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View Poll Results: Which city is a rat race?
Seattle 0 0%
Los Angeles 3 4.84%
San Francisco 3 4.84%
Las Vegas 2 3.23%
Denver 1 1.61%
Phoenix 0 0%
Houston 2 3.23%
Dallas 3 4.84%
Atlanta 2 3.23%
Chicago 5 8.06%
New York 31 50.00%
Philadelphia 1 1.61%
Boston 0 0%
Washington DC 9 14.52%
Miami 0 0%
Other/Suburban 0 0%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-12-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Originally I thought it was insulting to refer to DC as a small town feel, but then after I realized that you were comparing it to NYC, then I agreed.

The funny thing is I feel that DC is a little too faced pace, but after a quick visit to NYC, DC then feels quieter. The bad part is that it only lasts about one day after returning to DC, then the next day I think DC is too faced paced again. Of course only shortlived after my return to NYC. It just may be a big east coast city thing.
DC is FAR from a small town. is it New York....no

but nothing is....
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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DC is FAR from a small town. is it New York....no

but nothing is....
Totally agree. NYC is one of a kind. I love that place. I love to visit it. I'd love to live there for short bursts. But for long term it's a little too much for me to handle since I'm getting old. Unless I had a boatload of money, then I wouldn't want to live in any place other than NYC!!

But DC is a nice compromise for me given my requirements.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Wow.... these little lame love fests for new york.... and Atlanta has the longest average commute of any American city. God, I wish I could be a part of new york.....
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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Seems like NYC is so far the clear winner!
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Wow.... these little lame love fests for new york.... and Atlanta has the longest average commute of any American city. God, I wish I could be a part of new york.....
lol
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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New York hands down. "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere" etc. etc. I love visiting the place but cannot imagine living there.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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commuting is such a drag on my day.....and I live practically downtown.....
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Wow.... these little lame love fests for new york.... and Atlanta has the longest average commute of any American city. God, I wish I could be a part of new york.....
It's common knowledge that NYC is widely known for its fast pace. This is known worldwide, and shouldn't come as news to you folks out in LA.

That being said, I fail to see how explaining NYC's quickness is a "little lame love fest." That can be a positive thing for many, and a negative. For myself, it's a negative - the faster you go, the quicker life goes by.

Because a city has a long average commute doesn't mean it is a "rat race." It can be due to a number of factors - halted traffic (non fast pace), living in the exurbs or rural areas to escape high cost of living (non fast pace), etc. I really don't see how defining the pace of a city has anything to do with commute times. That's completely irrelevant.

Inferiority complex, much?
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Which city do you think is a veritable rat race?

(rat race - an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation. The daily grind; business world; 9-5; long commutes, etc.)
My god. You mean there are people out there who only work from 9-5? What I wouldn't do for a job like that!!!!!

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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Las Vegas
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