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Old 09-09-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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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.
Not close to half a million, but Newark, being well over a quarter million, (own infrastructure/culture and was a standalone city before the 'metro-area' concept was being thought of) less than 10 miles away from Manhattan is IMPOSSIBLE gravity to escape. Even if Newark shot up to Oakland's population tomorrow it wouldn't make the slightest difference.

Not quite the same situation, but really the only one I can think of.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I would say Arlington, Texas is pretty much ignored. They even held the Super Bowl, but even the media kept referring to it as being in Dallas, which is a good 25 miles away
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I would say Arlington, Texas is pretty much ignored. They even held the Super Bowl, but even the media kept referring to it as being in Dallas, which is a good 25 miles away
Yeah...the specific location of the Super Bowl may have been Arlington, but Dallas was still the host city. Arlington wouldn't even have a stadium without Dallas and would never get a Super Bowl without being part of the metroplex.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:09 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I would say Arlington, Texas is pretty much ignored. They even held the Super Bowl, but even the media kept referring to it as being in Dallas, which is a good 25 miles away
Arlington is a friggin' SUBURB.

A FORT WORTH suburb, at that. The reason why they have the stadium is because they capitalized on Dallas' screw ups and sold out their land to get it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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The Queen of most ignored (and underrated US cities) for me, is Chicago. The most-american City (do not quote me for that) surely needs more attention in a global level. Chicago for Olympics 2026! lol ^_^
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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San Jose since everyone is ignorant about the fact San Jose is 10 largest city in the country with a high tech industry. It has all the big city amenities.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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I would say Arlington, Texas is pretty much ignored. They even held the Super Bowl, but even the media kept referring to it as being in Dallas, which is a good 25 miles away
I believe some leaders want Arlington to make it from a suburb to some what a city but Arlington has a way to go to get this. I believe Arlington leaders want Arlington TX to be like Anaheim CA.

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Yeah...the specific location of the Super Bowl may have been Arlington, but Dallas was still the host city. Arlington wouldn't even have a stadium without Dallas and would never get a Super Bowl without being part of the metroplex.
Dallas was not the host city, A group call the North Texas Super Bowl Bid Committee was behind this, The DFW region in general was the host. Technically Fort Worth was designated as the AFC host city and Dallas was the NFC host city. The Cowboys maybe Dallas team but this had nothing to do with the Superbowl. This actually proves more how Fort Worth and rest of DFW is ignore actually.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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The ones in Florida
only Jacksonville
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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only Jacksonville
I would agree with this one. Since making Jacksonville and Duval County one and the same, JAX is America's largest city. However, except for some Southeasterners, nobody talks about it. I've been. It's nice, but not in any way compelling. Also, while there are abundant beaches, they are not of the turquoise colored water variety.

But, if we are talking MAJOR city, I would have to say it would be Houston. It's the only one in the top 10 metros where I've never heard someone say "I'm going to Houston" unlike they do with Boston, Atlanta, Chicago. Regardless, many people live in Houston and are happy with their lives there.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would say Salt Lake City, because alot of people give it a thumbs down just because of the mormon presence. I know Im a bit jealous because the mormon folk got imo one of the prettiest states in the west. I know the freeway system in Salt Lake City was really easy to understand.But from what Ive seen personally, and from reading the CD forum, if you look past the mormons (thats not a problem for me) Salt Lake City would be a great place to live.
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