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View Poll Results: Pittsburgh vs St Louis
Pittsburgh 143 64.13%
St Louis 80 35.87%
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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I am thinking honestly that both cities are similar but Pittsburgh is a few years further along in redevelopment due to having to do so sooner.
On a similar note, this, I think, explains why Boston is viewed more favorably than Philadelphia today. Boston went into decline during the 1950's and 1960's, while Philadelphia went into decline during the 1970's and 1980's. That's given Boston more time to tidy itself up compared to Philadelphia, and the result of that is its better reputation today.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I have lived in St Louis for the last 3 years and am about to move to Pittsburgh, and I can say that St Louis is one of the best places I've ever lived in my life. I've lived all over the country too, including the north east, the south and California, but the people, the weather and the cost of living are all SO much better in St Louis than anywhere I've ever lived. I work for a fabulous company too that has every amenity possible and takes really good care of their employees and offers a great work/life balance, so that may be a reason why I've had such a perfect experience in St Louis. I'm really, really sad to leave, but it's interesting to read everyone's opinions about Pittsburgh and what it has to offer. Were moving because my husband got a fabulous job offer which would allow me to be a stay at home mom with our 4 month old son.

I will however give a small shout out for St Louis. So many of the attractions are free here, which is not true of most other cities in the country. Also, I find the people to be the nicest I've ever met, I am definitely not a native of this area and my family and I were immediately regarded with such respect and care by the locals, we made friends for life almost immediately - most of our friends here are like family to us. My husband and I are both foodies, and St Louis has some AMAZING restaurants, but that's not to say that you can't find similar food elsewhere. But the fact that The Lou is a "20 minute city" and there's virtually no traffic does help. Now, of course on the negative side, St Louis is not the safest city, and there are a TON of jay walkers, which gets to be really annoying during the morning commute. Plus the air quality is kind of low, but not nearly as bad as LA or Phoenix.

Id love to hear from anyone who lived in St Louis and moved to Pittsburgh who were not natives to either city. Thanks!!
From my experience, St. Louis is like Pittsburgh, only somewhat flatter.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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^correct. but st. louis is a bit larger. the two are very similar in so many ways.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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^correct. but st. louis is a bit larger. the two are very similar in so many ways.
Thanks - both comments make me feel better already. I'm just so afraid to be lost in this new city, especially since I won't be working. I will truly miss all my friends and my job in St Louis, but it's nice to know that I can look forward to getting to know a new city that's somewhat familiar!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Thanks - both comments make me feel better already. I'm just so afraid to be lost in this new city, especially since I won't be working. I will truly miss all my friends and my job in St Louis, but it's nice to know that I can look forward to getting to know a new city that's somewhat familiar!
Oh, you will get lost in Pittsburgh. The road system is labyrinthine, to put it mildly.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Both are really cool, but I'd rather live in St. Louis because it is more refined than Pgh. As cool as Pgh is, it's a bit slow and seems to be 5 years behind the rest of the country. Not really a bad thing, though.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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To be honest I think Cleveland is a much better comparison to St. Louis
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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To be honest I think Cleveland is a much better comparison to St. Louis
True. If that were the case, then St. Louis no question.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Both are really cool, but I'd rather live in St. Louis because it is more refined than Pgh. As cool as Pgh is, it's a bit slow and seems to be 5 years behind the rest of the country. Not really a bad thing, though.
I honestly get sick and tired of hearing this. If Pittsburgh is so "behind the times," then Lady GaGa -- like her or not -- would not have scheduled a second date in Pittsburgh due to overwhelming ticket demand. She's current. She's "now." She sold out in Pittsburgh in a flash.

And if you're talking about shopping, only Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore heard of IKEA before Pittsburgh did. Not Chicago, not Atlanta, and not Dallas or Houston either.

Or are you talking about fashion trends specifically? Do you shop at American Eagle Outfitters or rue21? There's a reason I mention those two stores specifically. (HINT: Headquarters.)

Pittsburghers under the age of 45 seem to be as "with the times" as any other part of the country I've been to.

OK, Pittsburgh is behind the times with regard to Hispanic culture.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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True. If that were the case, then St. Louis no question.
I live in Cleveland and even I agree to that
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