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Old 11-09-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Do you run into people from work or friends or just people you have seen before or know who they are all around town?

I've seen people I use to know from my hometown almost 4 hours away,I see co-workers all the time, I even ran into a cousin here I didnt even know lived here, I swear its like a small town. I see more people here in this city of 500,000+ than I did in the town of 40,000 I use to live in.

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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I think its funny... I was surprised how small of a place the Las Vegas valley was. I occasionally bump into people I work with. Once, I got waited on by someone I knew back East. Vegas still does not have a small town feel; more like a giant suburb.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:40 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.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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My city has about 80,000 people and I have never been out-and-about without running into someone I know or at least someone I am acquainted with. I might actually miss that if I move to a larger city. It feels weird to go to a place and see a sea of people and not one familiar face.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Is your city like a small town?
No.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Sort of; This is why I love Pittsburgh. It is a large Metro area made up of a thousand small towns. It is comprised of 90 some neighborhoods, each with their own feel. Some range from very dense urban rowhouse neighborhoods to others with tree-lined streets and bigger houses. Majority have their own central business district, and each have their own vibe.

Each neighborhood is like its own small town in the city. I never have to leave my neighborhood as it is like living in a small town with its own theaters, grocery, stores, restaurants, etc. I only need to leave for concerts, musueums, sports games, etc, or to go to another neighborhood for a certain restaurant, bar, or entertainment venue.

I lived in other cities where the neighborhoods just kind of blended into each other eventually. In Pittsburgh they are seperated by rivers, hills, large parks, and other natural landscapes, and each one was developed by a different ethnic group, so they are all like small towns making up a large city.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Minnesota..California Dreamin'
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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.
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.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Buffalo = the Biggest small town in America!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I live in a city where the population is 380,000 and the metro area is 600,000 people and I run into people I know all the time.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. (NYC) Even in McManhattan!
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