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Old 05-08-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Since this topic never ever seems to get old, I would like to see how other c-d'ers react to where their city placed on my list. If you take notice I didn't rank Milwaukee as a top city, because I am honest and not a raving homer like some others on here are. My list mainly took population and GDP into account but also just my personal impressions and opinions of each city.

First Tier US Cities
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington DC/Baltimore

Second Tier US Cities
5. San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland
6. Boston
7. Dallas/Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia

Third Tier US Cities
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
11. Miami
12. Seattle
13. Detroit (seriously)
14. Phoenix

Fourth Tier US Cities
15. Minneapolis/St. Paul
16. San Diego
17. Denver/Aurora
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa/St. Petersburg
20. Cleveland
21. Portland
22. Pittsburgh

Fifth Tier US Cities
23. Orlando
24. Charlotte
25. Cincinnati
26. Kansas City
27. Columbus
28. Las Vegas
29. Milwaukee
30. Austin
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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If you're considering importance and influence, this is pretty spot on in my opinion, although why is Dallas so much higher than Houston? Also, I may put DC above Chicago...overall, good job though.
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Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
Since this topic never ever seems to get old, I would like to see how other c-d'ers react to where their city placed on my list. If you take notice I didn't rank Milwaukee as a top city, because I am honest and not a raving homer like some others on here are. My list mainly took population and GDP into account but also just my personal impressions and opinions of each city.

First Tier US Cities
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington DC/Baltimore

Second Tier US Cities
5. San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland
6. Boston
7. Dallas/Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia

Third Tier US Cities
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
11. Miami
12. Seattle
13. Detroit (seriously)
14. Phoenix

Fourth Tier US Cities
15. Minneapolis/St. Paul
16. San Diego
17. Denver/Aurora
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa/St. Petersburg
20. Cleveland
21. Portland
22. Pittsburgh

Fifth Tier US Cities
23. Orlando
24. Charlotte
25. Cincinnati
26. Kansas City
27. Columbus
28. Las Vegas
29. Milwaukee
30. Austin
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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1st Tier:
  • New York
2nd Tier
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
3rd Tier
  • Washington D.C.
  • Houston
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Philadelphia
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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1st Tier:
  • New York
2nd Tier
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
3rd Tier
  • Washington D.C.
  • Houston
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Philadelphia
The Metroplex has 1,000,000 more people than Greater Houston and a much larger GDP. Dallas and Atlanta have more diverse economies, whereas Houston is mainly tied to energy industry the same way Detroit is tied to automobile industry.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The Metroplex has 1,000,000 more people than Greater Houston and a much larger GDP. Dallas and Atlanta have more diverse economies, whereas Houston is mainly tied to energy industry the same way Detroit is tied to automobile industry.
...........I still agree with my list.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Default Actually,..

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Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
Since this topic never ever seems to get old, I would like to see how other c-d'ers react to where their city placed on my list. If you take notice I didn't rank Milwaukee as a top city, because I am honest and not a raving homer like some others on here are. My list mainly took population and GDP into account but also just my personal impressions and opinions of each city.

First Tier US Cities
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington DC/Baltimore

Second Tier US Cities
5. San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland
6. Boston
7. Dallas/Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia

Third Tier US Cities
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
11. Miami
12. Seattle
13. Detroit (seriously)
14. Phoenix

Fourth Tier US Cities
15. Minneapolis/St. Paul
16. San Diego
17. Denver/Aurora
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa/St. Petersburg
20. Cleveland
21. Portland
22. Pittsburgh

Fifth Tier US Cities
23. Orlando
24. Charlotte
25. Cincinnati
26. Kansas City
27. Columbus
28. Las Vegas
29. Milwaukee
30. Austin
..very little to argue with here; I agree with your selection of the top 15 cities, although from 6-15 the order may vary a little from person to person. I don't think that the tier system is absolutely necessary, but the cities chosen for the top 15 are very good; in fact, I just might agree with every position.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
Since this topic never ever seems to get old, I would like to see how other c-d'ers react to where their city placed on my list. If you take notice I didn't rank Milwaukee as a top city, because I am honest and not a raving homer like some others on here are. My list mainly took population and GDP into account but also just my personal impressions and opinions of each city.

First Tier US Cities
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington DC/Baltimore

Second Tier US Cities
5. San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland
6. Boston
7. Dallas/Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia

Third Tier US Cities
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
11. Miami
12. Seattle
13. Detroit (seriously)
14. Phoenix

Fourth Tier US Cities
15. Minneapolis/St. Paul
16. San Diego
17. Denver/Aurora
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa/St. Petersburg
20. Cleveland
21. Portland
22. Pittsburgh

Fifth Tier US Cities
23. Orlando
24. Charlotte
25. Cincinnati
26. Kansas City
27. Columbus
28. Las Vegas
29. Milwaukee
30. Austin
The only thing that jumps out at me is.....

Dallas should be third tier
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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In no order.

1st Tier:

New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago

2nd Tier:

San Francisco
Boston
Washington, D.C.
Atlanta
Houston
Dallas
Miami
Philadelphia
Seattle

3rd Tier:

Minneapolis
Denver
Phoenix
San Diego
Charlotte
Columbus
Pittsburgh
Kansas City
St. Louis
Baltimore


And the rest.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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I just can't see DC below Boston and SF. You got the top six right, but in the wrong order. Id say:

NYC
LA
DC
Chicago
SF Bay Area
Boston

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In no order.

1st Tier:

New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago

2nd Tier:

San Francisco
Boston
Washington, D.C.
Atlanta
Houston
Dallas
Miami
Philadelphia
Seattle

3rd Tier:

Minneapolis
Denver
Phoenix
San Diego
Charlotte
Columbus
Pittsburgh
Kansas City
St. Louis
Baltimore


And the rest.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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