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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 01-19-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Austin, TX - hands down. Seattle comes in at a close second, but its at least more deserving of its hype than Austin is.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Austin, TX - hands down. Seattle comes in at a close second, but its at least more deserving of its hype than Austin is.
I never been to Austin before, but I have heard that it is overhyped from other people. Why would you say that? Does it have unique neighborhoods, or is it just your boring homogenous urban sprawl city?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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LA is the most overhyped. Austin is second.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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I never been to Austin before, but I have heard that it is overhyped from other people. Why would you say that? Does it have unique neighborhoods, or is it just your boring homogenous urban sprawl city?
From what I saw of it, and I drove around quite a bit when I was there, its not much more than an overgrown college town. Miles and miles of boring homogenous sprawl. Downtown was nice but nothing spectacular especially when comparing to Houston or Dallas.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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New York City and Chicago are both overrated. Boston should be on that list too, Boston is a major city and quite overrated.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Vegas, some where in my head I look behind the flashy facade
and expect to see really long lumber on a 45 degree angle.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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New York City and Chicago are both overrated. Boston should be on that list too, Boston is a major city and quite overrated.
Could you please elaborate why you think those cities are overrated? Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What makes a city overrated. And are people confusing the city for being over hyped instead of overrated. Because my answer is that no city is overrated. But many cities are over hyped.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Could you please elaborate why you think those cities are overrated? Thanks.
Those cities are just a popularity contest. They're big and well-known and people seem to like them just for that. Where I live right now, people think Boston is the place to be and don't understand why anyone would want to be anywhere else (superiority complex). I notice an even more extreme superiority complex in New York City and I don't have much experience with Chicago but some posters on this forum from Chicago have a superiority complex. And what good is a city if it's too cold to do anything outside half the year? I know others agree with me because the population shift from the North to the Sunbelt speaks for itself.
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