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Old 02-21-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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^ is Boston really cleaner? I always hear over and over from many different friends that they can't believe how clean Chicago is for a big city....
I agree. I find Chicago to be extremely clean for its size. Sure there are spots that are not so clean, but every city has areas like that. Downtown Chicago is immaculate, IMO.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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^ is Boston really cleaner? I always hear over and over from many different friends that they can't believe how clean Chicago is for a big city....
For a big city, I thought Boston was exceptionally clean. Of course it has trash and run down areas/bldgs but pound for pound its the cleanest city of the highway robbery group (New York, Philly, D.C., Chicago, Miami, L.A., San Francisco and soon to be Baltimore and Detroit). I'm from Cincinnati and I'm used to trash and blight being a defining characteristic of the city...not the case in most of Boston, espescially outside of South Boston (south boston, dorchester, roxbury, etc).

Chicago has cleaned up A LOT in the last decade, but I wouldn't say it's cleaner than Beantown just yet..
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The parts of Chicago that tourists visit are very clean as is it's many upscale neighborhoods. But there is another Chicago out there.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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The parts of Chicago that tourists visit are very clean as is it's many upscale neighborhoods. But there is another Chicago out there.
That other Chicago is a beast.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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Have lived in both for more than a few years. My take is Chicago all the way. I'd say it's quite a bit cheaper than Boston, too. A little colder but less snow. If you're originally from the northeast give Chicago a try, it's a lot of fun.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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That other Chicago is a beast.
As is the other NYC, the other Boston, the other Miami, the other L.A., the other Phoenix, the other Pittsburgh, the other Atlanta. Whats your point?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Chicago is, like one person said before, much more massive than Boston.

It's also much different culturally (besides both having HUGE Irish themes), and Chicago does have just about much more of everything because it's a bigger city.

But since both cities are fantastic, why not just settle with the city that is more convienient for your job and take it from there?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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As is the other NYC, the other Boston, the other Miami, the other L.A., the other Phoenix, the other Pittsburgh, the other Atlanta. Whats your point?
it was a comment. nothing more. but since we're getting deeper, the other chicago is highly segregated, experiences regular police and political brutality, and is tough. not the most dangerous, just tough. imo tougher than all the cities you named.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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The physical size of a city really doesn't matter. Houston and Phoenix are three times the size of Chicago. What does that translate into? Nothing special. Personally, I like Chicago better because it is unique. Boston has that east coast feel and a more cosmopolitan vibe.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The physical size of a city really doesn't matter. Houston and Phoenix are three times the size of Chicago
Chicago is larger than both, and Chicago's metro blows them both clear out of the water.
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