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Old 10-15-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'd have to vote for Columbus OH. I've always thought of Columbus as the biggest city you never hear anything about.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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I'd have to vote for Columbus OH. I've always thought of Columbus as the biggest city you never hear anything about.
Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, yet I barely hear about it. I agree, I hear way more about cincy and cleveland than ohio.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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I believe it's #3 in Ohio, but yes it should be more well-known.

Unless you're talking about city limits of course, but why would you?
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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How is Columbus ignored? It`s one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Both Obama and Trump were in the city campaigning just on Thursday.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:14 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth doesn't seem all that well known nationally even though it's a large city. But in architectural forums, it gets very high marks for outstanding new and older architecture downtown, and a beautifully designed downtown area that is the envy of many other cities. It's very generic suburban outside of downtown (with the exception of a few areas with a great deal of charm), so downtown is its main high point.
While I love hearing and seeing this, even as the biggest Fort Worth homer on this board, I say that we still have a ways to go.

Things are moving in the right direction, though...
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I believe it's #3 in Ohio, but yes it should be more well-known.

Unless you're talking about city limits of course, but why would you?
You are right, Columbus is the third largest metro in the state. The three C'S are fairly similar population wise on a metropolitan scale.

Based on 2015 census estimates of MSA's

1. Cincinnati 2,157,71. Up 2.04% since 2010
2. Cleveland- 2,060,81. Down -.79% Since 2010
3. Columbus- 2,021,632. Up 6.29% since 2010

I believe Columbus has a generally positive reputation in Ohio and regionally i.e. young progressive city, home of the OSU Buckeyes and a robust economy. I agree that our national reputation is virtually non-existent which is a dual edged sword in my opinion. Since the city doesn't have an established national brand it is easier to mold a positive one than for cities like Cleveland or Detroit who have to shake off the rust belt stigma.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:56 AM
 
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A lot of people can't look past Baltimore's bad reputation to see what a unique city it is. There's something about the culture that I've never seen anywhere else. It's a gritty place, yes, but beyond the streets of vacant rowhouses it's got eclectic neighborhoods, gorgeous waterfront, and an underground art scene that is both fresh and unconventional. I'd choose Baltimore over DC any day.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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A lot of people can't look past Baltimore's bad reputation to see what a unique city it is. There's something about the culture that I've never seen anywhere else. It's a gritty place, yes, but beyond the streets of vacant rowhouses it's got eclectic neighborhoods, gorgeous waterfront, and an underground art scene that is both fresh and unconventional. I'd choose Baltimore over DC any day.
I've always been in awe at how beautiful Baltimore is. Still, Baltimore is hardly ignored, and I would possibly saw it is "overrated" in terms of how often it is spoken about, in the same vein as Gary, Indiana, or East Saint Louis, Illinois (not to say Baltimore is as bad).
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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How is Columbus ignored? It`s one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Both Obama and Trump were in the city campaigning just on Thursday.
In terms of Ohio, I would say Cincinnati is probably the most ignored compared with what it offers. Columbus is starting to get well established as a tier-2 "hip" alternative to the millennial hotspots.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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You are right, Columbus is the third largest metro in the state. The three C'S are fairly similar population wise on a metropolitan scale.

Based on 2015 census estimates of MSA's

1. Cincinnati 2,157,71. Up 2.04% since 2010
2. Cleveland- 2,060,81. Down -.79% Since 2010
3. Columbus- 2,021,632. Up 6.29% since 2010

I believe Columbus has a generally positive reputation in Ohio and regionally i.e. young progressive city, home of the OSU Buckeyes and a robust economy. I agree that our national reputation is virtually non-existent which is a dual edged sword in my opinion. Since the city doesn't have an established national brand it is easier to mold a positive one than for cities like Cleveland or Detroit who have to shake off the rust belt stigma.
I think perceptions (and local economies etc.) tend to be closer to CSA population than MSA population.

And of course pro sports. If Ohio State was named for the city that might have a similar effect.
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