U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-13-2018, 12:11 PM
 
4,801 posts, read 3,436,631 times
Reputation: 2568

Advertisements

Someone at work asked me if I ever moved to Philly. She was from Philly herself. This wasn't even someone I knew. Just another Philadelphian who had to remind someone she was from Philly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-13-2018, 01:20 PM
 
11,493 posts, read 5,547,302 times
Reputation: 5949
Philly is already getting more expensive, we DO NOT need Brooklyn 2.0
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
10,320 posts, read 7,225,131 times
Reputation: 2704
Quote:
Originally Posted by EddieOlSkool View Post
Someone at work asked me if I ever moved to Philly. She was from Philly herself. This wasn't even someone I knew. Just another Philadelphian who had to remind someone she was from Philly.
MYC, Miami. Boston, D.C for East Coast then honorable mentions Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
4,265 posts, read 7,187,813 times
Reputation: 3952
If folks, particularly Americans, can't find any redeeming value and/or have any knowledge of one of this nation's most historically and economically prominent cities, frankly that's their shortcoming, not Philly's.

It's the quintessential "cradle of America" to which few cities can compare. The virtues of tolerance, openness, and diversity, regardless of socioecomic status or personal charateristics, are its soul.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 07:21 PM
 
11,493 posts, read 5,547,302 times
Reputation: 5949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duderino View Post
If folks, particularly Americans, can't find any redeeming value and/or have any knowledge of one of this nation's most historically and economically prominent cities, frankly that's their shortcoming, not Philly's.

It's the quintessential "cradle of America" to which few cities can compare. The virtues of tolerance, openness, and diversity, regardless of socioecomic status or personal charateristics, are its soul.
I'm a New Yorker and I love Philly. I find people to be very nice there too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/ Rehoboth Beach
262 posts, read 198,078 times
Reputation: 251
Perception is one thing and reality can be 180 degrees out of sync . The fact that Philly has nearly $ 10 billion in development in it's CBD and University Dist. going on and coming online in 2018 . Such as Comcast Innovation Center and Cambridge Innovation Center and literally billions of $ invested in capital projects at Philly Universities . Another major fact the that most people are unaware of are the multitude's of small projects going on in almost every neighborhood in Philly were vacant lots , abandon rows homes and old factories are being built on and reclaimed as high quality homes and apartments . Naked Philly , not a porn site , a blog on the many small projects through out Philly . Naked Philly Blog Posts Archive - OCF Realty
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
831 posts, read 873,361 times
Reputation: 1117
Philly has the reputation of being a historic city and a violent one but that not it's biggest reputation problem. It's problem is that it has little reputation to begin with.

Philly is seen less of a destination and, despite it's large size, more of a place you have to drive thru to get to somewhere else. It lacks the historic charms, liberal bastion, and educational reputation of Boston, the cultural, social, and economic dynamism of New York, and the national institutions and political intrigue of Washington. It suffers from the New Brunswick syndrome..........it's the province you have to drive thru to get to more appealing Nova Scotia or picturesque Price Edward Island.

Despite it's nice countryside and many pleasant towns, when driving from beautiful Quebec to charming Halifax, New Brunswick is the place you only stop to get gas and unfortunately for Philly it suffers from the same problem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
4,887 posts, read 12,190,289 times
Reputation: 2574
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooguy View Post
New Brunswick is the place you only stop to get gas and unfortunately for Philly it suffers from the same problem.
City of Philadlephia had 42 M visitors last year.100,000 college students in the city, 300,000 in the metro. Its home to 1.6 M people, 7 M in the metro.

And The main highway from NY-DC I-95 goes thru New Jersey it bypasses Philadelphia altogether. No passerbys in Philly. Everyone that comes to Philadelphia has Philadlephia as its destination.

Granted Philadelphia can and will do better in the future as a tourist destination but this idea that its a gas stop is far fetched to say the least.

And I disagree with you wholeheartedly about Philadlephia lacking historic charm in comparison to Boston.

Last edited by rainrock; 01-14-2018 at 01:19 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
3,504 posts, read 2,727,471 times
Reputation: 2688
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooguy View Post
Philly has the reputation of being a historic city and a violent one but that not it's biggest reputation problem. It's problem is that it has little reputation to begin with.

Philly is seen less of a destination and, despite it's large size, more of a place you have to drive thru to get to somewhere else. It lacks the historic charms, liberal bastion, and educational reputation of Boston, the cultural, social, and economic dynamism of New York, and the national institutions and political intrigue of Washington. It suffers from the New Brunswick syndrome..........it's the province you have to drive thru to get to more appealing Nova Scotia or picturesque Price Edward Island.

Despite it's nice countryside and many pleasant towns, when driving from beautiful Quebec to charming Halifax, New Brunswick is the place you only stop to get gas and unfortunately for Philly it suffers from the same problem.
So it’s a historic city without any historic charm, despite literally being the most historic city in the nation? There’s no educational reputation despite UPenn being a Top 10 Ivy League School with the world famous Wharton School, and there being several other excellent schools with national name cache (Temple, Drexel, Villanova)? No cultural dynamism despite having one of the most significant Muslim, Italian, AA, Puerto Rican, Irish and Indian populations in the nation? Philly’s only problem is its proximity to the world’s most important city—and compared to other cities with proximity problems (San Jose, San Diego, Milwaukee, Fort Worth, etc), I think it does quite well for itself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/ Rehoboth Beach
262 posts, read 198,078 times
Reputation: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooguy View Post
Philly has the reputation of being a historic city and a violent one but that not it's biggest reputation problem. It's problem is that it has little reputation to begin with.

Philly is seen less of a destination and, despite it's large size, more of a place you have to drive thru to get to somewhere else. It lacks the historic charms, liberal bastion, and educational reputation of Boston, the cultural, social, and economic dynamism of New York, and the national institutions and political intrigue of Washington. It suffers from the New Brunswick syndrome..........it's the province you have to drive thru to get to more appealing Nova Scotia or picturesque Price Edward Island.

Despite it's nice countryside and many pleasant towns, when driving from beautiful Quebec to charming Halifax, New Brunswick is the place you only stop to get gas and unfortunately for Philly it suffers from the same problem.
Your suffering from to much time on the internet syndrome .I don't think you ever traveled to Philly .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top