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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
San Diego 46 79.31%
Detroit 12 20.69%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:45 AM
 
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Before I start getting flamed with "those 2 cities have nothing in common" or "should not be put in the same sentence", I'm aware of that, which is why I wrote that they are opposites. Here is how they contrast (instead of compare):

- San Diego is where many people want to live, Detroit is where no one wants to live
- San Diego has a low crime rate; Detroit has a high crime rate
- San Diego is clean; Detroit is dirty
- San Diego has a high cost of living; Detroit has a low COL (the above 3 are reasons for it)
- San Diego has a nice year-round climate; Detroit has a crappy climate with humid summers and harsh cold winters
- San Diego is by the Mexican border; Detroit is by the Canadian border (actually, if you were to compare San Diego-Tijuana to Detroit-Windsor, Tijuana is more like Detroit while Windsor is like San Diego)

About the only thing those two cities have in (cough) common is that their downtown skylines look similar. The view of the Detroit skyline from across the river in Windsor looks like the SD skyline from Coronado Island. Their downtowns have about the same height and number of buildings, although the style of architecture is different (SD has newer, modern to post-modern architecture while Detroit has more classic, gothic, and art deco architecture). Also, both cities have a Little Mexico (in San Diego it's called Old Town), and while Detroit has Greektown, SD has Little Italy. One thing Detroit has that SD doesn't is a good hockey team (the Wings have always been one of my favorite NHL teams).

Btw, I only posted a poll to see if anyone actually votes for Detroit.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Ideally, neither. Having lived in Detroit, San Diego, even for its (numerous) faults wins this one fairly easily.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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I think this might be the first poll to blank another city. I feel like Da Superfans when I predict how this poll will go in the end....SD 879 Detroit 2
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Seaalt just admit it you really like san diego
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm not overly fond of either, but this seems like a trollish thread to bash Detroit.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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As soon as The D gets away from mfg and auto industry and retools it's economy, look out!!! However turning it around looks like turning around the titanic in a canal. The city could use about 5,000 Charles Bronson's to get a hold of the crime. Get a hold of the crime and start to change the perception of the city then jobs will start to come.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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I'm not overly fond of either, but this seems like a trollish thread to bash Detroit.
Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Btw, I only posted a poll to see if anyone actually votes for Detroit.
Thanks for wasting our times.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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Who in their right minds would pick Detroit? I live in MI and would run like I was on fire to leave here for SAN if I could.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Detriot vs San Diego Why?
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