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View Poll Results: Which city is better?
St. Louis, MO 79 67.52%
Indianapolis, IN 38 32.48%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Midwest CSA populations in the 2 million range

Cleveland - 2,891,988
St Louis - 2,878,255
Cincinnati - 2,130,151
Indianapolis - 2,080,782
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I would choose Indianapolis. Seems to be a city moving into the future. If they can get their transit in place things will change dramatically. I have been to both cities and great amounts of time both. My opinion Is that St Louis skyline is weak at best. The focus is a monument. My need for skyscrapers must come from living in Chicago. There just seems to be a growing theme in Indianapolis. I see Chicago trying to mimic sports themes and the cultural trail. Obviously they are moving forward and are successful. Yes there is growth in St Louis but mostly in the suburbs? That is good I guess but I hate the suburbs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I would choose Indianapolis. Seems to be a city moving into the future. If they can get their transit in place things will change dramatically. I have been to both cities and great amounts of time both. My opinion Is that St Louis skyline is weak at best. The focus is a monument. My need for skyscrapers must come from living in Chicago. There just seems to be a growing theme in Indianapolis. I see Chicago trying to mimic sports themes and the cultural trail. Obviously they are moving forward and are successful. Yes there is growth in St Louis but mostly in the suburbs? That is good I guess but I hate the suburbs.
If you think the growth in STL is only in the burbs, you havent spent any time there.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Default Ok maybe

I did enjoy seeing some spotty skyscrapers in the burbs, but not concentrated downtown. I know that proposals have been denied due to the 630 ft arch. At some point I would like to see St Louis build something taller than it. Myabe it would take away?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I did enjoy seeing some spotty skyscrapers in the burbs, but not concentrated downtown. I know that proposals have been denied due to the 630 ft arch. At some point I would like to see St Louis build something taller than it. Myabe it would take away?
Its called aesthetics.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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There is really no comparison here. StL is in a different league than Indy.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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There is really no comparison here. StL is in a different league than Indy.
Well if everyone really thinks that, I'm going to say there is no comparison between places like Omaha and Des Moines to Indianapolis. I'd put Indianapolis in some kind of a group with Milwaukee, Columbus, KC, and Cincinnati with some other possibilities added in.

Fair comparison?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Well if everyone really thinks that, I'm going to say there is no comparison between places like Omaha and Des Moines to Indianapolis. I'd put Indianapolis in some kind of a group with Milwaukee, Columbus, KC, and Cincinnati with some other possibilities added in.

Fair comparison?
I would agree with that. I just think StL is really underated and offers far more than people realize. It's also a much larger and built up metro area than people realize.

Indy is in a different league than Omaha and Des Moines for sure. Indy is a major top 30 metro. Omaha and Des Moines are not at that level although for its size I really like Omaha. Des Moines is okay.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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There is really no comparison here. StL is in a different league than Indy.
St. Louis has Toasted Ravioli, a train, and a couple of solid neighborhoods. Beyond that, its a wash to me.

You could say, "hey man, those are the things that put STL in another class." That is fair to me.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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St. Louis has Toasted Ravioli, a train, and a couple of solid neighborhoods. Beyond that, its a wash to me.

You could say, "hey man, those are the things that put STL in another class." That is fair to me.
St Louis has more than "a couple of solid neighborhoods".
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