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Old 06-13-2011, 04:23 AM
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This is a question that I am mostly asking to people who live in small towns, rural areas, or suburbs with a low population density although any person if you live in a city can answer it too.

What big city amenities would you want your small town (or your town/city whatever size it is) to have that would only be found in a big city like NYC? How do you think it would benefit your town if they suddenly appeared there?

On the other side of the argument, do you think that big city amenities like having museums, big sports stadiums, high rises with ground level shopping, high end stores, art galleries, theatres for plays, lots of bars and lounge clubs, mass transit like subways or extensive bus/rail service, large parks, lots of small "trendy" shops etc would ruin your town/city if they came?

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Old 06-13-2011, 05:55 AM
Location: Lafayette, La
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more museums and a small aquarium (although NOLA's aquarium is pretty nice and just two hours away) and at least one more sizeable park.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:05 AM
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Orlando...which kind of qualifies as a great big suburb despite it's size desperately needs a better transportation infrastructure, particularly mass transit beyond the primarily once an hour bus service currently provided.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:25 AM
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I think really small college towns might be an example of small towns with some big city amenities like art centers or museums. Here's an example I'm familiar with: Village of Hamilton - Welcome to Hamilton New York

Welcome to MAD Art Inc.
Welcome! - The Earlville Opera House: A Multi Arts Center (actually in a nearby village)

Perhaps, this can be viewed as another similiar community: Clinton, New York: Historic Village of Clinton, NY Shopping & Entertainment Travel Guide
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:48 AM
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Scenic Parks and Botanical Gardens. We definitely could use more of them.
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