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Old 08-25-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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No way Tucson passes Phoenix. Phoenix overshadows Tucson in just about everything. Phoenix's water situation is actually much better than Tucson's. Of all the desert cities in America, Phoenix's water situation is probably the best but for some reason everyone thinks it is the worst. Phoenix has a metro of 4.6 mil. and Tucson is barely 1 mil. Tucson is also more isolated and doesn't carry near as much clout as the valley.
Yeah and thats why I had said that the only way for Tucson to pick up to Phoenix's level is for Phoenix to have a decline and Tucson to go through some rapid accelerated growth like the way Raleigh is.

But chances of that happening is none. At least in the near future.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Madison has a pretty good chance of doing so.

In certain ways, Austin already outshines the larger Texan cities in terms of name recognition--however, it's really unlikely for Austin to beat the other large texan cities in anything else.

Maybe some of the Great Plains and Mountain West states will have a shakeup of rankings, but I really don't keep track of the area because I suck.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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In certain ways, Austin already outshines the larger Texan cities in terms of name recognition
Maybe Ft Worth and San Antonio, but not Houston and Dallas, IMO.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: NE Kansas City, MO
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Lockport, IL
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Maybe Ft Worth and San Antonio, but not Houston and Dallas, IMO.
I believe you, and it might be a demographic issue. The folks I know are usually fairly young and somewhat involved in some kind of art, so they hear about Houston and Dallas but they know about Austin. For an older demographic, Austin might very well be just a footnote.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Madison has a pretty good chance of doing so.

In certain ways, Austin already outshines the larger Texan cities in terms of name recognition--however, it's really unlikely for Austin to beat the other large texan cities in anything else.

Maybe some of the Great Plains and Mountain West states will have a shakeup of rankings, but I really don't keep track of the area because I suck.

I agree with Akhenaton, no way Austin outshines Dallas and Houston in name recognition.

Houston and Dallas has had nearly 100% name recognition for the last 100 years while Austin is just coming up.

Austin will maybe match Houston and Dallas on name recognition but it is pretty hard to beat near complete name recognition.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Also, most people aren't even aware Houston was the state capital at one point.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Also, most people aren't even aware Houston was the state capital at one point.

was it?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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was it?
Yes from 1837-1839 Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yes from 1837-1839 Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas.

Republic of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Houston was the capital of the Country boy not no darn state

we were not no state till 1845

apart from Austin, (and the four other minor Texas capitals), DC, and Philly how many other cities can claim that
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