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Old 10-09-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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New Orleans, San Antonio, and Portland compromise three of the top 10 “big cities” in the US?

Good god, these lists are something else.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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New Orleans, San Antonio, and Portland compromise three of the top 10 “big cities” in the US?

Good god, these lists are something else.
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Well, this list is not the "biggest" cities, it is a list of how some "bigger" cities rate in the magazine's reader poll. I would take it with a grain of salt, though their readers are generally experienced travelers, both leisure and business. BTW, most cities listed here are more than a half million in population. Three of them, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Honolulu are below half a million.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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Yes, links that describe your post are generally allowed. But this one doesn't appear to work.

CNTraveler 15 Best Big Cities

Here is the reader ranking:

15. Indianapolis
14. Minneapolis
13. Nashville
12. Denver
11. Washington
10. Boston
9. Portland
8. Seattle
7. San Diego
6. San Antonio
5. Honolulu
4. San Francisco
3. New Orleans
2. New York
1. Chicago

Since the magazine is more for travelers than people looking for a new place to move, I think this is pretty accurate. Most of the cities that show up here are tourist destinations. But, agreed, LA not making the list is a bit puzzling.

I'm not a huge LA fan, but it needs to be somewhere in the top 10 (though I know this was an opinion poll). San Antonio at 6? What?!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Yes, links that describe your post are generally allowed. But this one doesn't appear to work.

CNTraveler 15 Best Big Cities

Here is the reader ranking:

15. Indianapolis
14. Minneapolis
13. Nashville
12. Denver
11. Washington
10. Boston
9. Portland
8. Seattle
7. San Diego
6. San Antonio
5. Honolulu
4. San Francisco
3. New Orleans
2. New York
1. Chicago

Since the magazine is more for travelers than people looking for a new place to move, I think this is pretty accurate. Most of the cities that show up here are tourist destinations. But, agreed, LA not making the list is a bit puzzling.
I stopped reading at Indianapolis. Indianapolis is the most boring, milquetoast city in America.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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My guess is the Indy500 put them in the winner's circle.

The other "polis" city, Minnea(polis), is a nice city to visit during some of the year. Seattle and Portland have a similar issue.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:58 PM
 
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Well, this list is not the "biggest" cities, it is a list of how some "bigger" cities rate in the magazine's reader poll. I would take it with a grain of salt, though their readers are generally experienced travelers, both leisure and business. BTW, most cities listed here are more than a half million in population. Three of them, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Honolulu are below half a million.
Tourists don't care what's one one side of a boundary vs. another. When the topic is "big cities" it's about metro or UA or the big urban blotch they see when the fly in or walk around.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I stopped reading at Indianapolis. Indianapolis is the most boring, milquetoast city in America.
I've been reading through this thread hoping someone would provide an explanation for Indianapolis's inclusion. If one race a year is all it takes some voters I seriously question their judgement.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I stopped reading at Indianapolis. Indianapolis is the most boring, milquetoast city in America.
Sorry you feel that way. Wait, no I'm not. Sorry other people posses the ability to find things that you can't.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:47 AM
 
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Apparently, Chicago has had a string of clickbait links and in threads on C-D it has won.

Despite its issues..... it has a Top tier Core and clearly made great choices to make it so with Corporate America seeing it as a top tier location for locating. They after all .... made much of its skyline what it is today. It's not merely just a collection of shiny glass boxes to work in a office in. It never will be accused of being generic or ordinary.

To some politically, it is just a liberal xxxxx. Just read the political forum.
I love Chicago, was just there this past weekend, even on the Southside, in the Pullman neighborhood, doing the 45th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour at the Pullman National Monument, had an amazing time.

My point was, I think too many people take these types of polls way too seriously. Just wait 5 minutes and another poll on the exact same or similar topic will come out with totally different results. Anyone/group can and will create a poll to their liking, if they wanted. Take every opinion poll with a grain of salt, that's all!
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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I love Chicago, was just there this past weekend, even on the Southside, in the Pullman neighborhood, doing the 45th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour at the Pullman National Monument, had an amazing time.

My point was, I think too many people take these types of polls way too seriously. Just wait 5 minutes and another poll on the exact same or similar topic will come out with totally different results. Anyone/group can and will create a poll to their liking, if they wanted. Take every opinion poll with a grain of salt, that's all!
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