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View Poll Results: Third City of North Carolina--Greensboro or Durham?
Greensboro 42 64.62%
Durham 23 35.38%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-19-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Durham has a convention center, albeit a pretty small one: Durham Convention Center
True but it does seem more like a small conference center or a civic center. Im surprised Durham doesn't have a bigger facilty for conventions
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh N.C
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Durham skyline





Greensboro skyline



Older one before Center Pointe tower renovation




Greensboro's hotel and convention center with over 1, 000 guest rooms
It's ok to be down for your city,but come on man. Greensboro is 3rd,right now. It's really close though. No matter how many "Glamour Shots" you post of Greensboro's skyline!
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I think the skylines are totally irrelevant.

There's a lot more going on in Durham that I'm interested in. Better food scene, better beer scene, better arts scene. I like Greensboro, too, but there's not really as much going on there that I'm into.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:36 PM
 
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Both Greensboro and Durham have small, short skylines. That's a midget battle right there lol.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The thing about Durham, take away the two tallest buildings and Durham has a smaller or less dense skyline than High Point. Honestly though with exception to a few big high end retailers like Nordstrom, there is nothing you can find in Durham that you can't find in Greensboro. Greensboro is and feels like the bigger city of the two. But hey its different stroke for different folks. The two cities have different vibes and its just a matter of preference.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I'm not trying to jump on bandwagons by any means. But Durham, to me, has a perception of being a liberal enclave, hipster, cool, etc. And I actually do read a lot of Charlotte, Raleigh & Durham equally in national news papers.

Greensboro I rarely seen mentioned in national news and my perception of it, personally, represents the old North Carolina. And I sort of view it as the blue collar city of NC along with Fayetteville (as far as culture.)

But I don't really care. I mean. I guess Durham might be the city Im 2nd most interested in. But I'm not really concerned too much with NC outside of Charlotte because I still live here


And no offense. But talk of skyline is like. Beyond irrelevant for the 2 cities.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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I'm not trying to jump on bandwagons by any means. But Durham, to me, has a perception of being a liberal enclave, hipster, cool, etc. And I actually do read a lot of Charlotte, Raleigh & Durham equally in national news papers.

Greensboro I rarely seen mentioned in national news and my perception of it, personally, represents the old North Carolina. And I sort of view it as the blue collar city of NC along with Fayetteville (as far as culture.)

But I don't really care. I mean. I guess Durham might be the city Im 2nd most interested in. But I'm not really concerned too much with NC outside of Charlotte because I still live here


And no offense. But talk of skyline is like. Beyond irrelevant for the 2 cities.
Come on now, Greensboro does actually have a skyline, it's not the tallest, but it's certainly there.

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Old 12-19-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Honestly though with exception to a few big high end retailers like Nordstrom, there is nothing you can find in Durham that you can't find in Greensboro.
That's just silly. Of course there are different things in each city! I like Greensboro and am up that way fairly often, but it does not have all the same stuff as Durham except Nordstrom. That's ridiculous.

The DPAC stands out as one of the best mid-size performing arts centers in the country. There's nothing like that in Greensboro.

UNC-G is a fine school, but it's no Duke. No Cameron Crazies.

No James Beard award winning chefs in Greensboro that I know of.

No American Tobacco Campus in Greensboro.

I like downtown Greensboro. There are some great old buildings there and I like the growth happening. Greensboro has a good underrated fine arts scene. There's a lot of energy there. UNC-G has a good art program, too. I think the Weatherspoon and the Nasher are both great museums, too.

But to me they're pretty different cities.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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That's just silly. Of course there are different things in each city! I like Greensboro and am up that way fairly often, but it does not have all the same stuff as Durham except Nordstrom. That's ridiculous.

The DPAC stands out as one of the best mid-size performing arts centers in the country. There's nothing like that in Greensboro.

UNC-G is a fine school, but it's no Duke. No Cameron Crazies.

No James Beard award winning chefs in Greensboro that I know of.

No American Tobacco Campus in Greensboro.

I like downtown Greensboro. There are some great old buildings there and I like the growth happening. Greensboro has a good underrated fine arts scene. There's a lot of energy there. UNC-G has a good art program, too. I think the Weatherspoon and the Nasher are both great museums, too.

But to me they're pretty different cities.
speaking of nordstrom, or other high end facilities, Greensboro seems to boast a serious ammount of exotic dealerships, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari to name a few, as a die hard car enthusiast and spotter i thoroughly enjoy it.. you can see alot of really cool exotics or rare classics on a daily basis in the boro, i should know since i do all of my car spotting for my blog here. Different cities, different things. Also Would not be surprised if friendly area pulled in a saks or nordstrom, that area boasts an abundance of high end stores/resturants.

But at the end of the day, it's Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro. For now. Lets not also forget that Greensboro is an overall larger city than durham, and not just by population, but by
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore MD/Durham NC
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It also shows how densely populated Greensboro is. Greensboro is less than 20, 000 people away from the 300,000 milestone. Almost the entire population of Durham County is equal to the current population of Greensboro. Guilford County has over 500,000 people.
I didn't want to derail the Winston-Salem discussion, but I was just going to point out that by 2010 census defined urban areas, the Durham urban area is both more dense and higher populated than the Greensboro urban area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...es_urban_areas
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