anytime there's political chaos, anywhere in South/Central America, the rich are right there to speed away to their condo's in Miami. Even before Castro came to power, the rich has already relocated to Miami/Florida.

I live in East Central Las Vegas, no cookie cutter houses in the older areas of Las Vegas like where I live, and there's the near west side with the Scotch 80's neighborhood where the mayor lives. Older 50's/60's homes, and you'll find that in the Huntridge and Paradise Palms Districts as well, one of kind houses. And then, also on the near East Side, Hazel Crest, Oak Crest, Flamingo Crest, Winchester and other areas.

I wouldn't be caught dead living in one of those newer master planned, cookie cutter developments in the Valley.

Here, in the older areas, you'll still find many with their green lawns intact, stubbornly refusing to succumb to desert landscaping!
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top