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View Poll Results: San Jose vs Vancouver: which is a better city?
Vancouver 30 85.71%
San Jose 5 14.29%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2018, 05:58 PM
 
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Bro, If you're so desperate for San Jose to win a poll............Put it up against Memphis. Right now you're just making the city look bad.
No, I'm not. Let's just stick to forum, please. Even Memphis creams SJ in city data. So, I'm not worried.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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this isn't even close.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:40 PM
 
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My take:

Population: San Jose, no question about that: 1,046,000 compared to 700,000 Vancouver
Economy: San Jose- high tech capital of the world. No dispute here
Weather: San Jose- of course!
Downtown: San Jose- at least it's not an unattractive city center like Vancouver's, berated by Mercer
Shopping: San Jose- all the way!
Scenery: tie

San Jose got this covered- just about every metric
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:42 AM
 
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Lol... just so it is clear (alt facts/etc). Mercer did NOT say Vancouver had an unattractive city center. Stuff.Co.NZ, where this link is from, did. Mercer itself referred to Vancouver as North America’s most livable city and Top 10 in the world, this smaller NZ based site was merely doing its personal interpretation of how these places functioned for visitors. Regardless, neither Mercer nor this site mention San Jose in the article, esp. in comparison to Vancouver. So this is a SIGNIFICANT reach here.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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Lol... just so it is clear (alt facts/etc). Mercer did NOT say Vancouver had an unattractive city center. Stuff.Co.NZ, where this link is from, did. Mercer itself referred to Vancouver as North America’s most livable city and Top 10 in the world, this smaller NZ based site was merely doing its personal interpretation of how these places functioned for visitors. Regardless, neither Mercer nor this site mention San Jose in the article, esp. in comparison to Vancouver. So this is a SIGNIFICANT reach here.
Yes, it did! Please read the strength and weakness part of Vancouver: "unattractive city center away from the water"

No, it didn't mention SJ, but no other survey point out SJ drawback as having unattractive city center, period.

Please read weakness part.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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True. But also, it did say unattractive away from the water, not unattractive period. In addition, I did read it, but that claim wasn't made by Mercer. It was made by stuff.co.nz.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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The vague reference of " ...away from the water " means what? Considering that when you are in Vancouver, especially downtown, your are never more than a few minutes from the water. Even in the geographical centre of the city, water isn't far at all. Look at a map.

This is the geographical centre of Vancouver. It's the farthest you can be from the ocean or Fraser River and still be in Vancouver. It's Queen Elizabeth Park, with sunken gardens built in a rock quarry that was part of an extinct volcano, called Little Mountain.





Now to be fair, Vancouver has a neighbourhood, of a few blocks downtown that isn't as pretty. Most cities do. It's near the water.

https://bit.ly/2r5c1sl

It's also a couple of blocks from Gastown, a busy tourist area, and beside Chinatown.

https://bit.ly/2Jy8Jof

San Jose





Vancouver

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Old 04-27-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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San Jose vs Vancouver: which is a better city?

Criteria:

1. Economy
2. Weather
3. Population
4. Diversity
5. Downtown
6. Shopping
7. Scenery
8. Airport
9. Transportation
1) San Jose. More job/ economic opportunities

2) San Jose. Mediterranean climate. Mild blue skies all year. Though Vancouver summers are great, for the majority of the year it is too gloomy and rainy,

3) Population. Meaning what? San Jose is part of the Bay Area, and that metro is larger than Metro Vancouver. People are more outgoing and friendlier in San Jose, than they are in Vancouver.

4) Diversity. San Jose. I prefer the more balanced mix of races in San Jose (Bay Area as a whole) than the mainly White-Asian of Vancouver.

5) Downtown. Vancouver. It has a relatively vibrant, compact downtown with many offerings, surrounded by water and mountain-views.

6) Shopping. Overall, San Jose. I prefer the outdoor shopping plazas & suburban malls in the South Bay (San Jose outskirts) over the offerings of Vancouver. Also for higher end, SF/ Palo Alto is close by.

7) Scenery. Vancouver is more scenic, with the ocean and mountains and evergreen trees. San Jose is barren and has a Sunbelt/ California aspect to it, so it is not an "ugly city" by any means, just not as scenic.

8) Airport. Vancouver. However, tons fly out of SFO or Oakland for other destinations. So in terms of overall reach of places, Bay Area over Vancouver

9) Transportation. Vancouver for public transit. San Jose for road layout/ freeway system.

I would not say Vancouver knocks San Jose out of the park, as people have tried to make it seem on here.
San Jose holds its own and you can't downplay its economic & weather advantages (among many other advantages) it has, over Vancouver.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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[quote=Natnasci;51735276]

Now to be fair, Vancouver has a neighbourhood, of a few blocks downtown that isn't as pretty. Most cities do. It's near the water https://bit.ly/2r5c1sl”

You don’t see anything like that in any of the cities of Australia. There used to be many homeless people concentred in a particular area of Sydney but it wasn’t as bad as that pic and it doesn’t exist anymore. It is just odd that for a city to be considered on the top three of “most liveable cities” in the world has a terrible homeless issue and such a depressing place.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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The vague reference of " ...away from the water " means what? Considering that when you are in Vancouver, especially downtown, your are never more than a few minutes from the water. Even in the geographical centre of the city, water isn't far at all. Look at a map.

This is the geographical centre of Vancouver. It's the farthest you can be from the ocean or Fraser River and still be in Vancouver. It's Queen Elizabeth Park, with sunken gardens built in a rock quarry that was part of an extinct volcano, called Little Mountain.





Now to be fair, Vancouver has a neighbourhood, of a few blocks downtown that isn't as pretty. Most cities do. It's near the water.

https://bit.ly/2r5c1sl

It's also a couple of blocks from Gastown, a busy tourist area, and beside Chinatown.

https://bit.ly/2Jy8Jof

San Jose





Vancouver
And that's the mic drop
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