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View Poll Results: What city would you rather live in?
Philly 119 65.75%
Tampa 62 34.25%
Voters: 181. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-06-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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This is not true information, Tampa bay has 4,076,099 in their metropolitan area.
WOW! come on man, those stats you linked where not a true MSA population. Those were including much further areas, like all of west Flordia.

Use this one. It is more acurate on actual METROPOLITIAN stats.

Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I get so frustrated when people pull of false stats of the internet to prove somebody that was who was actually right wrong.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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WOW! come on man, those stats you linked where not a true MSA population. Those were including much further areas, like all of west Flordia.

Use this one. It is more acurate on actual METROPOLITIAN stats.

Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philly's CSA is 6.3mil and it was used against Tampa's MSA so I included Tampa's CSA which is 4mil. You have to be fair, so that's why I put it in my reply.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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If you want to live in real city with amenities and true nightlife and career opportunities then Philadelphia is your city. If you want to live in a trailer in the baking sun then Tampa is your city.
That is a pretty unfair characterization of Tampa, to say the least.
I would have to put Tampa on a list of 'most improved' cities in the US (along with Chattanooga, Birmingham and Baltimore). I especially love the intown "south of Kennedy" neighborhoods like Hyde Park. Take the drive along Bayshore Blvd. sometime and I think you find it difficult to believe that Tampa is all bad.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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WOW! come on man, those stats you linked where not a true MSA population. Those were including much further areas, like all of west Flordia.

Use this one. It is more acurate on actual METROPOLITIAN stats.

Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I get so frustrated when people pull of false stats of the internet to prove somebody that was who was actually right wrong.
Tampa Bay Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Actually you're wrong because if you look at the map in the link provided, the metro area covers about 4 or 5 counties in the Tampa Bay Area not the whole west Florida.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Tampa Bay Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Actually you're wrong because if you look at the map in the link provided, the metro area covers about 4 or 5 counties in the Tampa Bay Area not the whole west Florida.
It was just an exageration. 4 or 5 counties is an ENORMOUS metro area. Lets stop trying to prove each other wrong. Look, there are different metro area sizes based on how far they actually go. Good MSA stats are the ones that show population based on a 40 mile radius from downtown in my opinion. I like to use MSA population stats from the US Census Borough.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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That is a pretty unfair characterization of Tampa, to say the least.
I would have to put Tampa on a list of 'most improved' cities in the US (along with Chattanooga, Birmingham and Baltimore). I especially love the intown "south of Kennedy" neighborhoods like Hyde Park. Take the drive along Bayshore Blvd. sometime and I think you find it difficult to believe that Tampa is all bad.
That had to be what was making me the most angry. But Ive only driven through Philly. Maybe I missed the good areas. So I might just be as guilty.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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That is a pretty unfair characterization of Tampa, to say the least.
I would have to put Tampa on a list of 'most improved' cities in the US (along with Chattanooga, Birmingham and Baltimore). I especially love the intown "south of Kennedy" neighborhoods like Hyde Park. Take the drive along Bayshore Blvd. sometime and I think you find it difficult to believe that Tampa is all bad.
I agree, south of kennedy and hyde park are pretty urban.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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That had to be what was making me the most angry. But Ive only driven through Philly. Maybe I missed the good areas. So I might just be as guilty.

You are bashing an enormous city driving on I-95. Maybe you did miss the good areas. You really can't get the feel of center city, or german town driving up I-95 while sitting in the back of your parents car.


Maybe you are just as guilty.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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I LOOOOOOVE Philly cheestake(and they say the south eats unhealthy lol) and I enjoyed Germantown last time I was up there. Philly is a GREAT city. Has anybody in here been to Germantown in Philidelphia???
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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You are bashing an enormous city driving on I-95. Maybe you did miss the good areas. You really can't get the feel of center city, or german town driving up I-95 while sitting in the back of your parents car.


Maybe you are just as guilty.
That's funny because you read my mind, I was just about to talk about how I enjoyed Germantown, as a matter of fact I just did talk about it. Weird.
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