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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 12-24-2017, 09:56 PM
 
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Then you really don't know much about Minneapolis as the city proper is 40% non white. This percentage is at least comparable if not a bit higher than the overall U.S. average. Some people like to argue about the "diversity" of places like D.C. or Atlanta because they are 60+% black but in my book, that is less diverse because it's simply the opposite of supposed "too white" cities like Seattle or, allegedly, Minneapolis.


We'll see what we can do to "gritify" the city so that it is more to your liking the next time you visit.
Seattle and Minneapolis metros are over 70% white that not diverse.

That means while there city proper can have decent diversity but outside there core cities in most of their metro finding minorities is like looking for waldo.

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Atlanta city is NOT very diverse. Its predominately black. The metro area is much more segregated than Dallas/FW and very obvious to see black people live east and south and white are found mostly north and west. You don't see that in Dallas/FW. Atlanta is not nearly as diverse as D.C. or Dallas. It has a much smaller latin population of course given Dallas is in Texas but due to a higher level of IT and more Fortune 500 companies than Atlanta (i.e. those with more international operations), I've noticed more people of Indian and Asian descent.
inaccurate and bordorline lie

Just cause an area is majority white or majority black doesn't change the the fact their is a large white or black minority living in that area, In black majority areas there still a 10% to 30% white population in white majority area there still a 10% to 30% black population.

Atlanta is also amonst the few metro that even have a Hispanic population above 10%. because most metros that does are west of Mississippi, There is also a larger Asian population in metro Atlanta.


New York, LA, Chicago, DC, Bay Area, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami are the most diverse large cities in the country.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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What's interesting about Atlanta is that you would think it's at least a top 20 populated city in America but in reality it's like in the top 40.

Atlanta metro is where you can really feel the population rising,

So my question to someone from Atlanta, Do you guys consider Atl a big city ?

I ask because i feel a true big city has at least 1 - 2 million residents living in the city proper.
That pointless because city limits of " city proper" are different sizes,

Metro areas don't just happen if was wasn't for the original central cities the metro wouldn't exist. Metropolitians are the results of cities growing outward. So you can't have a big metro with out a big city. Atlanta has a small city limit and wasn't able annex as the city grow outward like most of it's sunbelt cousins. Atlanta in the size of other sunbelt cities it would have 1 to 2 million.

So to answer the question yes Atlantans do, Atlanta sort of see it like this there a on paper, then there reality.

On paper Jacksonville is bigger
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In reality no
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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I choose Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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What's up with these 4 way comparisons? It makes it very hard to get any meaningful thoughts since we are comparing A to B and A to C and A to D and B to C and B to D etc...

Which city is the most attractive to move to?

People friendliness: Atlanta
Thriving neighborhoods: Dallas
Economy: Atlanta
Scenery: Atlanta
Crime: Minneapolis
Food: Atlanta
Cleanliness: Minneapolis
Overall best: Atlanta
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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Seattle and Minneapolis metros are over 70% white that not diverse.

That means while there city proper can have decent diversity but outside there core cities in most of their metro finding minorities is like looking for waldo.



inaccurate and bordorline lie

Just cause an area is majority white or majority black doesn't change the the fact their is a large white or black minority living in that area, In black majority areas there still a 10% to 30% white population in white majority area there still a 10% to 30% black population.

Atlanta is also amonst the few metro that even have a Hispanic population above 10%. because most metros that does are west of Mississippi, There is also a larger Asian population in metro Atlanta.


New York, LA, Chicago, DC, Bay Area, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami are the most diverse large cities in the country.

Based on this link, metro Atlanta is nowhere near as diverse as you believe, i.e. not even top 30.
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-diverse-cities/12690/


Also another website reported the metro Atlanta's latino population at 5.2% as of 2010.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Based on this link, metro Atlanta is nowhere near as diverse as you believe, i.e. not even top 30.
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-diverse-cities/12690/


Also another website reported the metro Atlanta's latino population at 5.2% as of 2010.
Most of metro Atlanta's 'diversity' is outside of the city limits. And the metro's Hispanic population is currently estimated at about 11%. 2010 was eight years ago.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Based on this link, metro Atlanta is nowhere near as diverse as you believe, i.e. not even top 30.
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-diverse-cities/12690/
Uh, your link is for cities, not metro's. And 3 of the top 30 happen to be suburbs of Atlanta.

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Also another website reported the metro Atlanta's latino population at 5.2% as of 2010.
'Another website' was wrong. The Pew Center claims it's 11%, with the Twin Cities at 6%: Appendix Tables | Pew Research Center
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What's up with these 4 way comparisons? It makes it very hard to get any meaningful thoughts since we are comparing A to B and A to C and A to D and B to C and B to D etc...

Which city is the most attractive to move to?

People friendliness: Atlanta
Thriving neighborhoods: Dallas
Economy: Atlanta
Scenery: Atlanta
Crime: Minneapolis
Food: Atlanta
Cleanliness: Minneapolis
Overall best: Atlanta
Id give economy to Dallas. Food is pretty equal with Dallas and Atlanta.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Id give economy to Dallas. Food is pretty equal with Dallas and Atlanta.
I've never had a bad meal in Dallas. OTOH, I've had plenty of them in Atlanta. However, in terms of variety, they are about tit-for-tat, though I think DFW trumps ATL with Mexican, ATL > DFW for Ethiopian, and they're about equal for Korean.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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For me, the tipping point in the DFW-Atlanta food battle, leaning towards DFW, is the abundance of quality Tex-Mex and BBQ in Texas.
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