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Old 02-08-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: SLC > DC
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Which Cities in the USA do you think Can hold its own against larger Metro Area? Hears My list...

New Orleans (1.1 million) can match...
~Las Vegas
~Kansas City
~Portland
~San Antonio

Chicago (9.5 million) can Match...
~New York City (Somewhat)
~Los Angeles

San Fransisco (4.5 million, not the entire bay area) can Match...
~Chicago
~Los Angeles
(On many things)

 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Which Cities in the USA do you think Can hold its own against larger Metro Area? Hears My list...

New Orleans (1.1 million) can match...
~Las Vegas
~Kansas City
~Portland
~San Antonio
New Orleans is very unique in part due to it's distinct cultural heritage and history. It's not that big of metro(and it feels very suburban once you get out of New Orleans proper)--and the airport seems pretty small when you fly in--but because there's such a great number of things to do and it's such a unique experience with it's fairly dense old Spanish/Creole/Southern urban footprint in the center of town it's a different animal then anywhere else in the US. I think in terms of restaurants, music, nightlife, tourist infrastructure(great place for a Super Bowl or bowl game), and historic architecture, New Orleans can pass some of the metros you listed and even surpass some much larger metros.

In terms of other amenities, economy, and infrastructure, I'm not really sure how New Orleans really fares these days Post-Katrina. I know a lot of people who left New Orleans after Katrina and didn't return because they didn't feel they'd be able to find a decent paying job in the economy there...
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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San Fransisco (4.5 million, not the entire bay area) can Match...
~Chicago
~Los Angeles
(On many things)
Well part of the reason is that San Francisco's true metropolitan numbers are closer to 7 million people, as San Jose and the Silicon Valley are an integrated part of the Bay Area, despite what the census says. One urban area, one media market, one cohesive economic engine (San Francisco / Peninsula banks and venture capital firms funding Silicon Valley tech companies and start ups).
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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New Orleans is very unique in part due to it's distinct cultural heritage and history. It's not that big of metro(and it feels very suburban once you get out of New Orleans proper)--and the airport seems pretty small when you fly in--but because there's such a great number of things to do and it's such a unique experience with it's fairly dense old Spanish/Creole/Southern urban footprint in the center of town it's a different animal then anywhere else in the US. I think in terms of restaurants, music, nightlife, tourist infrastructure(great place for a Super Bowl or bowl game), and historic architecture, New Orleans can pass some of the metros you listed and even surpass some much larger metros.

In terms of other amenities, economy, and infrastructure, I'm not really sure how New Orleans really fares these days Post-Katrina. I know a lot of people who left New Orleans after Katrina and didn't return because they didn't feel they'd be able to find a decent paying job in the economy there...
It stacks up and does well in every VS thread it's in, not that CD is the ultimate decider but still. The amenities are coming back, some in even more numbers. There is literally a new announcement every day in the city. The economy is growing and is one of the best cities to find a job, its made a few of those lists lately.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Gfitz1010 View Post
Which Cities in the USA do you think Can hold its own against larger Metro Area? Hears My list...

New Orleans (1.1 million) can match...
~Las Vegas
~Kansas City
~Portland
~San Antonio

Chicago (9.5 million) can Match...
~New York City (Somewhat)
~Los Angeles

San Fransisco (4.5 million, not the entire bay area) can Match...
~Chicago
~Los Angeles
(On many things)
Sorry, but it just doesn't work to pull out the Censues defined San Francisco Metro. The Bay Area - culturally, economically, by TV Market, and by continuous urban area - is clearly one metro with over 7.5 million people. That's why it can compete with those metros you mentioned and other true 4.5 million metros (like Phoenix and Seattle) cannot.

How is the half-circle around the bay not one metro?



http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...030e015724.jpg
 
Old 02-08-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The City
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These are cool images


Found one with the Eastern seaboard

You can see NYC/Philly (left) and DC/Balt (Right)

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery...8-382-0014.jpg

And another with NYC and Philly

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery...030e055791.jpg
 
Old 02-08-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Boston
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These are cool images


Found one with the Eastern seaboard


And another with NYC and Philly

This one also has Boston in it. I love this kind of picture, but of course, they don't really tell us that much. From the one's you've posted, it's easy enough to see why BosNyWash is sometimes thought of as one large mega city. But of course, nobody would claim it was a single metro.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: SLC > DC
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Sorry, but it just doesn't work to pull out the Censues defined San Francisco Metro. The Bay Area - culturally, economically, by TV Market, and by continuous urban area - is clearly one metro with over 7.5 million people. That's why it can compete with those metros you mentioned and other true 4.5 million metros (like Phoenix and Seattle) cannot.

How is the half-circle around the bay not one metro?



http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...030e015724.jpg
I am very aware that the bay area is one metro. but I was going off of the census. Even if I did include the 7.5 million, the bay area would still be smaller than Chicago, yet pretty much on the same level of importance to the US.
 
Old 02-10-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Seattle and Minneapolis stack up well against larger metros (they're in the mid 3 millions while doing well against metros in the 4 and 5 millions). Madison also does well against metros up to and over twice its size (great economy, fantastic university, vibrant urban areas).
 
Old 02-10-2012, 02:31 AM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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Well part of the reason is that San Francisco's true metropolitan numbers are closer to 7 million people, as San Jose and the Silicon Valley are an integrated part of the Bay Area, despite what the census says. One urban area, one media market, one cohesive economic engine (San Francisco / Peninsula banks and venture capital firms funding Silicon Valley tech companies and start ups).
This is true also for the LA metro, there's no break in development whatsoever also one media, the whole region acts as one just as the bay area.

http://www.beach-cities-la.com/lasit...aerial-big.jpg

http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/me...abasin_sat.gif
how this is broken up in to 2 seperate metros is completely beyond me
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