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Old 11-17-2014, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Breaking Bad has definitely raised Burque's profile.

What is weird is that before BB, Roswell, a city of less than 50,000 that is bloody hot, flat and nothing to look at, and smells like cow dung was more well known than Albuquerque. All because of a UFO crash that never actually happened.



While Santa Fe is definitely more tourist oriented (virtually entirely tourism oriented), to say there is nothing to see in Albuquerque is an overstatement. There is at least a long weekend's worth of interesting stuff to do from the Sandias to museums to.... um... Breaking Bad tours. The difference is Albuquerque's attractions are surrounded by a city full of regular people working regular jobs living in a regular city.

People understandably want to visit the city that is built like a territorial pueblo where the residents wear $500 artfully distressed cowboy hats and folksy applique denim vests and batik mumus while discussing their past lives and chakras.

I mean, Santa Fe is beautiful, but there is a reason it is locally referred to as Fanta Se and Santa Fake. That said, I do like Santa Fe, but as SantaFe400 said, it is overlooked Breaking Bad or no.
Albuquerque is also the location of (Greg) Jackson's Martial Arts & Fitness Academy. That's a big deal! Several champions have been produced and belong to this camp. Big deal, indeed!
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Nashville, Tn.
It's constantly left behind and people don't seem to consider it in the same level as cities like Charlotte, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinatti, Etc

I think it can give these cities a run for their money in many ways.
For sure, Nashville is a beast! Whether people acknowledge it or not, Nashville is!
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Tampa and Orlando. Orlando because most people don't realize that its a whole lot more than just hotels and theme parks. The urban area of Orlando is larger than those of Indianapolis, Charlotte, and New Orleans to name a few. The growth rate in the area is incredibly high as well.
The Orlando metro area for starters, isn't "urban", rather thousands of square miles of suburban sprawl. It's a small city to start with (population 240K) and it's primary downtown area is a grid consisting of 5 to 6 square blocks. Indianapolis and Charlotte have far larger downtowns/urban areas. Orlando for some mind-numbing reason is usually foremost to those who talk about relocating to Florida in my opinion, although I do agree the Tampa Bay area is illogically left out by many. I do agree with the other post as well regarding Jacksonville and Tallahasse being very overlooked respective to their size.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Peoria Illinois has a surprisingly nice skyline
Playing with Peoria’s Skyline at Night | Craig Stocks Arts Blog
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Rochester, New York.

Easily the most underrated "large" metrio (>1 million) in this country.
Whats odd about Rochester is it is overshadowed by Buffalo, which is similar in size, not larger than Rochester, even Syracuse has a higher profile than Rochester, and Syracuse is smaller. (~60% the size).
Most cities that are overshadowed are overshadowed by cities much larger than themselves like Worcester and Boston, or Tacoma and Seattle.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Whats odd about Rochester is it is overshadowed by Buffalo, which is similar in size, not larger than Rochester, even Syracuse has a higher profile than Rochester, and Syracuse is smaller. (~60% the size).
Most cities that are overshadowed are overshadowed by cities much larger than themselves like Worcester and Boston, or Tacoma and Seattle.
One reason Syracuse gets so much publicity is the fact that the Orange have been at or near the top of college basketball for the last 40 years. Plus the Carrier Dome is a must see for basketball fans
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Not many people could tell you the third largest city in Pennsylvania is Allentown.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Staunton, VA - Charlottesville always gets all of the limelight and publicity, given UVA, but Staunton is actually (or arguably) the more urban, classically beautiful and overlooked gem that is the nexus between central and southwestern VA (Look at this). The town has rowhouses. It has awesome architecture and tons of charm. It's vibrant. It has a unique collection of Victorian goodies that are in pristine condition. It's just that no one has heard of it. At least not outside of VA anyway.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Erie gets the MOST overlooked in PA.


WHY?


Because unlike almost every other city in PA, it's not located in the southern or eastern sides of the state. Erie, being the 4th largest city in PA, sits all alone in the NW corner. It is, both in distance and culture, closer to Cleveland and Buffalo.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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Staunton, VA - Charlottesville always gets all of the limelight and publicity, given UVA, but Staunton is actually (or arguably) the more urban, classically beautiful and overlooked gem that is the nexus between central and southwestern VA (Look at this). The town has rowhouses. It has awesome architecture and tons of charm. It's vibrant. It has a unique collection of Victorian goodies that are in pristine condition. It's just that no one has heard of it. At least not outside of VA anyway.
Harrisonburg and Blacksburg are cities in VA similar to Charlottesville that seem to be in the same boat as Staunton.
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