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View Poll Results: Philly vs Bos
Philadelphia 221 50.92%
Boston 213 49.08%
Voters: 434. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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oh come on, you know they do it but they don't enjoy it nearly as much as where it's 10 degrees warmer. not only is the weather here nicer, but the biking and golfing itself is better there are plenty of winter sports activities near philadelphia as well.QUOTE=btownboss4;21809541]You have no idea what your talking about people do those things til mid- DECEMBER, then Bostonians shift to winter sports
[/quote] No we just don't whine when its 50F.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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oh come on, you know they do it but they don't enjoy it nearly as much as where it's 10 degrees warmer. not only is the weather here nicer, but the biking and golfing itself is better there are plenty of winter sports activities near philadelphia as well.QUOTE=btownboss4;21809541]You have no idea what your talking about people do those things til mid- DECEMBER, then Bostonians shift to winter sports
Haha. I guess this is just so funny to me because Philly hardly has what I would consider an ideal climate. Being from Jamaica, anything above Georgia is terrible IMO.

Lets just be honest and admit December in both cities pretty much sucks.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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let's actually be honest and mention that for many people of their favorite time of the year. february I could live without.

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Haha. I guess this is just so funny to me because Philly hardly has what I would consider an ideal climate. Being from Jamaica, anything above Georgia is terrible IMO.

Lets just be honest and admit December in both cities pretty much sucks.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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let's actually be honest and mention that for many people of their favorite time of the year. february I could live without.
February and March are awful. With the Holidays, football, first snow, etc December is great.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Restaurants - Philly. Boston has great shellfish, but aside from that, I've always enjoyed eating in Philly more than Boston.
Shopping - Philly. Both are similar with high end shopping, but Philly has more variety overall.
Museums - Tie, both have some of the best museums in the country.
Scenery - Boston. They both have a similar topography, but Boston's waterfront is far nice than Philly's.
Architecture - Philly. Both have great historic architecture and great housing, but Philadelphia has better modern architecture.
Public Transportation - Boston's mass transit is overall a little bit more extensive and user-friendly than Philadelphia's.
Environmentally Friendly - Boston seems more concerned with it's environmental impact.
Parks - Tie, both have some of the best parks in the country.
Arts - Philly definitely has a more vibrant and better thriving artistic community. Both are similarly top notch for high art (orchestra, ballet, opera, etc).
Festivals - Tie, both have a lot of festivals.
Schools - Boston is better in public, private, and higher education.
Nightlife - Philly is better for bars, clubs, lounges, late night food, and live music.
Diversity - Tie, they both seem pretty similar as far as racial and ethnic diversity goes.
Livability - Tie, both are very livable. Boston is cleaner and has less bad areas while Philly has better weather and is more affordable.
Urban - Tie, both are truly urban and dense cities.

I love both, but I prefer Philadelphia. It just strikes me as a livelier, more happening, and more buzzing city compared to Boston.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Philadelphia all the way, baby!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Philadelphia
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: DC
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Philly is more gritty, urban n real. Feels less insular. But in some ways Boston feels like the more cosmo, wealthy city. Tough choice, but if I throw in the burbs, location, n general fun factor, I think the Illidelph edges out Bahstan.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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I visited Philly earlier this month, my second time in 2011, and was pleasantly surprised at the dining scene there. There is a wealth of moderately-priced, trendy restaurants in the city, especially for brunch. It was one of the first American cities where I felt such was actually in reach. Some decent Mexican food, too, especially in comparison to other East Coast cities. Nothing like the Mexican food out West, though

A few of the said photos, along with others, are here: prettyugly.: The City That Loves You Back
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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I think Boston is much cleaner. I fly from Boston Logan to Phily Airport, Boston logan is much in to detailed cleaning and looks but Phily was not finger prints all over the windows at the airport, bathrooms are just OK, the train tracks that passes the airport dirty, rusty,trashy, from each light pools bunch of cables and wires comming out in the bottom of it .
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