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Old 08-24-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: America
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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.
the "bay area" is not an msa. it's a csa

and everybody knows it's an exception when you're dealing with a metro containing more than one major city
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY, Northern CA
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Although I've never been to San Fransisco, I've always thought it was similar to my city, Rochester. We both have the "bay" bridge, we also have the huge Finger Lakes wine region, lots of liberal thinkers and artsy types, as well as lot's of capitalists and high tech businesses. Both, very water oriented and gay friendly, and despite all the bad press about upstate NY, Rochester (metro) currently has the largest population it's ever had.
Interesting...I wonder if this has something to do with my move from Rochester to SF that I'll be doing this October. I will really miss Roc (although, not so much in the winter! )...
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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Los Angeles --- San Diego
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The City
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Philadelphia and Baltimore
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Key phrase "OBVIOUS size differences"

NYC -- Jersey City
Boston -- Providence
Philadelphia -- Trenton
Miami -- Daytona Beach
Chicago -- Milwaukee
Atlanta -- Birmingham
Houston -- Mobile
Los Angeles -- Santa Diego
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I'll try, is this just based on opinion? These all fit in my eyes to varying degrees.

Hartford, CT--Springfield, MA
Boston--Cambridge/Worcester, MA
Boston--Providence
NYC--Philadelphia (I'd call em brother cities lol)
NYC--Boston
Philadelphia--Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh--Buffalo
NYC--Chicago
NYC/Chicago--Toronto
Chicago--Detroit
Washington--Baltimore (Washington is clearly the big sister)
NYC--Jersey City
Newark--Jersey City
Boston--San Francisco
Los Angeles--San Diego
Phoenix--Las Vegas
Seattle--Portland

Well, just a buncha obvious ones, and maybe some ones other people might not agree with. I have more but, that'll do for now.
If Newark is the older sister, she's definitely not a good role model. (unfortunately)
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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FYI:

San Francisco: 820,000
Boston: 645,000

San Francisco CSA: ~7.5 million
Boston CSA: ~7.5 million

If anything, SF feels like the bigger city, since its denser and most bustling. But really, these cities are peers. There is no big/little.
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I'll try, is this just based on opinion? These all fit in my eyes to varying degrees.

Hartford, CT--Springfield, MA
Boston--Cambridge/Worcester, MA
Boston--Providence
NYC--Philadelphia (I'd call em brother cities lol)
NYC--Boston
Philadelphia--Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh--Buffalo
NYC--Chicago
NYC/Chicago--Toronto
Chicago--Detroit
Washington--Baltimore (Washington is clearly the big sister)
NYC--Jersey City
Newark--Jersey City
Boston--San Francisco
Los Angeles--San Diego
Phoenix--Las Vegas
Seattle--Portland

Well, just a buncha obvious ones, and maybe some ones other people might not agree with. I have more but, that'll do for now.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Key phrase "OBVIOUS size differences"

NYC -- Jersey City
Boston -- Providence
Philadelphia -- Trenton
Miami -- Daytona Beach
Chicago -- Milwaukee
Atlanta -- Birmingham
Houston -- Mobile
Los Angeles -- Santa Diego
Dear God I hope you are only kidding!!!

What does Houston, Texas have in common with Mobile, Alabama? Do elaborate.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Key phrase "OBVIOUS size differences"

NYC -- Jersey City
Boston -- Providence
Philadelphia -- Trenton
Miami -- Daytona Beach
Chicago -- Milwaukee
Atlanta -- Birmingham
Houston -- Mobile
Los Angeles -- Santa Diego
Ummm....no, try again lol

I'd say Beaumont before Mobile.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Houston and Mobile are both Gulf Coast port cities, and that's about it.
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