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Old 11-23-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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Santa Fe, NM, has only 68,000 population, but its own symphony and opera company.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Santa Fe, NM, has only 68,000 population, but its own symphony and opera company.
It's the tourist aspect that makes it culturally bigger than most cities its size. I lived there for a short time and it offers more than most cities of 70,000 (and I think no more than 150K in the county) would such as all stores like Whole Foods, TJ's, and an impressive dining selection. After a while of being there though it does seem like a smaller city because it is.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Santa Fe, NM, has only 68,000 population, but its own symphony and opera company.
Binghamton NY, a city of about 45,000 and metro of 250,000, has both as well: Tri-Cities Opera

http://www.binghamtonphilharmonic.org/

They also have an AHL Hockey team, AA Minor League Baseball and Division 1 sports at Binghamton University.

Corning NY, a city of 11,000, has a Fortune 500 company, an orchestra and a few museums like the Corning Museum of Glass. Corning Incorporated | Home

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Glens Falls NY, a city of 14,000 and a metro of about 165,000, offers quite a bit as well:
Glens Falls offers world-class art museums, galleries and talented musicians
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Arlington, Virginia was listed once by a Podiatric society as walkable. Although it's part of the DC metro-area it's classed as its own city by the state of Virginia.
Actually Arlington is not a city. It's a county. Arlington County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is indeed walkable, at least near the Metro stations along the Orange line. Look at the pics below and guess where the Metro stations are

Aerial view of Arlington, Va. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Aerial view of Arlington Virginia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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Actually Arlington is not a city. It's a county. Arlington County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is indeed walkable, at least near the Metro stations along the Orange line. Look at the pics below and guess where the Metro stations are

Aerial view of Arlington, Va. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Aerial view of Arlington Virginia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I think lammius may have confused Arlington and Alexandria. Alexandria is indeed quite walkable.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Wilmington, Delaware feels larger than it is. Population: 71,305

wilmington de - Google Maps
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, The City Different
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Santa Fe, NM, has only 68,000 population, but its own symphony and opera company.
I was going to say this...small city with a big city feel...
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Corpus Christi, TX:
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Just under 308,000 proper, and 465,000 metro. It also has a lot going for it in the works. One thing that helps is the city's proximity to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Laredo, McAllen, and Mexico.

For such a small metro area, CC relies on itself to continue to develop and stimulate its economy. Most cities the size of CC have a metro area around 1,000,000.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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How has no-one mentioned "The Biggest Little City In The World"

Reno, Nevada. Population of around 225,000 but it definitely feels like a bigger city; so it's nickname holds true. It's a sprawling city in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. Probably more big-city entertainment/dining options than cities much bigger. I live near San Jose, CA which has close to 1 million people in the city limits. Reno is more interesting and has more to do (IMO) despite being roughly 1/4 the size. Reno/Sparks area is definitely under-the-radar nationally.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A lot of the suburbs here in FL have a big city feel to them. Especially those around Tampa and Orlando.
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