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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia!
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Philly
Baltimore
Raleigh Durham (although less so recently)
San Antonio (increasingly)
Tucson
San Diego

...all come to mind.
I'd say that San Antonio is less overlooked than it used to be. If for no other reason because of the success of the Spurs the past decade. That brought it national attention that it never had before. Still overlooked, but I wouldn't say increasingly so.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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What's Jacksonville overshadowed by? I'd agree that it's one of the lesser-known big cities, but overshadowed?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:20 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I'd say that San Antonio is less overlooked than it used to be. If for no other reason because of the success of the Spurs the past decade. That brought it national attention that it never had before. Still overlooked, but I wouldn't say increasingly so.
So, this place has nothing to do with what ever popularity San Antonio has...?

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I'll say San Jose. It has a massive population (10th largest US city), incredibly low in crime, great economy (4.6% unemployment), and a gorgeous downtown which people on these forums dismiss simply because the lack of skyscrapers. Everything is impeccably clean, offering what I would consider to be one of the most ideal qualities of life in the US.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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So, this place has nothing to do with what ever popularity San Antonio has...?
Honestly, he's right, the Spurs have put SA more on the map than the Alamo ever did in modern times (big caveat -- modern times!). Sorry to burst your bubble.

As a side note, I've been to the Alamo and I was bored to tears. I'm not a history buff, admittedly, but for such a "popular" icon I was amazed at how uninterested I was while there. I was also not a fan of the Riverwalk, which felt WAY too corporate and fake for some reason (I realize most people absolutely adore the Riverwalk). So perhaps I have a bias when talking about SA -- a negative one. I didn't get what all of the hype was about. I was there a good 10+ years ago though, so maybe a lot has changed since then.

This is not to say that SA is boring or not a fun place for most people, but I personally didn't care for it and I personally don't think most Americans yearn to see the Alamo like they do with other National monuments (like Mount Rushmore, Statue of Liberty or even the St. Louis Arch).
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'll say San Jose. It has a massive population (10th largest US city), incredibly low in crime, great economy (4.6% unemployment), and a gorgeous downtown which people on these forums dismiss simply because the lack of skyscrapers. Everything is impeccably clean, offering what I would consider to be one of the most ideal qualities of life in the US.
I know almost nothing about San Jose (have family in SF though), but I've only heard that San Jose is a very boring place. I do not know if it's true or not, but I'm just telling you what I hear where I live (Midwest). Perhaps SJ can change its perception more, like all of these underrated/overshadowed cities should. I know most/all of them are unfairly negatively perceived.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I think Phoenix takes the cake, lol.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:48 PM
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Fort Worth
I agree. Most people do not know that Fort Worth is larger than Charlotte. They think of it as part of Dallas. They don't understand it's 30 mins away from Dallas.
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