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Old 12-29-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Boston/Providence is not a metro area. You go through miles and miles of absolutely nothing in between the cities. Boston is extremely compact and does not suffer large urban sprawl. Providence is way too far for this to be considered a metro area. At least DC/Baltimore connect.

Washington/Baltimore isn't a metro area either.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Gotta love LA for all of the different attractions (Disney, Universal, Hollywood, etc) and it's really fun.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Washington/Baltimore isn't a metro area either.
Oh yeah. Washington and Baltimore are two different cities that are next to each other. Both Washington and Baltimore suburbs connect to each other, forming the Washington/Baltimore CSA metro. The fourth largest CSA metro. With the way the economy is so strong in the DC metro area, I bet the 2010 census will bring the Washington/Baltimore metro to over 9 million.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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Washington/Baltimore isn't a metro area either.

If you look at Grapico's list, they are all CSA's, except for some metros on the list that may not be parts of CSA's. It seems to me that MSA population usually gives the best approximation of the size of a population center. MSA population is not perfect, but it probably comes the closest of any single stat of giving a good indication of how large or small or middling a city effectively is. Still, at least Grapico's list uses the same category for all areas to which CSA applies, so that, for the largest population centers at least, that list is not an apples-oranges comparison.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Oh yeah. Washington and Baltimore are two different cities that are next to each other. Both Washington and Baltimore suburbs connect to each other, forming the Washington/Baltimore CSA metro. The fourth largest CSA metro. With the way the economy is so strong in the DC metro area, I bet the 2010 census will bring the Washington/Baltimore metro to over 9 million.
If Baltimore and Washingtons suburbs connect, If San Jose and SF's suburbs interconnect then Philadelphia + NYC definitely do as well. I'm proclaiming the Philadelphia-NYC cmsa (30 million)the biggest in the country and perhaps the world. There huh how do you like them apples?
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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Eff this. If Baltimore and Washingtons suburbs connect, If San Jose and SF's suburbs interconnect then Philadelphia + NYC definitely do as well. I'm proclaiming the Philadelphia-NYC cmsa (30 million)the biggest in the country and perhaps the world. There huh how do you like them apples?
Dude, from North East DC to Baltimore city, it's like 30 miles. From Philly to NYC, it's 83 miles. Plus, Philly suburbs do not connect with NYC suburbs.

If we use your logic, then Boston, NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and DC form one combined metro. Now that is not logical at all.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Snap out of it gang. These combined metroes are a marketing gimmick. Deception,contrivance,false bravado to appear bigger and better than you actually are.

Washington was in the middle of the pack for the last 2 centuries as far as metroes were concerned so they say hmmm how can we appear more important, how can we compete with the big boys? Hey lets add Baltimores 2.5 m people and we'll take some territory from West Va., we'll go 80 miles N to PA lol I mean its a joke. Its a scam to put an area on the map. But hey it looks like its working so who am I to argue.

Meanwhile A legitimate core metro like one that grew around Detroit has come to a screeching halt, perhaps Detroit needed agimmick too, they should have tried to the scam the Detroit-Toronto metro.I dont know why Philadlephia doesnt try to sell the Philadelphia Allentown Lancaster Atlantic City metro. 10 million people Why not everyone else is doing it.

Washington-Baltimore metro

Fredericksburg Va. to Havre De Grace Md.

Total Estimated Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 135.69 miles

NYC-Philadelphia metro

NYC NY to Philadelphia Pa.

Total Estimated Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 89 miles

These maps will be exceptionally helpful to people who can interpret the metro boundaries of each region. Notice the compactness of the dark green in the immediate Philadelphia metro as compared to the propensity of light green in WashDC metro. Philadlelphia 11 counties Washington-Baltimore 28 counties.

And as you can see the NYC and Philadlephia metroes do in fact connect in Central Jersey






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Old 12-29-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Snap out of it gang. These combined metroes are a marketing gimmick. Deception,contrivance,false bravado to appear bigger and better than you actually are.

Washington was in the middle of the pack for the last 2 centuries as far as metroes were concerned so they say hmmm how can we appear more important, how can we compete with the big boys? Hey lets add Baltimores 2.5 m people and we'll take some territory from West Va., we'll go 80 miles N to PA lol I mean its a joke. Its a scam to put an area on the map. But hey it looks like its working so who am I to argue.

