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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer
D.C. 17 68.00%
Baltimore 8 32.00%
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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Totally DC because I worked in DC all my life and Im familar with it- but Baltimores nice too just alil too biased on DC
Just as DC is a little biased towards Baltimore. Its a kinda fued that has spanned a few centuries.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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I currently live in Takoma Park/Silver Spring and visit DC often, I can honestly say DC is a better city than Baltimore overall but that should be expected. Baltimore greatness is pretty much clustered into a few areas, in DC your able to feel the greatness nearly city-wide. Baltimore is my hometown so I wil always love it, but to say we're beating DC in anything is illogicall. DC has become a success story, it's now compared with Chicago, LA, NYC, etc, Baltimore is compared with Pittsburgh, Philly, Cleveland, etc which also great cities but not top tier. But with that said Baltimore has massive potential, it is going through gentrification slowly but surely. Eventually I believe we'll have our own Wiscounsin Avenue type of district, it's just a matter of time before Baltimore comes back and is comparable with DC yet again. Rememeber DC wasn't always the top dog of the region, it just climbed out of its hole much faster.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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DC has become a success story, it's now compared with Chicago, LA, NYC, etc, Baltimore is compared with Pittsburgh, Philly, Cleveland, etc which also great cities but not top tier. .
Comparing Philly with Cleveland and Pittsburgh???? Philly is still larger than both Baltimore and DC combined and is the birthplace of our nation. Take out the nation's capital, and DC would be at Cleveland status.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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Comparing Philly with Cleveland and Pittsburgh???? Philly is still larger than both Baltimore and DC combined and is the birthplace of our nation. Take out the nation's capital, and DC would be at Cleveland status.
Give people wings and they would be able to fly too. Too bad that's not going to happen. Also, cities are measured regionally, not by city limits. Economies are regional and don't stop at political boundaries. DC is worlds above Philly. The MSA population is about to pass Philly as well.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Comparing Philly with Cleveland and Pittsburgh???? Philly is still larger than both Baltimore and DC combined and is the birthplace of our nation. Take out the nation's capital, and DC would be at Cleveland status.
DC feels like a larger city than Philly. Philly feels slightly bigger than Baltimore. Us city geeks don't go by the population within the city limits; urban areas tell the tale.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Give people wings and they would be able to fly too. Too bad that's not going to happen. Also, cities are measured regionally, not by city limits. Economies are regional and don't stop at political boundaries. DC is worlds above Philly. The MSA population is about to pass Philly as well.
Only by default because Philly lost 4 counties since the 2000 census, likely caused by quirky commuting patterns. If Philly still had it's counties the MSA would be over 7 million. So it's not like there is anything to be proud about in regards to your statement. Congrats! All the DC area did was surpass a pigeonholed region to begin with.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Only by default because Philly lost 4 counties since the 2000 census, likely caused by quirky commuting patterns. If Philly still had it's counties the MSA would be over 7 million. So it's not like there is anything to be proud about in regards to your statement. Congrats! All the DC area did was surpass a pigeonholed region to begin with.
Sounds like Howard County Maryland and Anne Arundel County Maryland to me. Philly is no different in this regard. Have you every actually looked at a map of this region?
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Sounds like Howard County Maryland and Anne Arundel County Maryland to me. Philly is no different in this regard. Have you every actually looked at a map of this region?
At least the DC MSA and the Baltimore MSA are recognized at the CSA level, unlike the New York MSA which takes away counties from the Philly MSA but the two areas are not recognized at the CSA level like Baltimore and Washington DC are. So they are not really the same in that regard. More than likely in the next 20 to 30 years the New York area could very well take about half of the Philly MSA counties which could shrink our MSA population right in half.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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At least the DC MSA and the Baltimore MSA are recognized at the CSA level, unlike the New York MSA which takes away counties from the Philly MSA but the two areas are not recognized at the CSA level like Baltimore and Washington DC are. So they are not really the same in that regard. More than likely in the next 20 to 30 years the New York area could very well take about half of the Philly MSA counties which could shrink our MSA population right in half.

So you won't be able to brag to nerds that actually care about the census metropolitan divisions when it comes to population. Who cares? It doesn't actually change the area or the people living in it. People will do exactly what they do. One thing of note, Baltimore and DC are way closer to each other than Philly and NYC. Also, many people can be in Baltimore in 30 minutes and DC in 30 minutes living in between the two. Philly and NYC are worlds apart compared to Baltimore and DC.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Both. Depends of what's going on. They are both 30 minutes away. Nice thing about living in Annapolis, which is a pretty cool place itslef. One day it could be a Nats game or a bike ride on the Mt Vernon Trail in DC, the next day it's Fells Point or the tall ship festival in Baltimore. Both cities are great.

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