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Old 04-28-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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a pretty random comparison. which region would you prefer to live in or visit.


Categories:

-Climate
-Scenery
-Food
-Arts
-Architecture
-Cost of Living
-Schools
-Economy, Major Companies
-Transit
-Neighborhoods
-Pro Sports, Stadiums
-a random one, music history

I'm from the TC's so I'm a little biased toward that region. I really liked Atlanta the couple times I visited. Mpls and Atlanta are similar as they had leaders in the past who were determined not to let their locations define them and as a result both places grew to what they are today. I like how Atlanta is one of the few places in the US to have a large black middle class and a fairly large black upper middle to wealthy class. I wish Mpls had some of this.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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anybody?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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-Climate: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta (I love snow!)
-Scenery: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Food: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Crab/Seafood dishes!)
-Arts: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Architecture: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Cost of Living: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta (You get what you pay for)
-Schools: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta
-Economy, Major Companies: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Silicon Valley for the win!)
-Transit: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Based on total metro coverage)
-Neighborhoods: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Pro Sports, Stadiums: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (The Braves should have been contracted/relocated for failure to sell out playoff games in the recent past)
-a random one, music history: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta

So an 8-4 advantage to San Francisco.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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-Climate: San Francisco, Minneapolis, Atlanta
-Scenery: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Food: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Arts: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Architecture: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Cost of Living: Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco
-Schools: If we are talking about higher education, then San Francisco and Atlanta are neck and neck with each other. No clue about public education.
-Economy, Major Companies: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Transit: San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis
-Neighborhoods: San Francisco, Minneapolis, Atlanta
-Pro Sports, Stadiums: Don't care.
-a random one, music history: Atlanta, San Francisco, Minneapolis
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Twin Cities Metro vs SF Bay Area Metro vs Atlanta Metro. Prefer to live in?
I have lived in all three places so it is an easy comparison.

1)Minneapolis - hope to move back there someday,wish the taxes were lower.

2)Atlanta - great place, horrible infrastructure especially outside the 285 perimeter.

3)San Francisco - over crowded,over priced and over taxed!

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Categories:

-Climate - San Fran has a good climate but that has led to overcrowding
-Scenery - irrelevant
-Food - I like all the independent natural foods coops in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
-Arts *yawn*
-Architecture - Atlanta has the best houses, in SF the houses are jammed together with no space.
-Cost of Living - Atlanta or Minneapolis
-Schools - for K-12 definitely Minneapolis
-Economy, Major Companies - depends where one finds a job,of course SF has a lot of tech jobs
-Transit - Atlanta wins,less buses blocking the road and getting in my way
-Neighborhoods I plan to move to one of the great neighborhoods near Lake Calhoun,nothing close to that in SF.
-Pro Sports, Stadiums - will the Timberwolves ever get a winning team?
-a random one, music history - don't care
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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-Climate: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta (I love snow!)
-Scenery: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Food: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Crab/Seafood dishes!)
-Arts: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Architecture: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Cost of Living: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta (You get what you pay for)
-Schools: Minneapolis>SanFrancisco>Atlanta
-Economy, Major Companies: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Silicon Valley for the win!)
-Transit: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (Based on total metro coverage)
-Neighborhoods: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta
-Pro Sports, Stadiums: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta (The Braves should have been contracted/relocated for failure to sell out playoff games in the recent past)
-a random one, music history: SanFrancisco>Minneapolis>Atlanta

So an 8-4 advantage to San Francisco.

Minneapolis beats Atlanta on food, arts, transit, economy, and neighborhoods? What? Obvious bias against Atlanta.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Everything less cost of living: San Francisco

Cost of living: Anywhere else.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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For me:

1. San Fran
2. Minneapolis
3. Atlanta

Minneapolis is a great, great area.. but San Fran is a step above it. Atlanta's not bad either but I personally like Minneapolis a bit more (winters in Minnesota are beautiful but cold and the weather in the summer while it can be humid as **** is still a little more manageable than Atlanta). Food in Atlanta might be a little step above Minneapolis at this point though.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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1. Bay Area
2. Twin Cities
3. Atlanta

All 3 are great.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Denver
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San Fran anyday.
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