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Old 12-21-2014, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Texarkana, Tx
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What are some mid-sized cities/metros that are impressive for their size in your opinion.? Doesn't matter what, could be their economy, how safe they are, density, etc or it could be multiple factors?

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Old 12-21-2014, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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Raleigh, NC
Des Moines, IA
Knoxville, TN
Spokane, WA
Austin, TX
Omaha, NE
Madison, WI
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:36 AM
 
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What considered to be mid-sized?
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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What considered to be mid-sized?
I think 300k - 800k metro pop.
Anything over a million or under 100k is not mid-sized that's for sure.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Lafayette, LA is the first that comes to mind.

Metro pop is officially around 500k, but will increase to about 600k when a neighboring parish is rightly added.
It's the third largest in the state with absolutely great food, a lax atmosphere, the states second university (University of Louisiana), and the heart of Cajun Country. The nations largest swamp lies within the metro area, The Atchafalaya Basin. It has a nice downtown with many nightlife options, more residential is on the way.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:37 AM
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Location: West Michigan
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Definently Madison, WI
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Wilmington, Delaware anchors a metro of over 500,000. It is home to a couple of Fortune 500 companies, a symphony and opera company, a couple of resident theatre companies, a fine art and children's museums, an IMAX, a minor league baseball team, and is a stop on the hourly northeast Amtrak trains running between DC and NYC. It is a major US banking center hosting the headquarters of the credit card operations of Bank of America, Chase Card Services and Barclays Bank. In addition to several Delaware banks, the Dutch banking company ING and UK banking company HBSC chose to place their US headquarters in Wilmington. Further, Delaware's "Chancery Court" is thought to be the most sophisticated court for adjudicating US corporate legal matters, given over 60% of the Fortune 500 companies choose to incorporate in Delaware. Finally, it is only about 45 minutes from Center City Philadelphia when folks want to dip into "big city" offerings.


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Old 12-21-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Dayton, OH
Chattanooga, TN
Portland, ME
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Lansing MI, Albany NY, Augusta GA, Harrisburg PA, Syracuse NY, Charleston SC and Columbia SC would fit, depending on the topic.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Richmond VA or Winston Salem NC
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