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Old 02-21-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Yea Pittsburgh has Sheetz which I like even better then Wawa they few times I have gone to one. The many times I have been Pittsburgh, I like it, but they are definitely behind the times when you compare to Philly. That can be good or bad..

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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Just based on cost of living and crime, Pittsburgh beats out Philly. That's the criteria I would use when selecting a place to relocate.

Gotta love the idiot who commented that he would never want to live in Pittsburgh because they don't have Wawa.
The crime is NOT that different so stop sounding stupid. And the cost of living isn't that much different anyway. And you get more in Philly. Its a MAJOR city Pittsburgh try's to enter the battle as the king of Pennsylvania but looses terribly! It does compete nicely with Cleveland, and Buffalo, and so on. But Philly battles the big dogs like San Francisco, Houston, D.C., Miami. I think its such a blessing that our state can fight heavy on two levels and WIN! Its a win/win situation. And I love it. It makes our state a fighter in the battle of the cities, and we dont just sit on the sidelines like Indiana and Wisconsin. LOL!

So we can fight on all levels of cities but tier New York/L.A
But we can take on every other city (even Chi). So having Philly and Pittsburgh is a blessing to Penn.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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The crime is NOT that different so stop sounding stupid. And the cost of living isn't that much different anyway. And you get more in Philly. Its a MAJOR city Pittsburgh try's to enter the battle as the king of Pennsylvania but looses terribly! It does compete nicely with Cleveland, and Buffalo, and so on. But Philly battles the big dogs like San Francisco, Houston, D.C., Miami. I think its such a blessing that our state can fight heavy on two levels and WIN! Its a win/win situation. And I love it. It makes our state a fighter in the battle of the cities, and we dont just sit on the sidelines like Indiana and Wisconsin. LOL!

So we can fight on all levels of cities but tier New York/L.A
But we can take on every other city (even Chi). So having Philly and Pittsburgh is a blessing to Penn.
It's not that deep Toure.....Just a little cross state ribbing going on no need to pay it any mind. Relaaaaax, save your strength for City vs City.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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It's not that deep Toure.....Just a little cross state ribbing going on no need to pay it any mind. Relaaaaax, save your strength for City vs City.
Lol! The Pittsburg Vs. Philly thread was pretty heated. I was just stopping them b4 they started again. But imma calm down. Lol
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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I've never been to Pittsburgh so I can't disparage or praise it. The way I look at it, I love Philadelphia for a myriad of reasons, and I'm sure Pittsburgh has many compelling traits as well. One of the main reasons I would choose Philadelphia over Pittsburgh is simply the location. I honestly think Philadelphia has one of the best locations out of any major city in the country. Think about it...we are 1.5 hours from NYC and less than 3 hours from DC. We are an hour away from the Shore, and an hour away from the mountains. Add in the fact that Philly is a much bigger city than Pittsburgh and as a result has more amenities and cultural offerings, that's all I need to know. And that's not knocking Pittsburgh...just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I agree. Location wise its no contest.. Philly for the win
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't want to argue. I just want to watch Claude Giroux knock over Sidney Crosby again ... and again ...
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Just based on cost of living and crime, Pittsburgh beats out Philly. That's the criteria I would use when selecting a place to relocate.
Then why not move to Erie if COL is all that matters?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Yea Pittsburgh has Sheetz which I like even better then Wawa they few times I have gone to one. The many times I have been Pittsburgh, I like it, but they are definitely behind the times when you compare to Philly. That can be good or bad..

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Sheetz has greater variety, and it's nice being able to get fries, but the quality of ingredients in Wawa sandwiches is not easily beat. Get-Go, the convenience stores run by Giant Eagle (their Acme) come close.

Another really big thing in PGH's favor: the Colfax/Minadeo --> Allderdice catchment. Philly's Squirrel Hill/Shadyside equivalent (Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy) feeds into terrible schools, as does anywhere in Center City.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: NYC
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PA should count itself lucky to have two such great cities. Both are really underappreciated. I've been very impressed every time I've gone to Pittsburgh.

Philly is a big city that feels smaller than it is, and Pittsburgh is a small city that feels bigger than it is. In both cases I mean those as good things.
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