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Old 01-22-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The "Center Grove" area of Johnson County, IN needs to incorporate or be annexed by neighboring Greenwood or Bargersville. Mt Comfort, IN needs to incorporate or be devoured by Indianapolis.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Boston
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this is a good thread for people who think boston is a smaller city of 600k. you have to realize that the metro is near 5 mil and the csa is 7.5 mil. Many cities and towns around boston are not included with in boston boundaries. if they were all annexed like an Atlanta or Houston, boston would easily be a top US city in terms of population.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wrong. Do not lump Atlanta and Houston together when it comes to annexation. Atlanta hasn't annexed anything substantial since the early 50's.

Atlanta is actually more similar to Boston in this situation. City - 519,000 / Metro - 5.4 million.

Just like Boston, Atlanta is hemmed in & landlocked.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Why not merge all those cities there and have a city the size of Philadelphia? That metro area has over 1.5 million people and most people outside the Mid Atlantic have hardly heard of it / them
It would never happen. The 7 cities dont all get along that well. Some could merge without major conflict; Hampton and Newport News, Portsmouth and Norfolk (this almost actually happened) are the most likely candidates for merging.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Chicago has more suburbs than you can even count. There are literally hundreds.

Just Cook County alone, one of the 10 counties that make up the metro area has ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY different incorporated towns/cities. Of course Chicago is by far the largest city as far as land area in Cook County, which means those other 129 towns/cities are all quite small geographically.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Here in the Twin Cities metro, the tiny suburban towns of Hilltop, MN and Landfall, MN are trailer parks that have been incorporated. There's also a little upscale enclave called Dellwood, MN.

If St. Paul were to annex Minneapolis, we'd have a city of ~670,000. The burbs would still outnumber us, though!
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I say the bigger cities imperialize the smaller ones and therefore force them to pay higher taxes for poorer service and representation to the high king.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Well in the Albuquerque area, the North Valley, Los Ranchos, and the South Valley need to be annexed into Albuquerque, that would jump the city's population by 40,000+
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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miami comes to mind (why not include all those little neaby towns surrounding miami proper?) also what about miami beach or key biscayne?


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Old 01-24-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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miami comes to mind (why not include all those little neaby towns surrounding miami proper?) also what about miami beach or key biscayne?
If I lived in one of those suburbs I do not think I would Miami to take it over but maybe someone who lives down there might have a better picture.

Also check out a map of Broward County - just to the north of "Miami-Dade" County (why did they change the name lol).

Pembroke Pines & Miramar are narrow North & South but very wide cities East & West. Other cities like Davie, Sunrise and even Hollywood are all over the map and have small sections cut off the main city by unincorporated areas. It is probably relatively easy for a Florida city to gradually expand and annex the unincorporated (unorganized) areas nearby. That is until they run into another city!

This is the opposite of New York and other parts of the northeast where every piece of land is already incorporated (even rural areas) into towns or cities. It is much harder for a city to take over a area that already has its own local government.

Last edited by LINative; 01-24-2009 at 09:34 AM.. Reason: Changed Davie to Miramar
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