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View Poll Results: With out census numbers which city feels larger in Population?
Dallas 13 8.90%
Los Angeles 66 45.21%
Chicago 44 30.14%
Houston 10 6.85%
Atlanta 10 6.85%
Miami 3 2.05%
Voters: 146. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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For actual city limits i say houston. A few cities on this poll combined can fit inside houston.
That doesn't bode well for Houston's 'big city' feel. Houston is spread out over a huge swath of land, which detracts from the big city feel because that huge swath of land is not filled with skyscrapers and dense mid to low rise urbanity. You can be in parts of the Houston city limits and feel like you are in a suburb. Chicago has a higher population in 234 square miles than Houston does in 627 square miles. That is the difference in big city feel.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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I didn't travel around enough of the metro to fairly judge, but from my last visit to the Miami area, anything around Miami Gardens up to Fort Lauderdale didnt feel like I was in as large of a Metro as it feels riding around Atlanta. Unless it "feels larger" south of that point then I guess my opinion would stay the same.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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dee is one of them there southerns that you can not minipulate with your fancy northeast talkin you guys
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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I put "rural" in quotation marks for a reason. For a major city, large parts of south dallas look country and undeveloped. I live in dfw. Have you driven down 45? Ledbetter? Theres NOTHING urban about that. Dallas posters like to trumpet uptown/downtown but ignore the fact that there are large sections of the city that look the total opposite.
Coming into the city going north on 45 there is a lot of rural looking land. What you are looking at is the great trinity forest, that the city decided long ago to leave as a large natural area and floodplain.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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dee is one of them there southerns that you can not minipulate with your fancy northeast talkin you guys
Thank you!
Dallas is winning like I forecast it to be the number 3 spot and Houstonians have childish ways when it come to Dallas being more important.You in Illinois must have never been out of the state thinking Dallas is anything less then what I said ha ha ha.

Dallas is doing big things and Houston,Atlanta,Chicago and etc.......need to get out of town more why Dallas is metro 7million strong and coming for Chicago spot.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Voted for LA. It's insane to see LA at night. You just see endless lights extending to the horizon in every direction.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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You are welcome! I was being completely genuine!

But Dallas should have 0 votes, the only acceptable voting options are LA & CHI.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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Coming into the city going north on 45 there is a lot of rural looking land. What you are looking at is the great trinity forest, that the city decided long ago to leave as a large natural area and floodplain.
Nope. I'm talking about the actual city of dallas where folks live. Look at the area where paul quinn college is located and tell me thats "urban"? It was in the news recently that there are parts of the city that dont even have sewers. Kinda hard to be a model of urbanity when your residents are still on septic systems. Hell, the fair park area looks like a small, poor country town. Look at Pleasant Grove....nothing "city" about it. Same goes for coming into dallas from the west on i30.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Thank you!
Dallas is winning like I forecast it to be the number 3 spot and Houstonians have childish ways when it come to Dallas being more important.You in Illinois must have never been out of the state thinking Dallas is anything less then what I said ha ha ha.

Dallas is doing big things and Houston,Atlanta,Chicago and etc.......need to get out of town more why Dallas is metro 7million strong and coming for Chicago spot.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Nope. I'm talking about the actual city of dallas where folks live. Look at the area where paul quinn college is located and tell me thats "urban"? It was in the news recently that there are parts of the city that dont even have sewers. Kinda hard to be a model of urbanity when your residents are still on septic systems. Hell, the fair park area looks like a small, poor country town. Look at Pleasant Grove....nothing "city" about it. Same goes for coming into dallas from the west on i30.
This is why my mom calls Dallas a giant Waco. Her extent of the city is mostly south of I30 though. Once you get north of it, that's when it begins to look like a large city. But South of i30 looks like a small country town.
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