There's been a thread identifying twin cities, or areas that are near each other and share a lot of common ground, workforce, etc., but where one is slightly larger than the other, like Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Bloomington-Normal... the list goes on.
On the other hand, there are cities that seemed to have similar demographics, economics, population numbers (both city and/or metro), histories, sometimes climates (but not always), and culture, or cities that just conjure up images and feelings that are similar to certain people. A close analogy is in the title of this thread: cities that almost seem like fraternal twins separated at birth, yet who have wound up in somewhat similar circumstances and attributes. So what does Cyburbia feel constitute these types of groupings?
Here's my list:
- Dallas and Houston (and sometimes Atlanta)
- Cleveland and Pittsburgh
- Cincinnati and Louisville
- Seattle and Denver
- Portland and Austin
- San Francisco and Boston (and sometimes Washington DC)
- Tucson and Albuquerque
- Tulsa and Omaha
- Oklahoma City and Fort Worth (and sometimes Kansas City)
- Chicago and Detroit (historically until the post-WWII era - not currently)
Any others? Or any expounding or refutation of my list?