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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%
Voters: 203. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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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).
One of the best points I have ever seen made on City-Data. People will ignore it, though, because so many people of C-D looooove to have p*ssing matches over whose city is bigger.

"Yeah, my city is bigger/has millions more people, has a longer commute time, AND a higher cost of living than yours. So I'm way cooler than you and I WIN!!!!"
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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Because Atlanta is a suburban city.
That's kind of an oxymoron of sorts, but the reason is because Atlanta was never home to long-established immigrant communities. The same is true of DC which is certainly more urban in its built form (and that's part of what distinguishes it from true Northern cities).
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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That's kind of an oxymoron of sorts, but the reason is because Atlanta was never home to long-established immigrant communities. The same is true of DC which is certainly more urban in its built form (and that's part of what distinguishes it from true Northern cities).
So they are both suburban cities when it comes to immigrant settlements which is what I was saying..

I'm more surprised how Minneapolis is winning this poll. It's not a surprise I'm not a fan of Atlanta but out of the choices it's the best option imo. Minneapolis is a nice city but it's winters are no joke and the city is sort of bland for my personal taste, and St. Louis feels behind the times, and I don't like Dallas for the same reasons I don't like Atlanta but worse. I lived in Chicago before and winters in the upper Midwest are bone chilling.

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Old 09-07-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Minneapolis winters are a joke, ptui...I laugh at them, HA!
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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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.
Minneapolis is a lot like Denver in many respects, but the Minns don't believe that.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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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.
Why do you still live in Dallas then? The transplants in the city are the ones making Dallas a better place to live. It was the native born locals and locally elected leaders from the past several decades that drove DT Dallas into the ground and created the mess of sprawl today. Don't blame the transplants. We're making Dallas a better place, while you natives could give a crap about it.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Minneapolis is a nice city but...the city is sort of bland for my personal taste, .

Is that code for "it's too white"?
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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Minneapolis is a lot like Denver in many respects, but the Minns don't believe that.

Minneapolis is a lot like Toronto in many respects


Minneapolis is a lot like Seattle in many respects


Minneapolis is a lot like a tater-tot hot dish in many respects


...am I doing this right?
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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^^I wouldn't know. I have little experience with Toronto, Seattle, and tater-tot hot dish.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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Minneapolis is a lot like Toronto in many respects


Minneapolis is a lot like Seattle in many respects


Minneapolis is a lot like a tater-tot hot dish in many respects


...am I doing this right?
Are you referring to the seasonal weather in Minneapolis?
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