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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 04-28-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Outside of Los Angeles
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I truly believe the most overrated city in the US that I've actually visited is Las Vegas for sure! It is an extremely poorly planned city because the sidewalks have too many cracks and uneven pavement exists. And also, the gambling in Vegas leads to lots of social problems. It is just a city that I cannot really enjoy anymore other than the good food at the various buffets. Overall, Las Vegas is a city that I consider to be highly overrated and lacking in real culture IMO.

 
Old 04-28-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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San Francisco is underrated. Everyone thinks its all dangerous but it's only the 108th most dangerous city in america
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:52 AM
 
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San Francisco is underrated. Everyone thinks its all dangerous but it's only the 108th most dangerous city in america
It sounds like you're confusing San Francisco with Oakland. I've never come across people talking about how dangerous SF is. Most of the stigma I hear gets applied to the East Bay.

As for ratings, I believe SF is right on par with its rating. It's neither overrated nor underrated. It delivers and deserves all of the hype it gets.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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As for ratings, I believe SF is right on par with its rating. It's neither overrated nor underrated. It delivers and deserves all of the hype it gets.
I disagree. SF is a beautiful city, but it's not that large or bustling compared to cities like New York or London. Given its hype, one would expect a lot more things to see and do in SF than there actually is.

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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The whole Sunbelt, except Atlanta, and New Orleans
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Also San Fran. How/why do people compare a place with barely 150 years under its belt, with any east coast city.

NYC has more character in one block, than the whole city of SF.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Also San Fran. How/why do people compare a place with barely 150 years under its belt, with any east coast city.
It's even funnier when people start comparing or even equating SF with major European cities.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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And for those of you who say history doesn't matter. Go to London, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, Venice, or Istanbul, and come back to the States and try to say that again.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I truly believe the most overrated city in the US that I've actually visited is Las Vegas for sure!
If you're not into gambling, drinking, shows or partying, then there's not much reason to go to Vegas. It's a one-trick pony.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Also San Fran. How/why do people compare a place with barely 150 years under its belt, with any east coast city.
Only one East Coast City surpasses San Francisco as a place to visit, work and live.

Virtually every visitor survey in the WORLD places San Francisco either at number 1 or 2 among US Cities.


Methinks you suffer from a bit of envy.
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