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View Poll Results: Which is the most beautiful major US city?
Chicago 20 6.83%
Minneapolis 4 1.37%
Boston 7 2.39%
Portland, OR 0 0%
San Diego 13 4.44%
Seattle 41 13.99%
Los Angeles 17 5.80%
Philadelphia 8 2.73%
San Francisco 65 22.18%
Charlotte 6 2.05%
Nashville 6 2.05%
Atlanta 12 4.10%
Denver 15 5.12%
Phoenix 7 2.39%
Louisville 1 0.34%
New Orleans 5 1.71%
Houston 2 0.68%
Miami 9 3.07%
Salt Lake City 6 2.05%
Baltimore 2 0.68%
Honolulu 18 6.14%
Austin 1 0.34%
Baltimore 0 0%
Dallas 7 2.39%
Other (please specify 21 7.17%
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Which is the most beautiful major US city in your opinion? I basically just threw out a bunch of cities off the top of my head, so sorry if I missed anything.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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San Francisco

Seattle

Los Angeles.

Each have their strengths. In what order, I don't know. I can't make blanket statements, because they are beautiful for different things.

Also, something similar to this has been done before.
Best Scenery and natural beauty?

Allow me to make a case for my hometown .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanson_s_lee/4067834856/sizes/l/ (broken link)

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Old 02-12-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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San Francisco

Seattle

Los Angeles.

Each have their strengths. In what order, I don't know. I can't make blanket statements, because they are beautiful for different things.

Also, something similar to this has been done before.
Best Scenery and natural beauty?
This is for the overall beauty of the city, not just the natural beauty.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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NY
SF
SEA
LA
SD
PDX
Honolulu
Theres more,and that's in no order,I can't pick just 1!
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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SF
Seattle
San Diego
Honolulu
Miami
Los Angeles

If this is about overall beauty too then I'll throw in a lot of east coast and other cities strictly for the architecture such as NYC, Boston, Philly, DC, and New Orleans.

I kind of take in too account climate too since it kind of sucks to enjoy the beauty of a city when the weather is crappy and/or cold, which propels Honolulu, Miami and San Diego up there imo.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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A lot of cities with truly gorgeous parts also have really ugly parts. These include Philly, New York, Miami, and especially San Francisco.

Seattle is too architecturally mundane with the housing stock; parts of it just look like suburbia. Honolulu looks like suburbia in some magical fairyland, which is why I voted for it.

I just realized, though, that this list is missing Pittsburgh. That would have been my choice had it been present. Beautiful architecture AND natural beauty, with seemingly few ho-hum spots.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Spain
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NY
SF
SEA
LA
SD
PDX
Honolulu
Theres more,and that's in no order,I can't pick just 1!
This. I'd add Miami as well.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I'm no Boston booster, but somebody show me a more beautiful single neighborhood than Boston's Beacon Hill. Parts of Park Slope and Georgetown are up there, too. I realize all these places are as yuppified as yogi tea, but what can I do, yuppies and their dollars fix things up nice.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm no Boston booster, but somebody show me a more beautiful single neighborhood than Boston's Beacon Hill. Parts of Park Slope and Georgetown are up there, too. I realize all these places are as yuppified as yogi tea, but what can I do, yuppies and their dollars fix things up nice.
Mont-Royal, a neighborhood in Montreal, has them all beat, easily. Also Outremont, a neighboring neighborhood.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Mont-Royal, a neighborhood in Montreal, has them all beat, easily. Also Outremont, a neighboring neighborhood.
Both of which are Canadian cities, not US

I voted Chicago. It's a stunning place.

San Francisco is a very dumpy city, really; lots and lots of concrete, far more than you would ever believe. That and godawful buildings. I've never seen anything quite like it. There are certainly pretty parts of SF, but I think many would be surprised if they were to actually see it up close and personal.
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