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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 06-19-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Boston. I'd take either though.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Same here. I would go with either.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Restaurants Philly, hand down, Boston's too expensive and overrated!!
Shopping The edge goes to Boston because of Newbury St, we still don't
have our own version of Copley Place, although Walnut St is
catching up!!!
Museums Philly is basically not just a historical place, but has a vibrant art
scene to go along with. Boston just dwells on it's past, plus it's
too conservative!!!
Scenery Both cities are beautiful in their own way, so it's a tie!!!
Architecture Both cities have great architecture, but Philly's showing some
boldness but constrcuting the ACC, as well as Mandeville Place
and the Cira Center 2. Boston's skyscrapers are just bland!!!
Public Transportation I'm giving this to Boston simply because it has a much more
expansive commuter rail system. Philly's system is a disgrace.
And don't get me started on the subway system, very
antiquated!!!
Parks Both ahve great parks, but Philly's park system is bigger and
more scenic than Boston's, IMO!!!
Arts Like I said above, Philly has a very vibrant arts scene!!!
Festivals Philly!!!
Schools As far as public schools, both are messy, but for higher (and
affordable) education, it's Philly. Boston's just too preppy and
cliquey for me (blue bloods).
Nightlife Philly
Diversity Philly, Boston's just too white and Irish dominated. Philly's
Italian dominated, but blacks can still live in South Philly, unlike
South Boston.
Livability Philly
Urban Both cities are pretty urban.

My response is that Philly kills Boston in almost everything!!!
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i don't know about higher education. i think boston has the best in the country. and from nightlife experience, i think boston has some serious upscale lounges similar to philly and better clubs than philly. both have a lot of college kids going out. but boston seems to have a better upscale scene. while philly has slightly more of a rough edge. both cities definitely get their groove on at night though . and i think diversity is pretty similar nowadays. boston has a big international scene because of the higher learning.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:56 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Boston seems great, but I find it boring as heck. I vote philly
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Boston is better than Philly to me!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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re: the last few....

i don't know about higher education. i think boston has the best in the country. and from nightlife experience, i think boston has some serious upscale lounges similar to philly and better clubs than philly. both have a lot of college kids going out. but boston seems to have a better upscale scene. while philly has slightly more of a rough edge. both cities definitely get their groove on at night though . and i think diversity is pretty similar nowadays. boston has a big international scene because of the higher learning.
Yoiu have to understand that these are my opinions, but Philly has just a better amount of schools within a 60-mile radius than Boston. We have two Ivy League universities (Penn and Princeton), as well as superb universities in Temple and Drexel.

I don't know whether you've been to Philly, but you've peobably never been to Old City or South St. I'm just tired of Boston and their so-called int'l scene, because as far as the student population is concerned, most of them are transient anyways.

And Philly does have a great music culture, too, something Boston can't really claim. And the black culture is present in this city!!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Boston is better than Philly to me!!
Yeah, I'm surprised about all the Philly love. I would take chowder over cheesteaks any day.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yoiu have to understand that these are my opinions, but Philly has just a better amount of schools within a 60-mile radius than Boston. We have two Ivy League universities (Penn and Princeton), as well as superb universities in Temple and Drexel.

I don't know whether you've been to Philly, but you've peobably never been to Old City or South St. I'm just tired of Boston and their so-called int'l scene, because as far as the student population is concerned, most of them are transient anyways.

And Philly does have a great music culture, too, something Boston can't really claim. And the black culture is present in this city!!!
If we're doing a 60 mile radius, then I don't see how Philly can have Boston beat in higher education. Harvard and MIT are as prestigious, if not more so, than Penn and Princeton, and Tufts, UMASS Boston, Brandeis, Boston U, Boston College, and Northeastern University are also large, well-known institutions.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yoiu have to understand that these are my opinions, but Philly has just a better amount of schools within a 60-mile radius than Boston. We have two Ivy League universities (Penn and Princeton), as well as superb universities in Temple and Drexel.

I don't know whether you've been to Philly, but you've peobably never been to Old City or South St. I'm just tired of Boston and their so-called int'l scene, because as far as the student population is concerned, most of them are transient anyways.

And Philly does have a great music culture, too, something Boston can't really claim. And the black culture is present in this city!!!
Hmmmm, I'm not sure if you've ever heard of Harvard or MIT, but they've got a pretty good reputation. So does Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk, Brandeis, Tufts, Bentley, Northeastern, Wellesley, Lesley, and if you're going to include anything within a 60 mile radius, Brown. In my opinion, there's really no competition between Boston and Philadelphia when it comes to colleges.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Saying Boston is conservative is like saying Saudi Arabia is liberal
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