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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 02-24-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha Missouri Riverfront develpment. Twin condo towers, retail space, a landmark pedestrian bridge, Gallup headquarters and the qwest center shown

Source: Omaha, NE detailed profile, City-Data.com
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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SO TRUEEEEE!!!!!! We have so much here, that's why i don't spend time "defending" chicago cause its not even worth it. I just defend smaller cities i really like. I really feel we are so far ahead...just wait till the spire, trump tower, and south loop all get developed..AND we get the summer olympics. we'll have to have a forum for ouselves and start comparing the neighborhoods we live in

I for one have chose to defend st. louis on this forum. So in this thread I will say St. Louis wins this river city escapade, and new orleands. There's no other river I think of when river comes to my mind other than the mississippi. The MIGHTY mississippi, and when i think of the mississippi i think of St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans, cities of the Big Muddy (minneapolis is too far north) and muddy water blues. With that said, the where the two largest rivers converge (missouri and misssissppi) ill rest my plea in st. louis. Half southern, half midwestern/northern the gateway to the west wins the river city battle.
Oh and please don't forget to talk about the food in St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans! I could eat myself to death! Three of my favorite cities for sure!
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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St. Louis MO No doubt. Goooooooooooooooooooo cards
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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St. Louis MO No doubt. Goooooooooooooooooooo cards
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Omaha Missouri Riverfront develpment. Twin condo towers, retail space, a landmark pedestrian bridge, Gallup headquarters and the qwest center shown

Source: Omaha, NE detailed profile, City-Data.com
While that bridge looks cool, the over-all picture isn't impressive to me. Downtown looks mighty far away from the river for that to be called a true "river city."
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I gave up on you a long time ago chitownwarrior, but ST. Louis is nowhere even REMOTELY half-Southern and half Midwestern. That Miller is getting to your head, maybe Budweiser would knock some sense into you. St. Louis is definitively Midwestern, with a few Southern characteristics, no two ways of going about it, and I say this not because I'm afraid of being Southern, which is the defense Chicagoans like you use when we tell you otherwise, but because it is the TRUTH. And just to put a little goodness into your fountain of bad facts, the Mississippi is not the Big Muddy until about 150 miles to the south of St. Louis where it meets the Ohio River. The same type of river city culture that is in St. Louis is in Detroit and Chicago, and Detroit is a river city as well. Motown jazz, blues, casinos on the river....gee, how unlike St. Louis. Having grown up here my whole life and having family both from the South and the Midwest, I know which region my city identifies. But I will agree that St. Louis is a great city. A great Midwestern city in a great Midwestern state
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:19 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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While that bridge looks cool, the over-all picture isn't impressive to me. Downtown looks mighty far away from the river for that to be called a true "river city."
The city spreads west from the river. The east side of the river is Iowa. The downtown is only a few blocks west of the river.

BTW, the "Big Muddy" is the Missouri, not the Missiissippi.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Is that basically what "Missouri" means? It's either something about canoes or something about muddy water. I don't really remember.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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While that bridge looks cool, the over-all picture isn't impressive to me. Downtown looks mighty far away from the river for that to be called a true "river city."
actually the tallest building in the background is half a mile away from the river, 7 blocks not too far at all
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Dubuque Iowa
I vote for Dubuque as well!
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