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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

Old 05-17-2009, 12:13 PM
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Out of these cities chosen, which has the better:

Public Transportation
Environmentally friendly

Which city would you rather live in, and why?
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:47 PM
Location: a bar
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This was done 2 months ago...

Here's a tough one!! Philadelphia Vs Boston
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:10 PM
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:56 PM
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P h i l a d e l p h i a
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Location: Roselle, NJ
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:27 PM
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:20 PM
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I voted for Philly, but could really care less

Both cities are great
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Location: Boston
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This must be the 4th one of these Philly v Boston threads I've seen recently and I'll refrain from voting as they're two great cities (though my roots would make it so I'm inclined to choose Boston in an otherwise 50/50 scenario). This is a tossup though.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:20 PM
Location: Denver
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Two awesome cities. Both played huge roles in the creation of our nation. Both have beautiful, historic architecture. Both are very dense and vibrant. They're very similar in population (ignore the tiny borders of Boston).

They feel like the children of New York City in a way. Boston is often viewed as blue-blooded and intellectual, while Philly is often viewed as rough-around-the-edges and gritty. However if you look beneath the surface of both cities, you see they're very similar. Boston has plenty of grit, and Philadelphia is very intellectual.

I obviously am voting for Boston because it's where I'm from so I know much more about it than Philly. Not surprised to see the voting is neck and neck.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:12 PM
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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
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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