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View Poll Results: Your preference is?
Boston 8 33.33%
Glasgow 6 25.00%
Manchester 4 16.67%
Philadelphia 6 25.00%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I think this should be an interesting comparison of these four. An American tag team and a tag team of the United Kingdom.

Anyhow we'll compare the four head on:
- Most vibrant
- Architecture
- Educational institutions
- Cultural institutions
- Shopping
- Dining
- Foods
- Economic strength (industries, average wages, educational attainment, so on)
- Nearby scenery
- Safety
- Unique neighborhoods
- Parks
- Suburbs
- Location

Alright, I'll post pictures of all four once this thread gets going with a few replies. Also, if I left it off from the criteria and it's something you want to include then by all means, feel very free.

Your choice to live? To visit?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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This order (Boston-Philly-Manchester-Glasgow) for pretty much every category except "Safety".
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Not sure about that. Glasgow trumps Manchester in architecture, shopping, suburbs (very arguably) and nearby scenery (it's located just south of the Highlands ans surrounded by hills, just by the Clyde estuary, whereas Manchester is flat).
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Exactly there will be dumb comments like Glasgow is a dump etc. Glasgow has history, amazing architecture, shopping and nightlife. Also decent universities, museums and parks. And I concur with the scenery, on the doorstep of the Scottish highlands and islands.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Exactly there will be dumb comments like Glasgow is a dump etc. Glasgow has history, amazing architecture, shopping and nightlife. Also decent universities, museums and parks. And I concur with the scenery, on the doorstep of the Scottish highlands and islands.
That's not cool!

I would choose Boston first but then Glasgow second and Manchester third if I had to arrange from which I liked most.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I think I will take phileadelphia thank you very much. Glasgow and manchester are both crap imo!

(Wait to you see im gonna get attacked for my opinion which this thread is about).
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:20 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Exactly there will be dumb comments like Glasgow is a dump etc. Glasgow has history, amazing architecture, shopping and nightlife. Also decent universities, museums and parks. And I concur with the scenery, on the doorstep of the Scottish highlands and islands.
Well I do find glasgow a dump and I have a right to think that! It is full of sectarianism and reminds me so much of northern ireland which is also a dump. When I goto another country I do not want to be reminded of how crap it is here. The climate of glasgow is crap too.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:47 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I loved Boston so much!

Boston

Philly

Glasgow

Manchester
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Even though the weather in Glasgow is miserable there's so much character and history there. Boston and Philidelphia are great too but is probably better appreciated when one is interested in Amercian history and America in general.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Boston for me. I love the city, and New England. Glasgow has some wonderful architecture, great museums and cultural attractions and of course the Highlands only a couple of hours away so second choice for me.

I actually like Philly despite some of the more unsavoury aspects of parts of the city and Manchester was much better than I expected but would still be bottom of my list.
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