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Old 04-04-2014, 01:57 AM
 
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I could see SF "twinning up" with 4 difference cities:

NYC (lots of reasons to list...too many actually)
Philadelphia (old, gritty cities that have sort of blue collar feels to many parts, outdoor cafe scenes and restaurant scene)
Boston (economies and certain demographic traits, size, etc)
Seattle (economy...least amount of similarities, though)
In addition to this, I think Seattle and SF have a lot of similarities. Both very liberal, hilly, huge gay and lesbian population, and both have a good sized Asian population.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:00 AM
 
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Tucson, El Paso, and Albuquerque are like triplets.
I think Vancouver BC, Seattle, and Portland are like triplets also.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago-New York
Milwaukee-Boston
SF-Philly
LA-Miami
Houston-Dallas
Duluth-Fargo
Seattle-Portland

DISCLAIMER: I haven't been to all these places, i'm just using what i gathered on these forums and elsewhere on the internet.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Proximity does not have to be a prerequisite, but here's an example with two cities that just so happen to be close to one another....

Fresno/Bakersfield, 110 miles apart - Both in central California and for the most part, are blue collar cities, although Fresno is poorer. Both have a similar population and density (500K to 400K respectively). Both metros have around 1 million people. Both of their land areas are about 100 square miles each. Both have similar weather (mild winters, hot summers), both are landlocked, and both are overshadowed by coastal California cities. Both are more republican then democrat. Both deal with lots of agriculture.
fresno is much more liberal city than bako(I don't think fresno county will ever be a red county again).
even tho the cities are similar in size, fresno has a lot more amenities than bako.
bako is closer to a metropolis than fresno. while fresno is more isolated.
If all goes well for fresno, fresno could turn into a sacramento but with less sprawl. I don't see that happening with bako, I think bako will always be more backwards, lack more amenities, and be more sprawly than fresno.
I have no issue with them being called sister cities, just noting some differences.

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Old 03-01-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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If all goes well for fresno, fresno could turn into a sacramento but with less sprawl. I don't see that happening with bako, I think bako will always be more backwards, lack more amenities, and be more sprawly than fresno.
I have no issue with them being called sister cities, just noting some differences.
Hey it's not our fault Sacramento has a ton of suburbs and fresno has one...maybe two.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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St. Paul and Minny, Twin Cities.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:52 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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As for states, Ohio and North Carolina are about as similar as it gets IMO
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:06 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Houston-Dallas
Uh... no. No no no no no.

And I'm more than positive that Houstonians and Dallasites will tell you the same, only with a sense of disgust at the idea.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:19 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Here's my pairings:


Dallas-Fort Worth (both are big cities, share suburbs and an airport (Dallas-Fort Worth International) and are only 30 miles apart from each other.)
We're not "twins"...
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Austin and Columbus. Pretty much identical population, both are state state capitals of states in top 10 population, both are home to state universities with over 50,000 students.
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