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Washington, D.C. 4 6.78%
Chicago 4 6.78%
San Francisco 19 32.20%
Los Angeles 15 25.42%
Miami 9 15.25%
Other city not listed 8 13.56%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-16-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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For Western Europeans the list is something like this:

Tier 1:
Los Angeles/Miami

Tier 2: San Francisco

Tier 3: Washington DC

Western Europeans view Miami very differently from the people on city data lol
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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For Western Europeans the list is something like this:

Tier 1:
Los Angeles/Miami

Tier 2: San Francisco

Tier 3: Washington DC

Western Europeans view Miami very differently from the people on city data lol
I would agree with this list of tiers.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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OK, this thread has officially jumped the shark with DC homers. Anacostia is now "popular and wealthy", govt. bureaucrats in DC are all STEM professionals (who knew?) and there are absolutely no unsafe areas in DC. Oh, and everyone else in the world is "annoying" and a "redneck" except for people who live in DC...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/reale...d2b_story.html


most of DC has cleaned up since hitting rock bottom by the end of the eighties. Entire neighborhoods have been re-built. Georgetown use to be considered the affluent part of DC but with the development in U-street and else where it has probably fallen to the bottom of the pack. Not because it's worse than before, but because other places are so much better than the use to be
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:32 AM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/reale...d2b_story.html


most of DC has cleaned up since hitting rock bottom by the end of the eighties. Entire neighborhoods have been re-built. Georgetown use to be considered the affluent part of DC but with the development in U-street and else where it has probably fallen to the bottom of the pack. Not because it's worse than before, but because other places are so much better than the use to be
Nothing you have written in this thread is accurate. And nothing in that Washington Post article remotely supports your previous claims. Visit DC sometime, please.

You've added to your toll by now claiming that Georgetown, possibly the most expensive neighborhood in DC (on PSF basis) is now "bottom of the pack".
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Nothing you have written in this thread is accurate. And nothing in that Washington Post article remotely supports your previous claims. Visit DC sometime, please.

You've added to your toll by now claiming that Georgetown, possibly the most expensive neighborhood in DC (on PSF basis) is now "bottom of the pack".
Georgetown has been stagnate for a while now
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Nothing you have written in this thread is accurate. And nothing in that Washington Post article remotely supports your previous claims. Visit DC sometime, please.

You've added to your toll by now claiming that Georgetown, possibly the most expensive neighborhood in DC (on PSF basis) is now "bottom of the pack".
The STEM part is. Travel around the DC metro area to get a good look. Also the people (not politicians) seem to be very down to earth. And yes, I do live here
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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The STEM part is.
No, it isn't. In fact it's one of your silliest claims.

DC employment is dominated by 1. Federal bureaucrats, 2. Lawyers and 3. Lobbyists/advocacy organizations. None of these groups are STEM-oriented. Places like the Bay Area and Seattle are STEM-oriented. DC is one of the least STEM-oriented metros.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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No, it isn't. In fact it's one of your silliest claims.

DC employment is dominated by 1. Federal bureaucrats, 2. Lawyers and 3. Lobbyists/advocacy organizations. None of these groups are STEM-oriented. Places like the Bay Area and Seattle are STEM-oriented. DC is one of the least STEM-oriented metros.
The city limits are field with high paying jobs working for the IMF, other lobbyist groups, AND tech research. That being said the STEM jobs I was talking about exist in the suburbs from northern Virgina to Montgomery county. As mentioned in a previous thread, driving home from Dulles to my home you see hundreds of top of the line robotics and software R&D centers. And don't forget about Aerospace and the huge presence of NASA
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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"The Washington, D.C. area has the largest science and engineering work force of any metropolitan area in the nation in 2006 according to the Greater Washington Initiative at 324,530, ahead of the combined San Francisco Bay Area work force of 214,500, and Chicago metropolitan area at 203,090, citing data from U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Claritas Inc., and other sources.[SIZE=2][3][/SIZE]
The Washington, D.C. area was ranked as the second best High-Tech Center in a statistical analysis of the top 100 Metropolitan areas in the United States by American City Business Journals in May 2009, behind the Silicon Valley and ahead of the Boston metropolitan area.[SIZE=2][24][/SIZE] Fueling the metropolitan area's ranking was the reported 241,264 tech jobs in the region, a total eclipsed only by New York, Los Angeles, and the combined San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland regions, as well as the highest master's or doctoral degree attainment among the 100 ranked metropolitan areas.[SIZE=2][24][/SIZE] A Dice.com report showed that the Washington–Baltimore area had the second-highest number of tech jobs listed: 8,289, after the New York metro area with 9,195 jobs.[SIZE=2][25][/SIZE]
The Washington D.C. area is home to hundreds of major research universities, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Washington, D.C. is a top tourism destination as flocks of Americans and foreigners from around the world visit the museums and monuments of the Capital city year round with the peak season being during the spring and summer months of April through August. Moreover, the Washington D.C. area attracts tens of major conferences and conventions each year which also contribute greatly to the region's economy.[SIZE=2][citation needed][/SIZE]
Changes in house prices for the D.C. area are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 10-city composite index of the value of the U.S. residential real estate market.
McLean ZIP code 22102 had the highest median home prices among ZIP codes within the Washington metropolitan area as of 2013.[SIZE=2][26][/SIZE]
Primary industries[edit]


NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda.


See also: List of federal installations in Maryland and List of federal agencies in Northern Virginia
Biotechnology
Not limited to its proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Maryland's Washington suburbs are a major center for biotechnology. Prominent local biotech companies include MedImmune, The Institute for Genomic Research, Human Genome Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[SIZE=2][citation needed][/SIZE]
Defense contracting
Many defense contractors are based in the region to be close to the Pentagon in Arlington. Local defense contractors include Lockheed Martin, the largest, as well as Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman,[SIZE=2][27][/SIZE] Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), CACI, and Orbital Sciences Corporation."
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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No, it isn't. In fact it's one of your silliest claims.

DC employment is dominated by 1. Federal bureaucrats, 2. Lawyers and 3. Lobbyists/advocacy organizations. None of these groups are STEM-oriented. Places like the Bay Area and Seattle are STEM-oriented. DC is one of the least STEM-oriented metros.
I'd just like to repeat from my post above
"The Washington, D.C. area has the largest science and engineering work force of any metropolitan area in the nation"
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