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Old 05-19-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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Buffalo, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City

Tampa Bay is overshadowed for a metro it's size. The population size is in the same range as San Diego and Denver metros, which get more attention (at least on CD).

San Jose the city itself may be overshadowed. However, you hear a lot of talk about the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area in general, so in a way it is not that overshadowed.

Philly gets a lot of attention CD. In real life it seems to be overshadowed by the other big cities in the Bos-Wash Corridor, with the exception of Baltimore. NYC, Boston, and DC get a lot more recognition than Philly IMO.

St. Louis gets quite a bit of attention on CD, but again, in reality I feel like you don't hear much about it.
I agree with pretty much all of your points, particularly the Tampa Bay area which many are surprised is the 18th largest metro area in the US. Philly in my opinion as well gets excessive exposure on City Data (almost ad nauseum in the City vs City forum) but have to say I don't think it's overlooked in general in the Northeast. That may have been the case 10 years ago but certainly no longer.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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How many tourists come from other states that don't border Texas and don't come in for conventions? I'd be VERY curious!
I have meet tourist from not just the US, but from ASL around the world in San Antonio.

Why would you think they would just be from Texas?

Many people do tours of the US and Sea World and Six Flags are major stopping points.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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1. Philly is very overshadowed. I honestly don't think most people realize that the Philly metro has almost six million people. Philly is talked about as if it is on the same level as Baltimore, St Louis, and Cleveland.
2. Fort Worth- I honestly know nothing about Ft. Worth. Does the city even have a convention center? I know Irving has one. I have never heard anyone say they are going to Ft Worth on business, etc.
3. Columbus, OH- Overshadowed by Cleveland & Cincinnati. Most seem to think Columbus is a Midwestern college city like Ann Arbor or Madison.
Columbus was a complete surprise to me. I never expected it to be a city of that scale. I loved it there.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:10 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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2. Fort Worth- I honestly know nothing about Ft. Worth. Does the city even have a convention center? I know Irving has one. I have never heard anyone say they are going to Ft Worth on business, etc.
^^^ See what mean, people?

And yes, there IS a convention center here. They held some of the Super Bowl XLV events...
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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^^^ See what mean, people?

And yes, there IS a convention center here. They held some of the Super Bowl XLV events...
Thought superbowl XLV was in Dallas
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thought superbowl XLV was in Dallas
It was in Arlington, which is closer to Ft Worth, so I can see claiming it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:17 AM
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It was in Arlington, which is closer to Ft Worth, so I can see claiming it.
...she knows that.

Just being sarcastic.

Although it was called the "North Texas" Super Bowl and it was a "joint effort", many people just called it the "Dallas Super Bowl", which is just another example in the millions of others you could use.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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That was one mighty cold superbowl they had up there in Dallas I tell you what.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Columbus was a complete surprise to me. I never expected it to be a city of that scale. I loved it there.
I always though (until several days ago--through this forum) Cleveland was Ohio's largest city because that's usually the one you always hear about.

Columbus looks like it might be as good a city as any other.

As I've aged I've come to think of cities like I think of women. When I was much younger, big breasts, big but, smile and superficial appearances were all that mattered, regardless if I was not all aware that was my only concern.

Not that I don't like an attractive looking woman with a great shaped butt. But there is more to living in a city--like living with or finding a good woman--than reputation sake and superficial qualities.

It also depends on one's economic standing and priorities. A persons of less economic means might have to consider crime and violence to a great extent, because they have less economic means to shelter themselves from those things. They probably aren't attending operas and ballets either and don't have a lot of disposable income.

Which is what I disliked about Las Vegas when I very briefly lived there tearing down diesel engines for $6 an hour. There was really not much to do or experience leisurely with no money.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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