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View Poll Results: Sacramento, CA vs Richmond, VA
Sacramento, CA 55 54.46%
Richmond, VA 50 49.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 101. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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Here are two river cities that seem to be consistently underrated and are in the shadow of larger cities.

A few interesting comparisons...

Downtown Sac vs Downtown RVA
Midtown vs The Fan
Old Town vs Shockoe Bottom
K Street vs Carytown
Broadway vs Broad St.
etc.

While from a total city & metro population Sacramento is twice the size (give or take) it seems to be a different story when it comes to the downtown & surrounding neighborhoods. They seem closely matched with Sac having about 30,000 & Richmond with that many just attending UVC next to downtown.

So what say you?

Which is better for:

1. Nightlife/Dating

2. People/Everyday Living

Sacramento seems to be California friendly meets Midwestern.

Richmond seems to be a mix of southern hospitality meets Mid-Atlantic.

3. Food (with specific types that are good in each)

4. Walkability within the intercity and close neighborhoods

5. Weather/Nature Activities mixed with city life
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:12 AM
 
Location: California x North Carolina (soon)...
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Wow! I was born in one, raised in the other...

I haven't been to Sacramento since '90, and I was born in '89. My biological father, two brothers, one sister, and a host of extended family I've never met still live out there...

I don't know enough about Sac to really compare, so I'll sit this out and see what city data can offer. I doubt many people have been to both....

I will say that the most recent GaWC ranked Richmond a whole tier and 46 spots higher, so clearly despite the size difference, Richmond can more than hold its own with Sacramento...
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Richmond has a black side of town and a white side of town. It has been that way since the end of the civil war. Sacramento is one of, if not the most integrated city in the nation. What more needs to be said?
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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I doubt many people have been to both....
One can hope.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Richmond has a black side of town and a white side of town. It has been that way since the end of the civil war. Sacramento is one of, if not the most integrated city in the nation. What more needs to be said?
You could pretty much say the same thing about DC...so apparently a lot more needs to be said.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: California x North Carolina (soon)...
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You could pretty much say the same thing about DC...so apparently a lot more needs to be said.
This thing hasn't let me rep you in over a month...

Truth, you could also say the same thing about parts of New York, so I really don't get what his point was...
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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You could pretty much say the same thing about DC...so apparently a lot more needs to be said.
If you can't tell the difference between Richmond and DC you need to get checked out .
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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If you can't tell the difference between Richmond and DC you need to get checked out .
Okay, I'm assuming that was your answer for question two. How about the others?
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:41 PM
 
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If you can't tell the difference between Richmond and DC you need to get checked out .
Well according to you, racial residential segregation tells you "all you need to know," so what else needs to be said if both cities are similar in this regard?

Don't make a dumb point like that if you're not going to hold it consistent across the board for other cities is the lesson to be learned here.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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For the record, Virginia has one of the most integrated populations in the country. While it isn't Richmond, the Norfolk / Virginia Beach metro is the most integrated metro in the country. If your assertion that Richmond has been segregated since before the Civil War is based on a stereotype, I'd advise you to check census data instead. Even the pre Civil War South was more integrated than most parts of the country today.

No Virginian should suffer the indignity of a race relations lecture from a resident of California. Few states have done a worse job than CA on that front.
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