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Old 11-13-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Not by any means.
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill form Research Triangle. An area with far more prestigious universities and more research centers than Charlotte could ever hope to match. Charlotte is known for its banking, after Boston it's the second largest Financial Headquarters in the country. Raleigh-Durham CSA is almost the same size as Charlotte CSA. Raleigh may not outshine it, but they are on an almost equal level I would say.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I'll agree with one of the posters who first replied to this. It's the same friggin' metro. If the cities were separated, hands down it would go to Minneapolis though. It's the bigger city of the two. Also the first to have LRT, though the second LRT line will soon connect both cities in the coming months..
I know they are the same metro, I live in it. It was a joke. As a St. Paulite, I like to give Minneapolis a hard time. They try hard over there.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Kansas City, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Might have something to do with some of the city lands being water. I don't know, I didn't do the calculations. Make an entry on Wikipedia to correct it.
Hmmm...right below that, it says Kansas City has 464,000 people.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Boulder is a boutique city, much like Asheville NC and Santa Fe NM are. Boulder however enjoys being within spitting distance of metropolitan Denver. I wouldn't say it outshines Denver at all, but I can see why some people would prefer it.

As for North Carolina, Raleigh or the Research Triangle as a whole does not outshine Charlotte. The Triangle does have its advantages, but when you get down to it, it is simply a collection of small cities grown together and NONE of the individual cities that make up the Triangle can come anywhere close to offering what Charlotte does on its own.

As for Alabama, there is no way Huntsville outshines Birmingham. While Birmingham itself leaves so much to be desired, it pretty much pulls all the weight in the state. I would say Mobile is Alabama's second metro before Huntsville.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Well Baltimore is officially the largest metro area in Maryland, but the DC suburbs are a lot more prosperous and powerful politically within the state.

The Washignton DC area as a whole is more populous than the Baltimore area, but part of it lies in Virginia and DC is not in Maryland. Likewise, the Huntington area is officially the largest in West Virginia but parts of it are in Kentucky and Ohio, and I think Charleston is better.

Columbus and Cincinnati are both better than Cleveland in Ohio.

Every area in Florida is better than Miami.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I wonder if they're including East St. Louis on the Illinois side. Oh well, KC has been the biggest metro for the most part. Perhaps St. Louis population has caught up and surpassed it. In either case, KC was bigger than St. Louis at one point, but people still perceived St. Louis as being the premier city in Missouri. People know almost nothing about KC, and think it's a one horse town, while they look at St. Louis as an actual city that can contend with other midwestern big cities like Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, MLPS, and Cincinnati.
Yes I wonder about the St Louis vs Kansas City metro ranks and which is "the largest metro area in Missouri" since both areas span states. Yes I also wonder if East St. Louis, Illinois is included, and also if Overland Park, Kansas is included, or Kansas City, Kansas.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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To clear up some of the questions re: St. Louis MSA vs. Kansas City MSA...

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA - 2,817,626
Missouri portion - 2,116,836 (75.1%)
Illinois portion - 700,790 (24.9%)

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA - 2,038,724
Missouri portion - 1,199,890 (58.9%)
Kansas portion - 838,834 (41.1%)

Let's put it this way: the Missouri side of the St. Louis metro is more populated than the entirety of the Kansas City metro.
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