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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 09-10-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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NYC does have more options than Manhattan...some people don't seem to realize that. But most of us don't dream about living there at all. I have to think that the majority of people are happy with where they've chosen to live.

Look at it this way, 302,000,000 people dont live in NYC.

 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Okay, then we just disagree. I don't find anything "vapid" about Chicago, but we are all entitled to an opinion.

I think LA and NYC have decided advanatages in climate and regional location...those may be big reasons for the disparity in population gain/loss.

Id argue Chicago actually has a more central location (thus better) than the other two.

Theres a reason Chicago is the transportation hub of the country.

Chicago has a shorter average distance to the majority of the country, and internationally, than NYC or LA.

The coasts are like a light attracting a moth. Chicago is kind of filtered so the neurotics stay on the coasts.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I disagree that LA provides "everything" like NYC does. LA is lacking in a lot of respects for a city that is 10 million+ in metro area population.
Public transportation?
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Chicago is overrated on this site (it's no longer the #2 city, get over it), but not in the real world IMO.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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los angeles is overrated on this site (it's no longer the #2 city, get over it), but not in the real world imo.

fify.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Id argue Chicago actually has a more central location (thus better) than the other two.

Theres a reason Chicago is the transportation hub of the country.

Chicago has a shorter average distance to the majority of the country, and internationally, than NYC or LA.

The coasts are like a light attracting a moth. Chicago is kind of filtered so the neurotics stay on the coasts.
NYC is closer to Africa, Europe and the Middle East than Chicago. I also think NYC is closer to South America than Chicago is.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Public transportation?
That is a big thing that stands out. But even things like unique and famous architecture (subjective I know, but still), well-known urban parks, public squares, downtown vibrancy, consistent high walkability over a huge urban area ... I feel LA is lacking compared to NYC and Chicago. One would expect a megacity to have these characteristics.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I had to pick Los Angeles as I've always dreaded going to LA. San Diego though is a nice city it was always a treat to go down there see the Star of India, ride the train down to the Mexican border, drive the coronado bridge. Sometimes at the base they would let me have a free tour of one of the air craft carriers. San Diego is alot more fun to me than Los Angeles.

Though I dont understand how Atlanta made it to the top overrated perhaps I need to make another trip out there and find out? I really enjoyed the Carter library and thats all I had time for, I hope if Im back there I can have a week and that probably still wont be egnough.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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NYC is closer to Africa, Europe and the Middle East than Chicago. I also think NYC is closer to South America than Chicago is.



Theyre virtually the same.

Chicago is closer to Mexico (Central A.), all of Canada, Asia, Australia.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I disagree that LA provides "everything" like NYC does. LA is lacking in a lot of respects for a city that is 10 million+ in metro area population.
What? A trillion skyscrapers and rats?
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