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Old 03-08-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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That may be, but I was respoding to the "East coast being like Europe" part.....
It may not look like europe, but is european in its development.

Dense, compact cities. distinct dialects, cultures and traditions every 50 miles or so.

For certain it's more european than the west coast and middle of the country.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
 
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It may not look like europe, but is european in its development.

Dense, compact cities. distinct dialects, cultures and traditions every 50 miles or so.

For certain it's more european than the west coast and middle of the country.
Whats so good about europe? F**k europe.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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It may not look like europe, but is european in its development.

Dense, compact cities. distinct dialects, cultures and traditions every 50 miles or so.

For certain it's more european than the west coast and middle of the country.

hmm.....ok then.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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It may not look like europe, but is european in its development.

Dense, compact cities. distinct dialects, cultures and traditions every 50 miles or so.

For certain it's more european than the west coast and middle of the country.

Is that really a complement though? If the appeal of living on the east coast is "its like Europe" then why not move to Europe?

People like California because it offers something you can't get anywhere else. The combination of the weather, the diversity, the laid-back lifestyle, the amenities and the absolutely stunning natural setting make it one of a kind.


I'm not taking away from the rest of the country either... however, you truly don't get California anywhere else. In the east coast, the truly unique aspects are in the cities... the states blend in for the most part.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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It may not look like europe, but is european in its development.

Dense, compact cities. distinct dialects, cultures and traditions every 50 miles or so.

For certain it's more european than the west coast and middle of the country.
Didn't you just claim that Boston is the beating heart of America, the last thing it should want to do is kiss europe's a$$.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: The City
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Is that really a complement though? If the appeal of living on the east coast is "its like Europe" then why not move to Europe?

People like California because it offers something you can't get anywhere else. The combination of the weather, the diversity, the laid-back lifestyle, the amenities and the absolutely stunning natural setting make it one of a kind.


I'm not taking away from the rest of the country either... however, you truly don't get California anywhere else. In the east coast, the truly unique aspects are in the cities... the states blend in for the most part.

Actually I would take Italy; natural beauty like CA and dense and cultural cities, plus the wines are pretty good to

I love CA and it's beauty (wine too), but you are sleeping on the many beautiful aspects of the Northeast. And you are right no other area of the country can match the cities in the Northeast, not even CA
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Actually I would take Italy; natural beauty like CA and dense and cultural cities, plus the wines are pretty good to

I love CA and it's beauty (wine too), but you are sleeping on the many beautiful aspects of the Northeast. And you are right no other area of the country can match the cities in the Northeast, not even CA

I've heard CA compared to Italy before. It still isn't particularly diverse though... Italians are 93% of the country. While there is a lot of cultural diversity within the Italian population, at the end of the day the country's 95% white.


The natural scenery in Italy is also truly stunning though. The language is beautiful too.


I do agree that for the most part NE cities tend to be better. However, San Francisco and Los Angeles are truly two of the greatest cities in the country. Portland, Seattle, Oakland and San Diego are also great in their own right. And while the North East's best cities are truly amazing, there is a huge gap between the "great" cities and the rest of the North East. I would honestly take the average CA suburb/small city over a NE small city any day... not as segregated and you usually get more yard space anyway. There's no denying the greatness of the NE's big cities though.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: The City
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I've heard CA compared to Italy before. It still isn't particularly diverse though... Italians are 93% of the country. While there is a lot of cultural diversity within the Italian population, at the end of the day the country's 95% white.


The natural scenery in Italy is also truly stunning though. The language is beautiful too.


I do agree that for the most part NE cities tend to be better. However, San Francisco and Los Angeles are truly two of the greatest cities in the country. Portland, Seattle, Oakland and San Diego are also great in their own right. And while the North East's best cities are truly amazing, there is a huge gap between the "great" cities and the rest of the North East. I would honestly take the average CA suburb/small city over a NE small city any day... not as segregated and you usually get more yard space anyway. There's no denying the greatness of the NE's big cities though.
I also think you are sleeping on the small towns and especially suburbs in the NE - though CA has some awesome ones too.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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I also think you are sleeping on the small towns and especially suburbs in the NE - though CA has some awesome ones too.

When I go out to the east coast I spend most of my time in the outer ring suburbs of larger cities. When I was in DC I spent most of my time in Centreville VA... trust me, there was nothing that made me want to stick around there lol. It felt like being in NW Indiana, which is NOT a good thing no matter which way you cut it. What a lot of people don't realize about the Bay Area is that pretty much every single suburb has the typical attractions (movie theatres et al) that tend to attract people from the suburbs to spend time in the big cities. You don't have to leave your area to do that in the bay. You also don't have to leave your town for world class ethnic food, unique boutiques and other things that tend to be more characteristic of the big city than the suburb.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Didn't you just claim that Boston is the beating heart of America, the last thing it should want to do is kiss europe's a$$.
"The spirit of Massachusetts is the spirit of America..."
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