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View Poll Results: Most satisfying new city if moving from a Tier 1 metro.
San Diego 50 26.46%
Jacksonville 6 3.17%
Tampa 7 3.70%
Nashville 19 10.05%
Kansas City 14 7.41%
Charlotte 11 5.82%
Austin 11 5.82%
Atlanta 50 26.46%
Indianapolis 7 3.70%
St. Louis 14 7.41%
Voters: 189. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Atlanta is a Tier 1 city.
By what classification?
If we take GaWC stats, then Atlanta would only classify as Top Tier if we include all cities down Beta+. That would also include Boston, Dallas and Houston.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Atlanta
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Atlanta is Tier 1? It's not on the same level as NYC, LA or Chicago. It's a top 10 US city though (6-10)
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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I don't think it's fair to call Hyde Park third tier. Its offerings place it firmly in the second tier.
I loved Hyde Park. They've added some amenities over the last 3 yrs like Akira and Whole Foods so yes it is a great neighborhood. I apologize for the mis classification. 2nd tier neighborhood classification stands for Hyde Park.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:46 PM
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Is the beach lifestyle not something alot if tier 1 cities don't provide? Wasn't that your question? Also skiing within a few hours along with a foreign tropical country...
What's funny is that I have a few friends that want out of SD; they say the same old Beaches, Trips to TJ, LA and Vegas are getting old and stagnant. They've also mentioned the dating scene there isn't really diverse or exciting...surely though that's their personal opinions.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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What's funny is that I have a few friends that want out of SD; they say the same old Beaches, Trips to TJ, LA and Vegas are getting old and stagnant. They've also mentioned the dating scene there isn't really diverse or exciting...surely though that's their personal opinions.
Sure.. Nothing wrong with that but if that's the case would they want to move to something similar but on a smaller scale? Hence why I said SD from a tier 1 city vs a place like Atlanta.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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How isn't it so? For its size, it may literally be the sprawliest metro on Earth, but that still shouldn't take away from the fact that over 5.5 million people live there, nor the fact that it has the 10th largest economy in the country and is home to several very big name companies (Delta, CNN, Coca Cola, etc.). You may not personally like it (I have mixed feelings), but Atlanta is clearly a huge step up from the other cities listed and a Tier 1 city--even if it's towards the bottom. Unless you think there is a Tier 1a and Tier 1b ranking.
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Hahahahahahaha.....no it isn't...

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It just depends on what flavor someone is looking for...

See my post above. On what grounds is it not? Tier 1, in this context, does not just mean NYC, LA and Chicago. Essentially, the top 11 metros in the country by GDP can be considered Tier 1 metros, with Seattle making a strong case.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...n_areas_by_GDP

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By what classification?
If we take GaWC stats, then Atlanta would only classify as Top Tier if we include all cities down Beta+. That would also include Boston, Dallas and Houston.

GaWC has been roundly discredited on this site as just being which cities have the best connection to London.


2016 Alpha-Beta-Gamma Cities List Released by GAWC

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Atlanta is Tier 1? It's not on the same level as NYC, LA or Chicago. It's a top 10 US city though (6-10)
Look at the OP's listing and the cities s/he's listed--the cities listed as 2nd and 3rd Tier are well beneath the top 15 metros in GDP and population, save for Atlanta. If Atlanta is considered 2nd Tier by his definition, than so are Miami, Seattle, Boston and Philadelphia, which are far closer to Atlanta in prominence/wealth than any of the cities listed (save San Diego).
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I don't think it's fair to call Hyde Park third tier. Its offerings place it firmly in the second tier.
Agreed
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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See my post above. On what grounds is it not? Tier 1, in this context, does not just mean NYC, LA and Chicago. Essentially, the top 11 metros in the country by GDP can be considered Tier 1 metros, with Seattle making a strong case.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...n_areas_by_GDP




GaWC has been roundly discredited on this site as just being which cities have the best connection to London.


2016 Alpha-Beta-Gamma Cities List Released by GAWC



Look at the OP's listing and the cities s/he's listed--the cities listed as 2nd and 3rd Tier are well beneath the top 15 metros in GDP and population, save for Atlanta. If Atlanta is considered 2nd Tier by his definition, than so are Miami, Seattle, Boston and Philadelphia, which are far closer to Atlanta in prominence/wealth than any of the cities listed (save San Diego).
The problem is the OP tiered the cities wrong to start with. Atlanta is a low end Tier 2 city at best; all these other cities are Tier 3...
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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GaWC has been roundly discredited on this site as just being which cities have the best connection to London.


2016 Alpha-Beta-Gamma Cities List Released by GAWC
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Interesting. I did not know that. Thanks for that.
So what other sources exits out there to quantify? Any alternatives?
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