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Old 07-30-2017, 01:46 PM
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Location: Miami
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Houston - Tampa/Orlando
New Orleans - Mobile
Atlanta - Charlotte/Raleigh
D.C. - Richmond
Chicago - Milwaukee
Dallas - Oklahoma City
Seattle - Portland
Philadelphia - Baltimore
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:02 PM
 
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Memphis > Little Rock
Oklahoma City > Amarillo
Kansas City > Omaha
Charlotte > Columbia
Denver > Colorado Springs
Tampa > Jacksonville
Seattle > Portland
Nashville > Louisville
Most the cities you list are half the size of their big brother. Louisville and Nashville were identical in size 25 years ago. Louisville retains a larger city population and for a little longer, a very similar urban area population. Even to this day the metro is only 33% bigger and only 25% larger in CSA. Some of this is due to Nashville's geographic isolation. Nashville MSA is 7500 sq miles. Louisville MSA is a shade over 4000 sq miles as it is closer to larger cities.

Every other city and metro you posted is pretty much twice the size or more than the little brother. It's funny how Nashville has managed to vault itself into major city status when it really is not. Most the rest of your comparisons are accurate except possibly Jax being a baby brother to Tampa. Jax is about half the size so I guess it counts
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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I agree with Albuquerque as a little sister to Denver, more so than Phoenix. Similar culture, weather (ABQ is just a little more temperate), politics, and outdoor/mountain recreation. This may be changing some with Denver's rapid growth. Phoenix was more similar to Albuquerque before its rapid growth of the last decades.

The ABQ Journal has been running a lot of stories comparing the two cities recently: https://www.abqjournal.com/1037220/w...-over-abq.html
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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Charlotte > Columbia
Not really seeing this one; not saying they are total opposites, but there are too many key differences between them to say that Columbia is Charlotte's "little sister."
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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RE: Washington > Richmond

I think Baltimore > Richmond is more accurate. Yes, Richmond and DC are close to one another and have a history as national capitals. However, Richmond and Baltimore share urban qualities, have waterways at the center of their downtowns, are at the center of rich, historically powerful states, with rolling countryside (again, their states). They also have rich suburbs, despite having strong, underappreciated urban cores.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Indianapolis>Oklahoma City
Atlanta>Charlotte
St. Louis>Memphis
Baltimore>Richmond
I don't agree with St. Louis and Memphis. St. Louis and Memphis share some BBQ, Blues, and river heritage, but other than that have really different layout and architecture.

Typical residential block in Memphis.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1333...7i13312!8i6656

Typical residential block in St. Louis.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5962...7i13312!8i6656

Typical commercial strip in Memphis

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1492...7i13312!8i6656

Typical commercial strip in St. Louis

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5845...7i13312!8i6656

The largest university in Memphis

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1191...7i13312!8i6656

and associated college town area/strip

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1156...7i13312!8i6656

The largest university in St. Louis

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6493...7i13312!8i6656

and associated college town area/strip

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6559...7i13312!8i6656




I will agree on your assessment of Tampa and San Diego. I personally think Tampa feels more like a mini-Houston.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I don't agree with St. Louis and Memphis. St. Louis and Memphis share some BBQ, Blues, and river heritage, but other than that have really different layout and architecture.

Typical residential block in Memphis.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1333...7i13312!8i6656

Typical residential block in St. Louis.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5962...7i13312!8i6656

Typical commercial strip in Memphis

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1492...7i13312!8i6656

Typical commercial strip in St. Louis

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5845...7i13312!8i6656

The largest university in Memphis

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1191...7i13312!8i6656

and associated college town area/strip

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1156...7i13312!8i6656

The largest university in St. Louis

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6493...7i13312!8i6656

and associated college town area/strip

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6559...7i13312!8i6656




I will agree on your assessment of Tampa and San Diego. I personally think Tampa feels more like a mini-Houston.
St. Louis reminds me of Memphis in many ways. The blighted areas, stagnant economy, crime, large black populations, river heritage, cultural similarities, food, music etc. St. Louis is Midwestern, of course. It is like a blend of Memphis and Chicago (not in size, but feel). I still don't see the Houston/Tampa connection, but to each their own. I also thought about St. Louis>Louisville, but Louisville reminds me more of Cincinnati.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Tampa > Jacksonville
I'm not feeling this one. I like both, but I think they're pretty different.

Both have a river running through their Downtown's and are near the coast. Both have a major Military presence, and both have similar decent white collar jobs (Jacksonville actually excels here), but that's about it.

The culture is different, housing styles are different, etc. Jacksonville's Downtown is still pretty weak, Tampa's is in better shape than it has been in years and Downtown St. Pete is literally booming.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:29 AM
 
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A good big brother little brother comparison would be Atlanta and Charlotte.


Yes. This.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Most the cities you list are half the size of their big brother. Louisville and Nashville were identical in size 25 years ago. Louisville retains a larger city population and for a little longer, a very similar urban area population. Even to this day the metro is only 33% bigger and only 25% larger in CSA. Some of this is due to Nashville's geographic isolation. Nashville MSA is 7500 sq miles. Louisville MSA is a shade over 4000 sq miles as it is closer to larger cities.

Every other city and metro you posted is pretty much twice the size or more than the little brother. It's funny how Nashville has managed to vault itself into major city status when it really is not. Most the rest of your comparisons are accurate except possibly Jax being a baby brother to Tampa. Jax is about half the size so I guess it counts
Census figures:

2010 Louisville - 597,337
2010 Nashville - 601,222
2016 Louisville - 616,261
2016 Nashville - 660,388

The city of Nashville is clearly larger than the city of Louisville and is growing considerably faster.

2016 Louisville metro - 1,283,430 (3.86% growth from 2010)
2016 Nashville metro - 1,865,298 (11.63% growth from2010)

The Nashville metro is 45.3% larger than the Louisville metro.

2016 Louisville CSA - 1,510,945 (3.5% growth from 2010)
2016 Nashville CSA = 1,987,778 (11.15% growth from 2010)

The Nashville CSA is 31.6% larger than the Louisville metro.

The Nashville metro area isn't just larger, it's also doing better economically:
Nashville GDP - $113,680 billion ($57,189 per capita)
Louisville GDP - $70,782 billion ($46,846 per capita)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...n_areas_by_GDP

Nashville metro unemployment rate - 2.3%
Louisville metro unemployment rate - 3.9%
https://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm

There is no shame in Louisville's being considered a little sibling to Nashville although, really, I don't think the cities are that similar. Louisville should really be compared more to other river cities like Memphis (more like Louisville's weaker twin) and Cincinnati (more like Louisville's big brother).
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