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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 07-04-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Las Vegas, Orlando and Raleigh come to mind soon thereafter.

New York is great, but still overrated. Most people who move there won't have their dreams come true.
pittsburg and athens too

 
Old 07-04-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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I would say San Diego, which should be on the poll. Sure the weather is nice and it has beautiful oceanside scenery, but that's it. Many people, including the local media, make that city out to be some perfect utopia, with no crime, no pollution, no humidity, and everyone is friendly which I know from after living there for 10 years that it's total b.s. All San Diego is is a smaller, slower, and generic version of Los Angeles.
WRONG. It's cleaner, safer, and a lot less congested than LA. in fact San Diego is the 3rd safest city in America. Humidity? what humidity. Seattle isn't that great either. I'd rather live in 300 plus days of sun than 300 plus days of rain,snow, and/or cold!
 
Old 07-04-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, any city in which somebody who doesn't make a ton of money can't live comfortably is automatically overrated.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, any city in which somebody who doesn't make a ton of money can't live comfortably is automatically overrated.
I am not rich and I live here. Obviously you haven't explored all of San Diego if you think only rich people can live here.

That means it has a lot to offer and everybody wants a peice of it so the price goes high. so in all actuallity it's a good thing!
 
Old 07-04-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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I am not rich and I live here. Obviously you haven't explored all of San Diego if you think only rich people can live here.

That means it has a lot to offer and everybody wants a peice of it so the price goes high. so in all actuallity it's a good thing!
I wasn't necessarily talking about San Diego in that regard. I was talking more about places like Boston and San Francisco for example. Nice cities, but not nice enough for me to go broke trying to live there.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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I wasn't necessarily talking about San Diego in that regard. I was talking more about places like Boston and San Francisco for example. Nice cities, but not nice enough for me to go broke trying to live there.
oh ok I agree with you! San Francisco is constantly praised on this board and I went there and wasn't a big fan
 
Old 07-05-2010, 12:20 AM
 
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Probably Houston. But since it's not on your list, I will go with Chicago. Chicago seems like it often tries too hard to be similar to New York, even though they claim to dislike NY in many ways. From battles about pizza to highrises and funny accents....Chicago loses more of its soul each year.
Not that it's a bad thing to be like NYC. But I think the feel of Chicago back in the 1950s was way more original and way better. Population numbers show that the city of Chicago has lost quite a step since, and is becoming more of a giant suburb. The winters in Chicago can be brutal and there really is too big of an alcohol culture associated with cultural events. Kind of redneck. Kind of classy. Find of fat. Kind of cool. But just not that great for the $$$$
smh...so do you think there's a citywide consensus to attempt to be like nyc?....to different cities bro...although there are many similarities they are different...and just to be real people in chicago possess too many other things to deal with than to be trying to be nyc...Pizza? I mean we're both known for pizza as well as hotdogs that doesn't mean Chicago is trying to go head to head with Nyc...smh
 
Old 07-05-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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I am not rich and I live here. Obviously you haven't explored all of San Diego if you think only rich people can live here.

That means it has a lot to offer and everybody wants a peice of it so the price goes high. so in all actuallity it's a good thing!
Even though I like San Diego, I generally don't like expensive cities. It's not always a good thing if the prices are high. That might mean the city appeals to a lot of people. But if it doesn't appeal to me, the high prices are just a waste of money as far as I'm concerned.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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San Francisco, California
 
Old 07-05-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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WRONG. It's cleaner, safer, and a lot less congested than LA. in fact San Diego is the 3rd safest city in America. Humidity? what humidity. Seattle isn't that great either. I'd rather live in 300 plus days of sun than 300 plus days of rain,snow, and/or cold!
I never said that San Diego is not cleaner, safer, and less crowded than L.A. What I did say is that it is smaller, slower, and less exciting than L.A. So what if its the 3rd safest city in America? Its still in AMERICA. Its nowhere near as safe as Japan, even Tokyo. Its basically like saying the 3rd smartest student in a classroom full of morons. You can have your 300 plus days of sun, I like my seasons and changes in weather, it builds character (which is something SD lacks). Right now, its the rainy season in Japan and I'm still not complaining.
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