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View Poll Results: Which is the most suburban feeling major city?
Jacksonville, Florida 7 12.07%
Columbus, Ohio 3 5.17%
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2 3.45%
Orlando, Florida 8 13.79%
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3 5.17%
Sacramento, California 3 5.17%
Fort Worth, Texas 1 1.72%
San Jose, California 10 17.24%
Phoenix, Arizona 12 20.69%
Las Vegas, Nevada 2 3.45%
Other 7 12.07%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-01-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Which of these are the most suburban feeling major cities? Focus on within the city limits and the kind of development, skyline, landscapes, lifestyle, etc.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Well compared to it's population, San Jose
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:11 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Which of these are the most suburban feeling major cities? Focus on within the city limits and the kind of development, skyline, landscapes, lifestyle, etc.
San Jose, CA. It has about 1 million people but many places in its city limits don't look much different than Small Town USA.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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That's because it's a secondary center wrapped with a large percentage of the region's suburbs.

I don't know the answer, but it would have nothing to do with population within an arbitrary municipal boundary.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Yep, San Jose. It just incorporated lots of little towns and farmlands until it became an enormous sprawling suburbia, with lots of different neighborhoods, cultures and vibes. Which I enjoy, by the way, now being a San Josean myself.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I think Louisville, KY could qualify as well. Aside from downtown (which feels like a major downtown), there are a lot of neighborhoods and areas that feel like small towns, including some areas that have farmland.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Colorado Springs, CO? Unlike other major cities that essentially function as suburbs, like San Jose and Mesa, Colorado Springs is far enough from Denver to function as its own metro area. That's ~715,000 people living in a suburban, McMansion environment, with a poor downtown and no rapid transit options.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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Dallas
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How did Ft. Lauderdale wind up on this list? The city is part of the densely populated Miami metro!
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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San Jose, Jacksonville and Baton Rouge. They are all in different tiers of "major city," but relative to their tier I think each one is tops for this question.
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