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Old 07-31-2016, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mhays25 View Post
Again, not relevant to my post, which was about processing centers.
The bottomline is that YES, midsized cities have closed the gap on our largest cities in many ways. Some of our biggest tourist attractions (think Vegas and Orlando) are actually mid sized cities. New Orleans is mid sized too. Austin, Portland, San Diego; all mid sized.

Today, many of our biggest cities aren't adding people nearly as fast as many mid sized cities. Midsized cities simply offer most of the "big city" amenities without the "big city" cost. Living in big cities is no longer a need; it's a want.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:48 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
Mt Lebanon is a first-ring, streetcar suburb of a city with a land area of 55 square miles. In any other metro, save for Boston, it would have been annexed decades ago. It exists specifically because Pittsburgh exists. It's essentially a parasite. It's residents use the city's resources and give nothing back. Find a better example of smaller cities closing the gap.

... Miami is 55 SQ miles. Size is nothing.
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