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Old 10-23-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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I am in need of your help for a "research project" (I am going to night school OK?)


In your opinion, which large city in the U.S. is the "anti-Chicago". Or in your mind, is nearly an exact opposite of Chicago.


Cities submitted should have more than 1 million living in city proper.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Phoenix (population 1.5 millionish)

Desert. Non-walkable. Limited history compared to Chicago. Warm to hot year round. Not as many ethnic pockets of any size.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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Phoenix (population 1.5 millionish)

Desert. Non-walkable. Limited history compared to Chicago. Warm to hot year round. Not as many ethnic pockets of any size.


At the risk of causing trouble, Los Angeles? Phoenix? Come on, both of those places have tons of transplants from Chicago. They must have some things that Chicagoans secretly like.

I want the cities that are like exact opposite.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You asked a question, you got our answers. Take 'em or leave 'em.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Maybe the reason why those transplants left Chicago was that they didn't like what it had to offer (e.g. weather). Why move to a place that's very similar? Besides, there are only 9 cities in the US with more than a million people. I don't know that any of them can be described as an "exact opposite."
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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You need a new topic. All cities the size of Chicago or larger have too many similarlities The only difference is location. NYC has DC and Philly and the Atlantic Ocean; LA has Hollywood and San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. Chicago has farms and ranches and a Great Lake. It is the largest convenient store in the midwest. If you can't buy it, eat it, find it or order it in Chicago, you can't have it.

There are small differences of which one is weather. LA has two seasons whereas NYC and Chicago have four. LA doesn't have the EL and Chicagoans don't have to cross a bridge to get to wark. On the other hand the other two don't have Central Park, the Great White Way, Fifth Avenue or five boroughs.

You might try writing on why Chicago is NOT like any other metropolitian city in America.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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not a lot of choices over 1M -- Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population and Rank — Infoplease.com

San Diego? Lots of military, ocean to the WEST (vs lake to the EAST). Mostly Republican, including boring "boy scout" well spoken,tall, honest mayor List of mayors of San Diego - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Sanders_(politician)

Low crime: REGION: San Diego County crime rate hits 25-year low http://www.morganquitno.com/cit02r.pdf

Sprawlly: San Diego, California, United States [City]; population was 1,110,549 in 1990; housing units was 431,722 in 1990; location is 3249'N 1178'W; land area is 324.01 square miles (207,363 acres); water area is 47.91 square miles (30,663 acres);

Chicago, Illinois, United States [City]; population was 2,783,726 in 1990; housing units was 1,133,039 in 1990; location is 4150'N 8741'W; land area is 227.23 square miles (145,425 acres); water area is 6.85 square miles (4,383 acres); FIPS code is 14000
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Phoenix or Houston
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:37 AM
 
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I would say Phoenix.
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