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Old 06-08-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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San Antonio is more than just a few water parks, it also has the Alamo, the River walk, and the Missions... just to name a few. But overall San Antonio doesn't rely on that many tourist as you would see in Orlando, & Las Vegas which isn't a bad thing. If anything San Antonio is more like San Diego than Orlando IMO, both are historic, have theme parks, affiliated with a large presence of the military.
By far those are much closer comparisons.

San Antonio & San Diego share similar Spanish backgrounds as well as being home to many large military bases & are centers for healthcare & biotechnology.

If you can't see the similarities you are blind. San Diego is on the water, San Antonio is inland are the only major differences as well as one being on the US/Mexican border & the other being 200 miles from it.

San Diego has more diversity where San Antonio is predominately Hispanic & White with very few Black people or Asians.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Houston will one day pass up Chicago in population I predict. Austin (currently #11) will surpass San Antonio and Dallas in population. Ft. Worth will surpass Dallas in population. I can see a situation where Houston is #1, Austin #2, Ft. Worth #3, and San Antonio #4, Dallas #5. I also predict the Houston metro area to eventually surpass the DFW metro.

New Orleans is the only "sleeping giant" that I see. I foresee a future where the "Hollywood of the South" surpasses even the LA basin in movie production. I can see the growth of the nascient game industries (versus gamin).
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore is definitely a sleeping giant. One of the most underrated cities in the country.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I see Oklahoma City becoming a large city. There is alot of things happening in that city.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Portland, Austin, Denver, and Minneapolis.
I believe you have misread the OP's title. It is nest sleeping giants. These cities are growing of course but they are very popular and by no means sleeping.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Houston will one day pass up Chicago in population I predict. Austin (currently #11) will surpass San Antonio and Dallas in population. Ft. Worth will surpass Dallas in population. I can see a situation where Houston is #1, Austin #2, Ft. Worth #3, and San Antonio #4, Dallas #5. I also predict the Houston metro area to eventually surpass the DFW metro.

New Orleans is the only "sleeping giant" that I see. I foresee a future where the "Hollywood of the South" surpasses even the LA basin in movie production. I can see the growth of the nascient game industries (versus gamin).
I doubt they will pass LA in Movie production ever.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I doubt they will pass LA in Movie production ever.
It's only a matter of time. The incentives in Louisiana are simply too much to pass up for production companies.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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It's only a matter of time. The incentives in Louisiana are simply too much to pass up for production companies.
I seriously doubt that, and even so, Georgia would probably have a better shot at that happening right now.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I seriously doubt that, and even so, Georgia would probably have a better shot at that happening right now.


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Old 06-09-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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Isn't Anaheim, California supposed to have 400,000 people by 2015? Seems like a sleeping giant to me.
Anaheim is pArt of the LA megalopolis, indistinguishable as a separate city. Can't tell where Anaheim ends and Fullerton, Orange, etc begin.
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