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Old 12-16-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Biggest I don't consider major: San Bernardino/Riverside. This one is obvious.

Largest I consider major: Baltimore. I have a hard time classifying Portland, Orlando, San Antonio, etc, as "major cities".
I can agree on the inland empire, but I don't see how anyone doesn't see Portland OR and San Antonio as a tier below Baltimore. San Antoinio has historically been the largest city in TX until somewhat recently. It does have somewhat lower GDP, but is still a massive city. Portland, OR is one ranking below Baltimore on the GDP rankings. I think they all fall into the same catigory.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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Every city with 100,000 or more residents.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'd consider pretty much any city over 1 million in MSA population to be a major city. Especially cities that were historically larger like New Orleans, Memphis, Louisville, Birmingham, Richmond, etc.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Baltimore MD/Durham NC
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1. No. I have no idea what the MSAs of those cities are.
2. Ok. But, I don't. It's really just semantics. I consider San Fransisco to be a "big city", and a really exceptional place, but I don't consider it to be a major American city.
I honestly don't know how on earth you wouldn't consider San Francisco to be a major American city.

By every criteria you can think of it is one of the premiere American cities. Hell when you look at the "global cities" metric the American cities that rank in the top 25 most important global cities are: New York, LA, Chicago, DC and San Francisco.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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The threshold increases as American metros get larger and larger. Right now, the new threshold for me personally is around 5 million people. But at the same time, I do think of Seattle as a major city. Seattle is in a wierd place where I think it heavily overperforms it's population numbers, but it's a smaller metro than many people might assume. It functions like a 5+ million metropolitan area, but it's barely 4 million or so? Like I think of Seattle as more of a major city than I do Detroit.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The threshold increases as American metros get larger and larger. Right now, the new threshold for me personally is around 5 million people. But at the same time, I do think of Seattle as a major city. Seattle is in a wierd place where I think it heavily overperforms it's population numbers, but it's a smaller metro than many people might assume. It functions like a 5+ million metropolitan area, but it's barely 4 million or so? Like I think of Seattle as more of a major city than I do Detroit.
Denver is the same, except smaller than Seattle.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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Denver is the same, except smaller than Seattle.
I don't think Denver is on that level at all. Denver is closer to Minneapolis than it is to Seattle.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Biggest is San Jose mss

It is clealy part of "the bay area"
Small ones i consider major cities is any metro over 2 mil that is not part of another metro.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't think Denver is on that level at all. Denver is closer to Minneapolis than it is to Seattle.
Denver is in control of a larger region with no competition from other cities like Vancouver and Portland. I would imagine Seattle would be in the same league as Minneapolis and Denver. I wouldn't put it with Houston/Dallas/Atlanta.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Denver is in control of a larger region with no competition from other cities like Vancouver and Portland. I would imagine Seattle would be in the same league as Minneapolis and Denver. I wouldn't put it with Houston/Dallas/Atlanta.
Seattle is with Portland, Denver, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis metros. Just a bigger and better version, with a better economy/elite west coast location.
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