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View Poll Results: If $$$ and income were not an issue, would you choose San Diego or Miami?
San Diego 33 62.26%
Miami 20 37.74%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-26-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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Interesting. I guess you realize that Floridians outside of Dade/Broward/Palm Beach Counties consider the Tampa Bay area to be far superior to Miami in every possible way?

As do I. San Diego smokes Miami, and it isn't even close.
As a affordable suburban city for your average joe Tampa area is a superior city.

As an an actual city itself? Miami smokes it and it's not even close at all.

If we are talking world class city for the rich then Miami fits the bill.

To the OP it's actually spelled "luxury" not "luxary".
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:55 PM
 
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Interesting. I guess you realize that Floridians outside of Dade/Broward/Palm Beach Counties consider the Tampa Bay area to be far superior to Miami in every possible way?

As do I. San Diego smokes Miami, and it isn't even close.
Well if Floridians thought that the Tampa Bay area was superior to Miami in every possible way then why is Miami the first in population? People vote with their feet!
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Miami is the only big city in Florida, so for those who don't like big cities will prefer places like Tampa.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well if Floridians thought that the Tampa Bay area was superior to Miami in every possible way then why is Miami the first in population? People vote with their feet!
Immigrants are voting with their plane tickets, you mean.

Locals are fleeing to other parts of Florida or other States.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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Immigrants are voting with their plane tickets, you mean.

Locals are fleeing to other parts of Florida or other States.
This thread is about luxury living, most people can't afford luxury living.

Miami ranks much higher than Tampa when it comes to luxury living.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This thread is about luxury living, most people can't afford luxury living.

Miami ranks much higher than Tampa when it comes to luxury living.
And San Diego is still clearly the winner in my opinion, by weather and general attitude alone. Everyday life is far less stressful and in your face.

If we want to get snobby, luxury living in San Diego can get you a cliff above the Pacific. The 43rd floor in Sunny Isles Beach simply doesn't compare.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I could live in either city...both have some nice features.

Ultimately, I think the superior amenity base of California wins the day. It is instructive that California's "third tier" big city (San Diego) still beats Miami (Florida's best big city).

That said, I like Miami and think it would be an interesting place to live...esp. since I like to travel to Latin America.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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out of those two, definitely San Diego!!!
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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And San Diego is still clearly the winner in my opinion, by weather and general attitude alone. Everyday life is far less stressful and in your face.

If we want to get snobby, luxury living in San Diego can get you a cliff above the Pacific. The 43rd floor in Sunny Isles Beach simply doesn't compare.
The Pacific is freakin cold.. in Sunny Isles you can scuba dive/snorkel year round in the only living reef in North America. So the rich guy who is not a couch potato, might opt for the 43rd floor in Sunny Isles.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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The weather is better in San Diego. It gets really hot and humid in Miami. I like Miami and the vibe better tho. The ocean is warm in Miami so you can swim in it. Miami is more happening IMHO.
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