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Old 12-26-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Lake Monona and Lake Mendota in Madison, WI came immediately to my mind because I know that the downtown area of Madison is built on an isthmus between the two. I looked them up and it seems Lake Mendota is fairly large and would qualify for this list. It has a surface area of 15.2 square miles. Lake Monona has a surface area of 5.1 square miles.
Yeah, and they're not "fake lakes" like a lot of the ones listed (that are really reservoirs.)
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:24 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Lake Monona and Lake Mendota in Madison, WI are a classic example of this.

White Rock Lake in Dallas (yeah I know it is technically a reservoir) is a pretty great urban lake. There are some awesome views of the skyline from the east side of the lake.

Lake Austin in Austin, TX isn't much wider than most rivers, but it is very urban.
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Updated list:

1. Lake Lanier, GA (59.0 sq mi)

2. Lake Norman, NC (50.8 sq mi)

3. Lake Lewisville, TX (46.2 sq mi)

4. Lake Ray Hubbard, TX (35.5 sq mi)

5.Lake Washington, WA (33.8 sq mi)

6. Lake Minnatonka, MN (22.7 sq mi)

7. East Lake Tohopekaliga, FL (18.7 sq mi)

8. Gull Lake, MN (15.5 sq mi)

9. Lake Mendota, WI (15.2 sq mi)

10. Grapevine Lake, TX (11.4 sq mi)

11. Lake Eustis, FL (10.9 sq mi)

* I'm also thinking of taking Gull Lake off the list since it's just a bunch of summer houses surrounding the lake, there are no actual cities there.
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Detroit also has Lake St. Clair.
This thread is about lakes that are completely or mostly enclosed by development whether that be urban or suburban. Lake St. Clair is fairly undeveloped on the Canadian side.
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