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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Originally Posted by HockeyMac18 View Post
More like ~30 miles as the bird flies to the respective city limit borders (~35 miles driving). Or about ~40 miles as the bird flies CBD to CBD (~45 miles driving).

These distances may seem far, but when the development between the two places along the peninsula is only a couple miles wide at certain points, it becomes clear that these distances are really more of a reflection of the geographic constrictions this region faces.

San Jose's downtown and SF's downtown may be completely different places (they are in a technical sense), but there's certainly a TON of grey area between them. You tell me where the "SF area" begins/ends and the "SJ area" begins/ends. Living in the "SF area" and working in the "SJ area" (so I travel between these two "areas" daily), I certainly can't find it.

By the way, the 2 million figure is determined by the arbitrary cutoffs the census uses to split the areas into 2. It's really more of a split by county and really doesn't reflect once city's power over the other in a regional sense. Saying SJ's influence is over this many million people and SF's influence is over this many million people is really a useless debate as it's all arbitrary.
^This too
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