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View Poll Results: City MOST like Los Angeles?
Austin 3 1.52%
Raleigh 2 1.01%
San Antonio 6 3.03%
Houston 77 38.89%
Dallas 18 9.09%
Denver 13 6.57%
Orlando 6 3.03%
Salt Lake City 2 1.01%
Oklahoma City 5 2.53%
Miami 66 33.33%
Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Atlanta.
What about it?
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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This is exactly what they meant lol :
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Salt Lake City or Denver. Salt Lake City really felt just like California, just colder in the winter and more conservative (because of the Mormons). Otherwise, couldn't really tell the difference between Salt Lake City and San Bernardino/Riverside County suburbs of Los Angeles.

Houston, Orlando, and Miami are NOTHING like Los Angeles. I suspect many people who put Houston have never been to Houston and just assume, "well, it's in Texas, and all of Texas is desert, so it's got a dry climate just like Southern California."

News flash: Houston is Texas with Florida weather. Yes, you read that right. Hurricanes, humidity, thunderstorms, alligators, bayous, etc.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Salt Lake City or Denver. Salt Lake City really felt just like California, just colder in the winter and more conservative (because of the Mormons). Otherwise, couldn't really tell the difference between Salt Lake City and San Bernardino/Riverside County suburbs of Los Angeles.

Houston, Orlando, and Miami are NOTHING like Los Angeles. I suspect many people who put Houston have never been to Houston and just assume, "well, it's in Texas, and all of Texas is desert, so it's got a dry climate just like Southern California."

News flash: Houston is Texas with Florida weather. Yes, you read that right. Hurricanes, humidity, thunderstorms, alligators, bayous, etc.
For starters, Houston is very ethnically and culturally diverse. So much so that it won the "Most Diverse City in America" title last year. Lots of cuisines and mom-and-pop restaurants around Houston make it harder for out-of-town chains to establish locations here every year.

Houston also has a sprawly network of freeways that connect far-flung master-planned suburbs to the urban core. It's also along the coast with a subtropical warm climate. The culture is laid-back just like SoCal.

(BTW alligators are rare here compared to Florida. And Florida does not have bayous.)
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Fair enough. I agree there really aren't many places in Phoenix like areas right on the coast in California. I think there are a ton of similarities between inland OC, the IE, and Palm Springs and Phoenix. I rarely encountered that many Texans in Phx until about 4 or 5 yrs ago during the housing crash. I'm sure they came out taking advantage of the depressed market and I would suspect they did the same in Vegas and the 909.
Midwesterners are all over the place you'll think Phoenix would have people a lot of people from TX and Ok being that there just a few states away. I guess people in the Bible Belt don't settle west of the Rio Grande.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:26 PM
 
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For starters, Houston is very ethnically and culturally diverse. So much so that it won the "Most Diverse City in America" title last year. Lots of cuisines and mom-and-pop restaurants around Houston make it harder for out-of-town chains to establish locations here every year.

Houston also has a sprawly network of freeways that connect far-flung master-planned suburbs to the urban core. It's also along the coast with a subtropical warm climate. The culture is laid-back just like SoCal.

(BTW alligators are rare here compared to Florida. And Florida does not have bayous.)
Florida does not have bayous? Hmmmm... I know it's the Panhandle, but still:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarkil...rve_State_Park

Although, to be fair, Houston does have chains from California like 99 Ranch (Chinese supermarket) and 85 Degrees C (actually from Taiwan, but opened first in the U.S. in California), and In-N-Out.

SoCal culture is laid back...that's debatable. It sure isn't laid back in Irvine.
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