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Old 08-24-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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I think they are in relative proximity as far as a broader region but I've never thought of Phx and Abq. being in the same immediate region. Maybe I'm in the minority but I just feel Phoenix is closer to the west coast and Vegas than our neighbors to the east. I've always thought of Abq. in the same context as Denver or SLC. They are in the same greater region but not the same immediate region as Phoenix.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I place the 4 corner states in the same region. With SLC, Denver, ABQ, and Phoenix representing each corner. SLC and Denver in the North, mostly Rocky Mountain and ABQ and Phoenix in the South, the Desert South West. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Now if we're talking metros thats a whole other story, but we're talking city proper here.
No we aren't. I started the thread, and I don't mean "cities" in the sense of "municipalities" but metro areas more or less.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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I would second the Los Angeles--Miami comment.
I wouldn't. I would say Miami and Tampa. Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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No we aren't. I started the thread, and I don't mean "cities" in the sense of "municipalities" but metro areas more or less.
Awesome, I'm glad you made that so clear in your original post:

"OK so we have the peer city thread; now, which cities have obvious size differences but could pass for big sister/little sister cities?"


No where is metropolitan areas mentioned.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Awesome, I'm glad you made that so clear in your original post:

"OK so we have the peer city thread; now, which cities have obvious size differences but could pass for big sister/little sister cities?"


No where is metropolitan areas mentioned.
Dude, come on. People say "cities" all the time here and in real life as a legitimate reference to metropolitan areas. Everyone else who has posted here understood that, and I have no reason to doubt that you're cognitively challenged.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I wouldn't. I would say Miami and Tampa. Los Angeles and San Diego.
I realize the whole big sister/little sister thing now lol. So yeah I'd say either Miami and Tampa or Miami and Orlando.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I realize the whole big sister/little sister thing now lol. So yeah I'd say either Miami and Tampa or Miami and Orlando.
I think LA and Miami is a very legitimate pairing, although I can also see LA/San Diego and Miami/Tampa also.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Dude, come on. People say "cities" all the time here and in real life as a legitimate reference to metropolitan areas. Everyone else who has posted here understood that, and I have no reason to doubt that you're cognitively challenged.
No sorry I always refer to specific metros & cities separately.

For example, San Jose has absolutely nothing in common with San Francisco & Oakland even though they're all in the "Bay Area" or "NorCal".

Fort Worth is nothing like Dallas even though they're just 30 miles apart even though they're both in "The Metroplex".

You can't just lump distinctly dissimilar places together like that & expect to get a right answer.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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No sorry I always refer to specific metros & cities separately.

For example, San Jose has absolutely nothing in common with San Francisco & Oakland even though they're all in the "Bay Area" or "NorCal".

Fort Worth is nothing like Dallas even though they're just 30 miles apart even though they're both in "The Metroplex".

You can't just lump distinctly dissimilar places together like that & expect to get a right answer.
LOL, I'm not the one "lumping distinctly dissimilar places together like that." Take that up with the Census Bureau/OMB. Plus things always get sticky when including multinodal metro areas anyway. I also think you may be overexaggerating a bit to say that those cities have "nothing in common" with their neighbors, although they obviously have their own distinct identities.

At any rate, now you know what I'm getting at and apparently everyone else did also. We got to 7 pages with a lot of "right answers."
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