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Old 11-02-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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Interesting to see San Diego being its own "Mega region", while Sac Doesn't qualify.
Good point, and all add: Interesting to see San Antonio being its own "Mega region", while Austin Doesn't qualify and is swallowed up into San Antonio.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Reno still feels pretty disconnected from the Bay and Sac. Being in another state contributes with that disconnect.
And the Sierra Nevada.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Poor Michigan. No matter how hard they tried they just can't shake Toledo.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:18 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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So now I guess Sacramento is part of the BahhhAreaaah. We'd rather not be though.

Silicon Valley/San Jose is SF's Orange County. The far East Bay and Stockton-Modesto is SF's Inland Empire.

Sacramento is SF's San Diego, but everything is smaller in the NorCal Mega-region, literally almost half the size/population of SoCal's Mega-region. So Sacramento has this stronger connection with the Bay Area because its closer, while being stand alone, as opposed to the connection between San Diego and LA.

Also, Sacramento is way more of a stand alone city than any of the IE cities or Orange County cities. Sacramento is the Capital too which gives it that stand alone feature as well.

We can make comparisons between NorCal and SoCal but they are never really completely apples to apples, very close, but not exact. For example, one of the reasons people insist that Sac is not part of the Bay Area is summer day high temps, while its 90 in Sac, its only 60 in SF, and only 70 in Oakland. SoCal's major cities do not have have these extremes(not counting Palm Springs). However, Sac's summer morning/nighttime temps are very cool, right on par with the major Bay Area cities. Having said that, Sacramento weather is near identical to Bay Area weather 10 months out of the year similar to how all of SoCal's major cities having the same weather all year long.
I would disagree the east bay would be OC, and SJ would be IE, OC is directly in the metro, and more connected to LA than the East Bay is to SF.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:03 AM
 
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Hartford that big influence?
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:10 AM
 
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I would disagree the east bay would be OC, and SJ would be IE, OC is directly in the metro, and more connected to LA than the East Bay is to SF.
Silicon Valley is very wealthy and so is the OC, hence their similarity, but the Silicon Valley does blow out all of California for wealth including the OC. Silicon Valley is south of SF, similarly the OC is south of LA.

The IE is east of LA and the far East Bay and Stockton-Modesto are east of SF. When I say the "far East Bay" I'm not really including the Bay side of the East Bay(Oakland/Berk/Hayward-all the way down 880). The far East Bay is on the other side of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills. Wealth levels of the IE match more with Stockton-Modesto than with SJ-Silicon Valley.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've argued for years that Marquette is a mega region. Finally, I am vindicated.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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Good point, and all add: Interesting to see San Antonio being its own "Mega region", while Austin Doesn't qualify and is swallowed up into San Antonio.
Actually if you looked at the website link, the cities in each "Mega Region" you see on the map (in the OP) are just there for reference and not the name of the megaregion. The megaregion on the map with both San Antonio and Austin in it is called the Yanaguana (Austin San Antonio) megaregion!

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Old 11-03-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Actually if you looked at the website link, the cities in each "Mega Region" you see on the map (in the OP) are just there for reference and not the name of the megaregion. The megaregion on there map with both San Antonio and Austin is called the Yanaguana (Austin San Antonio) megaregion!
Ok, good to know. Strange name though, care to explain the name "Yanaguana"?

So, the (Bay Area-Sacramento) Mega Region is called the Goldengate, that's appropriate, as the entire Watershed -Sacramento/Feather/American Rivers drains naturally into the Goldengate. Ships can travel through the Goldengate into SF Bay onto the Sacramento River up to Sacramento.

Two other West Coast Megaregions are named after their waterways:

The Willamette mega-region (Portland). Interesting they chose the Willamette instead of the Columbia, the Columbia is a much bigger longer river; however, the Willamette captures more of the actual Portland Region which lies mostly in the Willamette Valley.

The Puget mega-region (Seattle), good name, as almost the entire Seattle mega-region touches the Puget Sound or has lakes that connect with the Puget Sound.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Ok, good to know. Strange name though, care to explain the name "Yanaguana"?
Yanaguana was the Payaya Indian village were present day San Antonio is now located. This new interpretation is interesting to say the least, with respect to "megaregions", definitely a lot more than the 11 or so created by the Regional Plan Association.
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