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Old 05-25-2015, 09:58 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Akron is in a county that borders Cleveland's core county, excluding Akron from Cleveland is disingenuous. I realize currently that is what the census does, but excluding it in terms of discussions is clearly deceptive.
Exactly. Cuyahoga & Summit Counties have been joined at the hip forever. This is as stupid as splitting up the Bay Area along the Palo Alto City line.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I don't get why we're going by city population here
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:25 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I don't get why we're going by city population here
Do we really have to get into this again...?

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Old 05-25-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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I don't get why we're going by city population here
Why is there a problem?
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Baltimore looks like a city of 1 million people but only has 622K. The city did once have 950K + though.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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the statistical city population is irrelevant to a visitor's perception of the area. It is based on somewhat arbitrary lines drawn on a map for legal and governance reasons, that is all. Urban area or MSA size are what you should use to compare.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Feels larger than their population suggests:

Louisville
Baltimore
Seattle
New Orleans feels significantly larger, really surprised how small it is.
Nashville
Providence
Pittsburgh feels significantly larger
Kansas City
Des Moines
Asheville

Feels smaller than their population suggests:

Tampa feels significantly smaller
Cincinnati
Charlotte
St. Louis feels significantly smaller
Austin
San Antonio
Phoenix
Indianapolis
Virginia Beach, another surprise lol
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Surprised no one mentioned Las Vegas.

It's skyline reaches close to seven miles in length and is starting to spread further east and west. So when you look at it, it's almost overwhelming. Yet the city only has about 610,000 (metro two million). It's just that so much of our city is dedicated to visitors that it's core shows far more than what the city actually has as residents. With 151,000 rooms, the hotels dominate the skyline.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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Surprised no one mentioned Las Vegas.

It's skyline reaches close to seven miles in length and is starting to spread further east and west. So when you look at it, it's almost overwhelming. Yet the city only has about 610,000 (metro two million). It's just that so much of our city is dedicated to visitors that it's core shows far more than what the city actually has as residents. With 151,000 rooms, the hotels dominate the skyline.
You're talking about the strip which is largely in unincorporated Paradise no? It is pretty impressive but to me it looks more like an amusement park. The actual downtown Vegas skyline left something to be desired last I was there. Almost all residential in nature (condos/hotels) almost no office.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Austin and SA feel smaller because the metro area that it's in is not much larger than the actual city population. Not to mention they cover a large amount of land.
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