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View Poll Results: Which of the following cities do you consider "World-Class"?
New York City 398 74.81%
Los Angeles 300 56.39%
Chicago 340 63.91%
Houston 106 19.92%
Dallas 82 15.41%
Phoenix 18 3.38%
Philadelphia 104 19.55%
San Antoine 39 7.33%
San Francisco 292 54.89%
Austin 25 4.70%
Boston 181 34.02%
Washington D.C. 255 47.93%
Seattle 114 21.43%
Denver 29 5.45%
Charlotte 20 3.76%
Portland 19 3.57%
Tucson 12 2.26%
Las Vegas 59 11.09%
Atlanta 87 16.35%
Omaha 17 3.20%
Minneapolis 31 5.83%
Honolulu 39 7.33%
Pittsburgh 16 3.01%
Raleigh 17 3.20%
Other (Please elaborate) 26 4.89%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 532. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK.

That's all (in the US, that is.) Worldwide; New York, London, Paris, Tokyo.




Tier two: Los Angeles, Chicago.

 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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It's true, the term "world class" does get thrown around quite a bit and not just when talking about cities--for everything. Sometimes the term "world class city" is interchanged with "world city" It's all really confusing. So I guess it depends on how you take the term.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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I don't understand this. You're going to say DC isn't up there because of it's sky high crime rate but yet you mention Chicago who has a high crime rate itself?
Chi-town's crime rate isn't even close to D.C's
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Chi-town's crime rate isn't even close to D.C's
I lived in BOTH areas so I know alot about both. To hell with some rates. Both have large areas of crime. Walk in areas in Chicago Westside and Southside. It is no different than Southeast and some parts of Northeast DC. Chicago has calmed down alot. But so has DC.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Okay so you basically agree with me that NY, CHI, L.A, and SF are world class? And I while I wouldn't jump to say Miami is on the same level as Paris, NYC, and Tokyo, it definitley has international presence because people from Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Cuba, and the rest of South America flock here. So I agree, Miami might not be world class but it's sure hell classier than Minneapolis-St. Paul. They're are considered like American 6th tier cities, no one hops on plane and says let's go to Minnesota for vacation yay! Miami dominates them. Also Washinton D.C isn't world class, it could be but it's crime is killing it.
Washington DC IS world class. Period. Every city has problems that need to be dealt with. But Washington DC's arts, museums, education opportunities, urbanity, diversity, mobility, and recognition puts it world class, period. If you're going to sit there and tout Miami, you'd better get use to hearing DC than. Because many would put that over Miami if you are considering world class cities.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Los Angeles and New York
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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So I agree, Miami might not be world class but it's sure hell classier than Minneapolis-St. Paul. They're are considered like American 6th tier cities, no one hops on plane and says let's go to Minnesota for vacation yay! Miami dominates them. Also Washinton D.C isn't world class, it could be but it's crime is killing it.
First of all, there's a lot of factors in play when it comes to be a world-class city. Just because Miami has more visitors than Minneapolis does not mean anything, except that it has better weather.

Miami is really classy. As of July 2nd, Miami-Dade County was sitting at 136 murders. The central cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul were sitting 27 murders as of late June. Last I checked Minneapolis was ranked as the most literate city in the US and St. Paul was ranked 3rd in the country. Where does Miami rank? That's what I thought. Miami has a better nightlife and better shopping than Minneapolis-St. Paul and that's about it.

As far as Minneapolis-St. Paul being a 6th-tier city, think again. It's more like a 3rd-tier city as it's home to 18 Fortune 500 (31 Fortune 1000 companies total) and the 2nd largest private company in the US - Cargill. It's probably the most important agricultural center in the country and one of the most, if not the most important centers for the med-tech industry. Minneapolis-St. Paul is also one of the top technology centers in the country.

I could go on and on, but I'm bored with this already.

It's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about so run along.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Just read through the posts and I have to chuckle at the comments that
only N.Y. is world class. ( I generally love New Yorkers can do attitude/
bold sense of humor ) Seriously though get over yourself.

Poll foreign business people and they are just as likely to mention
Chicago, L.A., D.C., S.F., Seattle, Houston and Atlanta.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I haven't read the whole thread but I think you should have put Miami on there. IMO these are America's world class cities:

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, and Washington

cities such as Las Vegas, Honolulu and New Orleans are border-line.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I haven't read the whole thread but I think you should have put Miami on there. IMO these are America's world class cities:

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, and Washington

cities such as Las Vegas, Honolulu and New Orleans are border-line.
You forgot a coupe of cities above 5 million on your list. Vegas, nor Honolulu are not border-line. They just simply are not there.
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