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Old 09-06-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Buffalo- It's the second largest city and metro area in New York State after NYC and it has two major league sports teams. It gets a bad reputation because of the economy and weather, but the city and metro have a lot to offer for entertainment and culture.

Tampa- It's a fast growing city and metro but it seems like it's often forgot about when talking about east coast cities. Maybe because it doesn't seem to be as cosmopolitan as cities its size, but it's still overall a pleasant city and metro IMO.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Buffalo- It's the second largest city and metro area in New York State after NYC and it has two major league sports teams. It gets a bad reputation because of the economy and weather, but the city and metro have a lot to offer for entertainment and culture.

Tampa- It's a fast growing city and metro but it seems like it's often forgot about when talking about east coast cities. Maybe because it doesn't seem to be as cosmopolitan as cities its size, but it's still overall a pleasant city and metro IMO.
Tampa is far overshadowed by Miami. Pittsburgh is no small potato but in Pennsylvania it is far overshadowed by Philly.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Kansas Turnpike
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The ones in Florida
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:01 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The ones in Florida
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Tampa- It's a fast growing city and metro but it seems like it's often forgot about when talking about east coast cities. Maybe because it doesn't seem to be as cosmopolitan as cities its size, but it's still overall a pleasant city and metro IMO.
Maybe it's because Tampa is a Gulf Coast city?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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I'd have to say Oakland.

Name one other city that's close to a half a million people that has it's own vibe, flavor, and infrastructure that's less than 10 miles from a world class city like San Francisco.

Nothing in the US comes even close. Maybe you could argue Brooklyn/Manhattan, but they're technically the same city.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:29 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I'd have to say Oakland.

Name one other city that's close to a half a million people that has it's own vibe, flavor, and infrastructure that's less than 10 miles from a world class city like San Francisco.

Nothing in the US comes even close. Maybe you could argue Brooklyn/Manhattan, but they're technically the same city.
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Eh, you know what, I've posted enough on here.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I'd have to say Oakland.

Name one other city that's close to a half a million people that has it's own vibe, flavor, and infrastructure that's less than 10 miles from a world class city like San Francisco.

Nothing in the US comes even close. Maybe you could argue Brooklyn/Manhattan, but they're technically the same city.
Sounds just like Baltimore.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Tampa is far overshadowed by Miami. Pittsburgh is no small potato but in Pennsylvania it is far overshadowed by Philly.
Definitely have to disagree with this. Even though you acknowledged that Pburgh is not small time, it definitely doesn't take second seed to Philly.

Even though Pburgh is much smaller than Philly, it has a much larger city profile and its sports presence (a major attention source) rivals, and dare I say sometimes succeeds, Philly's.

I think it would be different if they were closer to each other geographically; but at two opposite ends of PA they don't have to compete for coverage.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Definitely have to disagree with this. Even though you acknowledged that Pburgh is not small time, it definitely doesn't take second seed to Philly.

Even though Pburgh is much smaller than Philly, it has a much larger city profile and its sports presence (a major attention source) rivals, and dare I say sometimes succeeds, Philly's.

I think it would be different if they were closer to each other geographically; but at two opposite ends of PA they don't have to compete for coverage.
I think the point is that if you asked people to quickly name a city in Pennsylvania, 80% of them would name Philadelphia...same with Florida/Miami. It's not that Philly is "better", but that it overshadows Pittsburgh.
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