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View Poll Results: Which city is better, based on the categories?
Las Vegas 52 44.83%
Nashville 64 55.17%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:40 PM
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Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Geezus. Nothing against Nashville but why not compare Columbia with LA? Absurd
It's a fair comparison, really.

Nashville metro area: 1.9 million (2017)
Nashville city: 670,000 (2017)
Las Vegas metro area: 2.25 million (2017)
Las Vegas city: 650,000 (2017)

Nashville has an NFL team and an NHL team, and has a huge tourist base. Vegas has a new NFL team, a new NHL team, and has a huge tourist base.

Vegas has a much larger amount of annual tourists: approximately 42 million (2017).
While Nashville had almost 15 million in 2017.

A lot of folks prefer the climate and down home friendliness of Nashville. Vegas has better (and more) bars, restaurants and clubs--as well as entertainment. Of course there is also the gambling which is world renowned.

However, a lot of people I speak with think of the Vegas vibe as tacky, somewhat cheap, or downright trashy, for lack of a better word. This of course, is referring to the hoards of crowds on the Vegas strip and its tourism base. It could also be argued that Nashville has a tacky, cheap and trashy crowd, and it may but to a much, much lesser degree.

With Vegas' casino, booze, and party reputation, it tends to attract some pretty rough crowds. A good friend of mine visited Vegas earlier this year for the first time. She didn't drink and only does roulette in terms of gambling. They went to a couple of shows and had some great food, but overall she said it was a turnoff to her. Anyway, I realize that is one person's experience and opinion, but I felt the same when visiting Vegas. It's an amazing spot for high rollers, adventure seekers and party-style getaways, but maybe not the best spot to go to for a vacation, vacation.

Nashville has its share of tacky, like I said, but in the past few years, it has become a much more liveable, economic job magnet and "hip" spot to live in and visit.

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Old 09-21-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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Geezus. Nothing against Nashville but why not compare Columbia with LA? Absurd

Obviously you have no clue. That post is absolutely laughable.



Nashville has built or is building 50+ ten story buildings. Corporations are setting up shop or relocating there at a frenetic pace. Twelve office buildings, twenty plus hotel buildings, plus apartment and condo buildings.


How many corporations are setting up shop in Las Vegas? How many buildings are going up in Las Vegas?
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Every 2-3 weeks there's an announcement of a new tower in Nashville
If that's the case Nashville will look like Hong Kong in a couple of years
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Every day of the week there are at least three concerts, at least one comedy show, and at least one theatrical in Nashville.
A metro of 2 million should have a lot going on
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Cities are going head to head with Nashville sports teams and events and have lost.
That's how sports work. I still don't recall the Titans or Predators winning any world championships
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Cities have gone head to head against Nashville for corporate relocations and have lost.
I'll give you this one, to an extent. You can make this argument for many cities
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People can't handle it because it violates their made up hierarchy. But so what.
Some people can't handle their city not being as grandiose as they believe
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Nashville is box office.
In this thread I think it should apply to Vegas with all its shows


Nashville is a great city with a bright future, but you should really pump the breaks a bit
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Nashville has a very bright future. The link gives you a better understanding of what's going on in the city. It doesn't include the greater metro area which has even more going on.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashvill...e/crane-watch/
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:55 AM
 
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Vegas baby
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Originally Posted by jjbradleynyc View Post
It's a fair comparison, really.

Nashville metro area: 1.9 million (2017)
Nashville city: 670,000 (2017)
Las Vegas metro area: 2.25 million (2017)
Las Vegas city: 650,000 (2017)

Nashville has an NFL team and an NHL team, and has a huge tourist base. Vegas has a new NFL team, a new NHL team, and has a huge tourist base.

Vegas has a much larger amount of annual tourists: approximately 42 million (2017).
While Nashville had almost 15 million in 2017.

