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Old 06-07-2015, 07:43 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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...the only thing that shows me is that Jersey City has a skyline.

NOT that it "kicks major butt over most top 20 cities"
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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...the only thing that shows me is that Jersey City has a skyline.

NOT that it "kicks major butt over most top 20 cities"
since it has a density of over 15,000 people per sq mile I would tend to think that it does kick butt over just about any place in terms of feeling bigger than it is.

I read the the title of the thread---excuse me

it is the anti Ft Worth LOL
• Density 2,166.0/sq mi (835.2/km2)
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:49 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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since it has a density of over 15,000 people per sq mile I would tend to think that it does kick butt over just about any place in terms of feeling bigger than it is.

I read the the title of the thread---excuse me

it is the anti Ft Worth LOL
• Density 2,166.0/sq mi (835.2/km2)
Ok, then. You weren't specific at first.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Ok, then. You weren't specific at first.
sorry
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Bigger: New Orleans, Memphis, Louisville
Smaller: Oklahoma City, Dallas, Phoenix

I don't think any city in the country can match Oklahoma City in terms of feeling smaller than its actual size, both city and metro. It's a metro of 1.3 million that feels (and acts) like a metro area of around 500k. I like Phoenix but it doesn't really offer a big city feel. I would say it feels like a metro of around 2 million with a city population of about 600k. Same story with Dallas. I love Dallas but when I am there, I don't feel like I am in the fourth largest metro in the country.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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That's Pittsburgh too.... a city of 305K.... Feels more like a city of 600-700k even a 1 million at times.... because of the small sq miles (55), and it has a lot of Urban Inner Suburbs that transact mostly with the city.
Not to me. The downtown feels small and compact, and its metro feels small as well. Cincinnati's metro feels bigger than it is, while the downtown feels small. Indianapolis's downtown and metro both feel significantly smaller than the population suggests. Knoxville also doesn't feel like a million+ metro (csa), no way does it feel the same as similarly sized Tulsa, Little Rock, or even Birmingham and New Orleans.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:10 AM
 
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No I'd imagine not, It's infrastructure and skyline came into place when it was more than twice that size.

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Old 04-05-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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Houston feels bigger than 6.6 million people. The city is massive.
Birmingham feels bigger than 1.2 million.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Houston feels bigger than 6.6 million people. The city is massive.
Birmingham feels bigger than 1.2 million.
The city limits are massive. Miles upon miles on SF detached housing doesn't necessarily make a region feel "bigger" in an urban sense. Seems we're talking about the urbanity of regions rather than their actual population. Houston does not have the foot traffic you'd see in a place like San Francisco or Portland which tends to make a place feel larger than it actually is.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:38 PM
 
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The city limits are massive. Miles upon miles on SF detached housing doesn't necessarily make a region feel "bigger" in an urban sense. Seems we're talking about the urbanity of regions rather than their actual population. Houston does not have the foot traffic you'd see in a place like San Francisco or Portland which tends to make a place feel larger than it actually is.
Yes, we are.
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