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Old 06-11-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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No city in any region "defines" that region.

Everyone's just picking what they think is the most important city in the region. But that city usually very little to do with the rest of the region, and certainly doesn't "define" it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Probably the best cultural description of the two Ive ever seen.

Houston would mesh better with the Southern and Eastern parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkasas, and Western TN.

Dallas would mesh better with the Northern and Western parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and even Nebraska border area.
Yeah, Texas or the South can't be represented by on city.
Houston is more east Texas
Dallas is more North Texas

They are similar cities but infused with different influences. While Dallas doesn't have that gulf coast flair, Houston doesn't have that Midwest vibe. Houston is more Southern Louisiana, Arkansas, even Alabama.
Dallas is more north. Oklahoma, Kansas, etc.

I would consider Dallas a heartland city before a southern city.

Dallas is north Texas> Heartland> Southern
Houston is east Texas > Gulf Coast > Southern
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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No city in any region "defines" that region.

Everyone's just picking what they think is the most important city in the region. But that city usually very little to do with the rest of the region, and certainly doesn't "define" it.
Exactly, like LA way be the largest city in the west, but definitely doesn't define all of California and definitely not the Northwest and inland states.
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