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Old 11-06-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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lol since you both answered me, I'll go ahead and answer you both regarding: Chicago vs Boston vs Philadelphia

Chicago. I think all things considered, all three have enough pros to make this a really tight consideration for my family. But we own a condo in Chicago and I used to live there so that tips the scales in its favor.

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia?
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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lol since you both answered me, I'll go ahead and answer you both regarding: Chicago vs Boston vs Philadelphia

Chicago. I think all things considered, all three have enough pros to make this a really tight consideration for my family. But we own a condo in Chicago and I used to live there so that tips the scales in its favor.

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia?
I should probably recuse myself from this one, but since I believe I've answered a "St. Louis vs. Kansas City" comparison, I'll weigh in here too.

Pittsburgh is the second most spectacularly situated city, topographically speaking, in the United States, just behind San Francisco. And the core city has made an impressive comeback since the disappearance of the steel industry.

But its region hasn't - it remains severely depressed, and people continue to leave it. Sheesh, they've even been leaving Pittsburgh itself, or at least Allegheny County, over the last four years.

Not to mention that its downtown isn't as lively after dark as Philadelphia's is.

Pittsburgh has the stronger tech economy, but the Philadelphia region remains Pennsylvania's economic engine. The quality of life here is high, the cost of living reasonable by East Coast standards, and you can be in New York or Washington in under two hours if you need to be.

Not that I feel I need to be in either of those cities, though I enjoy visiting them.

So: Philadelphia by a mile - or 300.

Columbia, Mo., or Columbia, S.C.?
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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I should probably recuse myself from this one, but since I believe I've answered a "St. Louis vs. Kansas City" comparison, I'll weigh in here too.

Pittsburgh is the second most spectacularly situated city, topographically speaking, in the United States, just behind San Francisco. And the core city has made an impressive comeback since the disappearance of the steel industry.

But its region hasn't - it remains severely depressed, and people continue to leave it. Sheesh, they've even been leaving Pittsburgh itself, or at least Allegheny County, over the last four years.

Not to mention that its downtown isn't as lively after dark as Philadelphia's is.

Pittsburgh has the stronger tech economy, but the Philadelphia region remains Pennsylvania's economic engine. The quality of life here is high, the cost of living reasonable by East Coast standards, and you can be in New York or Washington in under two hours if you need to be.

Not that I feel I need to be in either of those cities, though I enjoy visiting them.

So: Philadelphia by a mile - or 300.

Columbia, Mo., or Columbia, S.C.?
Columbia, SC. IMO, it's an underrated smaller metro. Has a surprising amount to do there. Love its proximity to Charlotte, Charleston, and Atlanta. Columbia, MO is a nice place, but not to the degree of Columbia, SC.

Syracuse, NY or Burlington, VT?
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Burlington, VT because I'm moving there in four months

Greenville, SC or Charlottesville, VA?
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Burlington, VT because I'm moving there in four months

Greenville, SC or Charlottesville, VA?
Greenville, SC for sure. A large city with more to offer.

Murfreesboro, TN or Cary, NC?
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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Greenville, SC for sure. A large city with more to offer.

Murfreesboro, TN or Cary, NC?
Murfreesboro. I prefer the Nashville area to the Raleigh/Durham area. More to do overall.

Omaha, NE or Madison, WI?
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Murfreesboro. I prefer the Nashville area to the Raleigh/Durham area. More to do overall.

Omaha, NE or Madison, WI?
Madison. And it's not even close.

Redondo Beach, CA or Alexandria, VA?
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Madison. And it's not even close.

Redondo Beach, CA or Alexandria, VA?
Oh my goodness! That's a tough one. They're both expensive, so that cancels that out. I love the DC are and 4-season climates. But I love the beach and the many recreational assets of the LA area. I'll go with Redondo Beach.

Colorado Springs, CO or Ft. Collins, CO?
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Oh my goodness! That's a tough one. They're both expensive, so that cancels that out. I love the DC are and 4-season climates. But I love the beach and the many recreational assets of the LA area. I'll go with Redondo Beach.

Colorado Springs, CO or Ft. Collins, CO?
I have an aunt in Redondo Beach an uncle in Alexandria .

I actually purposed this match up a few days ago. I think I'll go with Colorado Springs. I've never been and there are some things that are off-putting to me but I certainly wasn't impressed with my visit to Fort Collins.

Fort Lauderdale or Virginia Beach?
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Fort Lauderdale! I love it down there. The weather, the diversity, the food -- all of it wins over VB, handily!

Ann Arbor, MI or Indianapolis, IN?
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