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Old 12-28-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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What are America's little big cities. By this I mean cities that don't feel big, but have big city amenities. I, being from Cleveland, definitely think of it as one. By not feeling too big, I will give you an example: here I am constantly running into people everywhere I go, (i.e. events, plays, sports games etc.) who have some connection with me, either knowing the same people or growing up on an adjacent street, etc. So it feels a bit like a small town in that way, but yet it also has big city amenities like theater, orchestra, museums, and sports franchises.

Are there other places like this? And where are they?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin is this way as well. For now...

Portland, OR feels this way to me also.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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one of my favorite southern cities feels this way as well -- a place with a lot of big city amenities and sophistication and small town hospitality and comfort as well -- asheville NC
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tucson is like this. I even run into people I know from Tucson here in Phoenix.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Haha well Reno is titled the Biggest Little City in the World. It would definitely fit into the category.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore is definitely like that.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:50 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Oakland is like that.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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A lot of college towns actually would fit the description, as the college(s)/university can or tend to provide a lot of the entertainment.

Syracuse like this, as you can see someone at a play here: Syracuse Stage - The Professional Theatre of Central New York

or go to these places and see people you know as well:
Syracuse Opera

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra | Music Director Daniel Hege | Subscribe and Save for the 2010/2011 Season

Everson Museum of Art

Museum Information - Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science &amp Technology

HOME - The Erie Canal Museum Official Website

Pinstripe Bowl 12/30

The Official Site of Minor League Baseball | Syracuse Chiefs Homepage

Home

and more in a city of about 140,000 and a metro of about 730,000(give or take, region over 1 million).
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oakland is like that.
ewwww. if i want that ill just cross the bridge...
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque is one, but does it badly.
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