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View Poll Results: Which feels larger- Metro Seattle or Metro Atlanta?
Metropolitan Seattle (MSA/CSA) 10 33.33%
Metropolitan Atlanta (MSA/CSA) 20 66.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-10-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Consider whatever it means to you to "feel big". Compare on density patterns/dropoffs, number of edge cities and their sizes, transit ridership in both city and suburbs, foottraffic in CBDs, etc.

Imo, these seem comparable since Seattle metro feels comparatively larger than its size and Atlanta metro feels comparatively smaller than its size- at least in a United States metropolitan area context.

 
Old 05-10-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This has been done too many times, in every conceivable way. And it will not turn out well.

Why the need to revisit this?
 
Old 05-10-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Has a direct metro Seattle vs metro Atlanta comparison been done?

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Old 05-10-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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I feel like the"feels larger" comparison threads allow a forum for discussion on many aspects of the cities from many vantage point; even if some similar comparisons have been made, I feel like more facets are added to the discussion as more people post.
 
Old 05-10-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Has a direct metro Seattle vs metro Boston comparison been done?
Multiple times.
 
Old 05-10-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Quote:
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Has a direct metro Seattle vs metro Boston comparison been done?
Multiple times.
I'm checking for the thread and can't seem to find it.
 
Old 05-10-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Atlanta definitely feels like the larger city
 
Old 05-10-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Seattle is more compact and dense in its urban core. Atlanta's metro feels bigger due to the immense sprawl in every direction (from Alpharetta to Fayetteville= 1hr drive) (from Douglasville to Convington= 1hr drive). This is estimated time without traffic. Seattle is bordered by water on both sides, therefore their is a sprawl constraint.

As another posted stated this has been done a few times over. Don't be surprised if JMT decides to lock this thread.
 
Old 05-10-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Do any of you guys have links to the comparison threads?
 
Old 05-10-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Do any of you guys have links to the comparison threads?
Seattle vs. Atlanta
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