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View Poll Results: What is your favorite U.S. river city?
Cincinnati 9 5.08%
Pittsburgh 22 12.43%
NYC 15 8.47%
Minneapolis 6 3.39%
Detroit 3 1.69%
St. Louis 21 11.86%
Kansas City, MO 1 0.56%
Philadephia 3 1.69%
Washington, D.C. 4 2.26%
Boston 6 3.39%
Wilminton, DE 0 0%
Providence, RI 0 0%
Richmond, VA 1 0.56%
Memphis, TN 6 3.39%
Nashville, TN 1 0.56%
Chattanooga, TN 1 0.56%
Knoxville, TN 2 1.13%
Wilmington, NC 1 0.56%
Charleston, SC 3 1.69%
Savannah, GA 5 2.82%
New Orleans, LA 11 6.21%
Jacksonville, FL 2 1.13%
Portland, OR 11 6.21%
Sacramento, CA 4 2.26%
San Antonio, TX 11 6.21%
Omaha, NE 11 6.21%
other (specify in your post) 17 9.60%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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When I think "river city" I think of St Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville. Smaller cities I think of are Paducah, Cape Giraudeau, Frankfort, and Huntington & Charleston WV.

I know New York & DC, etc are on rivers, but does that make them a "river city" in of the same manner of the ones I mentioned? 99% of US cities are on some river or creek
You are right, a city that actually has the "river" culture to embrace, more of an industrial, been through a lot type of feel. So my 2. and 3. from earlier (davenport, omaha) would have worked, but des moines not so much.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:14 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I voted for Pittsburgh (which is winning) b/c I am from the area, but my real favorite river city is my hometown, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania!
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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How could you leave Louisville off a list of anything, ever!
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I voted for Pittsburgh (which is winning) b/c I am from the area, but my real favorite river city is my hometown, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania!
Pittsburgh is nice, I voted for it too.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default Top River Cities

(1) Tulsa Oklahoma
(2) Oklahoma City
(3) Portland Oregon
(4) Fresno California
(5) Louisville Kentucky

Last edited by Howest2008; 02-21-2008 at 09:07 PM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Usually when I think of a river city I think of more traditional river cities, like St. Louis or Pittsburgh. Some of those cities aren't so much known for being on a river.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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When I think "river city" I think of St Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville.
You are very east-coast biased. IMO, Portland and Sacramento should definitely be on that list.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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(1) Tulsa Oklahoma
(2) Oklahoma City
(3) Portland Oregon
(4) Fresno California
(5) Louisville Kentucky

I used to live in Oklahoma City and I am not sure I would consider it to be a "river city" The Canadian river has nothing on the Arkansas in Tulsa. OKC's culture is also not tied to its river, but rather an artificial canal. Before it was dammed up, the Canadian river was hardly even noticeable to anybody passing through OKC.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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I never knew that Omaha actually had a river. But I'm also still new to the idea that anybody would actually choose to live in Nebraska. So....who knows.

My favorite is St. Louis, Because two rivers are always better than one.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:55 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I never knew that Omaha actually had a river. But I'm also still new to the idea that anybody would actually choose to live in Nebraska. So....who knows.

My favorite is St. Louis, Because two rivers are always better than one.
Perhaps you should go out there and take a look. The Missouri River is a fairly significant part of the nation's river system.
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