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Old 09-19-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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London is VAST.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I know. What a silly thing to say. London feels massive.

London does not have a 'downtown' really. It has multiple boroughs like City, Westminster, Kensginston & Chelsea, Camden and Southwark that could all arguably be part of London's 'downtown' or 'city centre', but there is no definition. The closest we have is central London.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Aberdeen - 210,000 people but it feels like it is as big as Glasgow.
I didn't feel that way.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Im not talking huge cities like London etc, but to me Aberdeen feels as big as Glasgow.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Cities like Aberdeen feel large due to the uniform streets of buildings that are equal height and colour, in my opinion.

One city that feels small for a city of its size is Sheffield. The city centre is dead with little to see or do.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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There are some relatively small towns (in terms of population) in Texas that are absolutely huge in terms of area.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:16 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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There are some relatively small towns (in terms of population) in Texas that are absolutely huge in terms of area.
I'm more talking how big in feels in how busy/large the downtown is.

One small Texan city I visited was Lubbock. I'm not sure there even IS a downtown in the conventional sense.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Many towns and cities don't have downtowns, just a lot of houses and a few stores here and there spread arbitrarily.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Many towns and cities don't have downtowns, just a lot of houses and a few stores here and there spread arbitrarily.
Almost every city and town here no matter how small has some sort of recogniseable CBD where the post office, shops, council offices.etc tend to be.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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That's the case here too, virtually all towns have a high street, but there are some that don't have this, because they are new towns created in the 60's and just have big shopping centres.
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