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View Poll Results: Which city?
Denver 49 38.89%
Pitt 50 39.68%
Cleveland 27 21.43%
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Ok, I got these three cities. All three of them I am interested to and could be a long range moving destination. Tell me your opinion on this criteria

Vibrancy:
Downtown:
Nightlife:
Outdoor Activities:
Amenities:
Cuisine:
People (friendliness):
Beauty:



Let's go!
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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All 3 are great cities. And you have a great deal of amenities and unique regional character that make each place; "special".

Cleveland. The Lake
Denver. The Rockies in the foreground.
Pittsburgh. The 3 Rivers and Hills. Which make it the 2nd most unique topography in the USA of any city after San Fran.


In terms of population all are quite similar. Although many people from Denver definitely carry themselves as if Denver is much larger than it actually is.

Cleveland MSA: 2.06 Million
Denver MSA: 2.80 Million
Pittsburgh MSA: 2.35 Million


In terms of vibrancy: All 3 have extremely vibrant and walkable neighborhoods, that are unique, interesting and totally attractive.

For terms of outdoor activities I will give the win to Denver, but Pittsburgh follows with 2nd.


I personally choose Pittsburgh for many reasons.

1) The affordability. Pittsburgh is by far the most affordable major city in the Northeast.
2) The topography. I know people from Denver want to lambaste that the Rockies are far superior. But in terms of character and uniqueness so is Pittsburgh; and I will say the topography of Pittsburgh is far more influential. I mean if you go, you will see it is FAR more hilly than Denver

FUN FACT.
#1 The STEEPEST road in the WORLD is in Pittsburgh, PA
#2 Pittsburgh has more bridges than any city in the WORLD

Here is a fun little quirky video on the street.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0gyxV4KNxc

3) The culture. Pittsburgh has a very unique culture; I will almost call it funky fun. It is progressive, a little quirky, homey and packs all that charm and pride; that all is rooted in the regions legacy, architecture and topography.

4) Influence. Pittsburgh has a lot of room for innovators to step up and lead. For me being able to easily get involved and have an impact, is important.

5) In terms of economy, Pittsburgh has one of the most diverse out of the 3, although Denver is larger. Also CMU is considered the top Robotics program in the USA. Pennsylvania is one of the top producing states for Computer Science and Software Engineering and other STEM programs in the USA for higher education (PA is ranked #4 in the USA) and this is in large part because of CMU. On many levels CMU is out performing Stanford. With that there really is a progressive and robust economic sector in Pittsburgh

6) CHECK OUT PITTSBURGH


Denver would be my #2 choice. Denver has a higher COL, but does have many amenities. Comparing the 2; Pittsburgh is older and has a greater depth of legacy institutions, with more varied architecture. So I give it the win over character between the 2.

In terms of development, Pittsburgh is probably about 10 years behind Denver in terms of growth cycle, so there is ALOT of opportunity to be a part of that change in Pittsburgh. Which to me is exciting.

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Old 01-27-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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Ok, I got these three cities. All three of them I am interested to and could be a long range moving destination. Tell me your opinion on this criteria

Vibrancy:
Downtown:
Nightlife:
Outdoor Activities:
Amenities:
Cuisine:
People (friendliness):
Beauty:



Let's go!
Vibrancy: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Downtown: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Nightlife: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Outdoor Activities: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Amenities: Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh
Cuisine: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
People (friendliness): Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh
Beauty: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Ok, I got these three cities. All three of them I am interested to and could be a long range moving destination. Tell me your opinion on this criteria
Vibrancy: Cleveland
Downtown: Tie because all of the cities aren't known for their downtowns
Nightlife: Cleveland
Outdoor Activities: tie between Denver's proximity to the mountains and Cleveland's proximity to Lake Erie
Amenities: Cleveland
Cuisine: Cleveland
People (friendliness): Cleveland
Beauty: Denver
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Vibrancy: Cleveland
Downtown: Tie because all of the cities aren't known for their downtowns
Nightlife: Cleveland
Outdoor Activities: tie between Denver's proximity to the mountains and Cleveland's proximity to Lake Erie
Amenities: Cleveland
Cuisine: Cleveland
People (friendliness): Cleveland
Beauty: Denver

Vibrancy: Pittsburgh/Denver( Tie) , Cleveland
Downtown: Pittsburgh. ( That skyline is iconic! 3 rivers, with a substantial incline adjacent) Denver, Cleveland
Nightlife: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Outdoor Activities: Denver, Cleveland/Pittsburgh (tie)
Amenities: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Cuisine: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
People (friendliness): Denver, Cleveland/Pittsburgh (tie)
Beauty: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Vibrancy: Pittsburgh/Denver( Tie) , Cleveland
Downtown: Pittsburgh. ( That skyline is iconic! 3 rivers, with a substantial incline adjacent) Denver, Cleveland
Nightlife: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Outdoor Activities: Denver, Cleveland/Pittsburgh (tie)
Amenities: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Cuisine: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
People (friendliness): Denver, Cleveland/Pittsburgh (tie)
Beauty: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
Denver is way cooler
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Denver is way cooler
I gave 5 wins to Denver. I gave 3 wins to Pittsburgh. And the rest are tied. I am an objective thinker.

Denver is cool. But so is Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has not grown as quickly as Denver. So its cool is different and the 'modern' cool you are relating to, is more concentrated within Pittsburgh. But it 100% exists. I mean Pittsburgh was the 1st city in the US to have driverless Uber's that you could actually order. Pittsburgh is quickly becoming the robotics capital of the USA.

I would call that. well Cool.

Pittsburgh is definitely funky, cool and quirky. I love it there! I mean the topography alone is cool. I mean Pittsburgh has FREAKIN INCLINES. lol. You literally drive under a mountain into a tunnel and then BAM. The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I would call that pretty cool.

Denver has far more transplants, which yields it a bit more of a youthful vibe overall. Which in mass can definitely have a profound and very real effect. I like Denver. To me Denver is better than Austin. I think Austin is the most overrated city in the USA.

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Old 01-27-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Vibrancy: Denver
Downtown: Pittsburgh
Nightlife: Tie (all have great options)
Outdoor Activities: Denver
Amenities: Denver
Cuisine: Pittsburgh
People (friendliness): Pittsburgh
Beauty: Denver

I would give the edge to Denver. The main draw for me personally is the outdoor activities, so many options and so many other great towns near Denver that I love. Estes Park has always/will always be where I want to end up one day.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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Vibrancy: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Downtown: Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland
Nightlife: Don't know
Outdoor Activities: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Amenities: Denver, Pittsburgh
Cuisine: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Denver
People (friendliness): Cleveland, Denver, Pittsburgh
Beauty: Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland

Only considering these categories, Denver. But if I was choosing, I'd pick Pittsburgh. It's a lot more affordable than Denver. But all 3 are pretty good areas in their own rights.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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I would choose Denver
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