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View Poll Results: Pittsburgh or Milwaukee
Pittsburgh 26 65.00%
Milwaukee 14 35.00%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Which metro do you prefer in terms of:
Architecture:
Economy:
Colleges/Universities:
History:
People:
Natural Beauty:
Bar/Club scene:
Downtown area:
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Which metro do you prefer in terms of:
Architecture:
Economy:
Colleges/Universities:
History:
People:
Natural Beauty:
Bar/Club scene:
Downtown area:
Architecture: Tie
Economy: MKE
Colleges: Pitt
History: Not sure
People: Hate this question
Natural Beauty: Tie
Bars: MKE
Downtown area: Pittsburgh for now, MKE has getting a complete skyline transformation

These 2 cities are pretty equal. Do you prefer scenic mountains or a well developed lakefront? There is your answer.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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This is a great match up.
Architecture: Pittsburgh
Economy: Milwaukee
Colleges/Universities: Pittsburgh
History: Pittsburgh
People: Milwaukee
Natural Beauty: Milwaukee
Bar/Club scene: Milwaukee
Downtown area: Milwaukee

Both have improved substantially. Milwaukee feels like a larger city than it is, and Pittsburgh feels smaller than it is. Milwaukee is my favorite because of its location on the lake, night life, and active restaurant scene. Pittsburgh has the better schools for higher education, museums, and architecture. Milwaukee has above average shopping options, while Pittsburgh is noticeably lacking in the area. I would choose Milwaukee.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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Not many (at all) posters on this site from Milwaukee and/or Wisconsin, so Pittsburgh will win handily. That doesn't mean it wins in all categories, though. Pittsburgh has a better skyline, but Milwaukee's is growing as I write this. One thing about Milwaukee, is that the skyline isn't all centered downtown. Along Prospect Avenue overlooking Lake Michigan, are numerous high-rise condos that form their own skyline, separate from downtown. It's impressive to be driving along the Lake, and look up to see the tall buildings overlooking the lake.

The skyline in Pittsburgh is nice, but (to me), it doesn't win over Milwaukee's biggest asset, which is its downtown on Lake Michigan. Hard to match that, and most cities can't.

Natural beauty...depends whether you like a water element or hills. I like both, but the water is more of an asset, at least, to me.

Downtown area - Milwaukee's downtown is on Lake Michigan...that wins (my opinion).

Economy - I could look it up, but so can everyone else. Milwaukee is a much larger city (proper), but Pittsburgh has a much larger MSA population. One thing Milwaukee has, though, is continuous development all the way to Chicago...that counts for something.

Milwaukee's skyline that is along the lake, and not a part of downtown.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/N+...!4d-87.8805518

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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Architecture: Pittsburgh. One of the best skylines in the country.
Economy: Milwaukee. Pittsburgh in 5-10 years.
Colleges/Universities: Pittsburgh
History: Pittsburgh
People: Push
Natural Beauty: TIE depends on preference.
Bar/Club scene: Unsure. I hear great things about Milwaukee in the category. Pittsburgh has the most bars per capita I believe.
Downtown area: Pittsburgh
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:56 PM
 
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This is a good matchup. I'm a 'burgh booster, but I also think Milwaukee is grossly underrated. The two cities are comparable on a lot of levels.
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