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Old 06-29-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Besides Bo-Wash,what do you think are the most urban areas of the country?By areas I mean big cities and metro areas that are close together.For example in the Bo-Wash area a ton of cities are close together like Boston,NYC,Baltimore,Washington D.C.,and then theres a bunch of smaller but very dense cities in this area too.So areas like that.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Hard to say. The Southeast and Midwest are both fairly urban regions. Northeast Ohio and WEstern Pennsylvania are pretty urban. As well as Northeastern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin, and Northwestern Indiana and Western Michigan where you have Chicago, Milwaukee, Gary, and a lot of other cities near each other.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Miami and Ft Lauderdale, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Orlando, Los Angeles and San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver, San Antonio and Austin. Chicago and Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:44 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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ChiPits, Chicago to Pittsburgh. It's pretty dense there along I-80, then down the Ohio Turnpike to Pittsburgh. Though there are farms, too.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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Southern edge of the Great Lakes, from Chicago east to Cleveland, with branches southeast to Pittsburgh and northeast to Buffalo. Southeastern FL. Coastal southern CA.

Some others that either cover a smaller area or are less densely populated but still have enough metro areas strung together over enough distance to qualify as mini-megalopolises (megalopoli?): extensions of BosWash, north to Portland, ME, south to Norfolk, west coast of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee up to the Fox Cities, Puget Sound, upstate NY approximately along the Erie Canal route.

An emerging megalopolis that probably is not too many years from comparing to the southern Great Lakes area as the largest and most densely populated megaloplis outside of BosWash is the I-85 corridor from the Triangle, moving west and then southwest across NC, then down through central and west-central SC and across northern GA to Atlanta.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire

Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor

Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dallas-Fort Worth

Chicago/Milwaukee Area

Bos-Wash

East Coast Florida
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Seattle to Vancouver is a good one.

I think Seattle to Portland may end up that way soon.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I agree with eveyone who said SE FL and the southern Great Lakes region.

I've never been there but I would guess that the corrdior on I-5 that passes through Portland, OR, then through Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, and then goes to Vancouver, that area is probably pretty dense right
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Here is a satellite image of the US at night. I think this might help answer the question pretty easily.

APOD: 2000 July 8 - The United States At Night
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Though that was taken in 2000, things are probably a bit different by now, for example, all of the southern lights are probably bigger, and some of those tiny lights may have gone out.

Here's one from 2001 that I just found

And here is the other one so you can see the slight differences

I really notice the difference in southern San Diego, Denver, Vegas, and the BosWash corridor.


And this is a kind of funny quote from the website

Mid-sized U.S. cities included Sacramento, Phoenix, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta

Boston, Phoenix and Atlanta Midsized cities? Really?

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