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View Poll Results: What state is more appealing
Connecticut 21 33.87%
Rhode Island 41 66.13%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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This is a really tough one. Providence is one of my favorite cities, but CT, being a bigger state, has a lot more stuff in general. So I voted for CT, but it's not a slam dunk.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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This is a really tough one. Providence is one of my favorite cities, but CT, being a bigger state, has a lot more stuff in general. So I voted for CT, but it's not a slam dunk.
I agree with you, it's not, in either direction. But Providence must be making a deep impression on a lot of people, for I note that Rhode Island is trouncing Connecticut in the poll.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I agree with you, it's not, in either direction. But Providence must be making a deep impression on a lot of people, for I note that Rhode Island is trouncing Connecticut in the poll.
Providence is a great and weird little city. I really love the place.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:49 PM
 
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Only Fairfield County feels like a massive suburb. The rest of the state really isn’t.

URI?

New Haven and Hartford could compete with Providence. They’re all similarly sized, and New Haven even has an Ivy League school like Providence. The problem is that both cities have experienced decades of deterioration and decay.
Well overall, the state isn't really that urban.

Is URI as prominent nationally as UConn? I honestly don't know. I didn't meant it as a way to say UConn is so great. Genuinely don't know.

New Haven and Hartford have great potential. But for now, Providence is still better. New Haven probably has a better chance. But Providence's urban footprint seems quite a bit larger than either.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I agree with you, it's not, in either direction. But Providence must be making a deep impression on a lot of people, for I note that Rhode Island is trouncing Connecticut in the poll.
Rhode Island has more than just Providence.

Newport, for example.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Rhode Island has more than just Providence.

Newport, for example.
I said as much in my long post above. But Rhode Island is unique among American states in having so much of its population, politics and culture revolve around one metropolis.

A historical stat for you that may be relevant: Up until the 1980 Census, Rhode Island was the nation's most densely populated state, a title now held by New Jersey. Yet if you look at how much of the state is urbanized, you should find that, like Connecticut, about half of it isn't - that's the part of Providence Plantations that remains planted (or has reverted to woodlands). However: all but the two southwesternmost of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns are included in the Providence NECTA (New England City and Town Area, an IMO more relevant definition of metropolitan boundaries than the county-based MSA, since counties are functionally nonexistent in most of the New England states). That's a metropolitan dominance not found in any other state. Period. And it makes that wisecrack of that friend of a friend of mine substantively true to a large extent, and definitely true for the United States (there are a bunch of little principalities in Europe that are in essence city-states, like Monaco, Andorra, Lichtenstein and even Luxembourg).

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Old 09-10-2018, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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^ I think if you took a land area the size of Rhode Island anywhere in the country, such an area would always revolve around the same town. Rhode Island is only marginally larger than Jacksonville.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Connecticut is a far wealthier state with much better suburbs for raising a family. Only downside to CT is the insane cost of living in comparison to RI.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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Rhode Island has more than just Providence.

Newport, for example.
As well as Narragansett, westerly, Charlestown, block island ..all better beach towns than anywhere in ct
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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As well as Narragansett, westerly, Charlestown, block island ..all better beach towns than anywhere in ct
Block Island has better ghosts than CT too!
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