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Old 08-15-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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So are you saying Richmond, Jacksonville and Louisville feel like Little Rock and Columbia?

Richmond, Jacksonville, Louisville, Nashville Columbus OH, Indiannapolis, OKC, Jacksonville, Austin, Memphis, Raleigh and yes Charlotte are all the same tire it's just some are ahead of others. I mention Charlotte is a leader in it's tire in another thread but it's tire is Birmingham and etc, thus they are very compable. Obliviously I give the edge to Charlotte it's a leader and the city probably will move up a tire some day. But don't lower Birmingham, it's slower yes but it don't feel like Little Rock and Columbia. You said you been to all these cities, well try stoping in Birmingham a few hours after stoping in Jackson.


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Old 08-15-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Its seems like Westbank is either trying to over rate Jackson and Little Rock, or has something against Birmingham. I know Birmingham is behind metros like Charlotte, Austin, Tampa, etc, but to place it with places like Jackson, Little Rock, and Montgomery is ridiculous. I visited Jackson last year, its slower, small town feel type place.

I don't that Westbank is trying to put Birmingham down or anything. I feel the same way because even though Birmingham has more than Little Rock and Jackson doesn't mean that its on the level as Charlotte. When I'm in Birmingham I get the same type of feel that I get when I'm in Little Rock and Jackson. As for tiers, Birmingham could be in either tier depending on how you want to look at it but I see Charlotte on a different level and it's nothing against Birmingham....It's the truth.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Exactly, the vibe I'm getting here is "How dare you compare little old sleepy Jackson and Little Rock to Birmingham". Hell, they all have the same overall vibe/pace in my personal opinion. It seems to me as if you all are trying to make the Jackson-Birmingham comparison like a Birmingham-Atlanta comparison, which obviously is not the case realistically. Light years ahead? How?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Your right Westbank it is an opinion, but we also have the right to question your opinion. You said Little Rock has more freeways than Birmingham, not true Bham has I-20, 22, 59, 65, I-20/59, I-459 and The Red Mountain expry (7) vs in Little Rock, I-30, 40, 430, 440, 530, 630 (6).
I-20 and I-59 combine to make I-20/59. Just like I-59 splits away and heads to Gadsden, While I-20 heads to Atlanta; I-59 splits to New Orleans while I-20 heads west to Jackson on the other end. Plus, I-22 isn't finished yet. They're just now letting the contract, if I'm not mistaken, to build the segment to I-65. It's like I-75/85 in Atlanta.

Secondly, you did not question my opinion. Instead, you went into accusations and as usual chiatldal had to take it around the world and back.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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^^^But their eastern split is in the east end of Bham, so I count that as two individual freeways, as I would I-75 and 85 in ATL even though they merge together in the city.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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^^^But their eastern split is in the east end of Bham, so I count that as two individual freeways, as I would I-75 and 85 in ATL even though they merge together in the city.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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So I accused you of having something against Birmingham..so what. Birmingham is not in the same tier in any aspect with Jackson or Little Rock. What part of this do you not understand?. For the tenth time Jackson, MS feels like a small town, that so happens to be the state capital. Futhermore Birmingham feels like a smaller, slower ATL if anything.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Futhermore Birmingham feels like a smaller, slower ATL if anything.
How so??????
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Oh and BTW Westbank comparing Birmingham to Atlanta would be like comparing Birmingham to Jackson. The metro population of Birmingham would equate to around half of the population of the entire state of MS.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Oh and BTW Westbank comparing Birmingham to Atlanta would be like comparing Birmingham to Jackson. The metro population of Birmingham would equate to around half of the population of the entire state of MS.
...and more people live in Atlanta than the entire state of Alabama. Your analogy actually makes Birmingham look bad because you're implying that Birmingham should be ahead of Jackson to the extent that Atlanta is ahead of Birmingham which won't be happening anytime soon.

I'm too done.
I'm going to leave this one to the Bham Oficionado, because I think I'm out of my league here.
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