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View Poll Results: Which would be Most Awesome of they where the size of Atlanta or Dallas
Raleigh with a Metro of 6 million people 12 9.60%
Memphis with a Metro of 6 million people 8 6.40%
Jacksonville with a Metro of 6 million people 9 7.20%
Nashville with a Metro of 6 million people 33 26.40%
New Orleans with a Metro of 6 million people 35 28.00%
Austin with a Metro of 6 million people 28 22.40%
Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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And besides Charlotte at 6 million is just another Atlanta
Not really.

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Bigger is not always better. I think some of those cities would be ruined by being in metros that large. Austin for one would have crippling traffic. It already has some of the worst in the country
Agreed.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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It doesn't make sense to list all of the large southern cities and not Charlotte, though. Especially when he's putting it up against Atlanta.
It's just a random poll. Tampa nor Orlando were included either. Again, Charlotte doesn't need to be in every poll/discussion.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans without a doubt. As long as the growth is from jobs and the great economy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Nashville/Memphis
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And besides ..Atlanta/Charlotte squabbles have gotten out of hand on City Data lol
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:05 PM
 
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And besides ..Atlanta/Charlotte squabbles have gotten out of hand on City Data lol
Yes indeed and Ms firecracker would be the first to chime in..
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:08 PM
 
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Because people are always trying to compare Charlotte with Atlanta lmao....Charlotte posters have gotten so feisty here since they grew a few hundred thousand people and think they can compete with the Southeast's defacto capital city.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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Because people are always trying to compare Charlotte with Atlanta lmao....Charlotte posters have gotten so feisty here since they grew a few hundred thousand people and think they can compete with the Southeast's defacto capital city.
Oh, so overnight Miami and DC are no longer in the southeast?

To answer the OP its Austin IMO.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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DC is not the southeast and most don't consider Miami as your typical southeastern city....most people see Atlanta as the southeast's capital city.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If all these metros were 6 million, they would all have the stuff that the OP mentions and everyone on City-Data would still generalize the same positive and negative comments about each one of them regardless of the truth.

FWIW, I don't want Raleigh to be 6 million while I'm alive and, frankly, none of the listed cities will be that size in many of our useful lifetimes. Of the list, Austin, Raleigh and Nashville (probably in that order) will be the largest of the listed metros in 20 years. I wouldn't be surprised to see Raleigh's CSA and Austin's MSA (Austin no longer has a CSA?) above or near 3 million while Nashville's CSA nearing 2.5 million. ....but 6 million? That would probably take 30, 40 or more years hence for Austin and Raleigh.

On a separate note, I'm amused by all the Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte talk...AGAIN....
I am amused because I constantly hear how Raleigh (The Triangle) isn't comparable to Charlotte and now Charlotte wants to be compared. Can a city have attention deficit disorder?

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:34 PM
 
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The thing people don't realize is that, if these cities had 6 million people metros, they wouldn't be the same cities they are now. You can't just extrapolate based on a city in it's current state. Why the big cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and Houston lost it's southern charm and relics in the first place is because of how large they grew. Had the same happened to these cities, it is like they would have shedded many of their southern relics also.
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