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Old 07-07-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Ithaca, NY comes to mind right away. Visit Ithaca, NY - Official Site for Ithaca, NY & Tompkins County
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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=ithac...,56.83,,0,0.35

Auburn, NY is one that people may not think about: Home |

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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=aubur...42.87,,0,-0.28

Watertown, NY may be another one: Visit Watertown NY located in Upstate New York along the Canadian Border and close to Fort Drum Home to the 10th Mountain Division
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=water...62.84,,0,-2.77

State College PA would fit: https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/
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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=state...11,340.17,,0,0
I like those suggestions, especially State College!
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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State College PA - (the middle of no where if you ask me)

City 42K MSA MSA 160K
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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I like those suggestions, especially State College!
State College is the biggest out of the 4 at around 42,000, with the others in the 28-32,000 population range.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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They might be more vibrant than another town of similar size but wouldn't be confused with the terms
"urban, vibrant or with a cool factor" which was your original criteria. If they were we wouldn't have to go looking for them, word tends to get out.
Totally get what you are saying.

I am not looking for completely unknown areas, just lesser known, ones I might not have heard of. Most people think cities can't have ANY urbanity or vibrancy if they are under 500k population and would say NONE of these cities fit my description, lol.


And these cities DON'T in comparison to bigger well known cities... but La Crosse, WI is more urban and vibrant than Dodge City, KS. That is kinda what I am attempting (maybe poorly) to stab at.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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State College PA - (the middle of no where if you ask me)

City 42K MSA MSA 160K
Yup, this is pretty much what I am looking for, the more isolated and more influence the city has on it's region, the better.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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Ashville does fit the description quite well, it has a huge metro area for its size too. I think that is from being so close Greenville, Charlotte, Knoxville, etc... If it were more isolated it would be, by far, the king of this conversation.

This thread is really so I can find out about cities I didn't know of, under the radar types. Although I do think Ashville is a wonderful city, it is pretty far from low-key these days.
Oh please....
Asheville is NOT a suburb of any of those cities and is completely independent.
At 62.3 miles of mountainous driving, Greenville is the closest next city. Both Knoxville and Charlotte are well over 100 miles away.

Are we just going to keep hearing new criteria until you hear the name of the city that this thread is intended to yield? That's what it's beginning to sound like to me.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Charleston WV is probably another decent example

more interesting than many people might assume
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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State College is the biggest out of the 4 at around 42,000, with the others in the 28-32,000 population range.
I am becoming a real fan of cities under 50k lately, Ithaca and the like are PRIME examples. Auburn's downtown is beautiful.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Charleston WV is probably another decent example

more interesting than many people might assume
Oh yes! I agree completely. I would say that Huntington, WV would count too.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Jamestown, NY could also fit too: Jamestown NY | Hotels, Restaurants, Things to Do

Jamestown, NY April 2013 - YouTube
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=james...72.54,,0,-3.53
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