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View Poll Results: Which city rules the West Coast?
San Diego 0 0%
Los Angeles 48 55.17%
San Francisco 31 35.63%
Portland 2 2.30%
Seattle 6 6.90%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I don't think any of these cities rule the West Coast. The West Coast is similar to Texas in that there is no single city that dominates it. All the cities are spaced apart enough to have their own circle of influence.
Accurate.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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I hate it when people don't give a firm answer to a question; "none of them rule it" or "they all rule it". Complete garbage. LA is king and you know it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Houston
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In real life it's LA, but let most folks on City-Data tell it, it's San Francisco, and some on here are so dilusional that they will even say Seattle...
But does LA really rule over anything north of California? I think to rule it's got to have more influence in the region than the other cities and I just can't see LA having more influence in the Pacific Northwest over Seattle or Portland.

There are just too many big cities on the West Coast that have influence on their own area and the West Coast is just so big and spread out.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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well based on how much influence the cities project on the entire coast I would put as such

1. LA
2. SF
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3. Seattle ("rules" PNW)
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4. Portland/San Diego
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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In real life it's LA, but let most folks on City-Data tell it, it's San Francisco, and some on here are so dilusional that they will even say Seattle...
This sums it up.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I hate it when people don't give a firm answer to a question; "none of them rule it" or "they all rule it". Complete garbage. LA is king and you know it.
It may not be the answer you like but the reality is there is no King of the West Coast. LA is certainly the biggest and most well known city but it doesn't influence the entire West Coast.

I'm not sure any cities in The United States really rule over their region.

Cities around the world that truly rule over their region would be London, Paris, Tokyo, and other cities like that which dwarf just about every city around them to such an extreme with the next very large city very far away.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I hate it when people don't give a firm answer to a question; "none of them rule it" or "they all rule it". Complete garbage. LA is king and you know it.
Did you even look at the criteria or just the thread title?
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I don't think any of these cities rule the West Coast. The West Coast is similar to Texas in that there is no single city that dominates it. All the cities are spaced apart enough to have their own circle of influence.
That is very intelligent, and I agree.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:45 AM
 
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Did you even look at the criteria or just the thread title?

Ok, lets see. What Pop-Tart flavor rules North America? Remember, be firm...don't give me that indecisive garbage.
Seriously? How is this even a question? Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts crush North America, stomp the rest of the world and pretty much rule this quadrant of the Milky Way.

LA is the largest media market on the West Coast and therefore influences the most people for good or bad. LA wins.

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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It may not be the answer you like but the reality is there is no King of the West Coast. LA is certainly the biggest and most well known city but it doesn't influence the entire West Coast.

I'm not sure any cities in The United States really rule over their region.

Cities around the world that truly rule over their region would be London, Paris, Tokyo, and other cities like that which dwarf just about every city around them to such an extreme with the next very large city very far away.
New York begs to differ. . .

If L.A. doesn't 'rule' the West Coast we can all agree it's at least the most prominent from the others. No debating really. We're not talking about metros so please don't mess up this thread with Bay Area numbers/stats.

L.A. is indeed the heavy hitter of the West Coast. Still.
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