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Old 05-25-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Machiavelli,

Try venturing outside of TX to see an actual city. Stop feeling envy because TX is smaller and less important than Chicago.
Can you please explain one way Texas is smaller than Chicago?

 
Old 05-25-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Metro Atlanta is already larger than DC, geographically. It most likely passed metro DC (excluding Baltimore metro) this year in population.

I think that an eastern US LA is in the works, unfortunately.
Are you kidding me Atlanta without the forty something counties that make up the metro would be about 2.5 million
 
Old 05-25-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Texas cities blatantly try too hard. Even when they know it, they embrace it with pride!

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Old 05-25-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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If anything, I would say San Diego is trying to be the next Seattle, just like Portland.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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San Francisco is trying hard to be relevant.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Yyuusr & Ice Cream Man. Why the constant bashing, both you sound like little kids who can't get there way. For the record who cares if Fort Worth is not like the rest, that's what makes them cities instead of replica's of others.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Are you kidding me Atlanta without the forty something counties that make up the metro would be about 2.5 million
Number of counties is irrelevant, as Georgia's counties are on average geographically smaller than those of other states. The 10 counties that are part of the Atlanta Regional Commission include the core counties and those immediately adjacent to it and have a population of over 4 million.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
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Well the Stockyards and Water Gardens are pretty unique, and Fort Worth has a bit more historic architecture than a couple of other cities of comparable size in the Sunbelt. Culturally, it's got that whole "South meets Southwest" thing going for it. I'm not claiming it's a world class city, but it's also not Anywhere, USA.
Well I said almost. It's not Anywhere, USA but it's still nothing special. As a whole it's a pretty underwhelming city.

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Texas cities blatantly try too hard. Even when they know it, they embrace it with pride!
Considering Texas has created more than 40% of all the jobs in the country in the last 4 years and Texas by itself has grown more than the entire Northeast and equal to the entire Midwest, whatever they are doing is working.
Not sure you have to "try too hard" when you have stats like that.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Considering Texas has created more than 40% of all the jobs in the country in the last 4 years and Texas by itself has grown more than the entire Northeast and equal to the entire Midwest, whatever they are doing is working.
Not sure you have to "try too hard" when you have stats like that.
...and yet, Texas' unemployment rate is still over 6.4 percent, which yes, is lower than the national average, but it's nothing to behold. Texas is a giant sanctuary for American's who decide to escape overpriced regions like California, Florida, New York, and New England. It's not that many of these lowest common denominator citizens wanted to leave, it's that they felt it was their best option given the cost of living. How many of the jobs created in Texas are high wage and how many are low wage? California's GDP per capita is still significantly higher than Texas, yet, somehow Texas is the land flowing with milk and honey. Please!!

Further, the Northeast is an established corridor of mega-cities. Texas is still developing, with wide open spaces and lots of gaps even within its largest cities. Refer to population density per square mile.

Lastly, my original post was not referring to economics, it was referring to urban development, but you went there

PS... Here come the Texan's... such a ruthless and vengeful bunch
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