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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 492 41.59%
No 691 58.41%
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Phoenix is like a one gigantic suburb. The city is huge with over 500 square miles but it is so spread out. The city is poorly planned and its downtown is not pedestrian friendly. Tyson's Corner has more retail and office space than all of Phoenix.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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That is like taking a sat photo of central park and one of downtown Omaha saying Omaha is more dense than Manhattan.

By the way Houston metro grew by 187,000 last year.
Chicago grew by 59,000 so while Houston has a lot of ground it may one day surpass it.
Not really because there isn't an area like those suburban areas found within Houston's city limits any where within Chicago limits - or even within Chicago collar city limits.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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It appears that Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex will surpass Chicago before Houston will according to many population projections I've been reading. Better shot than Houston and already closer!
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's already either the 4 or 5, we're talking Washington metro here. It's close to 7 million metro wise. Not the core city like Chicago being the core of their metro.
No, that is CSA wise (including Baltimore). Metro (MSA) wise, Washington is about five million.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not really because there isn't an area like those suburban areas found within Houston's city limits any where within Chicago limits - or even within Chicago collar city limits.
That isn't true.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That isn't true.
Really? I'm not trying to be argumentative, but where?
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Yes. It is only a matter of time.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago even beats Chuck norris.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:21 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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That's a big gap to make up, and Chicago is such a vibrant city it's hard to image massive population loss.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yet Chicago is losing population.
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