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Old 09-14-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Do you consider San Diego "the Big City" or Small city? Do you think San Diego is a fast paced city or slow paced city?
My friends from Dallas-Fort Worth came to visit this weekend, and while that loved San Diego and thought it was pretty, they keep saying that San Diego is just too slow for them, it was not fast paced enough.
The felt that was too small and too slow when compared to Dallas Fort Worth.

Do you consider San Diego "the Big City" or Small city? Do you think San Diego is a fast paced city or slow paced city?

Why or why not?
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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A large city on a medium sized platform. Meaning it has a lot of people but also spreads to much to have the densities associated urban utopia.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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San Diego feels very much like a small city.

But California/PNW cities are generally slower than equivalent sized eastern peers.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I consider San Diego a laid back large city. That is its very appeal to many who move there.

Dallas-Ft. Worth is pretty slow if you ask me, esp. if you compare it to Los Angeles or San Francisco.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Dallas-Ft. Worth is pretty slow if you ask me,
That airport sure ain't slow. Seems like it's own, totally insane hyper city.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:22 AM
 
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San Diego is actually a very large city in both population and area. But it feels like a small city because it is make up of dozens of small neighborhoods/population centers. The "slowness" of the city again depends on the area. Downtown bustles with activity day and night. The beaches are laid back. San Diego has something for everyone.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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San Diego is a large and very slow paced city.Well for it's size at least.If you compare SD to Orange County(esp North OC)they are nearly identical in population,but its much more faster pace up there.Might be the Los Angels influence or something.I really didn't like the slow and laid back feel when I used to live there.I'm living in Southern Nevada now and though it's not really the same population figure as SD,I absolutely love the pace of it and just makes me fell more comfortable.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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The "city" of SD feels very small to me, esp the downtown area, and definitely slower than say NE cities but faster than the south. It's kind of mid-paced, but having come from the NE, even after all these years, it seems slow to me, but I kind of prefer it that way now. I know I couldn't live in a really fast paced city any more, i.e. Boston, Chicago, NY, etc.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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feels slow and small to me. Not a bad thing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: In the basket with the other deplorables
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Definitely a slow, small city. The population is large, but the mentality of many of the people that I met while living there, made it appear very slow and small. The longer I stayed, the more I met the same person over and over again - just with a different face.
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