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Old 06-13-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Knoxville, Tennessee. Many call it "Mayberry on steroids."
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Columbus is a very large city that feels "a tad bit more like a small town", especially if one were to compare it to Cleveland, Ohio's most prominent city and metro area.
Interesting to note ... Columbus IS THE LARGEST CITY IN OHIO ... yet has a more relaxed feel to it.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I don't really think Columbus is a very large city lol, it does have the small town feel to it though.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Disagree San Antonio, Portland, Orlando, and even Jacksonville & Nashville to an extent. I would like to know why all of those million + metro area feel small to you guys? I don't totally disagree with any of your choices, even Minneapolis has a quaint feel in places. Looking at the satellite view of any of those cities, it's hard for me to really get a small town feel (and I've been to all but Portland). I constantly tote Orlando as having all of the "big city deal without all of the big city feel," when comparing it to much larger areas like NY, LA, or Houston, but I certainly wouldn't consider a metro of 2 million + to feel small. I lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina for awhile and that was a large small town that IMO better fits the build of this thread. It's metro was around 280k but felt a lot smaller to me as I'm used to Central Florida.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I don't really think Columbus is a very large city lol, it does have the small town feel to it though.

Really?

Are you aware that "Columbus proper" ( city limits ) is larger than the following list of "easily recognizable" American cities?

Columbus is more populated than ...

Atlanta
Cleveland
Charlotte
Denver
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
Oklahoma City
Baltimore
Newark
Pittsburgh
Portland, Oregon
Salt Lake City
St. Louis
Louisville, Ky

It's even more interesting to note that many of these cities have "MAJOR LEAGUE" status with various pro sports franchises ... while Columbus only has a NHL hockey team and a baseball minor league team.

So, does Columbus still seem "not" to be such a "large city", especially after viewing this "accurate list" of other cities?

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Really?

Are you aware that "Columbus proper" ( city limits ) is larger than the following list of "easily recognizable" American cities?

Columbus is more populated than ...

Atlanta
Cleveland
Charlotte
Denver
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
Oklahoma City
Baltimore
Newark
Pittsburgh
Portland, Oregon
Salt Lake City
St. Louis
Louisville, Ky

It's even more interesting to note that many of these cities have "MAJOR LEAGUE" status with various pro sports franchises ... while Columbus only has a NHL hockey team and a baseball minor league team.

So, does Columbus still seem "not" to be such a "large city", especially after viewing this "accurate list" of other cities?
I Never realized all of that, I just never figured Columbus would be called a "very large city". I definitely slept on it though lol. It's too bad that it's that big and only has a hockey team, is it because of it's proximity to Cleveland and Cincinnatti?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I Never realized all of that, I just never figured Columbus would be called a "very large city". I definitely slept on it though lol. It's too bad that it's that big and only has a hockey team, is it because of it's proximity to Cleveland and Cincinnatti?

I figured that these facts concerning Columbus would be quite an "EYE OPENER" to you ... and to most others" LOL
Yes, due to the dominant presence of OHIO STATE and the BUCKEYES being in Columbus, this city will likely never see anything like an NFL or NBA expansion ...
You're also correct in pointing out that the close proximity to major league sports markets in Cleveland and Cincinnati have also played a very significant role in preventing Columbus from attaining BIG LEAGUE status.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I figured that these facts concerning Columbus would be quite an "EYE OPENER" to you ... and to most others" LOL
Yes, due to the dominant presence of OHIO STATE and the BUCKEYES being in Columbus, this city will likely never see anything like an NFL or NBA expansion ...
You're also correct in pointing out that the close proximity to major league sports markets in Cleveland and Cincinnati have also played a very significant role in preventing Columbus from attaining BIG LEAGUE status.
I see I see.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by JohnDBaumgardner View Post
Really?

Are you aware that "Columbus proper" ( city limits ) is larger than the following list of "easily recognizable" American cities?

Columbus is more populated than ...

Atlanta
Cleveland
Charlotte
Denver
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
Oklahoma City
Baltimore
Newark
Pittsburgh
Portland, Oregon
Salt Lake City
St. Louis
Louisville, Ky

It's even more interesting to note that many of these cities have "MAJOR LEAGUE" status with various pro sports franchises ... while Columbus only has a NHL hockey team and a baseball minor league team.

So, does Columbus still seem "not" to be such a "large city", especially after viewing this "accurate list" of other cities?
But Columbus has a smaller area population than just about all of those. For example, Columbus' city limits are 212.6 sq mi while Pittsburgh's is 58.3 sq mi. By city population, Pittsburgh has 316,718 while Columbus has 754,885. However in their metros, While Columbus has 1,773,120 (32nd largest in the US), Pittsburgh has 2,462,571 (22nd largest in the US), which is quite a bit larger.

Agreed that Columbus feels like a small town though!
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Garden City, KS
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I think if a large city (100,000+ with no larger or similar sized cities around it) and it's metro population isn't large, it will feel like a small town.
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