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Old 12-28-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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What if the city with less than 100,000 people is more dense than bigger cities and offers some urban amenities?
I'm not aware of any place like that in the U.S. that can compete with major cities, but in Europe there are a few... maybe not 100k, but some super dense under 200k...But yes if that place existed, I would live there. An example I had in mind was Geneva, Switzerland. The U.S. to my knowledge doesn't have an equivalent of tiny yet ultra dense. 192k, 31k ppsm, very upscale. There are a few places that could be candidates if they densified and made it more pleasant to live, such as New Orleans, but no cities are at that right now that aren't attached to a major metro already.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Can you really call a town with less than 100,000 people a "city"?

I'm pretty sure you can ask a lot of people on this forum, and they will definately tell you that 75,000 isn't really a lot. Here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, 75,000 people is practically nothing.... but a suburb.
Hmmmm.....

Monterey, CA has 28,000 population and night life, an aquarium, high end restaurants and ethnic restaurants, an indie movie theater, organic food market, a large outdoor mall, mini golf, an airport, a community college, and several other urban amenities and is very suburban but also some very urban areas.

I can also think of Santa Cruz which has a lot too. A four year college, very tall building downtown, an amusement park, night life, lots of ethnic restaurants, organic market, and several urban things.

But I do agree 75,000 population is the minimium to be considered a "mid-sized to big city"

But do consider what I said.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:35 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Hmmmm.....

Monterey, CA has 28,000 population and night life, an aquarium, high end restaurants and ethnic restaurants, an indie movie theater, organic food market, a large outdoor mall, mini golf, an airport, a community college, and several other urban amenities and is very suburban but also some very urban areas.

I can also think of Santa Cruz which has a lot too. A four year college, very tall building downtown, an amusement park, night life, lots of ethnic restaurants, organic market, and several urban things.
Yeah, but they're still not "cities", though.


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But I do agree 75,000 population is the minimium to be considered a "mid-sized to big city"


Yeah, gonna have to disagree there. 75,000 at best is a small town, city proper or metro.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Born and raised in the city.

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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Yeah, but they're still not "cities", though.






Yeah, gonna have to disagree there. 75,000 at best is a small town, city proper or metro.
Well, technically in CA town and city are the same thing. One may have "Town of ....." w/ a town hall or one may have "City of....." w/ a city hall.

After all, what we say is city and town is all comparative.


75,000 is no small town. Perhaps a small city you mean.

Redding, Napa, Merced, Chico, and countless other urban centers in CA feel like a city.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Well, technically in CA town and city are the same thing. One may have "Town of ....." w/ a town hall or one may have "City of....." w/ a city hall.

After all, what we say is city and town is all comparative.


75,000 is no small town. Perhaps a small city you mean.

Redding, Napa, Merced, Chico, and countless other urban centers in CA feel like a city.
75,000 is a large town. I definitely wouldn't consider it a true urban area unless it was part of a larger metro region.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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75,000 is a large town. I definitely wouldn't consider it a true urban area unless it was part of a larger metro region.
Well, whatever you consider a city or not a city, I would say if you had a bunch of communities with 10,000 population and one with 50,000 population, then I think the young people and also some non-young people would want to move to the largest population area.

For example, this picture of downtown Cheyenne, WY seems pretty city-ish and urban to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ch...Y_downtown.jpg

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