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View Poll Results: Best (or favorite) large Midwestern city/metro area?
Detroit 5 7.35%
Cleveland 11 16.18%
Chicago 36 52.94%
St. Louis 6 8.82%
Minneapolis/St. Paul 10 14.71%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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There are a lot of interracial couples in St. Louis as well. I personally like Chicago because of its bigness and its location on the lake. I would love to live there. St. Louis is great too but frankly I've lived here too long. I can't stay in the same city forever, no matter how great it is. I hope to be out of here in two years, in which I will have lived in St. Louis for 24 years.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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I don't think they were counting MLS. It doesn't seem to have as big of a pull.

And personally, I love St. Louis. Kansas City is alright, I guess. My cousin lived there, but I've never been there. I try not to insult any city unless I know it well enough to do so. Calling a city "crappy" or a "hellhole" makes one seem pretty immature, unless you have lived in or spent a credible amount of time in St. Louis and Detroit. Both have decay, but both also have wonderful architecture, nice people, and character.

Kansas City is just under 2 mil people and only really has 2 major sports, though they're courting hockey. No offense to MLS, but it's generally not considered one of the big 4: NHL, MLB, NFL, or NBA.

And "crappy" St. Louis is courting an MLS team also, though for the Illinois side of the river. And it has MLB, NHL, and NFL.
There are plenty of people who call KC crappy, everyone has their personal taste. Immature to say it? meh.... it's my thoughts based on the many times i've been to STL. Pretty sure you could ask most in Detroit and they would consider it a hell hole.

MLS is still a sport, anyone who thinks it doesn't count is just being elitist about the subject. "oh it's not a REAL sport" come on... yeah it is, it's the biggest sport in the world, but the US is behind on it.

BTW- STL is ok, the downtown needs work as most people in STL would say. But the people make the city IMO also, and the people i've met every single time in STL, in the city... have been very rude and racist, it's talked about on the St. Louis forums even.

Just like I think Miami is a fun city, filled with rude and ignorant people.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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St Louis easily.

The Arch is incredible...the downtown ballpark, the river, the housing styles
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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WHY WOULD YOU EXCLUDE INDIANAPOLIS? we have more than 2million people within 45 minutes plus we have 3 major teams THE COLTS,PACERS,INDIANA FIREBIRDS
Indianapolis Metro has 1.66 million
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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WHY WOULD YOU EXCLUDE INDIANAPOLIS? we have more than 2million people within 45 minutes plus we have 3 major teams THE COLTS,PACERS,INDIANA FIREBIRDS
Hey man, the Indiana Firebirds ceased operations in 2004. Also, do not get to worked up about these polls; they go above and beyond petty pointless drivel...
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Cincinatti, although lacking 3 major sports teams has a larger metro population than Cleveland
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Cincinatti, although lacking 3 major sports teams has a larger metro population than Cleveland
Only if you count Dayton, which is an hour away I believe.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Only if you count Dayton, which is an hour away I believe.

cleveland counts akron and canton. they are all satellite cities that are reliant on the major city near them, dayton is just positioned differently. imo it is impressive that a city grew 45 minutes north like cincinnati has.

this poll needs cincinnati, milwaukee, indy and kc. OP, you can't make decisions for people.
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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cleveland counts akron and canton. they are all satellite cities that are reliant on the major city near them,
I don't know about Akron, but I thought Canton was its own MSA, like Youngstown?
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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cleveland counts akron and canton. they are all satellite cities that are reliant on the major city near them, dayton is just positioned differently. imo it is impressive that a city grew 45 minutes north like cincinnati has.

this poll needs cincinnati, milwaukee, indy and kc. OP, you can't make decisions for people.
Cleveland does NOT count Canton/Stark County. The more important question is, who cares?
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