Meanwhile A legitimate core metro like one that grew around Detroit has come to a screeching halt, perhaps Detroit needed agimmick too, they should have tried to the scam the Detroit-Toronto metro.

Washington-Baltimore metro

Fredericksburg Va. to Havre De Grace Md.

Total Estimated Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 135.69 miles

NYC-Philadelphia metro

NYC NY to Philadelphia Pa.

Total Estimated Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 89 miles

These maps will be exceptionally helpful to people who can interpret the metro boundaries of each region. Notice the compactness of the dark green in the immediate Philadelphia metro as compared to the propensity of light green in WashDC metro. Philadlelphia 11 counties Washington-Baltimore 28 counties.

And as you can see the NYC and Philadlephia metroes do in fact connect in Central Jersey





Haaaahaaahaaa. Havre De Grace Md is a suburb of Philly. Haaaahaaaa. Haaahaaaahaaahahhahaha!! That's on the border of the PA line. Haaahahahaha!!

All I can say is, when I'm in Philly, I know it anit no NYC. When I'm in NYC, I laugh at the though of Philly trying to claim a piece of NYC - because it aint!

When I'm in Baltimore, I know downtown DC is a short drive away. When I'm in DC, and I feel like a Baltimore mood, I know it's a short drive away.

But if I'm in Philly and in need of a big city feel, then I'm going to make a trip to NYC and I pack up my bags.

I don't know how many time we've decided to have lunch at the Baltimore harbor leaving DC. Then returning back to work in DC. I realize that's a little long lunch, but it's not that bad. I would never decide to have a lunch in NYC leaving Philly. Then to return back to work in Philly. Those trips can be done on the weekends, but not during lunch at work.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Snap out of it gang. These combined metroes are a marketing gimmick. Deception,contrivance,false bravado to appear bigger and better than you actually are.

Washington was in the middle of the pack for the last 2 centuries as far as metroes were concerned so they say hmmm how can we appear more important, how can we compete with the big boys? Hey lets add Baltimores 2.5 m people and we'll take some territory from West Va., we'll go 80 miles N to PA lol I mean its a joke. Its a scam to put an area on the map. But hey it looks like its working so who am I to argue.

Meanwhile A legitimate core metro like one that grew around Detroit has come to a screeching halt, perhaps Detroit needed agimmick too, they should have tried to the scam the Detroit-Toronto metro.I dont know why Philadlephia doesnt try to sell the Philadelphia Allentown Lancaster Atlantic City metro. 10 million people Why not everyone else is doing it.

Washington-Baltimore metro

Fredericksburg Va. to Havre De Grace Md.

Total Estimated Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 135.69 miles

NYC-Philadelphia metro

NYC NY to Philadelphia Pa.

Total Estimated Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 89 miles

These maps will be exceptionally helpful to people who can interpret the metro boundaries of each region. Notice the compactness of the dark green in the immediate Philadelphia metro as compared to the propensity of light green in WashDC metro. Philadlelphia 11 counties Washington-Baltimore 28 counties.

And as you can see the NYC and Philadlephia metroes do in fact connect in Central Jersey





I just thought of a solution for you. It's a really easy solution to your problem.

Just pick up your bags and move to NYC. Problem solved. Then you don't need to waste any time on city-data explaining your conspiracy theories. Plus you'll be too busy with all the stuff to do in NYC.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Haaaahaaahaaa. Havre De Grace Md is a suburb of Philly. Haaaahaaaa. Haaahaaaahaaahahhahaha!! That's on the border of the PA line. Haaahahahaha!!
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You're confused.

Looks like the laugh is on you chief. Havre De Grace is located in Harford County(Baltimore metro) Acoording to you that would be Washington-Baltimore metro. So ehh NO , hopefully you get the drift Havre De Grace should not be in the same metro as Fredericksburg VA which is 135 miles south.

Theres metro Washington DC and there is metro Baltimore. Singularly they are lost, put a little spin on it, wrap em up pin a bow tie on it and we'll say we're the 4th largest in the country.Who cares if theres 5,000 sq. miles of undeveloped land mixed in.
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