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View Poll Results: Which has the most sprawled out big cities?
Texas 83 71.55%
California 19 16.38%
Florida 14 12.07%
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:00 AM
 
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Big cities in all 3 states:

Texas
Houston
Dallas
San Antonio
Fort Worth
Austin
El Paso

California
San Francisco
Oakland/Berkeley
San Jose
Los Angeles
San Diego
Sacramento

Florida
Miami
Ft. Lauderdale
Orlando
Tampa
Jacksonville
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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All three, but Texas and Florida have the most sprawl.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: The City
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All cities have some level of sprawl. I think CA has the least among the list (and potentially the least in the country in some ways) as the development is typicially moderate density and compact. Parts of SoFla do as well, Miami is closer to the CA development than is TX. Though I think there are bigger sprawl areas than any of these three on the whole. NC may have the most in the country
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It's gotta be Texas. Miami and CA big cities are on coasts, which geographically limit sprawl. Texas' coastal cities are small... and the big cities are inland (including Houston) with plenty of room to sprawl in every direction.

Although an argument could be made that the LA metro is so huge AND sprawled, plus being connected to the Riverside and practically SD metros, that CA pretty much trumps every other state in sprawl just with that 1 area.

But a better comparison might be Texas cities vs. Georgia, NC, and Arizona cities in terms of sprawl.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Sprawl is all over the country. I don't see how these three states were singled out.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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This is an old thread. But Ill say Texan cities have the most spread out feel. Especially with the feeder roads found in most cities. It makes crossing the streets as a pedestrian much longer. Californian and South Floridian cities are much denser in comparison.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It's gotta be Texas. Miami and CA big cities are on coasts, which geographically limit sprawl. Texas' coastal cities are small... and the big cities are inland (including Houston) with plenty of room to sprawl in every direction.

Although an argument could be made that the LA metro is so huge AND sprawled, plus being connected to the Riverside and practically SD metros, that CA pretty much trumps every other state in sprawl just with that 1 area.

But a better comparison might be Texas cities vs. Georgia, NC, and Arizona cities in terms of sprawl.
Sprawl and huge are two different things. LA is huge, but based on population density it sprawls the least depending on your definition of sprawl.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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Aside from Miami, Florida gives Texas a run for its money. California may have a lot of suburban sprawl, but it has very dense big cities compared to Texas and Florida.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Of the cities listed for Florida (where is St-Petersburg? You're splitting Ft.Lauderdale-Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth) only Orlando and Jacksonville would really fit the definition of "sprawl" in my opinion. My nod goes to Texas, by far.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Texas. And it isn't remotely close. You haven't seen real sprawl until you've seen Dallas's northern suburbs.
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