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View Poll Results: What do you think is the most overrated city in the United States??
Miami 23 20.91%
Las Vegas 32 29.09%
Atlanta 29 26.36%
Austin 32 29.09%
Los Angeles 15 13.64%
Houston 18 16.36%
Orlando 14 12.73%
San Diego 22 20.00%
New York City 15 13.64%
Chicago 13 11.82%
Other 11 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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The thing about these stupid polls is inevitably some mentally unbalanced person will go and create several new screenames and skew the poll #'s for god knows what reason. As an example, there are five users who just joined today or yesterday with at most 1 posts or none at all voting for San Diego as well as voting for every city except LA and NYC. And I have a very good hunch that "Urbanity Rules" is back with one of this many new screen names after being banned AGAIN for 5th or 6th time. The last 3 posts above me (edit: these were deleted so I'm obviously not calling the regular posters above me trolls) are more than likely "Urbanity Rules". It would be nice if the mods could ban IP addresses from joining b/c this kid has done this many times and will continue to do so.
From a national perspective (people in California and out west might seem things differently lol) I do not think San Diego is over rated. In fact outside of sports and the zoo the city is rarely mentioned. Very odd considering the size and quality of this city. This is even more strange because Hollywood is not that far away - you would think they might want to have a location that is not in LA or NY once in a while!

On a side note - maybe only being able to vote for one city works better for a post like this.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I know Chicago is extreme with its very cold winter and hot, humid summers.
Chicago is not "extreme" in winter. Can it get extreme for a few days here and there? Sure! But overall? NOT extreme. Extreme is International Falls, Fargo, Anchorage, Bangor, etc. I dont call 36" of snow (thats normal for many places to get on ONE DAY) "extreme"? And summers are not "hot". Theyre warm, with maybe a few days here and there that are considered "hot" (to us, but "average" to the rest of the country). We got a hot spell a few times that killed many elderly people, that doesnt mean CHicago is "hot". We average temps in the upper 70s and low 80s in the summer, with 20 days that reach 90 degrees. Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's summers are absolutely lovely, with a short spell here and there of really hot and humid weather. Most of the time the windows are wide open, with moderate humidity and gorgeous nights.

Now, you were saying?


Sorry for the book, but my vote for the most overrated city in the nation is probably Las Vegas. Seriously, take away the casinos and the town blows goats. Phoenix would be a close 2nd.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicago is extremly overrated. There's crime and corrupt politics, ugly architechture and on top of that bad weather.
Whew, if Chicago has "bad architecture", then San Diego must have "maggot-infested, rotting roadkill" architecture.

Cmon dude, Ive heard a lot of crap before, but saying Chicago's architecture is "ugly" is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing Ive heard about Chicago.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Chicago is extremly overrated. There's crime and corrupt politics, ugly architechture and on top of that bad weather.
I admit I have seen some older threads where some of the comments from Chicago folks are over the top. Some of the ones I read are really out there like "Chicago has nicer beaches than California" or "Chicago is the only real city in the Midwest".

Despite this Chicago is NOT extremely overrated - its underrated. Just for starters how often do you see our 3rd largest city protrayed on TV?

Incidently as someone who used to be interested in architecture and city planning - I read and heard many postive things about Chicago long before CD ever existed. Its not just the Chicago people on this board, Chicago has been well known for its architecture for many years.

Finally the weather. Its an opinion. Many many people, perhaps most enjoy warmer weather. Some of us however, like winter!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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San Diego by far. It's nice, but not as much as people make it out to be.
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