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View Poll Results: Which is better?
Birmingham 22 40.00%
New Orleans 18 32.73%
Memphis 15 27.27%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-14-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Tbh, yes.
Oh all you do is drive thru. And Hammond doesn't count.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Are the Birmingham suburbs that much better than Covington, Mandeville, and Slidell?
Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, and many parts of Hoover are far nicer than those suburbs tbh. Covington and Mandeville are nice, but not as nice as those suburbs of Birmingham.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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Economy: Birmingham
Future outlook: Probably Birmingham, even though on paper New Orleans is what people look for in a city.
Shopping: New Orleans
Culture: New Orleans
Growth: Probably a good match between all 3 I'd assume
Scenery: Depends on what you like more, but I prefer New Orleans and its water features.
Education: New Orleans has some great universities
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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I was really impressed with Birmingham. Seemed like a pretty nice city to live in with a lot of quirky quality. I love the hilly terrain and there was a beautiful city park right near downtown. Pretty nice.

Love New Orleans to spend a weekend in and I like the idea of living in NO with it's architecture and water access, but still think Birmingham would be more livable day to day.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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I was really impressed with Birmingham. Seemed like a pretty nice city to live in with a lot of quirky quality. I love the hilly terrain and there was a beautiful city park right near downtown. Pretty nice.

Love New Orleans to spend a weekend in and I like the idea of living in NO with it's architecture and water access, but still think Birmingham would be more livable day to day.
It depends on what someone is looking for and what they consider livable. What about Birmingham comes off as more livable to you? Just curious. Not trying to say you're wrong lol
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It depends on what someone is looking for and what they consider livable. What about Birmingham comes off as more livable to you? Just curious. Not trying to say you're wrong lol
He probably means that Birmingham is not a tourist city like New Orleans, so it is easier to live. Birmingham does have nicer suburbs and appears to be the cheapest in overall cost of living. What hurts Birmingham is the crime and run down areas, which all three share in common.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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He probably means that Birmingham is not a tourist city like New Orleans, so it is easier to live. Birmingham does have nicer suburbs and appears to be the cheapest in overall cost of living. What hurts Birmingham is the crime and run down areas, which all three share in common.
To me when people say "livable" it gives an impression of like "where can I live in an easy lifestyle in the suburbs with my big house and big car and raise a family on a middle class salary." And I don't mean that in a bad way. That's genuinely a goal millions of people have and I'm glad they can find a place to do it.

OTOH, livable for me is a place full of unique culture and local establishments and something going on every day of the year. If I ever have kids, I want them to grow up in a real city with real culture and real diversity, not in the suburbs. So to me, New Orleans is actually the more "livable" option, because what's livable to me is not livable to others.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Are the Birmingham suburbs that much better than Covington, Mandeville, and Slidell?
Itís not even close, honestly.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I was really impressed with Birmingham. Seemed like a pretty nice city to live in with a lot of quirky quality. I love the hilly terrain and there was a beautiful city park right near downtown. Pretty nice.

Love New Orleans to spend a weekend in and I like the idea of living in NO with it's architecture and water access, but still think Birmingham would be more livable day to day.
I like both cities as well, but I couldnít live in New Orleans. That is strictly a destination city to me. There isnít enough freshness to it. Thatís why I made the point about the suburbs. You gonna come with more than what New Orelans brings if Iím considering resting my head there. Birmingham definitely has run down and depressed areas. I would not live in the city of Birmingham. But I could fit right in Homewood or Vestavia Hills and not think twice.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It depends on what someone is looking for and what they consider livable. What about Birmingham comes off as more livable to you? Just curious. Not trying to say you're wrong lol
Birmingham has a freshness and a fairly modern feel to it. New Orleans has an old (understandably) feel to it. But this just isnít exclusive to New Orelans, itís the region period. Itís like your stuck in regression no matter where you go. Iím all for history and preservation, but geez you gotta breath in some fresh air sometimes. Thatís just strictly for me and how I feel.
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