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Old 05-01-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Does Atlanta feel the same size as Denver even though the ATL metro is alot larger?

Does Phoenix metro feel as large as Clevelands metro?

Does Birmingham feel about the same size as Oklahoma City cause their metros are about the same size?

Does Tucson feel bigger than Norfolk?
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Larger: Atlanta, St. Louis, Des Moines, Louisville, Albuquerque, New Orleans

Smaller: Little Rock, Augusta, Talahassee, Amarillo, Austin
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Reno is the "biggest little city in America"
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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Does Atlanta feel the same size as Denver even though the ATL metro is alot larger?

Does Phoenix metro feel as large as Clevelands metro?

Does Birmingham feel about the same size as Oklahoma City cause their metros are about the same size?

Does Tucson feel bigger than Norfolk?
Atlanta feels a lot larger than Denver because it is double the size of Denver.

A city that feels larger than its size is definitely St. Louis. The metro, at least along I-70, spans out like a city of 4-4.5 million would.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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anything else anyone?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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When you add up the whole package, Denver seems much larger than it's actual population. 5th largest airport, major league teams in every sport, top name shopping, it's building the largest light rail expansion in the country, and lots of infill (ie; Stapleton, downtown, Lowry, Gates).

Seattle also strikes me as a city much larger than it's size. Lots of major development and many amenities for the size.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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Butte Montana looks large at night from ontop of a mountain.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Cities that feel larger than they are: Atlanta, Seattle, Miami, Charleston, San Francisco, Boston (mainly because they have large MSA's/CSA's with a small percent living within their city propers)

Cities that feel smaller than they are: San Diego, San Jose, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Detroit, Columbus, Memphis, Charlotte (cities that are ranked among the most populated cities, but not large metros)
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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And this is why city population numbers and statuses are irrelevant.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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And this is why city population numbers and statuses are irrelevant.
Agreed! But, I'd add a caveat to your statement. City population alone does not define it.
Miami feels bigger than it is while Jacksonville feels a lot smaller. However, from its city limits population, Jacksonville is much, much bigger.
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