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Old 07-05-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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A larger population than 400,000 to 450,000. Or the metro can have more than 1,500,000.
Well so that would omit cities like Charlotte ,Austin, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. I guess I would have to say Baton Rouge. It has the 9th largest port in America, a new planned movie studio, and home to LSU.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Key West
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There are currently 10 world class cosmopolitan major cities

NY
Chicago
LA
Wash DC
Houston
Atlanta
Miami
Dallas
Boston
San Fran

The ones that have the best chance or that are closest to joining are Seattle, Denver, Charlotte, Philly, Austin and San Antonio
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls have a much better economy than Kansas City. All three of these cities have been attracting lots of younger educated professionals. Omaha and Des Moines have a good mixture of urban and suburban living options while Sioux Falls tends to be more suburban oriented.
I also prefer to live in a smaller city because I like less stress in my everyday life.
Precisely.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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Louisville in Kentucky and Charlotte in North Carolina are my best bets.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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The Brookings Institute produced an interesting report a few years back (before the economy went belly-up) that looked at the American west and the development of megapolitan cities in the region. My guess is that the economy crippled some of the growth and development but the report takes a good look at the region....
http://www.brookings.edu/metro/~/med...ull_report.pdf
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Definitely Austin, Texas. 20 years ago that place wasn't even really on the map.
Austin still isn't a major city; however it was definitely on the radar 20 years ago. It was a very unique city. It's a shame that many people didn't get the opportunity to experience it back then.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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There are currently 10 world class cosmopolitan major cities

NY
Chicago
LA
Wash DC
Houston
Atlanta
Miami
Dallas
Boston
San Fran

The ones that have the best chance or that are closest to joining are Seattle, Denver, Charlotte, Philly, Austin and San Antonio
Not a bad overview.

Philly is already in the top10, though. Not real strong growth there, so I can understand it being overlooked.

Seattle will be next. Denver, Charlotte, Austin, San Antonio have a ways to go. (Especially Austin, they will need to double and triple their growth to be considered).
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Are we all just washing San Diego into LA then? It's a huge city with a large metro (even larger if you count across the border) that has a diverse population and a diverse economy. It has large institutions of higher education and major league sports teams. If we're somehow not counting as a major city now, then it'll definitely have to count as one soon.

Other cities (a bit further off) that are heading towards the big leagues are Seattle, Denver, the twin cities and the Tampa Bay area.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I would say Charlotte is already a major city -- the population growth, all the finance companies down there, etc.

If Boston is "already there", then so is Philly.

Seattle, Denver and Austin are on their way.

bubbling further under the radar is San Antonio, KC, Oklahoma City, Columbus and Raleigh.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Austin still isn't a major city; however it was definitely on the radar 20 years ago. It was a very unique city. It's a shame that many people didn't get the opportunity to experience it back then.
That's why the title states "What cites are evolving into major cities"
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