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View Poll Results: Which Cities are Better?
Urban 150 75.38%
Suburban 49 24.62%
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Vote according to the list:

Urban Cities:

New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Washington DC
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle


Suburban Cities:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:55 PM
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Location: Ohio
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After deleting 2 dozen posts that were questioning the poster rather than the post, I've decided to implement a special rule for this thread.

Just vote. Don't reply. If you don't agree with the premise, don't understand the premise or have already voted, move on to another thread.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Vote according to the list:

Urban Cities:

New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Washington DC
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle


Suburban Cities:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
No and LA is considered suburban and Seattle is too. The only true urban cities that are superior to the sunbelt cities are NYC and maybe Chicago.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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My dad lives in seattle there is nothing suburban about it not from what I have seen
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
Vote according to the list:

Urban Cities:

New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Washington DC
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle


Suburban Cities:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
The center city of Miami is most certainly not a suburban city...
and much less is the metropolitan area!!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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That depends on what people consider suburban. If LA is suburban though, Seattle is definitely much more suburban.

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My dad lives in seattle there is nothing suburban about it not from what I have seen
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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I don't even agree with your classification. This is a list based on typical stereotype. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Seattle are not more urban than Atlanta, Houston or Dallas, at least for urban living options. Baltimore used to be very urban, but now so many buildings near downtown are empty so I don't think it is that urban any more. Urbanity in cities like Baltimore (St. Louis also) failed and people have fled into the suburbs.

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Vote according to the list:

Urban Cities:

New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Washington DC
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle


Suburban Cities:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix

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Old 07-05-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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All depends on ones lifestyle.

Some don't like crowded environments where they have to walk everywhere.

Others feel trapped in their cars and hate seeing one strip mall after another.

I like somewhere in between.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Baltimore not urban? Baltimore is urban as any city in the US. Rowhomes upon rowhomes and great DT walkable neighborhoods.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
Vote according to the list:

Urban Cities:

New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Washington DC
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle


Suburban Cities:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
Miami should definitely be in the Urban Cities category and Cincinnati could easily be placed in the Suburban Cities category.

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I don't even agree with your classification. This is a list based on typical stereotype. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Seattle are not more urban than Atlanta, Houston or Dallas, at least for urban living options. Baltimore used to be very urban, but now so many buildings near downtown are empty so I don't think it is that urban any more. Urbanity in cities like Baltimore (St. Louis also) failed and people have fled into the suburbs.
Seattle
7,179.4 people per square mile

St. Louis
5,724.7 people per square mile

Pittsburgh
5,636.0 people per square mile

Cincinnati
4,262.3 people per square mile


Atlanta
4,018.0 people per square mile

Houston
3,828.0 people per square mile

Dallas
3,605.1 people per square mile
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