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View Poll Results: Which city do you like best?
Baltimore 45 25.28%
Cincinnati 24 13.48%
Milwaukee 26 14.61%
Pittsburgh 55 30.90%
St. Louis 28 15.73%
Voters: 178. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-14-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Baltimore, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and St. Louis are all major cities that used to be industrial powerhouses, but all have successfully diversified their economies. Which one do you like best?

(I wanted to include Cleveland in the poll, but their economy is a bit farther behind in diversifying.)
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
Baltimore, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and St. Louis are all major cities that used to be industrial powerhouses, but all have successfully diversified their economies. Which one do you like best?

(I wanted to include Cleveland in the poll, but their economy is a bit farther behind in diversifying.)
Gnutella! You stole my idea, I was going to do a thread in a few hours about Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Cleveland, Buffalo. Lol but this is close enough.
Thanks for making it!

My personal preference is, Pittsburgh.

But I do suggest that you add more criteria to your thread to compare these cities. The moderators will stress that the topic is too vague, which it is too vague. You should add more criteria here before the thread gets closed down.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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OK then; go with the following categories: ambience, built environment, culture, nightlife, outdoor recreation, shopping, and sports.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Baltimore
Pitts/ Mil
Cincy
St. Louis

In that order
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Sports: Pittsburgh, St. Louis/Baltimore (Tie), Cincinnati, Milwaukee
Shopping: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati
Outdoor Recreation: Milwaukee, St. Louis/Pittsburgh/Cincinnati (Tie), Baltimore
Built Environment: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Milwaukee
Nightlife: Baltimore (Closer to other cities with huge nightlife), St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee
Culture: Cincinnati, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
Ambience: No clue.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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ambience—??? (this one is totally subjective) I choose Milwaukee because it's home, but the case could be made that because Baltimore has a milder climate and a higher population density that would translate to more street activity year round and an overall greater vibrancy in the city.

built environment—tie Baltimore/St Louis (both cities exceeded populations of 900,000 at some point in their history)

culture—
If we're talking the arts, then I say Pittsburgh because they have the Carnegie Institutes. However, if we're talking local culture, then I say Milwaukee due to all the ethnic festivals.

nightlife—
Milwaukee (2nd only to Las Vegas in number of bars and restaurants per capita)

outdoor recreation—
Pittsburgh (gateway to the Appalachian Mountains)

shopping—
tie Baltimore/Milwaukee (close proximity to high end shopping in nearby DC and Chicago)

sports—
tie Pittsburgh/St Louis (both cities have 3 sports teams)

Last edited by EastSideMKE; 05-15-2010 at 12:02 AM.. Reason: I accidentally included Cleveland instead of Cincinnati
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Pittsburgh does NOT have the best football team.... Thats one thing Baltimore & Cleveland will agree on.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Of the categories i feel strongly about

Built environment - Baltimore, Pittsburgh, St Louis/Cincinnati, Milwaukee
Culture - Baltimore/St.Louis/Milwaukee, Pittsburgh,Cincinnati
Outdoor recreation, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee/Baltimore/Cincinnati, St. Louis
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Baltimore's location near the ocean and proximity to other major cities are hard to beat.

Milwaukee is is the only city along with Baltimore to have a vast body of water by it.

Pittsburgh's downtown skyline, economic health, sports fanaticism, and lush rolling surroundings are great.

Cincinatti is a very traditional Americana city. A great place for a conservative traditional couple to raise a family, but its progressive scene is a VERY small island.

St.Louis (sorry guys), has a lot of work to do. High crime, extreme weather, a good hike from most other major cities, and property prices that don't justify its location.

Here's my ranking...

#5- St.Louis

#4- Cincinatti

#3- Milwaukee

#2- Baltimore

#1- Pittsburgh
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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built environment/historic architecture: tie- 1. baltimore, st. louis, pittsburgh; 2. cincinnati; 3. milwaukee
influence: 1. st. louis; 2. baltimore; 3. pittsburgh; 4. cincinnati; 5. milwaukee
education: 1. baltimore (johns hopkins); 2. st. louis (washington u.); 3. pittsburgh (carnegie mellon); 4. cincinnati (xavier); 5. milwaukee (marquette)
culture/music/nightlife: tie- 1. st. louis, baltimore, pittsburgh; 2. cincinnati; 3. milwaukee
public transportation: 1. baltimore; 2. st. louis; 3. pittsburgh; 4. milwaukee; 5. cincinnati
metropolitan economic environment: 1. baltimore; 2. pittsburgh; 3. st. louis; 4. cincinnati; 5. milwaukee
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