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Old 11-03-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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All of them are big cities.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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I find that strange i thought it was simply size and or population.... i dont understand how food and walkablity makes a city big
It's because cities are urban and diverse, and urban, diverse areas tend to be walkalbe with great food. Suburban areas...not as much...

Food (well...culture) and walkablility are the reasons why Providence, Rhode Island feels to be a bigger city than Riverside, California, which is over twice its size.

Mesa, Arizona has nearly a half million people, but it doesn't feel like a city at all.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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An uncomfortable city has more than 40,000. An intolerable city has more than 100,000. "Big" like "small" is in the eye of the beholder. Since I like to drive, anything stressful (traffic, tolls, street parking, parking garage, alternate side of the street parking, big events: road closures, potholes, etc.) related to driving is the biggest negative about cities.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: sumter
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not sure about that. my city has slightly better than 40,000 and i'm very comfortable here. it's not the greatest place by no means, but I have everything I need here for the most part.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Why is Va Beach listed when it should be Norfolk instead?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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To me, Big City is more about feel than population, though certainly population does have a lot to do with it. To me places like Des Moines, Albuquerque, and Omaha feel like Big Cities, mostly because in a sense they are the largest cities in their states, granted I haven't been to any large cities outside of the Midwest except for Orlando, Denver, and Washington DC. There are a few cities that to me seem small. Hartford, in spite of its insurance prowess, doesn't seem very large to me. Richmond and Providence don't seem that big either, but maybe it's because those two cities are smack dab in the middle of larger metro areas.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Somewhere around the 1.25M and 1.5M population mark, or Richmond to Milwaukee and above. There are always exceptions though (like NOR).
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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somewhere around the 1.25m and 1.5m population mark, or richmond to milwaukee and above. There are always exceptions though (like nor).
nor?
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Some of your numbers are off Phoenix's metro is roughly 4.3 million and Atlanta's metro is well over 5 million and St. Louis's metro is nearly 3 million. I like the above response. When your city has professional sports franchises then you know you've reached "Big City" status.
I think all the numbers look way dated.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I'd actually put the Big Cities marker between Orlando and Indianapolis. I'm mostly going by international recognition, which is why it's so high. Not many people outside of the USA know where Indianapolis is (they think it's in India) or even Richmond. People vaguely recognize New Orleans, but they don't really know WHERE it is. The cities above Orlando are universally (almost) recognized.
Actually, most people know Indianapolis because of the Indy 500. It is a world famous race.

Though, someone who doesn't think these are big cities:

Indianapolis, IN - 1,487,483
Virginia Beach, VA - 1,439,666
Milwaukee, WI - 1,376,476
Columbus, OH - 1,368,035
Austin, TX - 1,362,416
Charlotte, NC - 1,249,442
Providence, RI - 1,190,956
Jacksonville, FL - 1,065,219
Memphis, TN - 1,060,061
Salt Lake City, UT - 1,021,243

Why would I be surprised?
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