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Old 02-07-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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Why not? Both are State Capitols. Both have roughly the same city population. Both are the lone "large" city in there respective states.

1. Culture
2. History
3. Industry
4. Growth
5. Things to do
6. Character (whatever that means)
7. Sports
8. Amenities
9. Misc.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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hmmm..... I love Providence, definitely a remarkable little city and packs a punch with architecture, arts, and food. I haven't been to Little Rock, nor do I know of anyone who has.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Why not? Both are State Capitols. Both have roughly the same city population. Both are the lone "large" city in there respective states.
While Providence may be the only large city in the state, its not exactly lonely, since its one of the cities inside the Bos-Wash... or as some people like to call it "somewhere between Boston and New York". It is also part of Boston CSA.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Providence, no contest.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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While Providence may be the only large city in the state, its not exactly lonely, since its one of the cities inside the Bos-Wash... or as some people like to call it "somewhere between Boston and New York". It is also part of Boston CSA.
Yeah Providence is sort of a Boston Jr.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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This is a case where you have to look at metro populations. Providence has a very large metro population despite a small city population. Little Rock's metro is only 600k and most of that is rural farming communities so it doesn't even seem that big. There really is no competition. It's like comparing El Paso to Atlanta based on city population alone.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Sverige och USA
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As quite a few posters pointed out, Providence is practically a suburb of Boston now with commuter rail into Boston daily both from the city and now from its airport. So, it is really not a fair comparison.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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What I am stuck on is, what exactly is Little Rock known for besides being the capital of Arkansas? I know it's a river city (I flew right over it on a flight to Dallas and had a window seat). There seemed to be lots of forests and man made lakes on the periphery. With comparison categories such as history, character, industry, and culture I'm at a loss. Perhaps somebody could chime in and give a little summary or dissertation on Little Rock because I'm somewhat curious beyond what Wikipedia would tell me.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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What I am stuck on is, what exactly is Little Rock known for besides being the capital of Arkansas? I know it's a river city (I flew right over it on a flight to Dallas and had a window seat). There seemed to be lots of forests and man made lakes on the periphery. With comparison categories such as history, character, industry, and culture I'm at a loss. Perhaps somebody could chime in and give a little summary or dissertation on Little Rock because I'm somewhat curious beyond what Wikipedia would tell me.
Little Rock is a small Southern city with an old-South feel, much like Montgomery, Augusta, Jackson, etc. Perhaps the most high profile attraction there is the Clinton Presidential Center. Most of Arkansas' other tourist attractions are not in the Little Rock metropolitan area.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Little Rock in many ways is like a Mini-Dallas.

I've been to Little Rock, twice before. The city isn't bad but its not a cosmopolitan city like peers of similar size. It's got a nice setting, lush green, abundance of water in the area, and hills with lush green terrain. But it's definitely Southern in feel and even in accent. There isn't anything wrong with that, but if it gets larger it can outgrow all that much like other cities have in the past. Also the skyline is rather large for a city & metropolitan area of its size, and its skyline does remind me of a smaller version of Dallas. From what I know of the area, it does seem like Dallas is seen as the "big city" in that region too.
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