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View Poll Results: Most remarkable Second City
Oakland 19 22.09%
Tacoma 9 10.47%
St. Paul 23 26.74%
Fort Worth 19 22.09%
Fort Lauderdale 16 18.60%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Peer cities serving as secondary anchor cities in their Metro areas (or CSA if you will). Some have made big strides in developing their own brand of recognition. Some may just be thought of as just second fiddle. Some in their beginnings and history were competing with the primary anchor city to be the chief and hub citiy of their regions. Compare the second cities based on this criteria and anything else you may think of.

Oakland (San Francisco Bay area)
Tacoma (Seattle/Puget Sound area)
St. Paul (Minneapolis-St. Paul/Twin Cities)
Fort Worth (Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex)
Fort Lauderdale (Miami/South Florida metro)

-Synergy and connectivity with primary city in metro area:

-Independence and recognition apart from the primary city:

-Differences between their primary city and their peer cities:

-Downtown (and other notable neighborhoods):

-Any interesting characteristics and history:

-Future potential:

-Overall favorite and reasons why:

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Default Oakland

Oakland wins this one hands down. Oakland has the A's and the Raiders enough said.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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1. St. Paul
2. Oakland
3. Fort Worth
4. Tacoma
5. Fort Lauderdale
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Oakland wins this one hands down. Oakland has the A's and the Raiders enough said.
.....and the Warriors....
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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I think Tacoma is doing well as a world class museum center. The Lemay car museum opens next year and will be the worlds largest car museum. The Museum of Glass and the Bridge of Glass are already there. And other Large Museums downtown. Tacoma has light rail a street car line and its free to ride . And there planning on building the Asian Pacific cultural center in the brewery distric in Tacoma . It will be a cultral center based of the pollynisian cultral center in Hawaii. Tacoma has a bright future . Theres more musems in the works for downtown already. And the old Ruston Smelter sight is under construction as a new resort with hotels, condos, retail, and theaters in highrise and midrise buildings. And in a couple of years when they finish track improvments Tacoma will be serviced by high speed rail connected to Portland, Seattle, and Vancover Canada. The Amtrack Cascades is already running but cant get up to full speed yet because of the tracks being rebuilt. But the Billion dollars from the Obama admistration is paying for track upgrades. Soon will have high speed rail in the Northwest we already have the trains . Anyway Tacoma is rapidly becoming one of the cultral centers of the Northwest and will continue to attract lots of people to its world class museums.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Default Saint Paul!

Saint Paul
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More close to the main city compared to the others, but both cities are very different. Great downtown, other neighborhoods include Grand Ave, Midway, Westside (Cesar Chavez Street)
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I would take Oakland, Fort Worth, and St. Paul as being better than Fort Lauderdale (minus the weather) or Tacoma.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I would take Oakland, Fort Worth, and St. Paul as being better than Fort Lauderdale (minus the weather) or Tacoma.
Why? What makes them better .
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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What other of the cities have there own Zoo and Aquariums. Tacoma has Pointe Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. In a 702 acre urban park its a large city park with gardens , Beaches , Living Museums, and the zoo and aquarium.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What other of the cities have there own Zoo and Aquariums. Tacoma has Pointe Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. In a 702 acre urban park its a large city park with gardens , Beaches , Living Museums, and the zoo and aquarium.
Sounds like Como Park in Saint Paul. Zoo, Conservatory, Golf course, Lake and a small amusement park. All located a couple blocks from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (one of the biggest in the country)

all our museums are Downtown. MN History Center, Science Museum, Children's Museum.

Great Education:
St Thomas, St Paul College, Macalester College, Hamline University and U of M - Saint Paul.

We also have a very bright future when we re open the Union Station and the Light Rail comes to town
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