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Old 08-23-2016, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Fort Lauderdale.. Sadly overshadowed by Miami even though they are both very different cities with different vibes, competition has gotten very aggressive between both cities in recent years..
A few notes on Ft. Lauderdale :

1: Ft. Lauderdale as a city before being consolidated with the Miami metro was called the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood MSA. So even back then it was the bigger city & Hollywood was it's little brother city sort of like the DFW & the Twin cities.

2: The Miami metro area has 3 distinct downtown centers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale ( they are 27 miles apart) & W. Palm Beach. The metro has over 100+ Incorporated municipalities that are seemlees in urban development up & down the coast.
In other words if you are driving between these cities you would never know when you are in another city unless you see a sign identifying it.

3: Miami is right on the coast whereas Ft. Lauderdale is several miles inland.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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3: Miami is right on the coast whereas Ft. Lauderdale is several miles inland.
To be fair, Ft. Lauderdale's limits span to the coast but its DT core is a couple (not several) miles inland.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Cincinnati by far people forget it even exists. I would say Jacksonville and Indy get little press as well.
There is probably a small set of contributing factors that keep a city/metro largely ignored. For me, this list would include:
  • Being overshadowed within its own state like San Antonio, Jacksonville or San Jose
  • Not blazing up the growth charts
  • Not having pro sports or big time college sports
  • Being deeply rooted in "yesterday's" economy
  • Being tied to a larger city in its own metro (like Ft. Worth)
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Savannah, Georgia
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Poll: Georgia's most left wing cityWhat is Georgia's most progressive city? - Poll
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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There is probably a small set of contributing factors that keep a city/metro largely ignored. For me, this list would include:
  • Being overshadowed within its own state like San Antonio, Jacksonville or San Jose
  • Not blazing up the growth charts
  • Not having pro sports or big time college sports
  • Being deeply rooted in "yesterday's" economy
  • Being tied to a larger city in its own metro (like Ft. Worth)
Absolutely. Maybe not city be the Triad area in NC (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point) has to be one of the more ignored metros in the US with a CSA of 1.5 million. Each of those bullet points is an ideal fit for the Triad area that's located smack dab between RDU and Charlotte.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Platte Purchase
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I find that Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers) is very ignored. Half a million people that most people have never even heard of!

A lot of people also don't realize just how big Richmond, VA is as well.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:44 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I find that Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers) is very ignored. Half a million people that most people have never even heard of!

A lot of people also don't realize just how big Richmond, VA is as well.
...that's not much.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Two PA metros may surprise people in size with Harrisburg over a million people and Allentown at nearly a million

Both are close to the Northeast corridor with Allentown close to an hour from either Philly or NYC AND Harrisburg a little over an hour from both Philly and Baltimore
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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Definitely Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Norfolk, Buffalo, Jacksonville

Honorable mentions:

Omaha, Grand Rapids, Providence, San Antonio, Salt Lake City

Note* I do not consider all of the cities major, but even the smaller cities are ignored.
San Antonio is not ignored it is one of the most visited cities in the country and the most visited in the state. It is also one of the fastest growing gaining nearly 60K new residents per year.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:44 PM
 
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There is probably a small set of contributing factors that keep a city/metro largely ignored. For me, this list would include:
  • Being overshadowed within its own state like San Antonio, Jacksonville or San Jose
  • Not blazing up the growth charts
  • Not having pro sports or big time college sports
  • Being deeply rooted in "yesterday's" economy
  • Being tied to a larger city in its own metro (like Ft. Worth)


How is San Antonio overshawdowed??
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