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View Poll Results: Which city to live in?
Las Vegas 57 40.71%
Miami 83 59.29%
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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I'm not really sure what Vegas beats Miami on except casinos and proximity to mountains. Even nightlife is better in Miami unless Vegas has some event going on. Vegas is also far hotter than Miami in the summer and far colder in the winter. Is landlocked and in a desert. Far smaller, and has no prevailing culture except American gaudiness and materialism. At least Miami is soaked in a latino milieu and embraces far more types of materialism: see Russian glamour in Sunny Isles or Jewish glamor in Surfside. Miami is more international. Miami has the beach. Miami has better food. Miami has better shopping. Miami is closer to more international destinations but farther to more domestic destinations. Miami is far more international.

In the end of the day, if the strip fell into the desert Vegas itself would probably become a ghost town. If South Beach (Miami's equivalent to the strip) would fall into the Ocean, Miami would still thrive. Yes it would get less tourism, but the city would still be a city.

Anyways Miami and Vegas are not really comparable. A better comparison is Orlando and Vegas.
You're not sure how Vegas beats Miami? How about overall living and quality of life ? Entertainment , Natural Scenery, Lower Crime Rate, Outdoor Activities? Vegas and Miami are both known for nightlife, the difference? Miami's nightlife is 1 dimensional and all the clubs their are overcrowded like sardines and incredibly overpriced. In Vegas clubs are larger and not as difficult to get into and price wise it's more appropriate. Vegas is hotter then Miami in the Summer ? It's a matter of high temps + dry heat(Vegas) vs high temps + humidity (Miami) which do you think is going to be worse? I hope you're not thinking Vegas. Beyond the summer which isn't even that bad and is greatly exaggerated , the rest of they year it's very comfortable and you still get mild seasons wheras in Miami the only time it is nice is in the Winter/Spring, fall also happens to suck in Miami as that is hurricane season, in Vegas their is none of that. Have you even been to Vegas ? How does Vegas not have any culture their are people from all over the world and a large percentage of the residents are Latino with a black and asian community :http://www.city-data.com/city/Las-Vegas-Nevada.html having a large population of illegal immigrants doesn't make a city diverse in itself. Vegas has more appeal to Americans because we did not forget it's still apart of America! How can you say Miami has better food ? Shopping? When they are on par if at anything at all? Do you have proof ? Even been to Vegas?? LOL!

At the end of the day Miami without a beach is a Cuban version of Detroit. The city depends on Tourism just as much as any other major destination if you took tourism off it, it wouldn't be half of what it is. You and others really love to hype up Miami to more then it really is, when realistically all it is a flat humid swamp with only the coastline and downtown to enjoy. It's great if you are South America or an illegal immigrant, if you're well off or vacationing other then that uninhabitable. Vegas has a much higher standard of living outside of the strip it doesn't have giant insects or brain dead drivers of Miami.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Miami's nightlife is 1 dimensional and all the clubs their are overcrowded like sardines and incredibly overpriced.
Vegas nightlife isn't one dimensional?
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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Vegas nightlife isn't one dimensional?
Vegas actually has variety to choose from in Miami you already know what you get to choose from.

Vegas is the entertainment capital for a reason, soon Miami will be just another beach town.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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I'm not a big fan of either. But given a choice, it's certainly Miami for me.

Las Vegas feels so artificial that I have a hard time believing anyone can take a city like that seriously. But maybe that's the whole point, I don't know. LOL.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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My vote goes for Miami. The different cultures, warmth and a gateway to all things South have it's advantages in my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Vegas actually has variety to choose from in Miami you already know what you get to choose from.
You mean EDM or Hip Hop? Or Hip Hop or EDM? Avicii or Lil' Jon? Or maybe Elton John?

I don't think Vegas has much variety...at least not compared to a much larger metro like Miami.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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You mean EDM or Hip Hop? Or Hip Hop or EDM? Avicii or Lil' Jon? Or maybe Elton John?
Yes you described Miami well except I would replace Elton John with Pitbull.

At least in Vegas you get different genres , different sources of entertainment outside of the clubs.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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At least in Vegas you get different genres , different sources of entertainment outside of the clubs.
So that means Britney Spears and Shakira on back to back nights?

Vegas is simply not going to have the options Miami has. It's a much smaller metro with an economy that is entirely (not just heavily) dependent on entertaining people from other places.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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So that means Britney Spears and Shakira on back to back nights?

Vegas is simply not going to have the options Miami has. It's a much smaller metro with an economy that is entirely (not just heavily) dependent on entertaining people from other places.
You mean more Enrique Iglescias, DJ Khaled and Flo Rida?

Vegas has many more options then Miami has, Miami is played out.

As a city itself Miami is tiny and crowded , overpriced and overrated.

Miami is entirely dependent on tourism and Carnival Cruises and the culture of the illegal immigrants.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Vegas is either large megaclubs for tourists to get wasted at, or dumpy dive bars for locals. Miami has actual destinations for locals. Like in LA too. In LA, we have Hollywood for tourists, but a lot of the best clubs open till 4-7am are there, so locals go there for special shows. Miami has Miami Beach for that. But away from those two destinations, there are plenty of neighborhoods for locals to hang out at nice lounges and local bars. Miami has a better dining scene. In LV it's either hotel restaurants, buffets, or chain restaurants. Miami has a good local food scene.

And I clearly said I'm from LA. I've only been in Louisville for 1 year. So yes, I do have an opinion on this. I'm from and live part-time in the city that sends it's rejects to LV. LV is where LA goes for a weekend to get blackout drunk because that's all there is to do there. Miami is an actual city. LV is not. If it wasn't for The Strip, LV would be a giant desert valley with a few desert rats and meth addicts. Miami would continue to function as an international destination city with world-class nightlife, world-class restaurants, and more culture in 3 blocks. Sorry that you find Miami to be third world because there happen to be a lot of Cubans. I wasn't aware that Miami is a third world country. Yeah, there's some poor areas, but every city has poor areas. You're telling me that North Vegas isn't ghetto and full of crime and illegal immigrants?

And let's establish one thing. Are we talking about the LV Metro and Miami Metro? Or LV City and Miami City? Because, unlike most cities, LV doesn't even rely on LV to function. In Miami, Miami can support itself and has plenty going on within city limits. In LA, LA has its own beaches and culture and nightclubs and sporting venues and mountains and real destinations. Same with SF, Chicago, DC, NYC, and NEARLY EVERY OTHER CITY IN THE WORLD! LV is basically nothing without Paradise. Downtown LV is the bargain/trashy version of an already trashy industry. The rest of the city of LV is nothing.
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