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Old 12-05-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
Suburbs with a big city feel??!! Ain't that an oxymoron?
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Belgrade, MT
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Ones that come to mind

Syracuse, NY
Wilmington, DE
Charleston, WV
Albany, NY
Roanoke, VA
Rapid City, SD
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I've always thought that Savannah FELT bigger than it really is, and most visitors would probably agree.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I've always thought that Savannah FELT bigger than it really is, and most visitors would probably agree.
Yeah, a lot of tourist areas tend too feel much bigger than they are. First time I visited my cousins who live in Charleston, SC; they said it has 'millions' of people...not quite, just around 700k to be exact, but being that there are millions of tourists each year, it definitely makes the city feel a lot bigger than it is as you travel around the city.

Same can be said for Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach (especially May-Sept).

I also agree with those who said Wilmington, DE & Charleston, WV - first time driving through both places, they seem like medium-sized cities seeing their downtown areas and what not, but to find out that both are relatively small cities was interesting. Of course, Charleston being the capital helps and Wilmington's proximity to Philly does for it as well.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Planet Kolob
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Tampa? Big city feel? It feels like a giant sprawled out mess. I never even seen a metro with such limited actual urban areas that feel like a real city.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Anchorage

Because of it's relative isolation it has quite a bit for a city of it's size. Not sure how walkable it is, but it has a decent public transportation system.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yeah, a lot of tourist areas tend too feel much bigger than they are. First time I visited my cousins who live in Charleston, SC; they said it has 'millions' of people...not quite, just around 700k to be exact, but being that there are millions of tourists each year, it definitely makes the city feel a lot bigger than it is as you travel around the city.

Same can be said for Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach (especially May-Sept).

I also agree with those who said Wilmington, DE & Charleston, WV - first time driving through both places, they seem like medium-sized cities seeing their downtown areas and what not, but to find out that both are relatively small cities was interesting. Of course, Charleston being the capital helps and Wilmington's proximity to Philly does for it as well.
Yep, Savannah welcomes about 12 million tourists a year, which works out to about 30,000 a day ON AVERAGE. This time year it might be just a couple of thousand a day, but during the busiest parts of the tourist season it might be 100,000 or more -- almost ALL of them downtown.

In a city of just 140,000 and a metro of 450,000 ... That's HUGE! Last St. Patrick's Day there were an estimated 1 million people in downtown Savannah. The city was gridlocked yeah, but otherwise handled the masses pretty well. Not a too many places that could do that IMO LOL!

Hilton Head has about full-time 40,000 residents. In the summer, the population swells to 250,000 (and the traffic reflects it).
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