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Unread 03-02-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Default Conservative & Liberal Cities in Each State

What are the conservative and liberal cities in the state you live in (if applicable) both fiscally and socially?

Are the differences apparent or not?

Lastly, do you find you have more fun in a conservative city, liberal city, or do you think it really doesn't matter?
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Unread 03-02-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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Conservative - Fort Worth
Liberal - Austin

In this particular case, yes.
Probably doesn't matter.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Liberal - Bridgeport, CT
Conservative - (I'm not sure, we're a blue state lol)

Doesn't matter to me.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Minnesota:

Conservative: Rochester
Liberal: pretty much every other city >50k pop.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Oregon!

Socially Liberal/Fiscally Liberal... Portland area, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Eugene, Corvallis, Ashland, Bend.

Socially Conservative/Fiscally Liberal... Medford, Albany, Salem.

Libertarian (Socially... whatever/fiscally conservative)... Grants Pass, Brookings.

Conservative/Conservative... Roseburg, Klamath Falls, Coos Bay.

Something like that. There is a marked difference in these places, but it's not always immediately apparent. You can have fun anywhere I think, if you try. I just have more fun in a liberal city, personally. But cities are overrated. It's the natural beauty that surrounds the city that's important to me. But that's just me.

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Unread 03-02-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I can really think of a city in NC that I would consider "conservative." Some are more moderate (including Charlotte), and the liberal ones would be Asheville, Chapel Hill, and Durham.

For SC, Columbia is a little more on the liberal side; I'd probably say that Charleston is also slightly center left. Greenville is more conservative.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Oregon!

Socially Liberal/Fiscally Liberal... Portland area, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Eugene, Corvallis, Ashland, Bend.

Socially Conservative/Fiscally Liberal... Medford, Albany.

Libertarian (Socially... whatever/fiscally conservative)... Grants Pass, Brookings.

Conservative/Conservative... Roseburg, Klamath Falls, Coos Bay.

Something like that. There is a marked difference in these places, but it's not always immediately apparent. You can have fun anywhere I think, if you try. I just have more fun in a liberal city, personally. But cities are overrated. It's the natural beauty that surrounds the city that's important to me. But that's just me.
The shorthand for Oregon is Portland = very liberal; everywhere else = very conservative.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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The shorthand for Oregon is Portland = very liberal; everywhere else = very conservative.
No, not that simple.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania

LIBERAL:
Bethlehem
Bloomsburg
Lewisburg
Milford
New Hope
Philadelphia
State College
Stroudsburg
Villanova

MODERATE:
Allentown
Carlisle
Easton
Erie
Harrisburg
Jim Thorpe
Lebanon
Meadville
New Castle
Pittsburgh
Reading
Scranton
Selinsgrove
Sharon
Sunbury
Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport
York

CONSERVATIVE:
Altoona
DuBois
Franklin
Hazleton
Johnstown
Lancaster
Oil City
Pottsville
Punxsutawney
Shamokin
Somerset
St. Mary's
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Unread 03-02-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Liberal:
LA
SF
Oakland
Berkeley
Long Beach
Most cities in the Bay Area

Moderate:
San Diego
Sacramento

Conservative:
Fresno
Bakersfield
Irvine
Escondido
Oceanside
Most cities in Orange County

There differences are defiantly noticeable but some of that has to do with climate/scenery differences between Northern and Southern Ca. I don't care too much for the conservative cities not so much b/c their conservative but b/c places like Fresno and Bakersfield are not in the nicest parts of CA. The others are just typical suburbs, Oceanside is cool b/c of the beach but too much military and gangs.
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