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View Poll Results: Which city would you be more interested in living in?
Seattle 181 54.35%
Philadelphia 152 45.65%
Voters: 333. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Seattle is a rural wasteland compared to Philly or any other urban Northeast corridor city, along the lines of depressing suicidal weather and isolation I just dont see a bright side to Seattle. No pun meant with the "bright side" comment seeing as how Seattle has plenty of overcasts and darkness for a part of the year with things not getting any brighter for Seattle. Grey and depressing.

You cant pay me to live in dumpy Seattle where as Philly is one of my favorite cities
You're calling SEATTLE "dumpy", after seeing the wasteland that occupies much of Philly??

Utterly ridiculous.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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I love both of these cities but I'll go with Philadelphia. Love the history and proximity to other great cities.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I grew up in Philly and always loved the city. I don't live there now and probably would not go back because of the escalating crime rate. I recently heard it referred to as Killadelphia. While it is true that most murder victims have some relationship to their killers, we have had several murders where the victims were simply in their homes and bullets came through the windows.
I always find these comments amusing. If you moved to Philly, I guess you'd move your family to 23rd and Tasker, huh?
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You're calling SEATTLE "dumpy", after seeing the wasteland that occupies much of Philly??

Utterly ridiculous.

Stick to what you know.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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Both are good cities, but I would go with Seattle. Philly is too gritty and violent for me. I could handle it better in my fighting twenties. But being in my late thirties I like the slower, laid back albeit (also can be obnoxiously rude) Seattle anyday. Plus personally, and I have said this many times, Seattle really is a beautifully landscaped city in all aspects. A true gem. I don't care much for the people, but I would prefer them over the people of Philly anyday. I would rather have to deal with a snobby intellectual than an overbearing, angry, mouthy, meathead. Don't believe me? Think it's a stereotype? Go to any sport venue in Philly and you will get what I mean. Plus, I've been to Philly several times. I had an ex girlfriend who was from Pottstown and who lived in Philly for two years. We often visited. I'm not real big on bashing cities. Philly definately has some things that Seattle can't compare with. I love the historic side to Philly and much of the set up. But two things that stuck out to me was that Philly had few good looking women and too much grit outside of the attractions.

This is not a boost Seattle bash Philly opinion either. There are things about Seattle that I can't stand. All of the doily, dweeby-coffee drinking bore me to death intellects as well as the cost of living. Other than that. The scenery is second to none. I personally think it is more scenic and beautiful than San Francisco. I love the outside nature. It just personally fits me better. Plus, I can't think of a place in Seattle that would scare me. I'm no wimp either. So don't turn this into a "I'm a sissy thing". I wrestled for years and in college and I am certainly no target. But lets face it. You don't bring just yourself to a gun fight. Philly is too violent (gun wise) for me. Philly crime wise isn't that far off of being like Detroit.

But I love Philly at night. The downtown and city itself takes on a new light. Looks bigger for some reason. It's density is much greater than Seattles and the historical side to it is amazing. Although I've bashed Philly (but was honest) to a degree, I still like it alot. All cities have their faults...
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:21 PM
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Seattle is a rural wasteland compared to Philly or any other urban Northeast corridor city
LOL! Yeah, a rural wasteland that has more and better shopping in its core than Center City.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I voted Philadelphia.

Seattle KICKS PHILLY'S BUTT as far as a nice place to be, live, play and all around way more beautiful. AND Better weather...

BUT, the ONE BIG deciding factor for me would be that Seattle is too isolated for me. It will cost significantly more to travel from Seattle than from Philly. From Philly, I'm within 3 hours of NYC, Atlantic City, Baltimore, DC and so much more... From Philly, I can reach everything from Casinos, beaches, big cities, small towns, ski resorts and several different cultural areas and food scenes, all within a stone's throw.
Cheaper to travel to Florida and the Caribbean and Europe from.

Access to travel other places is the single/ONLY reason I'd choose Philly over Seattle.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Both are good cities, but I would go with Seattle. Philly is too gritty and violent for me. I could handle it better in my fighting twenties. But being in my late thirties I like the slower, laid back albeit (also can be obnoxiously rude) Seattle anyday. Plus personally, and I have said this many times, Seattle really is a beautifully landscaped city in all aspects. A true gem. I don't care much for the people, but I would prefer them over the people of Philly anyday. I would rather have to deal with a snobby intellectual than an overbearing, angry, mouthy, meathead. Don't believe me? Think it's a stereotype? Go to any sport venue in Philly and you will get what I mean. Plus, I've been to Philly several times. I had an ex girlfriend who was from Pottstown and who lived in Philly for two years. We often visited. I'm not real big on bashing cities. Philly definately has some things that Seattle can't compare with. I love the historic side to Philly and much of the set up. But two things that stuck out to me was that Philly had few good looking women and too much grit outside of the attractions.

