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View Poll Results: Which are the 2 most comparable cities in the U.S.?
Boston vs. San Francisco 8 23.53%
Philadelphia vs. DC 2 5.88%
Minneapolis vs. Detroit 2 5.88%
St. Louis vs. Cleveland 10 29.41%
Dallas vs. Atlanta 8 23.53%
Other 4 11.76%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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Choose your pick. Select from the above or choose other if you don't feel the options I listed are sufficient. Be sure to explain your picks. I'm mainly going by size here as well as amenities.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:19 AM
 
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Philly and Boston should have been an option, for obvious reasons. I probably would have picked it.

Two other good options would be Richmond/Louisville and Charleston/Savannah.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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Minneapolis and Detroit are not alike at all.....other than being up North.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Odd groupings, here. While I guess I understand Boston/SF (though Boston/Philly makes far more sense), I don't see the links between Philly and DC, at all. Nor do I see much commonalities between Dallas and Atlanta, outside of being Sunbelt airport hubs. The Midwest pairings are a bit better, especially Cleveland/St. Louis. Seems like this thread can't decide between comparing similar cities in the same region, or comparing disparate cities in different regions with certain commonalities.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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Odd groupings, here. While I guess I understand Boston/SF (though Boston/Philly makes far more sense), I don't see the links between Philly and DC, at all. Nor do I see much commonalities between Dallas and Atlanta, outside of being Sunbelt airport hubs. The Midwest pairings are a bit better, especially Cleveland/St. Louis. Seems like this thread can't decide between comparing similar cities in the same region, or comparing disparate cities in different regions with certain commonalities.
They have similar histories as railroad hubs linking Southern markets to Northern ones and have some similar key industries while not being known for any one particular industry. I've also heard that some of their most notable suburbs have several similarities as well.

Otherwise, I agree; a couple of these pairings are interesting.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I chose other because I think there are 2 groupings that are more similar than these options; and they are:

Indianapolis - Columbus, OH

St. Louis - Baltimore

also Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have a lot of similarities.

If I were to choose from your options though I'd pick Dallas and Atlanta. Both are southern high growth sunbelt cities with extensive and large freeways. Large airport hubs with great international connections. 4 major league sports teams. The weather is almost identical on paper. Both cities sprawl to ungodly lengths and from my little time in Dallas they seemed to have fairly similar topography.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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I chose other because I think there are 2 groupings that are more similar than these options; and they are:

Indianapolis - Columbus, OH

St. Louis - Baltimore

also Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have a lot of similarities.

If I were to choose from your options though I'd pick Dallas and Atlanta. Both are southern high growth sunbelt cities with extensive and large freeways. Large airport hubs with great international connections. 4 major league sports teams. The weather is almost identical on paper. Both cities sprawl to ungodly lengths and from my little time in Dallas they seemed to have fairly similar topography.
You really think so? Dallas is the in Plains...flat terrain, not as green. Atlanta is in the Piedmont with more rolling terrain (at least in the northern 'burbs) and noticeably more tree coverage. But Dallas and Atlanta probably have the most similarities of the "Big Four" major Southern metros.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Dallas isn't flat and Atlanta doesn't have 4 sports teams
By what measure is Dallas not flat? It's in the Plains.

Atlanta lost its NHL team a couple years ago, but it has an MLS team that will begin playing next year.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Mtn Creek Pkwy Dallas
Yeah it's got some hills but most of the region is comparatively flat. You can really see the topographical differences driving around the Metroplex and Atlanta. I'm not saying they are the most different that any two cities could be, but I certainly wouldn't say they are similar in that regard either.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:45 AM
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Location: Miami
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I live on a hill in Dallas. I think I know more about my city than you.
Dallas is definitely flat, especially when in comparison to Atlanta. NYC has hills too, but the city is relatively flat; like said above, Atlanta is in the Piedmont region, the topography is going to be significantly different.

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