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View Poll Results: City MOST like Los Angeles?
Austin 3 1.89%
Raleigh 2 1.26%
San Antonio 5 3.14%
Houston 65 40.88%
Dallas 11 6.92%
Denver 11 6.92%
Orlando 4 2.52%
Salt Lake City 1 0.63%
Oklahoma City 4 2.52%
Miami 53 33.33%
Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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San Jose, Phoenix, and even San Diego lack the cultural amenities and big-city feel of LA...other than layout and geography, there really aren't many similarities between those cities and LA. Miami has a similar layout to LA, but also the big-city feel, the diversity, the cultural amenities, and the laid-back beachy lifestyle that resonates most with LA out of any of these cities.
Miami might be the only city on that list that would come even close to LA in terms of amenities to be fair. But I don't think the OP is looking for something that can go toe to toe with LA that's just unrealistic. Of all my travels I really think Phoenix and its residents and their lifestyles resemble southern Californians more than any city listed. I don't want people to think that i'm saying Phoenix is LAs equivalent, but from a microcosm perspective I can't see it any different.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Miami might be the only city on that list that would come even close to LA in terms of amenities to be fair. But I don't think the OP is looking for something that can go toe to toe with LA that's just unrealistic. Of all my travels I really think Phoenix and its residents and their lifestyles resemble southern Californians more than any city listed. I don't want people to think that i'm saying Phoenix is LAs equivalent, but from a microcosm perspective I can't see it any different.
Pretty much nailed it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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San Diego.

Where are you people going with this? How the heck is somewhere 3,000 miles away more like Los Angeles than somewhere just 80 miles south of it on nearly identical terrain? Identical climate. Identical integration. Identical immigration patterns. Identical industries (Tech Coast, Seaports, Aerospace, Educational Institutions, so on). Identical and shared histories. Identical cuisines. Identical values in outdoor recreation. Identical terrain leading to identical natural risks and rewards. Identical infrastructure.

San Diego isn't on the list but neither is Phoenix, yet there's been pages of a debate of whether or not it's really Phoenix or not. I'm actually surprised more haven't said the logical choice, San Diego.

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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San Diego.

Where are you people going with this? How the heck is somewhere 3,000 miles away more like Los Angeles than somewhere just 80 miles south of it on nearly identical terrain? Identical climate. Identical integration. Identical immigration patterns. Identical industries (Tech Coast, Seaports, Aerospace, Educational Institutions, so on). Identical and shared histories. Identical cuisines. Identical values in outdoor recreation. Identical terrain leading to identical natural risks and rewards. Identical infrastructure.

San Diego isn't on the list but neither is Phoenix, yet there's been pages of a debate of whether or not it's really Phoenix or not. I'm actually surprised more haven't said the logical choice, San Diego.
San Diego has the climate and geography of LA but that's about it. Its like a cleaner, smaller, whiter, less cultural, more conservative, theme park version of LA. Which is to say completely different. I wouldn't want to give up LA for SD, but there are exactly 3 things about San Diego I'm jealous of:

1. Downtown is right on the water
2. Balboa Park
3. Quality of new residential construction seems to be higher there
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I voted for Minneapolis. If you don't count the cold winters, green landscape, Norwegian heritage, prairies and lakes instead of ocean and mountains, then they are pretty much the same place.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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San Diego.

Where are you people going with this? How the heck is somewhere 3,000 miles away more like Los Angeles than somewhere just 80 miles south of it on nearly identical terrain? Identical climate. Identical integration. Identical immigration patterns. Identical industries (Tech Coast, Seaports, Aerospace, Educational Institutions, so on). Identical and shared histories. Identical cuisines. Identical values in outdoor recreation. Identical terrain leading to identical natural risks and rewards. Identical infrastructure.

San Diego isn't on the list but neither is Phoenix, yet there's been pages of a debate of whether or not it's really Phoenix or not. I'm actually surprised more haven't said the logical choice, San Diego.
I said San Diego... even though San Diego is still very different from L.A. Still, it has more in common with L.A. than Phoenix, or any of these other cities in the poll.

L.A. Is just too... L.A. to be like anywhere else.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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LA = Mexico


lol
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I've heard Scottsdale is known as the "Miami of the West" due to its vibrant shopping, nightlife, dining, and fashion scene.
I heard the same thing. I'd love to visit Scottsdale--though I'd be more interested in the hiking around there than any fashion or nightlife.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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I heard the same thing. I'd love to visit Scottsdale--though I'd be more interested in the hiking around there than any fashion or nightlife.
A bit to the north in Sedona the hiking is mindblowing. Like a miniature grand canyon but greener.

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I choose other



Phoenix.
I was looking for Phoenix as well.
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