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Old 08-06-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Listen guy, I don't really care about your mason dixon talk. That's something some of the primitive easterners worry their lives over. In the west we go by official designations and they say DC is in the south.

Keep looking for it.
Well in the south, we know DC isn't in the south. Stick to what you know.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Well in the south, we know DC isn't in the south. Stick to what you know.
I know, I'm so sick of DC being called the South. DC and Baltimore has more in common with NYC and Philly than it does with any city in the deep south. I don't care what data someone pulls up, DC is not the south. They don't eat fish and grits in DC!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Tampa and Orlando

I think that given the geographic size of some of these Mega areas you should include the Tampa-Orlando area. If you look at the stats it fits in well with the other cities metropolitan area statistics.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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^ problem is there is practically nothing but farmland between Tampa & Orlando with both cities having very poor mass transit. I don't see this ever being a "megacity" in anyway shape or form.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I think that given the geographic size of some of these Mega areas you should include the Tampa-Orlando area. If you look at the stats it fits in well with the other cities metropolitan area statistics.
Not quite. They are separate and I don't see them growing that large.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Either way DC shouldn't even be in this discussion. Anyway, even though I already broke down the pros and cons of each of the Big 4 I would probably choose Houston. Having the most land area probably gives it the most potential to densify it's undeveloped areas. The city has plenty of room to grow but it will probably never be as urban or rival the density levels of the Northeastern cities.
actually DFW has a wee bit more land than us.

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The metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles (24,100 km2) of total area: 8,991 sq mi (23,290 km2) is land, while 295 sq mi (760 km2) is water, making it larger in area than the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.
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Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area has a total area of 10,062 square miles (26,060 km˛), 8,929 sq mi(23,130 km2). is land area, while 1,133 sq mi (2,930 km2). is water area.; slightly smaller than Massachusetts and slightly larger than New Jersey.
Dallas is a wee bit bigger but has far less water area.

For reference Greater New York Area is 11,842 sq mi, Chicago is 10,856 sq mi. The LA CSA is about 33,000 sq miles most of wish mountain.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Well in the south, we know DC isn't in the south. Stick to what you know.
Then whoever you included in the "we" are delusional to facts. DC is in the south. I grew up in the northeast and no one up there claims DC as part of the northeast.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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DC isn't Deep South, of course Texas and Florida are not considered Deep South either... so if the point is which of the Deep South cities will be the first megacity, then Atlanta is it. For the South, however, DC will be the first.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Dallas is the largest metro in the south. D.C., Houston, ATL, MIA are all right behind.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Then whoever you included in the "we" are delusional to facts. DC is in the south. I grew up in the northeast and no one up there claims DC as part of the northeast.
It's not the south. Get over it.
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