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View Poll Results: Which city feels larger
San Francisco 30 69.77%
San Diego 13 30.23%
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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San Diego has a larger population than San Francisco by city limits. But SF is one of the densest cities in the US. So which city feels larger?
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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San Diego has a larger population than San Francisco by city limits. But SF is one of the densest cities in the US. So which city feels larger?
This is a no brainer. As we have seen over and over, city populations are meaningless when it comes to judging a city's size. It's the metro size, the size of and facilities available in the center, even the city's reputation that makes a difference. San Francisco may be over-rated in some circles but it is undeniably one of the anchors in the U.S., one of the big ones. San Diego is not in the same class at this point in history.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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San Diego is bigger. San Francisco feels bigger, feels more like a city where as SD feels more like 1000 suburbs in search of a city which, considering that SD annexed all of the former townships around it, the opposite of what happened in SF, that's pretty much what it is.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:59 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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San Diego has a larger population than San Francisco by city limits. But SF is one of the densest cities in the US. So which city feels larger?
You word this thread wrong San Diego has 325 Square Miles as opposed to San Francisco 46 Square Miles.

San Diego has more people than San Francisco as San Jose also has more people than San Francisco.

San Francisco is much more Urban Than Either Cities San Diego or San Jose California and Feels More URBAN but doesn't feel bigger when traveling across the city square mileage..
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:03 PM
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San Diego is like a laid-back version of LA. SF is dense and urban like Boston.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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You can't arbitrarily cleave a city from its metro. Clearly the Bay Area feels (and is) larger than the San Diego Area. It is a mini LA.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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You can't arbitrarily cleave a city from its metro. Clearly the Bay Area feels (and is) larger than the San Diego Area. It is a mini LA.
Never understood why people said this.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'd say SD is more spread out, while SF feels more dense and compact.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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San Diego feels like a SoCal Sacramento by the sea.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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San Francisco and LA are sister cities.
Same goes for their surrounding larger CSAs. Greater LA-OC-IE may have more than twice the people, but the Bay Area punches above its weight, and one can find equivalent counterparts.

San Diego and Sacramento are each others equals.
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