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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 09-08-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: BALTIMORE, MD
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Better than NY and Boston?
NY yes all day everyday, take away manhattan and long island overall quality of life and city situation yeah way better, Im not a fan of NY, it's a great place I mean it's New York but IMHO it's overrated. Boston is on a totally different level compared to Baltimore and D.C. but everything that glitters is not gold, Boston has it's issues also and side by side comparison I think Boston is better than Baltimore in some areas and Baltimore is better then Boston in some!!

half of Baltimore City police department are all former NYPD because they can come to Baltimore make good money and have a 500k house for the price of a studio in Manhattan
And besides the accents Boston and Baltimore are actually very similar, it's just it's 5x more expensive to live in Boston!! And boston is probably the most vibrant city I've seen in a while!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Baltimore has its charms but it's more of a cesspool ithan DC. Frankly if things don't change quickly in B-more it is hurtling towards Detroit status.
Baltimore needs to re-invent itself, gentrify and become a more white collar city. Unfortunately, the run-down areas may need to be bull-dozed.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: BALTIMORE, MD
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Baltimore needs to re-invent itself, gentrify and become a more white collar city. Unfortunately, the run-down areas may need to be bull-dozed.
AGREED!!!! But it actua
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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NY yes all day everyday, take away manhattan and long island overall quality of life and city situation yeah way better, Im not a fan of NY, it's a great place I mean it's New York but IMHO it's overrated. Boston is on a totally different level compared to Baltimore and D.C. but everything that glitters is not gold, Boston has it's issues also and side by side comparison I think Boston is better than Baltimore in some areas and Baltimore is better then Boston in some!!

half of Baltimore City police department are all former NYPD because they can come to Baltimore make good money and have a 500k house for the price of a studio in Manhattan
And besides the accents Boston and Baltimore are actually very similar, it's just it's 5x more expensive to live in Boston!! And boston is probably the most vibrant city I've seen in a while!!
The accents of Boston and Balitmore are similiar Bostonians are "r" droppers that speak a Northern Dialect. Balitmorean, both the old guard that speak Balmerese and the new generation speak a Midland dialect that is rhotric. I would never mistake the two.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:01 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The accents of Boston and Balitmore are similiar Bostonians are "r" droppers that speak a Northern Dialect. Balitmorean, both the old guard that speak Balmerese and the new generation speak a Midland dialect that is rhotric. I would never mistake the two.
i think he said "besides" the accent.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Baltimore and Philly have almost the exact same accent. I don't think Boston is similar. When I first heard Joe Flacco talk, I couldn't believe he wasn't from Baltimore.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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i think he said "besides" the accent.
A comma in that sentence would have made all the difference!
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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DC all day long. Baltimore has its charms as others have said but DC has everything. IMHO it gets close to the urban feel of NYC but without the packed in feeling. Good shopping, great nightlife. I would go as far as to say that if you have a pretty good feel of the metro trains, you could easily sightsee in the morning, shop in the afternoon, and go out partying at night every saturday for a month, not hit the same place twice, and not even need to drive to do it.

I brought an ex GF from California out and she immediately fell in love with the place. (Though admittedly, she was just wow'd because the zoo and museums were free. For a second she literally thought I was just sneaking in or something.)

Caveat to this whole thing, this assumes you don't actually LIVE in DC. DC is awesome, as long as you actually reside a good 10 or 15 minutes outside the city limits. (Alexandria/Arlington FTW!)

Matter of fact, right now I am about to move to the linthicum area and I am seriously ok with a slightly longer commute to work, just so that I can be closer to DC for my nightlife and recreation.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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on a side note, just my opinion, but the DC night scene was much better than the San Diego night scene and maybe the LA scene as well, though I really didn't dig too deeply into LA.

I expected much more from CA.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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D.c.
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