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View Poll Results: Which city is your favorite?
Tokyo 21 28.00%
Atlanta 10 13.33%
London 45 60.00%
Seattle 17 22.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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While none of these choices has good weather, I think Seattle is generally way under-rated. And aside from the natural beauty the others lack, being the smallest is actually part of its attraction, by making all the great amenities (international cuisine, arts, culture, architecture, recreational opportunities) so much more accessible!

For example London and Tokyo are both pretty cool in their own right, but they're both so crowded, good luck trying to get around anywhere! And despite Seattle's smaller size, it's pretty hard to overlook the fact that online shopping (via Amazon), desktop publishing (via Adobe), the nation's first commercial monorail (Seattle monorail), international jet travel (via Boeing), and the world's major desktop operating system (Microsoft Windows), were all invented there (...not bad for such a 'small' city)!

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Old 01-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Location: Leeds, UK
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Lol @ this thread.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RaymondChandlerLives View Post
Seattle and Atlanta are nice cities, but they simply can't compete with Godzillas like Tokyo and London.

I voted for London, possibly the best city in the world.

London > Tokyo > Seattle > Atlanta
how is atlanta behind seattle seattle is trash👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:19 AM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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London for being quaint and more historic.
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:06 AM
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by SEAandATL View Post
Those are my four favorite cities in the world, and its actually hard to rank which ones I like the best. Overall I like Tokyo the best for its technology, mass transit, food, activities, and safety. The major downside is the high cost of living and natural disasters (very earthquake prone). Atlanta I think has the best climate out of the four, and it has good food. It does however lack in mass transit and has the most crime out of the four. London is like Tokyo with its size, population, and status. The advantage London has over Tokyo is that its English speaking (though the British accent and slang can be difficult to understand sometimes), and it doesn't really have any natural disasters, only a lot of rain. However, Tokyo has the better climate, food, and scenery (there aren't any big mountains in England). Seattle's climate is similar to London, but it has London beat in scenery with mountain views all around.

My impressions after visiting all 4:

1. Seattle
2. Tokyo
3. Atlanta
4. London
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:34 AM
Location: SE UK
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Bradford is superior to all of them.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by easthome View Post
Bradford is superior to all of them.
Obviously, but let's stay on topic.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:57 PM
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:19 PM
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1. London and Tokyo

(Huge enormous Pacific Ocean sized gap)

2. Seattle

(Decent gap)

3. Atlanta

I have been to all of the cities except Tokyo which I will be seeing in 2 months when I move there from London. I currently live in London right now and it is infinitely superior to Seattle in every way other than the outdoors.

I do really like Seattle but largely because it is a functional city in a country with rather unimpressive and just all around less than inspiring cities. Seattle doesn't have anything that can compare it to the best outside the United States. With what architecture, culinary exploits, culture, performing arts, history, infrastructure, urbanity, vibrancy, nightlife, or sense of place? Seattle is on the generic end of the spectrum there, not as bad as a Charlotte or something but worthless compared to London and Tokyo. In the context of American cities, then I guess Seattle is prosperous, smart, literate, high-productivity, has a future, largely clean, evolving, increasingly cosmopolitan, has a respectable airport with respectable amounts of connections, and is trending in the right way. That's what makes it stand out in America. However compared to London and Tokyo, Seattle is nothing more than a floor mat, to get stepped on by its absolute betters. Not trying to be a jerk to Seattle but it is what it is.

Atlanta is okay, I guess. I don't have any bad feelings for the place but it is not up to par with London and Tokyo on any basis and I like Seattle more than it as well. That said, it is okay.

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