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Old 10-03-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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For me the two that come to mind are Washington DC and Arlington, and the other is Boston and Cambridge.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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El Paso would go from one of the safest cities in the country to one of the most dangerous instantly....
Or vice versa. Don't forget El Paso has 3 military installations, and we're not afraid to use them!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Dayton and Cincinnati. The 45 minute drive down I-75 from Dayton to Cincinnati is all suburbs.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Dayton and Cincinnati. The 45 minute drive down I-75 from Dayton to Cincinnati is all suburbs.
A city which takes 45 minutes to drive across? There needs to be more in-fill in those two cities, not more sprawl.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default Cities which should be merged...

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Did you know towns like Somerville split off Charlestown because they didn't want to be like them. Multipul towns in including Brookline and Cambridge have rejected the chance to join Boston.
It may be a popular idea in center cities like Boston, Detriot, Atlanta to annex but the people in the suburbs would see it as a hostile takeover therefore will never happen. THat is largely the reason Areas around AtlNta have been incorporating to stay out of the City or Atanta.
The people of Dearborn sure as heck don't feel like they should be annexed by Detriot.
Actually in the case of Atlanta, perhaps the original of the more recent trend of new municipalities being established, Sandy Springs, was indeed part of an effort to ensure that for the long term it would never become a part of the City of Atlanta, even though Atlanta had long ago lost interest in pushing for any such annexation.
However, the newer municipalities that have been established after Sandy Springs or are currently in the process of coming on board as new towns are being founded for a different reason. The main reason is to establish more local governmental control and remove the role of what are perceived by those suburban area residents to be innefective county governments.
Contrary to what was said earlier in another post, at least 2 areas that are presently unincorporated and in 2 different counties, are seriously considering whether they should attempt fo join the City of Atlanta via annexation.
If those areas do become a part of Atlanta, it would be the first notable annexation of land & residents into that city since the mid 1950's.
Georgia has long had quite restrictive annexation laws & thus Atlanta has basically sat on the sidelines and not changed particularly much in land area for around 60 years. As a result, it is a now tiny city of 130 some square miles with around 435,000 residents at the heart of a metro population of over 5.5 million. In other words, it is one of the most decentralized & suburban population dominated metros in the country..

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Old 10-05-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Cheyenne and Denver
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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That's how Jersey City came to be in the first place. Van Vorst Township, Greenville Twp, Hudson City, and Bergen City merged into a mega "Jersey City" in the mid 1800s. The idea was more towns would join, but I think they started getting cold feet.
Hudson county is freaking ridiculous... with 12 different municipalities in an area of 46 square miles. East Newark (0.102 sq miles) and Guttenberg (0.196 sq miles). I mean seriously, towns the size of a couple of blocks. The whole Hudson county should obviously be merged - 635,000 people in 46 square miles, thats not bad and pretty dense, roughly equivalent to Boston city.

If it was up to me I'd merge Newark and Essex county as well. The amount of bureaucracy in NJ is ridiculous.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Why would a city of over 1 million and a city of almost 800,000 annex? Especially since they're separated by 2 very large suburbs?
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Orlando should absorb all those small cities surrounding it, like Maitland, etc. I think there are prob 10 of them..
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS... put them and the KS suburbs all into MO so they'll all stop fighting amongst themselves
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