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Old 06-02-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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What US cities are small population-wise (for whatever reason--geography, decline, just starting out growth, etc.), but look & feel much larger than they actually are?

I have several that are just outside of the NYC area, but I'd like to know opinions of others' on this topic.

*White Plains, NY: pop 60,000. Has an exciting and vibrant downtown. Feels like a city with 400,000 people.
*New Rochelle, NY: pop 75,000. Has towers and downtown vibrancy similar to cities 3 or 4 times its size.
*Stamford, CT: pop 120,000. Has a very dense downtown with many major corporations located there. The downtown feels like cities with 500-600k+.

What other cities have that "bigger-than-they are" feeling?
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Portland, Maine and Burlington, Vermont come to mind.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Definitely Hartford, Connecticut.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Berkeley, CA
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:47 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Lexington, KY because of the HORRIBLE traffic


YouTube - Lexington Highway Tour: Nicholasville Road
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Definitely Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford has a metro of 1.5 million I think
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Baltimore feels bigger than it is, but I'm not sure if it fits your size requirements....(I can't remember the numbers off the top of my head).
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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Baltimore? No, it's well over 4X larger than the cutoff population, and has a few million in the metro.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I don't know if it feels bigger, but a lot of people think that Youngstown is a lot bigger than it really is. Currently, there are only about 82k living there.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Lexington, KY because of the HORRIBLE traffic


YouTube - Lexington Highway Tour: Nicholasville Road
What are you complaining about? Looks pretty typical.
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