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Old 11-10-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Is Miami an urban city or is it too spread out?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Miami metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Because the population of South Florida is largely confined to a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the Miami urbanized area (that is, the area of contiguous urban development) is about 110 miles (180 km) long (north to south), but never more than 20 miles (32 km) wide, and in some areas only 5 miles (8.0 km) wide (east to west). The MSA is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area.[10] It was the eighth most densely populated urbanized area in the United States in the 2000 census.[11]


As of the 2000 census, the urbanized area had a land area of 1,116 square miles (2,890 km2), with a population of 4,919,036, for a population density of 4,407.4 per square mile (1,701.7 per square kilometer). Miami and Hialeah (the second largest city in the metropolitan area) had population densities of more than 10,000 per square mile (more than 3,800 per square kilometer).[12][13] The Miami Urbanized Area was the fifth largest urbanized area in the United States in the 2000 census.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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NYC
SF
LA
DC
CHI

After that, from research, it doesn't seem like it get's MUCH more urban on a metro level than South Florida. Maybe Boston and Philly?

List of United States urban areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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I love the LA/SF suburbs. They definitely deserved a top 5 spot
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Either LA or the Bay. I feel like cities back east turn into the sticks once you leave the immediate city surroundings.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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I am from South FL, and feel it is not urban enough, yet this is the most urban metro area FL has. What are the best urban metro areas in the country? When I say best, I mean with lots of museums, cultural/educational activities, events in general, safety, good jobs and cost of living. I'd like to hear your opinions.
IMO I don't think those list of amenities make an area "Urban". IF anything you could list "South Florida" based on the criteria you gave.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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IMO I don't think those list of amenities make an area "Urban". IF anything you could list "South Florida" based on the criteria you gave.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. All that criteria doesn't describe "urban". Any city has those amenities. Even the most suburban of them. Very vague.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. All that criteria doesn't describe "urban". Any city has those amenities. Even the most suburban of them. Very vague.
Exactly dude. I agree 100%.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I have never felt like I was in an urban metro when I have been in greater Los Angeles. Sorry but I feel like Miami has areas that feel more urban than LA. Only San Francisco feels urban in the Bay Area. The rest of it feels very suburban with pockets of nice small town centers dotting the greater metro.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I'm not really into the west coast so, I am going to visit Philly, Chi, and DC first. These seem like the best places for us. I appreciate the replies, especially the other south fl native's.
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