This is not a boost Seattle bash Philly opinion either. There are things about Seattle that I can't stand. All of the doily, dweeby-coffee drinking bore me to death intellects as well as the cost of living. Other than that. The scenery is second to none. I personally think it is more scenic and beautiful than San Francisco. I love the outside nature. It just personally fits me better. Plus, I can't think of a place in Seattle that would scare me. I'm no wimp either. So don't turn this into a "I'm a sissy thing". I wrestled for years and in college and I am certainly no target. But lets face it. You don't bring just yourself to a gun fight. Philly is too violent (gun wise) for me. Philly crime wise isn't that far off of being like Detroit.

But I love Philly at night. The downtown and city itself takes on a new light. Looks bigger for some reason. It's density is much greater than Seattles and the historical side to it is amazing. Although I've bashed Philly (but was honest) to a degree, I still like it alot. All cities have their faults...

Seattle is safer, but you are exaggerating a little bit with your descriptions of philadelphia as far as the meatheads, and how dangerous it is. Philadelphia is not detroit.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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Seattle is safer, but you are exaggerating a little bit with your descriptions of philadelphia as far as the meatheads, and how dangerous it is. Philadelphia is not detroit.

Your right it is not Detroit, but it isn't far off crimewise. And the only thing I think I stand corrected is was the word "meathead". There aren't alot of big buff gorrillas in Philly. Atleast not more than any other place. I should have clarified. There are just more hot headed pr***s. I could go on with the examples. Just look at sports. The people are not the happiest. I have a friend who lives and has lived in Philly for almost a decade now and he can't stand it. I don't know where he lives but he said that he doesn't leave the house after eight oclock. He is no sissy either. We wrestled together collegiately. He's actually a bad mo fo. But you don't bring yourself to a gun fight. Too many drug dealers, thug wannabee's etc hanging on the corners at night. Looking to start trouble with anybody.

He told me before and I've mentioned this example in an older post that one day he was just pumping gas minding his own business wearing a San Diego Chargers shirt. He doesn't even like the Chargers, he's a Giants fan like myself. But apparently someone gave it to him. Anyhow, within about a five minute span four different people heckled him. And one group of four in some sort of Bronco type vehicle was looking to pick a fight with him. Knowing my friend, he most likely would have wiped these wannabe tough guys clean. But since he is now 40 he shrugged it off and let it go. Sometimes people don't know who their messing with. This guy is one of the toughest son of a b*&**s I ever knew. If they were looking for trouble-he's not the one. But there lucky he let it go. Or maybe he's lucky because they could have been strapped. Either way-only in Philly. I can't think of another city in our country where someone would have been messed with over a stupid shirt. I mean seriously. For the wannabe thugs in Philly,-grow up. Personally, I think that those guys were lucky. My friend would have stomped the sh t out of seven of them let alone only four. If they only knew. None of this is made up. I've fought side by side with this guy a few times many years ago. This guy was the toughest guy I ever knew. I never saw it with my own eyes, but his own grandmother told me once how he took out more than ten guys because they were were taunting him when he was walking with his grandmother when he came back from Dessert Storm. His grandmother was dieing of colon cancer. Maybe that was why I don't know. He personally never told me this himself. His grandmother did. Of course I wasn't surprised. When I did ask him about it, he just shrugged it off. He was humble in that way. I wish I was that humble. I most likely would have told people, he didn't.

So yeah, unless they were strapped, those boys from Philly better just shut their traps when a 6'1 225 pound guy wearing a San Diego shirt comes by..lol.

He did tell me he however that he never wore that shirt in Philly again. I asked him why and he said who needs the trouble? Trust me years ago, he wasn't always that nice.

And personally Detroit is more violent gun wise (murder) but I have to believe that Philly is probably more violent assault wise. And if you have stats for assaults don't bother. Because I'm from an inner city and most fights go uncounted. I personally have been in more fist fights than I care to admit and I never once called the cops. Even when I was jumped numerous times. Of course that's just me. Most people from the streets don't bother with the police. But I could be wrong. I usually am.....

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