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View Poll Results: Which city is better, based on the categories?
Las Vegas 50 47.62%
Nashville 55 52.38%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:36 PM
 
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No, its not. It's a perfectly reasonable comparison.
Nashville is more similar to cities it is geographically close to.

Vegas has top 5 shopping, is an international city with the same level of growth, bigger suburbs, top 5 restaurants, nightlife on a whole other level. One thing is certain, Nashville has certainly marketed itself very well with its hype machine rolling. Nashville is an outstanding city, one of the better performing in the southeast, but Vegas she is not.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I prefer Nashville to live but Vegas to visit. The people are down to earth and normal in Nashville than out in Vegas. From a strictly tourist standpoint that outpace in everything.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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I voted for Vegas, but that said, Nashville seems to be on the right track. They are certainly correct on marketing the area as the Capital of Country. (or whatever the tourist slogan is right now).

The city has a unique ability to cash in on country music, but this is nothing new. The next step is how to increase the tourism/entertainment industry. Vegas has all this down pat, Nashville is still learning. Perhaps, casinos? Don't know if that is logical, but I think the potential is huge.
Same here, Nashville is doing well and has positioned itself as the country music entertainment capital, but lets's be honest, Vegas is on another level and has been making a good case to be an entertainment capital of America and the world at some point and I don't see Nashville ever being able to compete with that even with the country music entertainment factor. Nashville is simply outclassed in this one although I'll give it neighborhoods, and climate so it's not an absolute sweep. Even if Nashville tried to compete with Vegas in casinos it would be to no avail, it's still a blowout for Vegas and it wouldn't be close. They would be lucky to out class Mississippi (Tunica, Philadelphia, and Biloxi) but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt the economy. In this one NashVegas doesn't measure up to the real Las Vegas.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Vegas is a vacation destination and nothing else. Take away the strip and it has nothing to offer. I hardly want to visit there, let alone live there.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:26 PM
 
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Same here, Nashville is doing well and has positioned itself as the country music entertainment capital, but lets's be honest, Vegas is on another level and has been making a good case to be an entertainment capital of America and the world at some point and I don't see Nashville ever being able to compete with that even with the country music entertainment factor. Nashville is simply outclassed in this one although I'll give it neighborhoods, and climate so it's not an absolute sweep. Even if Nashville tried to compete with Vegas in casinos it would be to no avail, it's still a blowout for Vegas and it wouldn't be close. They would be lucky to out class Mississippi (Tunica, Philadelphia, and Biloxi) but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt the economy. In this one NashVegas doesn't measure up to the real Las Vegas.
Thank you for some common sense. Modcut: Please keep this about just Nashville and Las Vegas. How in the world can it be compared to one of the entertainment capitals of the world?

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Vegas is a vacation destination and nothing else. Take away the strip and it has nothing to offer. I hardly want to visit there, let alone live there.
I think this is unfair. Las Vegas offers more than casinos. It may not be ideal or offer the same quality of life as Nashville, but it does offer a decent economy, amenities, and proximity to other destinations in nearby states.

https://news3lv.com/news/local/repor...eeds-1m-in-may

https://www.timeout.com/las-vegas/th...as-vegas-parks
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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Shakeesa, Nashville is a great city. It just cannot compare to Vegas really in any way. Especially when you may not realize Vegas is much much more than the strip.

Vegas is a world city; Nashville is a regional city.

However, if Nashville continues its current trajectory it could get some of the international shopping, visitors, and flair of Vegas. Simply the hotel count alone puts Vegas in a different stratosphere.
I'd actually much prefer to live in nashville. but to visit? Vegas no contest. Nashville really doesn't have even a fraction of things to do compared to Vegas.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Better tourist attractions: Las Vegas
*Better bars and clubs: Las Vegas
*Better restaurant options: Las Vegas
*Cost of living: Las Vegas
*Better downtown: Nashville
*Better neighborhoods: Nashville
*Better economy: Nashville
*Better climate: Nashville
*Better potential in next 10 years for positive growth: Nashville
*Better public transportation: Neither

I would choose Nashville. As I stated earlier, Las Vegas is more than casinos. That was not a fair characterization. These cities don't have very much in common. Las Vegas will likely not be much different in the next 5 years, while Nashville will with all of the development going on.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Nashville's growth, infill and desirability is nothing short of impressive. It has really transformed over the past decade. It is a city that would normally never be on our radar but quite honestly I think I probably would enjoy living there quite a bit.

But I pick Vegas. So much going on and more tourists from around the world. And perhaps the biggest factor...much much better Asian cuisine.

I didn't vote though since I'm not using the categories listed in the OP.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Never met an international tourist in Nashville. McCarran Airport pretty much sums up their reach. FYI - I am not from or have any hard connections to either of those cities so please don't jump down my throat about my unbiased opinion.
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