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View Poll Results: Favorite group of cities
NY-Dallas-Boston 18 29.03%
LA-Hou-SF 19 30.65%
Chi-Wash-Philadelphia 25 40.32%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Dividing the top 9 US economic(2007 GDP) metroes as evenly as possible. Which group of metroes would be your personal favorite?

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regi..._metro0908.pdf

#3 picks #4 and #7
#2 picks #5 and #8
#1 picks #6 and #9

1. NYC
2.LA
3.Chi
4.Wash
5.Hou
6.Dal
7.Phil
8.SF
9.Bos

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Old 12-07-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I picked LA-HOU-SF because it's the only group that I have lived in. The NY-DAL-BOS is probably a more powerful group.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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c'mon philly, chicago needs u.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Philly is fading, It was #4 as recently as 2005. I'm still skeptical about these gargantuan metroes that spread 13,000 sq miles and Philly is pigeon holed at 4,500 sq miles but what are you going to do?.


I'm not even going to get into Mercer County NJ which is 15 miles from the border of the city of Philadelphia yet gets included in the NYC metro 70 miles away.http://www.phillyblog.com/philly/images/smilies/bs.gif (broken link)

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Old 12-07-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Here are my stances:

NY: Don't like -1
Dallas: No stance +0
Boston: No stance +0
TOTAL: -1

LA: Don't like -1
Houston: Like +1
SF: Like +1
TOTAL: +2

Chicago: Like +1
Wash: Don't like -1
Philly: Don't like -1
TOTAL: -1

So GROUP 2 wins for me.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I'd go with the second group

L.A. (entertainment industry, port + others), Hous (energy industry, medical, NASA, port), SF (tech + finance).... all very international, diverse cities as well.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. Los Angeles.
2. Chicago.
3. New York City.
4. San Francisco.
5. Boston.
6. Washington.
7. Philadelphia.
8. Houston.
9. Dallas.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Movies, iPods and Gasoline.

What more do we need?

LOL

I vote for team no 2.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Weird pairings
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Adam29 View Post
Here are my stances:

NY: Don't like -1
Dallas: No stance +0
Boston: No stance +0
TOTAL: -1

LA: Don't like -1
Houston: Like +1
SF: Like +1
TOTAL: +2

Chicago: Like +1
Wash: Don't like -1
Philly: Don't like -1
TOTAL: -1

So GROUP 2 wins for me.
Not sure how -1 + 1 + 1 = 2...but still same end result.

For me, I think I'd enjoy living/working in the NYC-Bos-Dal grouping. Very diverse and distinct cities.

If Chicago had taken San Fran instead of Philly or Wash, I would've been all over that group. I like DC and Philly, but they are in such close proximity I can do with just one of em (probably lean towards DC).
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