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Old 02-19-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Baltimore feels much larger than St. Louis. Plus St. Louis has that slow paced Midwest vibe.
I don't agree with this at all. First off, people drive so freaking slow in Baltimore. I would actually say the reverse. St Louis is faster paced, but they are equal at best.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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i was in stl just once and only just drove through it but when we talk about driving through them, baltimore feels bigger to me.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I don't agree with this at all. First off, people drive so freaking slow in Baltimore. I would actually say the reverse. St Louis is faster paced, but they are equal at best.
2 reason: 1. traffic is getting worse, so there wont being any place to drive fast in the near future. 2. speed cameras are popping up out of nowhere.

morning traffic in baltimore( before 6:30am) is the best.... everybody does over 80mph.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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If we add the cities + counties together, Baltimore comes out to be slightly more populated, but St. Louis comes out to be slightly more dense.

Baltimore City + County
Population- 1,428,000
Density- 2,100 people per sq mi.

St. Louis City + County
Population- 1,348,000
Density- 2,366 people per sq mi.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:46 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If we add the cities + counties together, Baltimore comes out to be slightly more populated, but St. Louis comes out to be slightly more dense.

Baltimore City + County
Population- 1,428,000
Density- 2,100 people per sq mi.

St. Louis City + County
Population- 1,350,000
Density- 2,368 people per sq mi.
ALOT of Baltimore county is undeveloped. especially north of Hunt Valley. so population density can be misleading. there are a lot of dense rowhouse neighborhoods in Baltimore county.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:08 AM
 
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ALOT of Baltimore county is undeveloped. especially north of Hunt Valley. so population density can be misleading. there are a lot of dense rowhouse neighborhoods in Baltimore county.
Same can be said for a lot of St. Louis County, especially the Southern & Western parts because the terrain in so rugged & hilly.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:20 AM
 
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Same can be said for a lot of St. Louis County, especially the Southern & Western parts because the terrain in so rugged & hilly.
I second this. Basically being raised in this city, I remember how confusing the densely packed streets were in those parts of St. Louis.

Also (as I said earlier) has anyone noticed both of these cities are independent cities? I think they should both merge with their counties so they can become top 10 cities once again. (With Baltimore coming slightly ahead).

These cities are definitely sister cities. Almost alike in every single way, except location and feel.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:38 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I second this. Basically being raised in this city, I remember how confusing the densely packed streets were in those parts of St. Louis.

Also (as I said earlier) has anyone noticed both of these cities are independent cities? I think they should both merge with their counties so they can become top 10 cities once again. (With Baltimore coming slightly ahead).

These cities are definitely sister cities. Almost alike in every single way, except location and feel.
they dont look that much alike to me.. it look like a lot of open space in STL
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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as a philadelphia native (2 hrs away from baltimore) and now living in st. louis, my opinion is that these two cities are extremely similar in nearly every way. i don't think either one feels larger than the other; they are most definitely in the same league. as stated before, the two cities' independent status automatically gives them similar political dynamics, and they both have a quirky north/south identity crisis. the urban cores of the two cities have different architectural styles, but both are densely built historic cities. being so close to other big cities gives baltimore a more connected feeling, and st. louis feels more autonomous.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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The midwest vibe of St. Louis is slow paced compared to the east coast.
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