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Old 08-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Location: New York City
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I missed the post that had Milwaukee and Louisville pitted against one another. Anyhow I don't understand why people from Louisville were upset that the poll taken showed Milwaukee the clear winner in just about every category. I will get to it and respond. I use to live in Milwaukee and now live in New York City.

I don't think Louisville should be compared to Milwaukee. I'm not going to slam Louisville, but its just not on Milwaukee's level like that...yet. Milwaukee win in every category except maybe climate, but nightlife, scenery, urbaness, chic, entertainment, suburbs, downtown, walkability, ...Milwaukee just clearly win. Louisville has been growing and there is redeveloping occurring so it may compete later. Milwaukee has been going through redevelopment as well and Milwaukee has some of the finest bars than practically any city major or minor. Milwaukee has professional teams in the Bucks and Brewers and the Packers as well (even though its Green Bay). Milwaukee has world class museums, a ranked zoo, interesting and historic neighborhoods... Louisville is just not there yet.

Milwaukee should be compared to cities like Cleveland, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Austin, Oakland, Denver, cities like that. Louisville is smaller and the look doesn't say world class. It still look small compared to Milwaukee. Louisville can keep growing and get to be more urban and chic looking, have more going on then maybe it can be compared to Milwaukee but until then... people who were from Louisville just calm down a bit. In the future can probably see this happening but as of now Milwaukee is a way better attractive city by far. Louisville vs Jacksonville I would say would be a fair comparison.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:49 AM
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Ha I just read that thread/poll, some of the Kentuckians are delusional. No surprise Louisville got crushed. Louisville makes for a nice weekend trip but I couldn’t see living there-too small, lacking in urban feel, and the downtown nightlife area reminded me of a mall from the 80s. Louisville is growing and Milwaukee is relatively stagnant in comparison, so perhaps in a decade or two this would be a better comparison.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:05 AM
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Lived near Cincinnati for a time and have been in Louisville multiple times and there is no way they compare to Milwaukee. It certainly doesn't have the feel that Milwaukee does and not to mention sports teams. They just are not even close.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:35 AM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Louisville is mainly a regional city. Milwaukee has been on the national stage for some time. It is interesting that despite Louisville's growth it cannot sustain high end retail. Lord and Taylor, Saks, and several boutiques have closed down.
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Location: Mequon, WI
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Louisville although with some cool architecture seems to be a dirty depressing city. I would never want to live there.
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