What direction cities are significantly bigger than the adjacent or nearby non-direction city they’re named for?
Direction city is one with a direction in its name. East St Louis IL and West New York NJ, for examples. They’re adjecent or at least near a city that has the same name except for the direction.[*] They can be, as in those two examples, across state lines from the non-direction city, but they don’t have to be. Nor do they have to be exactly adjacent. Chicago has three direction cities: North Chicago, West Chicago, and East Chicago, None are adjacent to Chicago but they’re in the Chicago Metro area.
Anyway, I’m looking for places where a direction city has outgrown the city its named for. This seems to be an unusual situation and I’ve only found a few examples:
- Wendover UT/West Wendover NV
- Battleford/North Battleford SK
- York/North York ON (these are no longer indepenent cities, but have been assimilated into the Toronto-Borg)
[*] There are cases where there’s no association between a direction city and a non-direction city in the same state. For example, in Oregon there’s a city of Bend and a city of North Bend. They’re no where near each other, separated by a couple hundred miles and two major mountain ranges. Furthermore, North Bend is significantly farther south than Bend.