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View Poll Results: What city in the south has the most "big city" feel?
Atlanta 33 21.57%
Charlotte 2 1.31%
Dallas 28 18.30%
Fort Worth 0 0%
Houston 45 29.41%
Jacksonville 0 0%
Memphis 2 1.31%
Miami 27 17.65%
New Orleans 16 10.46%
Oklahoma City 0 0%
San Antonio 0 0%
Tampa 0 0%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Dude I knew what you meant and I got the comparison ,but it fails because Dallas still doesn't have that influence over its metropolitan area like LA or NYC.
Did I ever say that? BTW like I had said yesterday Dallas is the dominant city of the metroplex no matter what anyone says.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:17 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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This is about big city feel right??? Population doesn't matter in the DFW area because the area is very divided. If you move to FW; you live in FW. If you move to Plano; you live in Plano; people moving to those areas will have little affect on the city of Dallas. It's different with Houston or Atlanta because these cities are the focus point of their areas.
I pretty much know that both Dallas and Fort Worth have their surrounding areas that gravitate more towards one or the other, but because 1) the overall region is larger than Houston and Atlanta and 2) it's all one MSA, so people are crossing county lines all the time for work, there's still going to be a comparable "big city feel" for Dallas as there is with Houston, Atlanta, and Miami.

To check this against some data, I looked at the daytime population figures for Miami-Dade, Fulton, Dallas, and Harris counties. Now this comes from the Census 2000 information so it is a decade old (we'll have to wait for the updated info based on the 2010 Census to come out shortly), but this still somewhat gives an idea of what we're talking about. Harris County had the highest daytime population out of the four with 3.6 million. Dallas County was next with 2.5 million, followed by Miami-Dade with 2.3 million and Atlanta with 1.1 million. I know this isn't a perfect measure to judge things by being that changes have indeed occurred within the last decade, but I doubt the general order has changed (I could see Fulton and Miami-Dade switching places, but that's about it).
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Most Populated Southern Metros

DFW 6,805,275

ATL 5,975,213 (ATL CSA stats makes it a larger metro than Houston)

HOU 5,968,586

MIA 5,547,051
Where are you getting your information from?

Atlanta CSA: 5,833,229
Houston CSA: 5,966,183

Source Atlanta: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...false&-format=
Source Houston: Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2009

The 2010 Census numbers don't come out until next month. I just linked you to the official US Government's site for the US Census configurations for the last year they had details and data on, which was indeed 2009.

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Old 01-08-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: SAN DIEGO
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Nashville
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: America
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Houston
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The beauty of DFW is we are a bi polar metro area with two big cities the 8th and 16th largest city in the U.S. combined to make 6.8 million residents.

Such a good visual to show just how big and developed the Metroplex really is. Also, shows those who question the relevance of having Dallas and Ft Worth in the same metro area just how close they actually are and how much they interact with each other and share the same suburbs, freeway system, major airport, etc.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: America
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^^^that said, I still feel like Fort Worth is such a far cry from Dallas. I got two completely different vibes when I was in both cities. granted, I know very very little about FW, but even driving thru, it's hard to believe I'm in the same metropolitan area......so, even though technically they are one metro, I'll probably always look at DFW as a combination of two metros.

Houston is a metro centered around ONE mega core. that's why it gives off more of a big city feel, while DFW gives a big area feel

waits for it.......
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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^^^that said, I still feel like Fort Worth is such a far cry from Dallas. I got two completely different vibes when I was in both cities. granted, I know very very little about FW, but even driving thru, it's hard to believe I'm in the same metropolitan area......so, even though technically they are one metro, I'll probably always look at DFW as a combination of two metros.

waits for it.......
But the metropolitan area is over 6.8 million people.........
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: America
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But the metropolitan area is over 6.8 million people.........
what's goings down in 7 days, bruh? lol
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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But the metropolitan area is over 6.8 million people.........
Maybe thats why it has 6.8 million residents because the cities are distinctly different. I don't desire Fort Worth to be like Dallas and vis versa. You act as if its a bad thing. Its actually an advantage it has over other metros.
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