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Old 02-02-2011, 01:01 AM
 
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Judging by metro pop, which cities feel more vibrant, seem to have more people, shops, entertainment, commerce etc than their metro population size would suggest, and which should have more?
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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I would think that Pittsburgh would be a city that is small, but feels like a big city. It looks to be condensed and not spread out therefore it has a big city feel even though it doesn't really have many people in the metro.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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When I'm in New Orleans I feel like I'm in New York or another eastern seaboard city like Boston. And I've never been north of Charlotte.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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^^^^^^^ That doesn't make any sense! How do you know what NYC or any east coast city feels like if you have never been north of Charlotte? Basically you are saying the equivalent of "when I'm with a man it feels just as good as being with a woman even though I have never been with a woman." WTF?
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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When I'm in New Orleans I feel like I'm in New York or another eastern seaboard city like Boston. And I've never been north of Charlotte.
You wouldn't say that if you actually visited here. The two cities hardly have in anything in common, not only in terms of culture but also in terms of geography.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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When I'm in New Orleans I feel like I'm in New York or another eastern seaboard city like Boston. And I've never been north of Charlotte.
When in New Orleans, how much are you drinking making you feel this way...

I have a feeling other posters on here are like you, and that is why they make such absurd claims... They just can't fathom the difference.

New Orleans is a mid size deep south city, it feels very southern, but more vibrant along with more foot traffic than most cities in it's range.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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I think Akron, Ohio feels bigger than it is. Minneapolis-St. Paul feels smaller than it is in some ways, because it's not that dense and it has houses near the downtown area. Toronto is the same way for me.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:18 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth feels smaller...

Don't know about the other cities in this state.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The City
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I think Atlanta feels much bigger than it's city population would suggest, about right on the metro feel though.

On NOLA, I love it but to me much of the charm is that it feels very small and easy to navigate with great walkable areas

Chicago in some ways to me feels larger than it really is, maybe the skyline does that
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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San Francisco feels bigger to me than just 820,000, considering the activity level and vibrancy of downtown and inner neighborhoods.

Phoenix feels much smaller to me than 1.5 million. Much smaller.
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