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Old 08-15-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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What do you think is the most ignored major city in America?

I would say Saint Paul, Minnesota. It has a population of 285,068, and has a pretty big downtown. The reason it is ignore is because of how close it is to Minneapolis, which has about 100,000 more people than Saint Paul does.

Saint Paul also has a very good skyline too, which is also overlooked.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Fort Worth, Texas.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Indianapolis.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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I guess it depends on your definition of "major city".

My vote would probably go to Honolulu.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I guess it depends on your definition of "major city".

My vote would probably go to Honolulu.
Heck no. For a small city that is thousands of miles from the U.S. mainland, Honolulu has serious name and brand recognition - even here on the east coast.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Heck no. For a small city that is thousands of miles from the U.S. mainland, Honolulu has serious name and brand recognition - even here on the east coast.
I guess I assumed the OP meant "ignored here on city-data".
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Fort Worth. Really large city, but people call it the Dallas metro instead of giving FW its due.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Ft. Worth is in the same boat as St. Paul. They are both cool cities, but massively overshadowed by their big brother.

Honolulu is interesting, though. It is a popular city, but I don't hear it's name thrown around here very often on C-D.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Honolulu is interesting, though. It is a popular city, but I don't hear it's name thrown around here very often on C-D.
It's very far and isolated from everything. It's also very expensive to live in and doesn't have a particularly strong job market. How many people would be looking to live in such a place?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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It's very far and isolated from everything. It's also very expensive to live in and doesn't have a particularly strong job market. How many people would be looking to live in such a place?
Even if I could afford it, I wouldn't live there. I think it would get old after a while being so isolated from the rest of the country. Also, fast-food is more expensive -- I always read the little disclaimers saying the prices aren't applicable in Hawaii and Alaska

I'm curious, what is the predominant industry out there, besides tourism?
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