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View Poll Results: Which metro area is better?
Birmingham, Alabama 2 8.70%
Nashville, Tennessee 21 91.30%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

Old 06-18-2009, 11:39 AM
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Which is better, and why?
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:45 AM
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Nashville. Southern hospitality, scenic terrain, and fantastic architecture!
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:23 PM
Location: South Carolina
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All of that plus bike trails, pedestrian bridges, waterfront parks, the Parthenon, the college scene, lakes, more happening downtown. Nashville, the Athens of the South.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:39 PM
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Obviously Nashville has the edge as far as growth and development in recent years, landing NFL and NHL teams. Downtown Nashville has a good bit more going on than Birmingham with the riverfront, Lower Broadway and Printer's Alley nightclubs/bars/restaurtants. But the skylines are comparable and Birmingham is experiencing development and growth around UAB and with projects like Cityville Block, Railroad Park, and the Children's Hospital. Birmingham has 6 Fortune 1000 company headquarters...and I think Nashville has 2.

The city populations have been going in different directions...Birmingham's has decreased for 4 straight decades while Nashville's has increased - sometimes by large percentages. Right now I think Nashville wins this one, but Birmingham is starting to move in the right direction.

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:40 PM
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I prefer the Birmingham metro the the Nashville metro. Overall, the quality of life seems much higher in Birmingham's southern suburbs than about anywhere in metro Nashville, with perhaps the exception of Brentwood.

The rolling topography, the beautiful foliage, the nice homes, particularly those found in and around the Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, and Hoover areas, can't be beat, in my opinion. On top of that, the southside community of Birmingham is pretty nice as well. Throw in Red Mountain, and I think that it's Birmingham by a mile.

Nashville does have a more vibrant downtown, however, and it does have major league sports and a better skyline.
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