A lot of folks prefer the climate and down home friendliness of Nashville. Vegas has better (and more) bars, restaurants and clubs--as well as entertainment. Of course there is also the gambling which is world renowned.

However, a lot of people I speak with think of the Vegas vibe as tacky, somewhat cheap, or downright trashy, for lack of a better word. This of course, is referring to the hoards of crowds on the Vegas strip and its tourism base. It could also be argued that Nashville has a tacky, cheap and trashy crowd, and it may but to a much, much lesser degree.

With Vegas' casino, booze, and party reputation, it tends to attract some pretty rough crowds. A good friend of mine visited Vegas earlier this year for the first time. She didn't drink and only does roulette in terms of gambling. They went to a couple of shows and had some great food, but overall she said it was a turnoff to her. Anyway, I realize that is one person's experience and opinion, but I felt the same when visiting Vegas. It's an amazing spot for high rollers, adventure seekers and party-style getaways, but maybe not the best spot to go to for a vacation, vacation.

Nashville has its share of tacky, like I said, but in the past few years, it has become a much more liveable, economic job magnet and "hip" spot to live in and visit.
I haven’t been to Nashville but I do work in Vegas multiple times a month. I appreciate your observations about Nashville and definitely want to visit sometime.

As to your observations of Vegas, they are similar to those of other visitors who never leave The Strip, but they miss the experience of the over 2 million people who live there.....Many of whom rarely visit The Strip.

Vegas is an entirely different city once you leave The Strip. It’s very suburban, but has some incredible natural beauty very nearby. Red Rock Canyon is just a few minutes from Summerlin and offers world class rock climbing and bouldering. The boating at Lake Mead is outstanding.

One of the really cool things about Vegas is that there are a shockingly high amount of good restaurants in little strip malls in the suburbs. A lot of these are started by chefs who left top Strip restaurants to start their own place. I had some of the best sushi I’ve ever had a little spot in a strip mall that was started by a guy who left Nobu.

The sense of optimism and hometown pride a lot of Vegas locals have right now is really cool. The Golden Knights have been an amazing story too. I can’t tell you how excited people are for The Raiders to come to town. Vegas will no doubt be one of the best Super Bowl host cities ever. That town knows how to put on an event.

The bottom line is that there is a lot more to Vegas than most visitors see and most of it is pretty nice.

All this said, my life would be easier in many ways if I relocated to Vegas instead of commuting, but I much prefer where I live because I like the skiing, hiking, weather, and old city neighborhoods. I suspect that I would feel the same way if I was commuting to Nashville.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:38 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Nashville

Seems more real to me.

Prefer the climate.

Prefer where it is located.

Las Vegas only to visit.

And Iím a country music fan.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Two cool cities in my book. As a party person, lots of fun things in both. I love live music, and they both have this well covered. We're going to Nashville for the NFL draft next April, really looking forward to it. Once the Raiders get set up, we'll be back in Vegas. I voted Vegas, on the head to head, but would rather live in the Southeast, over the Desert Southwest. They're both to far from the beach for me. Cool comparison.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I'll go with Vegas on this one. I don't like gambling at all, but the Strip is interesting just in how kitschy it is so it's fun to wander through the resorts. Outside of the Strip is where it gets really interesting and weird though and the Strip is adjacent to but not technically in the city of Las Vegas itself. The actual city has old casinos among other things downtown and then a lot of strip malls and single family home tracts for most of the rest of the city though on the whole it's still built more densely than Nashville it seems. Also, one thing to note is that Las Vegas isn't just dependent on gambling/gaming/resorts in terms of direct visitors to the Strip and elsewhere--it's also dependent on it in terms of corporate jobs because a lot of the companies who operate and own these things in Vegas and throughout the US, with some of these corporations operating such overseas as well, are actually based in the area. It's probably the largest concentration of corporate headquarters for the gambling and for the resorts sector.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:20 AM
 
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I think for most Californians we prefer Las Vegas 😊
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