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Old 04-17-2015, 01:56 PM
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Location: Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I've noticed lots of cities have blurred distinctions when it comes to their boundaries.

Also, which are the opposite?
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Strongest: New York City and maybe Washington, DC?

Weakest: San Francisco.

People generally don't say San Francisco anymore, for whatever reason. Everyone here says "Bay Area". In comparison, I've never heard anyone in NYC say they live in the "Tri State area". With a city like New York, Princeton, Stamford and Scarsdale might as well be in different countries. Each have such unique, proud and strong identities. Even distinction of the boroughs within the City of New York seem very stark. Maybe because they're separated by water?

People use the term "LA" pretty loosely, but even in LA, people generally say where they're from exactly. People in Newport Beach say they live in Newport Beach or Orange County not "Greater LA".

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Old 04-17-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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El Paso or San Diego or San Antonio are the strongest.

How many actual suburbs (outside of the city limits) can you name off the top of your head for these cities? Yeah, I cant name all too many either (Las Cruces, Bandera, San Marcos, Chula Vista; that's all off the top of my head).

San Antonio for example pretty much owns its entire metropolitan area.

Among the larger cities, that is tougher, we know more about their suburbs but probably Chicago or Houston or Philadelphia or Atlanta. One of those four.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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People generally don't say San Francisco anymore, for whatever reason. Everyone here says "Bay Area".
Not my experience at all, especially among people who actually live in San Francisco.

And this was a weekly conversation I had with someone when at college at UCSB:

Me: Where are you from?

Not me: San Francisco

Me: Oh cool me too, where in SF?

Not me: Marin

Me:
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:31 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Strong: Pittsburgh

Weak: Miami
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Tucson really doesn't have any suburbs compared to most places. Green Valley and Marana are the only two and they were both planned type communities which came about in the '60s or 70's as opposed to a long standing town in the area.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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El Paso TX
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Weakest: San Francisco.
Regarding SF and the Bay Area, Your interpretation is weak. San Antonio has distinctions within it's city limits as does LA proper but because SA and LA have always had larger city limits it's easy to identify with one name.

SF, the SF Peninsula, and the Bay Area has the same connection to each other as SA or LA does to it's many neighborhoods. The difference is SF and the Bay Area decided they would be distinct separate cities from the beginning, but that does not mean SF and it's surrounding cities don't all relate to each any more or less than SA or LA does to their separate neighborhoods.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i think bostons borders are nebulously agreed upon as including border cities like cambridge somerville and brookline.

i think that nyc (including bronx,qeens,broklyn and harlem) philly and dc have very strictly defined borders ?
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Chicago AKA Cook County.
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