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View Poll Results: The following city is the worst to live...
Las Vegas, NV 23 29.11%
Myrtle Beach, SC 30 37.97%
Orlando, FL 26 32.91%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Myrtle Beach is disgusting.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Las Vegas is the ultimate tourist destination. Lots of outdoor activities too. Economy is now terrible. Problem with LV is if one is a local, the only places to go are still on the Strip, no separate downtown.
Not so! Generally, the locals avoid the Strip, you'll find locals who haven't been to the Strip in years. Entertainment? The locals head for the far cheaper concert venues of Station's Casino's, Silverton, Primm, Southpoint and the bargain concerts at Cannery East and West, like the $9.95 to see Johnny Rivers this summer. Many of the locals here are in the low-paying service industry, quite simply the Strip is unaffordable to many of them.

Just like NYC, how many locals can afford to see a play in Times Square, lots of cheaper off-Broadway concert/theatre venues all over Manhattan.

There's also plenty of live local theatre every week off-Strip, LV Philharmonic Orchestra, classical music concerts at UNLV, and they're building a $500 million state-of-the art Performing Arts Center to open next year.

To the locals, the Strip is a constant source of "entertainment", stupid tourists paying stupid prices.

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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I believe you. I had friends that lived out there for a little while and complained there wasn't much to do outside the Strip for entertainment. That was probably there choice now that you have mentioned it.

Though aren't a lot of those places outside of Las Vegas, on the outskirts of the metro. I know Primm is on the California side. Southpoint is about halfway between LV and Primm?
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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First, to the OP, why the hell post this poll and talk **** about cities when you don't show where your from? Why do you all do that? Lol it really wont offend the people who lives in those cities at all if that is your goal, actually it's quite interesting to see "Orlando" in a poll , lets me know people are thinking about this place. The Orlando and Disney thing, umm yeah 15 times out of 10 not one local, unless they work there, even knows what the **** disney is going that day. Lol Nobody gives a damn. So it doesnt make Orlando or the people of Orlando. Then too Orlando has a nice vibe to it. I mean that apart from the theme parks, you know the inner city which tourist BARELY touch on, so I think that makes it an all around great city. My vote hear goes to Vegas, that whole not having a TRUE downtown thing is not cool ,plus no major sports franchises and no other cool cities nearby, no rain or minnimum rain and weather variation. It just does not seem as the MOST livable out of the three so I chose it. Althought all three are EXTREMLY nice places.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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All three cities have something in common - tourism is a major component of each city's economy. Unfortunately this also makes the local economies very vulnerable to economic cycles. I know that Las Vegas is really hurting now. Anybody know about the other two cities' situations?
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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All three cities have something in common - tourism is a major component of each city's economy. Unfortunately this also makes the local economies very vulnerable to economic cycles. I know that Las Vegas is really hurting now. Anybody know about the other two cities' situations?
Orlando is hurting as well but for the most part iit is holding up because people still are traveling
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Orlando is hurting as well but for the most part iit is holding up because people still are traveling
Also because Orlando's economy is more diversified from tourism than the Las Vegas economy.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Also because Orlando's economy is more diversified from tourism than the Las Vegas economy.
On the High End as far as Technology with EA Sports and FUll Sail as well as Lockhead Martin and the Creative Village if it ever gets built downtown and a Growing Healthcare Industry with Lake Nona, I Agree
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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On the High End as far as Technology with EA Sports and FUll Sail as well as Lockhead Martin and the Creative Village if it ever gets built downtown and a Growing Healthcare Industry with Lake Nona, I Agree
And the 2nd largest University by enrollment and one of the world's largest research parks in the area, a large number of engineering firms like Seimen and Northrup, etc.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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Myrtle Beach has too many cloudy,muggy days.People who are trapped in SUNLESS Pittsburgh actually vacation in Myrtle Beach and they think it is Tucson!
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