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Old 03-20-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Gary, Indiana is a sizable city of its own that grew separately from Chicago.
Gary is now a city of only 77,000 people though, giving it a comparable population to Evanston. Joliet (148k) and Aurora (200k) would probably be better examples.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Even using the census' widest ranging metrics, Milwaukee and Chicago haven't come together by any definition yet. We're talking about 90-95 miles from downtown to downtown. Some of the furtherest reaches of Chicagoland come into contact with some of the furthest reaches of metro Milwaukee, but that's it.

We'd need decades of growth in Chicagoland before the two metros fully sprawl into each other, and Chicagoland just isn't seeing that right now.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Even using the census' widest ranging metrics, Milwaukee and Chicago haven't come together by any definition yet. We're talking about 90-95 miles from downtown to downtown. Some of the furtherest reaches of Chicagoland come into contact with some of the furthest reaches of metro Milwaukee, but that's it.

We'd need decades of growth in Chicagoland before the two metros fully sprawl into each other, and Chicagoland just isn't seeing that right now.
Hell, there's no less than three different cities (Waukegan, Keosha, and Racine) in between Chicago and Milwaukee along the lakeshore. Waukegan is mostly surrounded by Chicagoland suburbia now, but the other two are basically still self-contained metros with at least a couple miles of largely undeveloped farmland between them.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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To those who say St. Pete, there is nothing "major" about St. Pete. It's a small, overcrowded, mostly rundown city with a microscopic "hip" downtown. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy spending time over there, but there's not much to it other than a little sliver of hip bars and restaurants, a couple cool museums, and of course the beaches. The city of St. Pete, however, is primarily on the bay side of the peninsula so it wouldn't be fair to attribute Pinellas's world class beaches to St. Petersburg.

My vote would be for Baltimore. Living just outside of DC for most of my life, Baltimore was always treated like the kid brother that people loved to pick on. I always had a soft spot for it, though. I always found people there to be so much more down to Earth than the uppity Capitol Hill power types that permeate DC these days. Edit: Go Birds
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Artsy and hipstery but definitely overshadowed dramatically by both Tampa and Clearwater.
Clearwater is overshadowed by nothing but Scientologists who are doing their best to completely take over and ruin the city. While I don't find St. Pete to be in the same league as Tampa, St. Pete destroys Clearwater in almost every single way.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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San Jose is probably the only large city overshadowed by a smaller one in the region lol.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Baltimore is in the beginning stages of becoming a secondary city but is not so far gone that it has secondary city status in the public perception. It does not fit the criteria as outlined by this thread.

Philly is not close to being any city's secondary city. The seeds of the process are being laid but the process itself has not started.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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What about Norfolk and Virginia Beach ??? In the past I heard of the Norfolk metro area but Virginia Beach is right next door and has double the population.

Charleston and Huntington in West Virginia also comes to mind.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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San Jose is probably the only large city overshadowed by a smaller one in the region lol.
How is it a larger city? They annexed a bunch of suburbia. SJ is still a small city overshadowed/enveloped by a big one.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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How is it a larger city? They annexed a bunch of suburbia. SJ is still a small city overshadowed/enveloped by a big one.
The population and area they are claiming exceeds every other city in the region. They are also claiming a very big city price tag.
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