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Old 11-11-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Ten Sleep
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That is true. I live in a small town (10,000 about) and my friend lives in the city (130,000) range, and I tend to see the differences in black and white, but then I've never lived in a city, while she has lived in more rural areas, albeit close to a big city.
10,000 is a big city
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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With St. Louis, I have to say no. I never run in to co-workers or people I know.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I've had tons of run-ins with people I haven't seen in years here, despite it being the biggest city in the country. It's a real small world out there. I happened to be on the same subway car as a friend who I haven't seen in nearly 4 years (didn't even know they lived in the city), then when I was in HS, we were driving through Manhattan I saw this guy that was in my 5th grade class pulling stuff off a truck. There have been a few more stories, just that those two I mostly remember off the top of my head.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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What many people don't realize is that living in a major city is very much like living in a small town. If you live in a neighborhood within a large city, chances are that you walk to many places and you frequent businesses within your neighborhood. So you get to know the baker, the convenience store employees, the pharmacist, etc. You run into your neighbors at the diner, at Starbuck's, on the street, etc. You can live in a city with millions of people, but your neighborhood may have 20,000 people.
This is so true! Many people from rural areas and even from suburbs don't get it that city neighborhoods often have the same social dynamics as small towns. To elaborate on your reasons: smaller scale shops, churches, schools, movie theaters, restaurants; sidewalks that people frequently use for transportation rather than recreation; public transportation commuting where we use the same lines every day. While my metro area may sprawl 60 miles x 60 miles or so, and contain 3.5 million people, my little city neighborhood is no bigger than Mayberry.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Its weird. I'll go a year without seeing anybody I know, then for 2 weekends straight I'll run into several people I know while out, then nobody for a long time.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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10,000 is a big city
10,000 is a big city? My hometown has 10,000 people and it feels like a small town. It's known as "a small country town" in my county.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Its weird. I'll go a year without seeing anybody I know, then for 2 weekends straight I'll run into several people I know while out, then nobody for a long time.
Thats how it is here with me. When I go home, which is a town of about 80,000 people, I can't go out without seeing people I know.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: moving again
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If 10k people is a small town, than yes, my city of 65,000 does feel like a town. Or by you're standards i guess its a metropolis

I frequently bump into people i know
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Buffalo = the Biggest small town in America!
Sorry, but Reno made that claim first.

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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Buffalo = the Biggest small town in America!
Actually that would be San Diego. SD has a population of 1.3 million and the 7th largest city in the United States, but said to have a small town feel. San Jose is the same way, it's more like an oversized suburb of San Francisco rather than a stand alone city.
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