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View Poll Results: What city is the most comparable to Baltimore?
Philadelphia 60 39.74%
Wilmington (Delaware) 24 15.89%
Washington, D.C. 14 9.27%
Norfolk 6 3.97%
Richmond 12 7.95%
Pittsburgh 11 7.28%
Boston 3 1.99%
Other 21 13.91%
Voters: 151. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-03-2021, 01:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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In terms of history, geography, culture, economics, jobs, growth, etc. What city do you believe is the most similar to Baltimore?
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:25 PM
 
Location: On the Waterfront
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Philly/DC for history, geography and culture.

Richmond/Wilmington for economics, jobs and growth.
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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You might naturally look to a city's nearest neighbor to find the one it most closely resembles,
but in this case the nearest neighbor is the federal capital, which is a unique place.
And actually Baltimore has some superficial similarities with Boston: both have famous accents,
both have Revolutionary-era warships in their harbors (Constellation / Constitution),
both have Jim Rouse urban malls (Harborplace / Fanueil Hall), both have rivalries with the NY Yankees, etc.
But on the whole, Philly is the most similar -- both are mid-Atlantic seaport cities, that once also had heavy industry,
but have shifted more toward white-collar jobs.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:00 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Wilmington, aka Baby Baltimore.
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Old 02-03-2021, 04:28 PM
 
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St. Louis is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up there in the running for this one, for so many reasons:

--Both independent cities bordering suburban counties of their respective names
--Historically northern minded cities stuck in border states (north-south identity crisis)
--Similar demographics
--Similar reputation
--Similar metro/market size (DC notwithstanding)
--Similar orientation/urbanization patterns
--Similar social/political/economic dynamics
--Similar developmental evolution
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Old 02-03-2021, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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St. Louis or Wilmington.
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Old 02-04-2021, 11:04 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Richmond
Norfolk
Savannah, GA (particularly the Riverfront area)

Baltimore doesn't resemble anything north it really.
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Old 02-04-2021, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I’ve always thought STL and Baltimore are practically sister cities due to how alike they are.
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Old 02-04-2021, 12:28 PM
 
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Wilmington is a baby Baltimore on almost all accords.

Delaware and Maryland both have a very similar feel aesthetically/culturally in so many ways.

Pennsylvania and Maryland. Not really at all.
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Old 02-04-2021, 02:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Wilmington is a baby Baltimore on almost all accords.

Delaware and Maryland both have a very similar feel aesthetically/culturally in so many ways.

Pennsylvania and Maryland. Not really at all.
How is Wilmington a "Baby Baltimore" when it is in the Philadelphia Metro? Shouldn't it be a baby Philly? Baltimore and Philly aren't anything alike.
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