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Old 12-10-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Well? Thought this would be fun. These cities are quite similar. Both are older, blue collar, small industrial cities that sit directly across a river from a major urban center. They both have crime issues as well as identity issues. Both have tried to overcome those issues by building new attractions. Camden has built up the riverfront with minor league baseball, aquarium etc while KCK has built a major shopping area, minor league baseball stadium etc around nascar track. I'm not sure either city has really improved overall though even after all the investment.

So which would you choose to live in?

Camden


KCK
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Interesting 2nd city comparison. Since I know very little about the cities themselves, I'd say Camden since I prefer Philly over KCMO.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wow!
You must really, really, really need a KC win.
Camden is in seriously bad shape & everyone knows it.
But hey, who am I to stifle a manufactured "victory"?
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Neither one!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Camden, NJ is Hell on earth.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Wow!
You must really, really, really need a KC win.
Camden is in seriously bad shape & everyone knows it.
But hey, who am I to stifle a manufactured "victory"?
too bad, I don't claim KCK .
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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It's funny how everybody across the country knows of Camden. It's a tiny, insignificant town...not even really a city....maybe 50,000 residents tops? Nobody from NJ goes there, so I'd imagine nobody from anywhere else goes there.

It's funny how everybody has heard of Camden. I guess because it's a damn dangerous place.

Funny. The rest of NJ is much nicer.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Camden(because Philly is more my humble style than KC) and it would be a fortress similar to this house in Bay Ridge(Brooklyn)
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/86th-Street-McMansion-0809.jpg (broken link)
Big and Gawdy just how I like it. Facing a view of Philly's skyline.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Camden(because Philly is more my humble style than KC) and it would be a fortress similar to this house in Bay Ridge(Brooklyn)

Big and Gawdy just how I like it. Facing a view of Philly's skyline.
I agree with you: Camden...... because I love soup and because of it's proximity to Center City Philadelphia.... .
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Camden itself is a s**thole, but its proximity to Philly gives it the advantage.

Kansas City is a cool enough town, but Philly offers more.
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