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Old 08-24-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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San Antonio is overshadowed in TX by DFW Houston & Austin.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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A lot of people also don't realize just how big Richmond, VA is as well.
Actually Richmond, VA is smaller than most people would think, as is New Orleans. Richmond is comparable in size to places like Louisville, Memphis, Jacksonville, OKC, etc, yet it's feel and profile is significantly above that.

As for San Antonio, it's overshadowed in the media by Austin. It's still Texas' third city but you wouldn't know it and Austin is catching up fast population wise.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:41 PM
 
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San Antonio is overshadowed in TX by DFW Houston & Austin.

It has a smaller metro population than DFW and Houston but that doesn't mean it is overshadowed in every category. Austin does not overshadow S.A. and if so explain yourself and I will do the same.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, definitely..... Then, perhaps Seattle, Philadelphia and Boston are somewhat under-recognized. Despite that there is a lot of chatter about various cities, in the case of Boston; The zoning of the non-incorporated outer core neighborhoods don't help it's perception as a small city.... but, then the Rt128 + RT495 corridors are totally ignored. We're a moderate, dense core w/ a large office-park sprawl extending to about a 30-35 mi radius outside the core.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Actually Richmond, VA is smaller than most people would think, as is New Orleans. Richmond is comparable in size to places like Louisville, Memphis, Jacksonville, OKC, etc, yet it's feel and profile is significantly above that.

As for San Antonio, it's overshadowed in the media by Austin. It's still Texas' third city but you wouldn't know it and Austin is catching up fast population wise.
I looked at CNN search and San Antonio has more than 10 times the amount of news articles than Austin. Austin does make more of those city lists but it gets more attention in that sense than many of the much bigger cities as well.

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Old 08-24-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, definitely..... Then, perhaps Seattle, Philadelphia and Boston are somewhat under-recognized. Despite that there is a lot of chatter about various cities, in the case of Boston; The zoning of the non-incorporated outer core neighborhoods don't help it's perception as a small city.... but, then the Rt128 + RT495 corridors are totally ignored. We're a moderate, dense core w/ a large office-park sprawl extending to about a 30-35 mi radius outside the core.
Seattle is a media darling today so I am not sure where you are coming from there. Seattle is among the list of the most popular cities and is definitely NOT ignored. Minneapolis is a solid second-tier "cool" city as well.

Atlanta and Dallas have somewhat fallen off the radar compared to a decade ago, even though they are still growing very fast.

Philadelphia is what it is, but I don't think it's either over or under hyped.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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It has a smaller metro population than DFW and Houston but that doesn't mean it is overshadowed in every category. Austin does not overshadow S.A. and if so explain yourself and I will do the same.
In the national conscience, Austin does overshadow San Antonio. San Antonio is a city that doesn't get talked much about, be it negatively or positively. Austin on the other hand is a media darling and is praised continuously.

If you live in San Antonio, I can understand not realizing that fact. I live in Oklahoma City and people here don't realize how far behind the rest of the country this place is and that Tulsa is better. Where we live shapes our perception of places. After living on the east coast from 2009-12, my standard for what is a "real" city is different than it used to be.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Awe okayy
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:29 PM
 
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I looked at CNN search and San Antonio has more than 10 times the amount of news articles than Austin. Austin does make more of those city lists but it gets more attention in that sense than many of the much bigger cities as well.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA....

home of this week's ECSC.... and swell is on the way.

in any case, i wish they held this event in Buxton, NC where the surf is sooo much better.

ECSC: Between The Heats | SURFLINE.COM
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