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View Poll Results: Which city is the best?
Dallas 56 27.59%
Minneapolis 75 36.95%
St. Louis 14 6.90%
Atlanta 58 28.57%
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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What does Atlanta and Dallas offer that Minneapolis doesn't in terms of things to do?
The key word in my statement was "more". I never said that Atlanta or Dallas offered things that Minneapolis didn't. However, I don't have to look farther than the population statistics of all three of the cities to know which ones offers more. Two of the metros are in the 5 mil-10 mil tier and the other is a tier below. I would think that Minneapolis would rival Denver, St. Louis, Tampa, San Diego and Baltimore in that category. Dallas and Atlanta would rival Houston, Philadelphia, D.C., Boston, and Miami.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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There isn't really much that a metro of 6 or 7 million offers that a metro of 3 or 4 million doesn't also have. The smaller metro will also have less congestion and it will be easier to access the things it has. The level of offerings doesn't really go up a tier until you get to the Chicago/Bay Area size and in many ways has as much to do with the age of the city as the size (which is why Boston and Philly are more compelling places than Houston).
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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There isn't really much that a metro of 6 or 7 million offers that a metro of 3 or 4 million doesn't also have. The smaller metro will also have less congestion and it will be easier to access the things it has. The level of offerings doesn't really go up a tier until you get to the Chicago/Bay Area size and in many ways has as much to do with the age of the city as the size (which is why Boston and Philly are more compelling places than Houston).
That's what I see.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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Exactly so, and I don't expect that to change any time soon. Gentrification continues to scatter those communities to areas outside the city limits.
Because Atlanta is a suburban city.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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There isn't really much that a metro of 6 or 7 million offers that a metro of 3 or 4 million doesn't also have. The smaller metro will also have less congestion and it will be easier to access the things it has. The level of offerings doesn't really go up a tier until you get to the Chicago/Bay Area size and in many ways has as much to do with the age of the city as the size (which is why Boston and Philly are more compelling places than Houston).
I agree about the smaller metro being less congested but Dallas metro is twice the size of Minneapolis and Atlanta has over 2 million people more . Currently, I live in Tampa but also have lived in Houston, Atlanta and a few months in Philly when I was younger. I can tell you for a fact that you're going a feel a difference in offerings when a metro is million's larger than another one. This isn't a knock on either city, it's just a known fact.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Minneapolis is meh. Very insular, locals think it's the best place on Earth. Weather is beyond terrible nearly year round. It has a good local economy though
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It's only natural for humans to prefer warm weather over cold weather. The human comfort zone is between 70 and 80 degrees fahrenheit. 95 is a lot closer to that range than 15.

But obviously plenty of people are able to deal with it considering Minneapolis is one of the largest cities in the country.

I'd imagine weather is one of the main reasons Minneapolis hasn't become a place where everyone wants to move to. People who move to Dallas from the Midwest often cite weather as one of the reasons for moving south.
By MSA, Minneapolis is #16. It has the harshest climate of any large MSA, with its cold winter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tistical_Areas
https://weatherspark.com/y/10405/Ave...tes-Year-Round
https://weather.com/sports-recreatio...ca-20140107#/1
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:14 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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Because Atlanta is a suburban city.
No, it isn't - not in the core or the old streetcar neighborhoods.

But you already know this, you just can't help yourself from dismissing Atlanta at every possible opportunity.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Because Atlanta is a suburban city.
In context to what I was saying, that statement makes no sense whatsoever.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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No, it isn't - not in the core or the old streetcar neighborhoods.

But you already know this, you just can't help yourself from dismissing Atlanta at every possible opportunity.
Jeez... calm down. It's a suburban city when it comes to ethnic enclaves just like DC. Alot of minorities have settled outside of the city core.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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I agree about the smaller metro being less congested but Dallas metro is twice the size of Minneapolis and Atlanta has over 2 million people more .
That's the thing about the Dallas metro. It's so huge and ridiculously spread out ON TOP of being super congested due to 7 million and counting people living there. There's PLENTY to do in DFW and pretty much any type of event, sport, amenity, ethic spot, etc that you'd expect from a metro of 7 million, but what good is it when you have an hour+ commute home from work and then ANOTHER hour+ commute to get to any of it? WAY too sprawling, on top of having the terrible congestion of a 7 million population.
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