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Old 04-10-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I'd say the second city of Massachusetts is Worcester, not Springfield. Maybe 10-15 years ago, Springfield would have been the second city, but I'd say it's now firmly in 3rd. And Worcester continues to grow.
I disagree, Worcester is somewhat of an afterthought city. Central Mass was somewhere I passed through on the way to somewhere else (save the obligatory grade school field trip to Old Sturbridge Village). Springfield carries with it the Pioneer Valley with a whole string of cities like Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfied, and Northampton. Springfield is that city way on the other side of the state, it's the second city.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I can't see anyone, even a Huntsville homer making a claim that Huntsville is better than Birmingham. It has a bright future and lots of high tech jobs from what I hear, but it's a sleepy little city.

Mobile's metro would be much larger if it included neighboring Florida counties, I think it only includes two counties right now, the CSA of Mobile is pretty decently sized actually and its position on the coast gives it something no other Alabama city has.
And Mississippi counties also but if you add the other 5 or 6 counties bordering Mobile County outside of the Florida counties Mobile's metro or CSA would be around 900k.

You would be suprised of how many Huntsville gowers who think they are better than Birmingham though smh. I think it's the transplants more so than natives.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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Ohio three C's are almost interchangeable now. Columbus for the 2 spot.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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San Diego is great but come on..

Side note, I think Sacramento is pretty close to SD, all things considered. At least closer than the general attitude on this subforum. I would pick SD 9 times out of 10 to live in though, but general importance n such makes it closer imo.
Sacramento has definitely closed the gap on San Diego. Sacramento is the capital of the largest State in the Union so that counts for something. But being a capital can only do so much for a city's appearance and image. San Diego metro is super wealthy and big on tourism. Sactown can't claim that despite all the potential it has. Sac will always be the fourth important metro in California. I can't see it ever passing San Diego no matter how much urban development and Bay Area migration occurs.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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MA: Baltimore (if DC is the "first city")
Well if it were MA, then Boston is the first city. If it were MD, Baltimore is the first city. If it's DC, well then its neither MA or MD, so there's that.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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Well if it were MA, then Boston is the first city. If it were MD, Baltimore is the first city. If it's DC, well then its neither MA or MD, so there's that.
My bad. I meant MD.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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Interesting that a few people chose Atlantic City. I would say Jersey City. I would love to put JC first but at this point I think Newark is still more widely known and they are the home of the Devils. Having a sports team is IMO important and helps make a city #1. Many concerts are also held at the Pru Center so it's important in that regard. But JC is definitely either first or second, I would put AC third behind them.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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Interesting that a few people chose Atlantic City. I would say Jersey City. I would love to put JC first but at this point I think Newark is still more widely known and they are the home of the Devils. Having a sports team is IMO important and helps make a city #1. Many concerts are also held at the Pru Center so it's important in that regard. But JC is definitely either first or second, I would put AC third behind them.
I could understand internally why JC could be considered second to people from Jersey. Though that whole element of urban areas in Northern NJ seems to all blend together for me. When I think of a second city, I tend to think of one that's a distance away from the state's primary city. Also, Atlantic City likely has more notoriety to people from outside New Jersey.
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