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View Poll Results: Which one do you prefer
Providence 42 57.53%
Louisvllle 31 42.47%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:17 AM
 
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I don't think Louisville it totally "known" yet.
Outside of some lists I'd agree with this. Louisville is always going to be a hard sell no matter how great due to it being in Kentucky.

For a while I kept coming back to it due to milder winters and low cost of living, but in the end it just wasn't a fit.

In theory Providence has a built environment that's more charming with all that brick and social components too (art+intellectual+weird+hip, etc.), but it's drawbacks kept outweighing the positives when I tallied them up. And since it's New England it's resistant to change so what you see is pretty much what you get.

Although when you look at Louisville it's a hard sell if you compare it to cities that have some of the same sort of elements (especially if it becomes well known and COL climbs) like Kansas City and Columbus. But Louisville looks like it has room to keep improving so who knows what the future will bring.

Could go either way unless money/work isn't an issue then I'd go with Providence all day long.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Outside of some lists I'd agree with this. Louisville is always going to be a hard sell no matter how great due to it being in Kentucky.

For a while I kept coming back to it due to milder winters and low cost of living, but in the end it just wasn't a fit.

In theory Providence has a built environment that's more charming with all that brick and social components too (art+intellectual+weird+hip, etc.), but it's drawbacks kept outweighing the positives when I tallied them up. And since it's New England it's resistant to change so what you see is pretty much what you get.

Although when you look at Louisville it's a hard sell if you compare it to cities that have some of the same sort of elements (especially if it becomes well known and COL climbs) like Kansas City and Columbus. But Louisville looks like it has room to keep improving so who knows what the future will bring.

Could go either way unless money/work isn't an issue then I'd go with Providence all day long.
I am curious why Louisville would be a hard sell due to being in Kentucky?
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I am curious why Louisville would be a hard sell due to being in Kentucky?
I agree with that as well. If you haven't noticed, Louisville is WAAAAY different than the overall state of KY. A lot of people think of the state of KY as "redneck no teeth, tobacco loving farmers", which is indeed accurate in certain areas. Unfortunately, they associate this as the whole state, without realizing that Louisville is quite the opposite and the vibe is nowhere near the same
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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One thing I like about Providence is they kept most of their midrises and 3-8 story buildings. Louisville tore them down in "urban renewal" and that is why a lot of casual observers of Louisville aren't as impressed as they should be. Luckily, I can thing of at least 10 of these surface lots which were once historic rowhouses and midrises which are now getting nice new developments.
My understanding is that Providence was undergoing a significant amount of economic difficulty at the time that the urban-renewal craze was sweeping the country. That's why its downtown is so well preserved -- it simply didn't have the money to demolish it. This is, of course, a positive today.

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Old 07-03-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Lousiville should not take be considered less of city due to the State it is in, just like Providence shouldn't be considered less of a city due to the State of RI it is in. Too many stereotypes and double standards.

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Old 07-03-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Louisville should not take be considered less of city due to the State it is in, just like Providence shouldn't be considered less of a city due to the State of RI it is in. Too many stereotypes and double standards.
It appears perception is greater than reality these days. I like Louisville as well, however the negative stereotype of the state has hurt its reputation, like some other cities. Kentucky as a whole is not a progressive state. The state has dragged its feet on helping Louisville reach its full potential.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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It appears perception is greater than reality these days. I like Louisville as well, however the negative stereotype of the state has hurt its reputation, like some other cities. Kentucky as a whole is not a progressive state. The state has dragged its feet on helping Louisville reach its full potential.
Totally agree. Louisville itself is very progressive.
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Louisville.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:26 AM
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Providence because of location.
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