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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 10-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Location: Hazel Green, AL
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by j_cat View Post
Um, that's easy, these forums don't constitute the whole universe. This being the Internet, there is a disproportionate number of disgruntled introverted contrarian voices (I mean that as a compliment) that you don't hear out there in the real world.

Of course even the popular people are starting to sour on the Sunbelt suburbia, and warm to funkier lifestyle centers like Portland. But that change is still in its infancy, led mostly by the young, single and weird. It hasn't gone truly mainstream just yet.

So in short, Phoenix is indeed overrated, though less and less so. The likes of Portland are beginning to take its place, and become increasingly overrated themselves.
Well, I appreciate your desire to rant; however, you haven't stated how Phoenix is overrated either. BTW, who are the "popular people"? Are we in high school again?
Old 10-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Originally Posted by Energy_Fin_Guy View Post
For the idiots that said Miami, they should all know that it's the number one US city of choice by Europeans and Latin Americans.

Who Cares? That doesn't do anything to change the minds on their opinions of Miami.
Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 AM
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As an Illinois native, my vote is for Chicago. Its combination of lousy weather, ridiculous cost of living, corrupt and incompetent city government, corrupt and incompetent county government, corrupt and incompetent state government saddled by a hopeless fiscal situation, and general parochialism and inflated sense of its place in the grand scheme of things can't be topped. It's a backwater with some fancy window dressing. World class cities aren't stuck in an 1890s political machine mindset, but that's where Chicago finds itself.
Old 01-01-2011, 11:38 AM
Location: North Carolina
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Seattle or portland
Old 01-01-2011, 05:00 PM
Location: Outside of Los Angeles
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A lot of what one of the posters above me said about Chicago can actually be said about my current home of LA. High cost of living, a corrupt city council, a mayor that has no idea what he is doing and a bunch of corrupt, lousy people in the state's political offices. The issues that he or she listed about Chicago aren't only a Chicago problem. By the way, LA also has one of the worst economies in the nation. If I'm not mistaken, LA has the 2nd or 3rd worst economy of any major US city. LA is somewhat overrated in addition to its benefits, that is what I am trying to point out.
Old 01-01-2011, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by redfish1 View Post
Seattle or portland
add San Francisco to that list and I agree.
Old 01-01-2011, 07:30 PM
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:41 AM
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Reputation: 142
Austin keeps being brought up as being awesome. It's no different than any other big city in Texas. Areas surrounding the downtown area are a mess and are really trashy (Houston? San Antonio?) The roads are terrible as well.
Old 01-03-2011, 04:47 AM
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Oh cool never seen this. Atlanta, Miami, and Austin
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