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Old 07-02-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Good point. But the 2 climates are so different, and the 2 topographies are vastly different.
True true.
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: California
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No two cities are identical, but here are the closest matches I can think of

SF = Seattle
NY = Boston or Philly or Chicago
Houston = Atlanta or Dallas
Cleveland = Pittsburgh
Albuquerque = Tucson
Austin = Nashville
Newark = Hartford
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Pittsburgh more closely matches with Cincinnati these days than it does with Cleveland.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:35 AM
 
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i don't think you can compare anywhere else to nyc...like a single city. i wonder if you took cities and tried to add them together could you get a better comparison...

like the person that said philly is similar to parts of bk and queens. if you take that city and add chicago or something and add another city, etc.
Here we go with this again lol.....
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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These may not all be twins, some of these cities are more like big brother-little brother or cousins. I am also going to use Canadian cities as well since some cities don't have a good American counterpart.

New York & Montreal - sophisticated, gritty, historic architecture, both have the greatest subway systems in their countries, both are cultural capitals of their respective countries, both are on islands surrounded by rivers, both have distinctive style of bagels, both Central Park and Mont Royal Park were designed by the same person

Los Angeles & Miami - palm trees, great beaches, dense metros, huge Latin-American influence, both are fashion capitals, great shopping, not-so-great public transportation, famous nightlife, popular vacation destinations, LA is home to Hollywood and Miami is the center of Latin American media

Chicago & Toronto - similar in population, both are situated on a Great Lake, both have gigantic skylines, Chicago has the tallest building on the continent and Toronto has the tallest structure, diverse, very lively downtowns, similar climate, dense neighborhoods

Boston & San Francisco - affluent population, coastal setting, prestigious universities, progressive politics, high quality of life, very compact and dense, both have great baseball parks, similar sized metros, high cost of living

Houston & Atlanta - similar sized economies and metro populations, each has a few different skylines, lots of sprawl but with a fairly dense and urban center, each is home to a prestigious private university and historically black colleges, similar cost of living

Dallas & Phoenix - large city propers, suburbs with large populations, regional styles of Mexican cuisine, lots of transplants from Northeast/Midwest/California, laid back lifestyle, very low population density, lots of very upscale amenities, huge population growth

Seattle & Vancouver - cloudy, beautiful scenery, comfortable climate, Asian influence, lively downtowns, great seafood markets, close to lots of natural parks, both are isolated in their respective regions

Minneapolis & Portland - lots of yuppies, lots of hipsters, well-educated population, walkable neighborhoods, bike-friendly cities, situated on a river, lots of outdoor recreation

Denver & Calgary - similar skylines, both are very close to the front range of the Rockies, both are big winter tourist destinations, both have high elevations, lots of snowfall, energy and mining are important in both economies, both are majority white cities

Philadelphia & Washington - very prominent in the country's political history, home to many prestigious schools, similar climates, dense neighborhoods, black plurality, both are recording population growth in the city proper for the first time since their peak populations, both have a well known history of crime, very upscale suburbs

Baltimore & St. Louis - both are well known for crime but are becoming safer, are located in states that are sometimes considered Southern, very similar demographics, both have a poor city center but many wealthy suburbs, both have a lot of historic architecture, both have at one point in history been one of the 5 largest cities in the US

Columbus & Austin - both are capitals, both are home to two of the largest public universities, huge college sports following, most liberal areas of their respective states, two of the fastest growing metros in their respective state, both have city populations in the 700k's and metro populations of about 1.7 million, both have lively downtowns

Milwaukee & Cleveland - cities on the Great Lakes, gritty, experiencing urban revitalization, similar demographics, both are very segregated cities, both have very underrated arts scenes, similar cost of living, Friday night fish fries are huge in both cities

San Diego & Honolulu - nice weather, amazing beaches, great surf culture, laid back lifestyle, mountains, nice downtowns, very popular tourist destination, high cost of living

Pittsburgh & Cincinnati - both cities located on a river, both have very hilly terrain, lots of historic architecture, both are former industrial cities that are experiencing a huge revitalization, both have very compact downtowns, both are quite different their respective regions of the Northeast and Midwest

Orlando & Las Vegas – fast growing cities, home to huge tourist destinations, drastically different city outside of the tourist areas, high end restaurants and chains dominate the food scene, both are home to permanent Cirque du Soleil shows, year-round warm weather, lots of themed hotels
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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^ Awesome list.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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San Francisco-New York, there really isnt a more natural pair. Speaking on culture alone, its San Francisco's natural pair. Not to mention SF feels very much like a baby New York.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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San Fran and Boston
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:25 AM
 
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These may not all be twins, some of these cities are more like big brother-little brother or cousins. I am also going to use Canadian cities as well since some cities don't have a good American counterpart.

