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Old 08-25-2010, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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What tiers or subcategories do you think US cities could be placed in?

For me, this is how I would categorize US cities:

Tier 1 (World Class Cities):
Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Washington

Tier 2 (Global Powers):
Atlanta
Dallas
Detroit
Houston
Miami
Minneapolis
Philadelphia
Seattle

Tier 3 (National Powers):
Charlotte
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Denver
Orlando
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Diego
Tampa

Tier 4 (Regional Powerhouses):
Austin
Columbus
Honolulu
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Milwaukee
Nashville
New Orleans
Portland
Raleigh
Sacramento
San Antonio
Salt Lake City
Virginia Beach

Tier 5: The Rest

What are your thoughts?

 
Old 08-25-2010, 07:26 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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You forgot Baltimore, Fort Worth, San Jose, and Oakland.

I'm pretty sure they'd be in the 2nd or 3rd tiers.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Boston s/b in tier 2, Miami - tier 3...would add Louisville, Jacksonville, OK City, San Jose, Oakland & Birmingham into Tier 4, not sure Va. Beach should be on the list at all, probably s/b Richmond instead. Baltimore added to Tier 3, would move Indianapolis up to tier 3
 
Old 08-25-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I would say on this one, it is safe to defer to the experts, in a thread that already exists.

U.S. City tiers of importance(Rand McNally)City Rating System.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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I would say on this one, it is safe to defer to the experts, in a thread that already exists.

U.S. City tiers of importance(Rand McNally)City Rating System.
While I definitely agree, I'm still trying to understand the Ranally system and get access to their data. I think their list needs to be updated.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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