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Old 09-16-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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My friends think Phoenix is way better than New York.

My parents think Iowa City is way better than New York.

My friends think Phoenix is way better than Chicago.

My parents think Iowa City is way better than Chicago.

It's all personal opinion. Some people want the biggest and brightest, the most crowds and excitment. Some people want a slower place where they can relax and feel "at home". Some people want a shed in a forest. There's no right or wrong answer.

This is like asking "why do people think red is better than blue".

 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Ive only read the last few pages, and rarely do I comment on these types of threads, but everybody with the exception of Chicago60614, is an idiot

FWIW, I am a New Yorker living in Chicago.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I don't, Chicago has a long history of corruption, and that certainly didn't help matters to elect Rahm Emanuel as the new Mayor. NYC on the other hand seems to have mellowed out in recent years as far as corruption goes. Plus there is a lot less crime in NYC than in Chicago, and a lot more to do.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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I can afford to live in Chicago, therefore I like it better.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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I can afford to live in Chicago, therefore I like it better.
So then Gary, Indiana is better than Chicago because it's more affordable?

Sounds like a strange way to judge cities. I don't understand why cheaper is better. Cheaper means less desirable, not better.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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600+ posts and very little substance. I don't know, but this seems kind of telling.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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New York is in a league if its own and is the only mega city in the United States. Chicago is a great city but is comparable to other major urban centers in the US, such as Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, etc.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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So then Gary, Indiana is better than Chicago because it's more affordable?

Sounds like a strange way to judge cities. I don't understand why cheaper is better. Cheaper means less desirable, not better.
I don't think he is saying that cheaper is better. Chicago is more affordable for him, so he likes Chicago better than NYC. NY is unbelievable but it also takes a different type of person to manuever and manage the city. As I get older, I can definitely see the advantages Chicago has over New York.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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So then Gary, Indiana is better than Chicago because it's more affordable?
For some, it might be. Not for me, because Gary doesn't offer the amenities I'm looking for. But Chicago offers many amenities (not as many as NYC, but many nonetheless) at a fraction of the price. So, yes, I prefer Chicago over NYC because it is more affordable.

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Cheaper means less desirable, not better.
isn't based in any reality at all. Anchorage, Alaska is more expensive than Philadelphia--does that make Anchorage more desirable? Is San Francisco more desirable than boston simply because it is more expensive?
 
Old 09-16-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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NY is unbelievable but it also takes a different type of person to manuever and manage the city. As I get older, I can definitely see the advantages Chicago has over New York.
Yep. I think Chicago is an amazing value for a large city--you probably get more bang for your buck there than in any other major American city.
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