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View Poll Results: Most overrated city in the US
New York City 340 21.82%
Los Angeles, California 336 21.57%
Atlanta, Georgia 351 22.53%
Orlando, Florida 243 15.60%
Washington, D.C. 107 6.87%
Miami, Florida 197 12.64%
Chicago, Illinois 163 10.46%
San Francisco, California 168 10.78%
Austin, Texas 298 19.13%
Las Vegas, Nevada 269 17.27%
Honolulu, Hawaii 73 4.69%
Other 135 8.66%
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11 0.71%
New Orleans, Louisiana 9 0.58%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1558. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-10-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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To be fair, this is in the General forum and your beloved Atlanta, inside the city limits of which you apparently don't live*, is competing against 11 other cities and "other" and it's still on top.


*how's that for grammatical acrobatics?
I would be willing to bet that 90% of those people have never experienced Atlanta, and the same goes for the rest of the cities on that list. People get a certain perception in their heads and, after a while, they end up believing it to be the truth.

What I want to know is...overrated by who? The million-plus people that have relocated to Atlanta since 2000? Or the 37 million visitors last year? Or the 54 corporations that relocated headquarters to Atlanta in 2008? Atlanta does get a lot of positive media attention, and I guess that causes it to be overrated by people in underrated cities that get very little attention.

 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis
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I would be willing to bet that 90% of those people have never experienced Atlanta, and the same goes for the rest of the cities on that list. People get a certain perception in their heads and, after a while, they end up believing it to be the truth.

What I want to know is...overrated by who? The million-plus people that have relocated to Atlanta since 2000? Or the 37 million visitors last year? Or the 54 corporations that relocated headquarters to Atlanta in 2008? Atlanta does get a lot of positive media attention, and I guess that causes it to be overrated by people in underrated cities that get very little attention.
Is it even possible for someone to legitimately believe that Atlanta "is over-rated", or will there always be some reason why their opinion isn't valid?

I believe Atlanta is over-rated, and I've been there several times. I don't believe the same things about cities like Chicago or Boston, yet by your logic, I should be under-rating everyone else since my home city is "under rated".

Adults disagree, and can disagree respectfully.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Where is Houston???
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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In Texas.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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In Texas.
I set myself up for that one, didn't I?


it's the 4th most populous city in America and one of the largest by land area, if not THE largest, thus it should be on this poll.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^I was just teasing.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis
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^I was just teasing.
You mean, Houston isn't in Texas?

 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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when did NY beat out LA, last time i checked LA was way above....someone cheating??
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I set myself up for that one, didn't I?


it's the 4th most populous city in America and one of the largest by land area, if not THE largest, thus it should be on this poll.

It's not on this poll--I guess you got your answer then.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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I am a New York native and love New York City (Manhattan). For me the winter in NY is just too long. I usually feel cold till about June.

Houston is not on the list and it should be. I lived there and its a city that lacks any charachter or charm and has as much if not more traffic then New York. The cost of living, weather and ppl are great in Houston though.
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