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Old 08-23-2015, 05:14 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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The most overlooked in America is in Texas.

But it ain't Houston...

 
Old 08-23-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The most overlooked in America is in Texas.

But it ain't Houston...
I think Fort Worth just suffers from "second city syndrome". Relative to its size, I don't think its anymore overlooked than Fort Lauderdale is.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 05:34 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I think Fort Worth just suffers from "second city syndrome". Relative to its size, I don't think its anymore overlooked than Fort Lauderdale is.
Oh no...?

Tell me, how many times do you hear mention of Fort Lauderdale WITHOUT Miami?

Now compare that to the times so you typically hear about Ft. Worth WITHOUT the mention of Dallas first...
 
Old 08-23-2015, 05:43 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Oh no...?

Tell me, how many times do you hear mention of Fort Lauderdale WITHOUT Miami?

Now compare that to the times so you typically hear about Ft. Worth WITHOUT the mention of Dallas first...
well, Fort Lauderdale is a prime waterfront beach city in Florida. one of the top tourism states in the country. Fort Lauderdale sees around 13 million visitors a year. Ft Worth sees half that, at 6.5 million.

i agree with Gunion that Ft Worth suffers second city syndrome, living in the shadow of Dallas. but when you look at a list of US cities by population, Ft Worth is surrounded by cities like Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, and El Paso. is Ft Worth really anymore overlooked than those cities?
 
Old 08-23-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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If Houston is overlooked, I would guess it's because the city's geographical location doesn't exactly inspire. People move there for jobs and decide it's not a bad place to live, but it's not like they wake up one day "dreaming" of moving to Texas, unless of course they're Chris Rea.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 05:54 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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i agree with Gunion that Ft Worth suffers second city syndrome, living in the shadow of Dallas. but when you look at a list of US cities by population, Ft Worth is surrounded by cities like Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, and El Paso. is Ft Worth really anymore overlooked than those cities?
Do you have to explain what and where those cities are?
Are any of those cities constantly seen as suburbs or even nonexistent, even?

I don't think Indy, Charlotte, El Paso, Columbus, or HOUSTON have to worry about any of that.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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Seattle doesn't even belong in a discussion about cities feeling foreign from the rest of the US.
You seriously never been to Seattle if you think that. The U.S. Census Bureau proclaimed Seattle's 98118 as “the most diverse zip code in America" and throughout the city you will see immigrant communities. It also has an International District, huge Asian population.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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Back on topic...The reason I think Houston is overlooked is because it feels less active and slower paced than cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco...Heck even Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Boston, ect. are more active and fast paced and sometimes gets more recognition and I can understand why they are getting more love. Imo Houston is like Phoenix. Both cities with large populations due to big open land but at the same time feels suburban rather than a big city.

I feel the main reason why Houston's population is so high is because of the city limit size...Cities such as Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Oakland, Baltimore, and Long Beach, all have a smaller population but those cities feel more urban and fast paced than Houston. If Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Long Beach, Baltimore, and Minneapolis were the same size as Houston in terms of city limits and size those cities will all have a higher population than Houston right now. Houston just has more land that's it.

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Old 08-23-2015, 06:36 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Do you have to explain what and where those cities are?
Are any of those cities constantly seen as suburbs or even nonexistent, even?

I don't think Indy, Charlotte, El Paso, Columbus, or HOUSTON have to worry about any of that.
JJG Its your (Fort Worth's) own fault. What has FW done to separate itself from Dallas ? You lend your population to Dallas to make it bigger than Houston you cheer all professional sports teams associated with Dallas, so why would you think that people would somehow see Fort Worth as anything other than an extension of Dallas?

As far as Houston being overlooked I think there is ambivalence if not outright antipathy towards Houston for several economic and historical reasons not to mention Houston's seeming lack of desire to create and control its own media message. Houston seems to want to lay low until one day it emerges in the spot it always thought it should be.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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I'm getting an error from that link. I'm assuming you're using 2014 estimates. I was referencing 2010 census numbers.
Houston Metropoliteness area has been bigger than Miami for a while. Way before and after the 2010 census. Like I said you are mistaken.


2010 census:
Houston: 5,920,416
Miami: 5,564,635

2014 estimate:
Houston: 6,490,180
Miami: 5,929,819
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