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Old 05-24-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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Well, NYC is filthier, more expensive, more congested, etc and the population is increasing.

That said, where did you get your information about Chi-town population decrease. It was only last year, since 1990 and the decrease was a paltry 3,000 out of a couple of million residents. I wouldn't call this "still loosing population".

I don't know why guys have a problem with other places being better than Philly. Just accept it.

So why did I move to Philly rather than Chicago? I did get a much better job offer in Philly than Chicago, where I also consideed moving to. It was a no-brainer for me. Plus I hate O'hare airport.


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It's begs the question, "Why not just move there and put yourself out of your Philadelphia area misery?" Lol

Seriously, though, isn't Chicago still loosing population? If so, why? Places as desirable as you claim, shouldn't be doing that?
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Well, NYC is filthier, more expensive, more congested, etc and the population is increasing.

That said, where did you get your information about Chi-town population decrease. It was only last year, since 1990 and the decrease was a paltry 3,000 out of a couple of million residents. I wouldn't call this "still loosing population".

I don't know why guys have a problem with other places being better than Philly. Just accept it.

So why did I move to Philly rather than Chicago? I did get a much better job offer in Philly than Chicago, where I also consideed moving to. It was a no-brainer for me. Plus I hate O'hare airport.
I suppose one could argue that the small increase in population in Phila., over the last decade, does not matter either but psychologically it does matter. Illinois has lost a lot people mostly to the Sun Belt unsurprisingly.

I love Chicago, btw. But I don't care for the areas/states around it. It makes more sense for me to remain in the BosWash corridor.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Y'all,
Skyline or not, Chicago is a better city than Philly. Get over it.

It's cleaner, less congested, newer, shinier, cheaper, beautiful, etc
My issue with the statement is that it comes off as elitist and it is an opinion.

More appropriate response would be, I prefer Chicago because.... or Chicago is more appealing because...

A blanket statement saying Chicago is a better city to me loses credibility before I even read the reasons why. Chicago's biggest perk over Philadelphia is the cleanliness factor. I do love Chicago, just not its location.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Y'all,
Skyline or not, Chicago is a better city than Philly. Get over it.

It's cleaner, less congested, newer, shinier, cheaper, beautiful, etc
I think you well know the difference between subjective opinions versus objective facts. Your statement as to which is a "better" city is the former.

We all have a multitude of different ways in which we determine that any given city is "better" than another. And even if we all agreed on the same criteria (which we don't), they're all weighted differently for each person. That's a fact.
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