New York & Montreal - sophisticated, gritty, historic architecture, both have the greatest subway systems in their countries, both are cultural capitals of their respective countries, both are on islands surrounded by rivers, both have distinctive style of bagels, both Central Park and Mont Royal Park were designed by the same person

Los Angeles & Miami - palm trees, great beaches, dense metros, huge Latin-American influence, both are fashion capitals, great shopping, not-so-great public transportation, famous nightlife, popular vacation destinations, LA is home to Hollywood and Miami is the center of Latin American media

Chicago & Toronto - similar in population, both are situated on a Great Lake, both have gigantic skylines, Chicago has the tallest building on the continent and Toronto has the tallest structure, diverse, very lively downtowns, similar climate, dense neighborhoods

Boston & San Francisco - affluent population, coastal setting, prestigious universities, progressive politics, high quality of life, very compact and dense, both have great baseball parks, similar sized metros, high cost of living

Houston & Atlanta - similar sized economies and metro populations, each has a few different skylines, lots of sprawl but with a fairly dense and urban center, each is home to a prestigious private university and historically black colleges, similar cost of living

Dallas & Phoenix - large city propers, suburbs with large populations, regional styles of Mexican cuisine, lots of transplants from Northeast/Midwest/California, laid back lifestyle, very low population density, lots of very upscale amenities, huge population growth

Seattle & Vancouver - cloudy, beautiful scenery, comfortable climate, Asian influence, lively downtowns, great seafood markets, close to lots of natural parks, both are isolated in their respective regions

Minneapolis & Portland - lots of yuppies, lots of hipsters, well-educated population, walkable neighborhoods, bike-friendly cities, situated on a river, lots of outdoor recreation

Denver & Calgary - similar skylines, both are very close to the front range of the Rockies, both are big winter tourist destinations, both have high elevations, lots of snowfall, energy and mining are important in both economies, both are majority white cities

Philadelphia & Washington - very prominent in the country's political history, home to many prestigious schools, similar climates, dense neighborhoods, black plurality, both are recording population growth in the city proper for the first time since their peak populations, both have a well known history of crime, very upscale suburbs

Baltimore & St. Louis - both are well known for crime but are becoming safer, are located in states that are sometimes considered Southern, very similar demographics, both have a poor city center but many wealthy suburbs, both have a lot of historic architecture, both have at one point in history been one of the 5 largest cities in the US

Columbus & Austin - both are capitals, both are home to two of the largest public universities, huge college sports following, most liberal areas of their respective states, two of the fastest growing metros in their respective state, both have city populations in the 700k's and metro populations of about 1.7 million, both have lively downtowns

Milwaukee & Cleveland - cities on the Great Lakes, gritty, experiencing urban revitalization, similar demographics, both are very segregated cities, both have very underrated arts scenes, similar cost of living, Friday night fish fries are huge in both cities

San Diego & Honolulu - nice weather, amazing beaches, great surf culture, laid back lifestyle, mountains, nice downtowns, very popular tourist destination, high cost of living

Pittsburgh & Cincinnati - both cities located on a river, both have very hilly terrain, lots of historic architecture, both are former industrial cities that are experiencing a huge revitalization, both have very compact downtowns, both are quite different their respective regions of the Northeast and Midwest

Orlando & Las Vegas fast growing cities, home to huge tourist destinations, drastically different city outside of the tourist areas, high end restaurants and chains dominate the food scene, both are home to permanent Cirque du Soleil shows, year-round warm weather, lots of themed hotels
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: The City
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San Francisco-New York, there really isnt a more natural pair. Speaking on culture alone, its San Francisco's natural pair. Not to mention SF feels very much like a baby New York.

I think San Fran feels a lot more like like Boston, sans asian population

both on bay, small compact core
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