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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 10-21-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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I've lived in MPLS, but I'd probably put Atlanta first in all categories except neighborhood vibrancy, where I'd give minny a slight edge. I think it's interesting that MPLS has a good reputation scenery wise...it's not bad, but I'd actually say it's about the same as Dallas, and with the climate it's ultra gray and depressing for a few months each year.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:22 AM
 
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Does St Louis ever do well in any polls on this site ?
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:22 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I've lived in MPLS, but I'd probably put Atlanta first in all categories except neighborhood vibrancy, where I'd give minny a slight edge. I think it's interesting that MPLS has a good reputation scenery wise...it's not bad, but I'd actually say it's about the same as Dallas, and with the climate it's ultra gray and depressing for a few months each year.
Finally someone says it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've lived in MPLS, but I'd probably put Atlanta first in all categories except neighborhood vibrancy, where I'd give minny a slight edge. I think it's interesting that MPLS has a good reputation scenery wise...it's not bad, but I'd actually say it's about the same as Dallas, and with the climate it's ultra gray and depressing for a few months each year.
fact is, Minneapolis has a greater pctg of sunshine than Dallas (or Atlanta, or St Louis) from January thru March

...and I said it

https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...y-february.php
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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Does St Louis ever do well in any polls on this site ?
Perhaps if it was facing more evenly matched competition it would.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Does St Louis ever do well in any polls on this site ?
No, people usually put St. Louis in the easy pickings category. It's a large and important enough metro to not seem like bullying, but has fallen far enough to be a good whipping boy for clearly larger metros and smaller faster growing metros.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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Minneapolis in my opinion is not that attractive visually ...East closer to the Univ of Minn and east going south along Hiawatha Ave where the blue line light rail is. I saw a lot of grain elevators and industrial areas east of the Northeast neighborhood. I was really turned off by that look.

There are many jobs there and I guess the competition is not terribly high because people are afraid of the cold. There was even a time when the (now closed) Macy's downtown made announcements on the loud speaker that they were hiring for seasonal help and there were immediate interviews in Human Resources for people who were shopping or just in the store.

Other places in Minneapolis that you go it seems that they are desperate to fill retail jobs. I also heard that they had to recruit people from Western Wisconsin to work at the Twins Baseball park because they could not find enough people in Mpls that could work. I guess many people had trouble getting hired due to background checks...

I came from an area where competition was high for jobs- so moving to Minneapolis was a shock in that way too.

If you come from a farm/rural environment then you may not mind it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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It does have sunny days but it is boring if you think about living there long term and industrial looking in the east metro.

I only would encourage people to visit in the summer and fall when everything is blooming.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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And here I always thought Minneapolis had those things. It must have been my imagination when I went to these things in the Twin Cities. You should give the Twin Cities a closer look as I think you have a misconception of what life is like here.

I just was turned off by the lack of foot traffic except in some areas around Univ of Minn and uptown.

In many of the other areas people are confined to their cars.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:10 PM
 
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I've lived in Atlanta and Dallas and visited Minneapolis but spent no time in St. Louis. Minneapolis and Atlanta are top tier cities but the former is not attracting new people. Its just holding on. St. Louis is shrinking Atlanta's infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth and its going to catch up with the metro area by 2025 and see an net loss of people to other nearby metros like Charlotte and Nashville. Dallas/FW has grown far more robustly than the other three the last ten years (see link above) and has spent billions on mobility since 2002. This has helped attract large companies like Toyota North America, Comerica Bank, AT&T, TorchMark, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, U.S. Bank, and OkiData, NTT and Louis Vuitton to move to D/FW, open or expand their operations there.
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