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View Poll Results: Which is better?
Birmingham 20 40.82%
New Orleans 16 32.65%
Memphis 13 26.53%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:06 AM
 
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These 3 southern cities/metros all have a lot in common as far as size, black culture, being important places in their respective states, etc. However, which city/metro is better when it comes to:

Economy?
Future outlook?
Shopping?
Culture?
Growth?
Scenery?
Education?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Denver
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These 3 southern cities/metros all have a lot in common as far as size, black culture, being important places in their respective states, etc. However, which city/metro is better when it comes to:

Economy?
Future outlook?
Shopping?
Culture?
Growth?
Scenery?
Education?
Economy: Birmingham
Future outlook: Birmingham
Shopping: New Orleans for boutiques and art and antiques
Culture: New Orleans
Growth: whichever is growing the fastest
Scenery: New Orleans for water and swamps, Birmingham for rolling hills.
Education: dunno
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Economy: New Orleans Future outlook: New Orleans ...port cities have an edge in the US Shopping: New Orleans Culture: New Orleans....hands down Growth: New Orleans Scenery: New Orleans for water, the Gulf, the River Education: New Orleans
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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Future outlook: I'm placing my bet on Memphis with this one.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Economy? New Orleans
Future outlook? Birmingham. As Nashville and Atlanta price out some residents, they will choose smaller cities. Birmingham is very business-friendly.
Shopping? New Orleans
Culture? New Orleans
Growth? New Orleans
Scenery? Birmingham
Education? New Orleans

New Orleans is the clear winner.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:52 PM
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Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Economy? Memphis
Future outlook? Memphis
Shopping? New Orleans
Culture? New Orleans
Growth? ehh, tough one. Future? Memphis. Birmingham, maybe.
Scenery? Birmingham
Education? Birmingham

Memphis is starting to emerge as a big gentrifier, as tons of downtown and midtown developments are planned and breaking ground. I think in 10 years it will be a much better city than it is now.

Birmingham, who knows. They could start to boom, but oddly they have not over the past 10 years with this strong economy. I think they suffer a similar fate as Memphis, as being dragged down by the issues of the past with Civil Rights/MLK happenings.

As for New Orleans, they are a solid tourist spot, but long term I don't see a lot of strong growth in many other diverse sectors.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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These 3 southern cities/metros all have a lot in common as far as size, black culture, being important places in their respective states, etc. However, which city/metro is better when it comes to:

Economy?
Future outlook?
Shopping?
Culture?
Growth?
Scenery?
Education?
Economy: Birmingham
Future: Birmingham
Shopping: Birmingham (The Summit + The Galleria = win)

Culture: New Orleans. Memphis is next. Birmingham last. They all have strong histories though.

Growth: New Orleans. It feels larger than it is.

Scenery: Birmingham

Education: I’d give the nod to Birmingham for UAB + Samford. That’s strong combination. Not to mention Alabama ain’t too far away. Like UGA with Atlanta. But Tulane I believe is more regarded than either.

What I hate about New Orleans is how there really aren’t any standout suburbs of the city. Memphis does have a name, but the crime and weak job market isn’t any good. Birmingham has its fair share of problems, but it is starting to take off and come into its own. It really is a great city

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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Economy? New Orleans
Future outlook? Birmingham. As Nashville and Atlanta price out some residents, they will choose smaller cities. Birmingham is very business-friendly.
Shopping? New Orleans
Culture? New Orleans
Growth? New Orleans
Scenery? Birmingham
Education? New Orleans

New Orleans is the clear winner.
Is it? It's long-term prospects are pretty shaky, especially considering the effects of global warming.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Is it? It's long-term prospects are pretty shaky, especially considering the effects of global warming.
You make it sound like New Orleans will be underwater tomorrow.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Give me Birmingham and a house on a hill.
Thanks.
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