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View Poll Results: Richmond, VA versus Cincinnati OH
Richmond, VA 44 44.00%
Cincinnati 56 56.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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I'm not sure I'd call Richmond Virginia's #1 city. It's the 4th largest and has half the population of Virginia Beach. I think Norfolk (#2) does just about everything Richmond does, and a bit better at that.
It's misleading to look at Virginia municipalities as black and white...

Richmond has the largest urban core and downtown in Virginia by a mile. As a singular city, Richmond is the center of government, economy, and education in Virginia, among other things. Yes, Nova and HR--particularly Nova--have advantages as regions over Rich...there is no individual city in Virginia as well rounded or nearly as dynamic as Richmond, and frankly, it isn't particularly close...

I live in Norfolk/Virginia Beach presently. Very, very few things this city does better than Richmond, particularly if it isn't related to this area's geography around water...
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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I agree to your point about Richmond being independent where the others are part of the 7 cities or DC suburbs (and to be clear, I like Richmond and my brother lives there so I visit frequently). I have no idea about sales tax but will take your word for it.

Still, Virginia Beach is bigger, seems to have better shopping options, has the beach and a bigger tourism economy, and is in a location I like better. Many cities are the size they are today from absorbing surrounding areas. Hampton Roads as a whole offers more than Richmond on all fronts besides distance to some outdoor activities. According to a google search, VB and Norfolk both have higher median incomes than Richmond. Richmond is obviously more urban than VB, though Norfolk honestly feels larger to me than Richmond. Norfolk also has a higher population density and better public transit.

Again, I'm not anti-Richmond. I just don't think it can objectively be called the number one city in the state by most metrics.

Norfolk, VB, and Newport News are in this list of top ten cities attracting millennials, which doesn't tell the whole story of growth but says something. https://smartasset.com/mortgage/wher...2018-edition-1
I was speaking about per capita income, of which Richmond is higher than Norfolk.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...unty/PST120217
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...inia/PST045217

Either way, this isn't a Hampton Roads thread. I think I have derailed it enough
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:16 AM
 
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JamesJay64, I bumped this thread to continue that conversation with you over there:

Better City: Richmond or Norfolk
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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JamesJay64, I bumped this thread to continue that conversation with you over there:

Better City: Richmond or Norfolk
Thanks - sorry for getting off topic. I went to college in Norfolk and with my brother living in Richmond we have this conversation quite a lot.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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Richmond
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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Richmond
You didnít say why you voted for Richmond. There are categories for which city is better as well.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:45 AM
 
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It is only a matter of time before Cin-Day is an official combined metro of 3 million. The cities and towns between the two are exploding and the line between the two metros is already more or less permanently blurred.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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So Virginia's #1 city versus Ohio's #1 city, with more than a few parallels as mentioned (geography, urbanity, demographics). I really like this comparison. My next trip to Ohio will be to Cincy, and of course emotionally I'm a lifelong Richmonder...
Ohio's number one city is Cleveland.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Ohio's number one city is Cleveland.
I know there isn't a consensus as to the major city in either state, but I think it's highly arguable that Cincinnati could be the top city, more than arguable, actually...
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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I know there isn't a consensus as to the major city in either state, but I think it's highly arguable that Cincinnati could be the top city, more than arguable, actually...
Whoa whoa now, it's pretty much the consensus that Columbus is the top Ohio city.
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