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View Poll Results: Which one would you visit?
Oakland 4 8.16%
Baltimore 15 30.61%
San Jose 15 30.61%
Fort Worth 7 14.29%
All of the above/ Other Option 8 16.33%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Many people travel to Bay Area, DMV, & DFW all the time. But most people normally go to the better known principle cities like Dallas, San Francisco, & Washington DC.

But given the choice without including at all the three cities of San Francisco, Dallas, & Washington DC. Which of the secondary principle cities would you like to visit given the choice between Fort Worth, Oakland, Baltimore, & San Jose. All of which are major cities as well and anchor cities for their metropolitan areas, sometimes even shared metropolitan areas with their counterparts.

But anyways which one would you like to visit if given the choice?

Factors that can influence your decision:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Culture
- Business
- Family
- School
- Other option (please state)
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I would go for SAn Jose. I have pretty much wore out the others

And San Jose is a pretty major minor city. Very major
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I would also go with San Jose, but thats because I have an immense amount of close very close family there. And its my favorite city in the Bay Area, nothing against San Francisco & Oakland though, both are nice. But I have sentimental connections to San Jose.

I like Fort Worth too, Oakland was a lot nicer than people try to make it seem, and Baltimore just straight up was worth seeing the harbor.

And I accidentally forgot Twin Cities: Saint Paul & South Florida: Fort Lauderdale. Maybe in another thread.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:25 AM
 
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St. Paul should have been included.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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I don't think ST Paul has gotten much of its spotlight stolen from Minneapolis like Dallas took from FW, DC took from BAltimore. SAn Fran took from Oakland and to a lesser extent SAn Jose
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:42 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Awesome Danny View Post
Many people travel to Bay Area, DMV, & DFW all the time. But most people normally go to the better known principle cities like Dallas, San Francisco, & Washington DC.

But given the choice without including at all the three cities of San Francisco, Dallas, & Washington DC. Which of the secondary principle cities would you like to visit given the choice between Fort Worth, Oakland, Baltimore, & San Jose. All of which are major cities as well and anchor cities for their metropolitan areas, sometimes even shared metropolitan areas with their counterparts.

But anyways which one would you like to visit if given the choice?

Factors that can influence your decision:
- Weather
- Scenery
- Culture
- Business
- Family
- School
- Other option (please state)
I voted all of them but it should really be all of them except Oakland. This is a great thread and very different from the usual. Coming from Charlotte I think I would feel an affinity for Fort Worth and San Jose. I have heard so much about Bmore and the harbor. Besides the Black Panthers, I don't know too much of a reason for me to go to Oakland.

BTW, what is DMV?
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:44 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore should be taken OFF, we are not DC's oakland, st paul, ft worth or san jose. WE ARE A STAND ALONE CITY. If thats the case then connect Philly with NYC, Milwaukee to Chicago, Charlotte to Atlanta, and San Diego to LA. People should come to Baltimore before labeling us a DC suburb. DC is just like a Philly or a NYC to Baltimore; just another city on the eastcoast.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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My favorite secondary principle city is Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I voted all of them but it should really be all of them except Oakland. This is a great thread and very different from the usual. Coming from Charlotte I think I would feel an affinity for Fort Worth and San Jose. I have heard so much about Bmore and the harbor. Besides the Black Panthers, I don't know too much of a reason for me to go to Oakland.

BTW, what is DMV?
DMV = DC-Maryland-Virginia region.

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Baltimore should be taken OFF, we are not DC's oakland, st paul, ft worth or san jose. WE ARE A STAND ALONE CITY. If thats the case then connect Philly with NYC, Milwaukee to Chicago, Charlotte to Atlanta, and San Diego to LA. People should come to Baltimore before labeling us a DC suburb. DC is just like a Philly or a NYC to Baltimore; just another city on the eastcoast.
I'm really sorry if I offended you (I didn't mean too), and no none of the cities listed above are a suburb. But San Jose & Baltimore both do have their own MSA's. Fort Worth & Oakland are in a MSA with their neighboring cities of Dallas & San Francisco.

In reality, Washington DC needs Baltimore's help. Together they recently surpassed Chicagoland by GDP. Washington DC could not have done that without Baltimore's CSA's help.

And both San Jose & Baltimore are standalone cities. Oakland & Fort Worth are the real secondaries for their respective MSA's.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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DMV = DC-Maryland-Virginia region.



I'm really sorry if I offended you, and no none of the cities listed above are a suburb. But San Jose & Baltimore both do have their own MSA's. Fort Worth & Oakland are in a MSA with their neighboring cities of Dallas & San Francisco.

In reality, Washington DC needs Baltimore's help. Together they recently surpassed Chicagoland by GDP. Washington DC could not have done that without Baltimore's CSA's help.

And both San Jose & Baltimore are standalone cities. Oakland & Fort Worth are the real secondaries for their respective MSA's.
Danny, don't take it personal. Baltimore and San Jose are similar in that they are indeed stand alone cities/metros that happen to be apart of a larger region, in which they get ignored.

Let's be real folks, in the Dc-Bmore CSA, that is designated by the US Census, which city will you think of first? Same with San Jose and SF. No one is trying to be offensive. That is actually the purpose of this thread is to help address this over sight. Let's stay on topic folks.
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