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View Poll Results: Which city do you think is the best?
Baltimore 15 45.45%
Cincinnati 12 36.36%
St. Louis 6 18.18%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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I feel like these 3 cities have a lot in common while also remaining different. They are all near water, have some row homes and are trying to redevelop themselves after hard times. Which one of these 3 cities would you live in if given the choice and which do you think has the best chance to succeed in the future.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:51 PM
 
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Sorry meant to post this in city vs city section, can a mod close this?
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: The liquor store
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I couldn't vote because all 3 cities are great cities with great culture and great food.
Cincinnati has those gorgeous hills and the Cincinnati chilli and it's in the Midwest but southern and country. St. Louis has arguably the best BBQ in the nation, and Baltimore has amazing seafood, a great waterfront and is only a few hours from many of Americas other premier cities
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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I couldn't vote because all 3 cities are great cities with great culture and great food.
Cincinnati has those gorgeous hills and the Cincinnati chilli and it's in the Midwest but southern and country. St. Louis has arguably the best BBQ in the nation, and Baltimore has amazing seafood, a great waterfront and is only a few hours from many of Americas other premier cities
St. Louis has good BBQ, but it's not the best in the nation. Cincinnati is not Southern and country at all. St. Louis is easily the biggest metro of the three so my vote goes to St. Louis.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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St. Louis is easily the biggest metro of the three so my vote goes to St. Louis.
...easily the biggest metro of the three?

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St. Louis - 2,811,588 (+0.86% change, 2010/2015)
* Baltimore - 2,797,407 (+3.21% change, 2010/2015)
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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...easily the biggest metro of the three?

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St. Louis - 2,811,588 (+0.86% change, 2010/2015)
* Baltimore - 2,797,407 (+3.21% change, 2010/2015)
Perhaps U146 is actually saying that the St. Louis MSA covers three times as many square miles as Baltimore's. As someone from Baltimore, I don't get to say anything positive about my home region very often, but I think it is safe to say that Baltimore has a stronger metro than St. Louis. Of course, now that I have said something semi-positive about Baltimore, the DC crowd will come out of the woodwork and give Baltimore another good thrashing.

Of the three cities it is a very close race but I would have the say that Cincinnati is slightly ahead of Baltimore right now. Baltimore is getting new (and inevitably better) leadership soon, so it may be able to close the gap by the end of the decade.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Perhaps U146 is actually saying that the St. Louis MSA covers three times as many square miles as Baltimore's. As someone from Baltimore, I don't get to say anything positive about my home region very often, but I think it is safe to say that Baltimore has a stronger metro than St. Louis. Of course, now that I have said something semi-positive about Baltimore, the DC crowd will come out of the woodwork and give Baltimore another good thrashing.

Of the three cities it is a very close race but I would have the say that Cincinnati is slightly ahead of Baltimore right now. Baltimore is getting new (and inevitably better) leadership soon, so it may be able to close the gap by the end of the decade.
You can say something positive about Baltimore with impunity. Eventually their perception of Baltimore will be outdated, which is happening slowly but surely.
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Despite it's problems with crime, Baltimore probably has more development/infill projects currently taking place than both St. Louis or Cincinnati at the moment with Port Covington (Under Armor's new corporate campus), the Rotunda, 414 Light Street, and Harbor Point.

Port Covington | We Will Build It. Together.

The Rotunda | Baltimore's Premier Mixed-Use Community in Hampden

414 Light Street – SCB

Beatty Development :: Harbor Point
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Despite it's problems with crime, Baltimore probably has more development/infill projects currently taking place than both St. Louis or Cincinnati at the moment with Port Covington (Under Armor's new corporate campus), the Rotunda, 414 Light Street, and Harbor Point.

Port Covington | We Will Build It. Together.

The Rotunda | Baltimore's Premier Mixed-Use Community in Hampden

414 Light Street – SCB

Beatty Development :: Harbor Point
Also:

Stadium Square

L on Liberty

Whatever they're trying to build in little Italy

Harbor Point

EBDI

The Development site at the former Mechanic Theatre (whenever the get thru the red tape about the garage that's currently below it)

There's another development right beside 414 light street that I don't really know much about, but there are cranes up currently.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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St. Louis has good BBQ, but it's not the best in the nation. Cincinnati is not Southern and country at all. St. Louis is easily the biggest metro of the three so my vote goes to St. Louis.
Not true at all. Cincinnati is Appalachian through and through. Many of the residents are from eastern Kentucky and Tennessee and the city is not very progressive at all. Although a diverse, worldly and educated population exists in decent numbers, they are not who steer the culture and ambiance of the city. This is slowly changing, but that slow/country element still exists, it's just not on the level of OKC or Memphis etc... Actually, all of these cities have country elements to them, but that doesn't mean they're flat-out country, just basic Rust Belt cities.
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