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Old 04-25-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Texas: Another incredibly close one, Houston and Dallas are very similar in so many ways. Having spent time in both, I have to give the edge to Dallas. Houston second.
Not that I think it matters, but what in your experiences gave you the idea that Dallas was somehow more important than Houston?

I'm not as sure regarding the California cities, but there is no debate to be had between Houston and Dallas. The answer can be found on paper. Clear as day.

 
Old 04-25-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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Not that I think it matters, but what in your experiences gave you the idea that Dallas was somehow more important than Houston?

I'm not as sure regarding the California cities, but there is no debate to be had between Houston and Dallas. The answer can be found on paper. Clear as day.
I'm not necessarily saying it's more important. As I said, it really is extremely difficult to decide between the two. Are you implying a landslide victory for Houston? If so, why? The only reason I could possibly see would be city limit population or fortune 500 company headquarters (Houston has 5 more, 24 to Dallas' 19).
 
Old 04-25-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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New York: Buffalo
California: Is this first/second city based on size alone? That certainly would have an impact, but I think once an area reaches a certain size, comparisons are a moot point. LA and San Fran have both reached that size IMO. I honestly think San Fran is the more important city, but it is very close. So LA second.
Texas: Another incredibly close one, Houston and Dallas are very similar in so many ways. Having spent time in both, I have to give the edge to Dallas. Houston second.
Florida: Tampa
Georgia: Savannah
South Carolina: Greenville
North Carolina: Raleigh/Durham
Tennessee: Memphis
Ohio: Cleveland, behind Cincinnati (Columbus is right there too, they are all very close)
Michigan: Grand Rapids
Colorado: Colorado Springs
Do you think of SC's three largest as being very close like OH's?
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Do you think of SC's three largest as being very close like OH's?
That's a very good comparison actually. Obviously the OH cities are much larger but SC's three largest are similar in that all are very close in size and feel. Charleston does have the coastal thing going for it though.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Do you think of SC's three largest as being very close like OH's?
I wouldn't say Tampa is the definitive number 2 city in Florida. Orlando could make an argument for that 2 spot.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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I wouldn't say Tampa is the definitive number 2 city in Florida. Orlando could make an argument for that 2 spot.
I'm pretty sure you meant to reply to another post.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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I'm pretty sure you meant to reply to another post.
Oops my bad.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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Ohio: Cleveland, behind Cincinnati (Columbus is right there too, they are all very close)
Cleveland #1, Columbus #2a, Cincinnati #2b. These cities are almost interchangeable, which makes Ohio very unique. The battle IMO is between Columbus and Cincinnati, which are only 100 miles apart. These cities are very similar is size, with Columbus having the larger city proper pop., CSA and slightly larger television market, and Cincinnati with the larger MSA and urban area. Cincinnati has more to offer from a tourism standpoint, but Columbus has the stronger economy. So while I can't decide which city is #2, one could easily make an argument for either city being #1.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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I wouldn't say Tampa is the definitive number 2 city in Florida. Orlando could make an argument for that 2 spot.
Maybe for tourism, but that's about it. Tampa is much larger and has more business. Unlike Orlando, Tampa has a port as well. Tampa also benefits from the beach and a decent tourism industry of its own (Clearwater Beach). Tampa has more historical significance to Florida than Orlando. There's no doubt that Orlando is an up and coming city, but it is still far behind Tampa IMO.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Absolutely. There are only three things Dallas beats Houston in:

1. Media attention
2. Regional travel and commerce
3. Light rail miles
Urban Development around the core and zoning...
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