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Old 07-28-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: DC
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What city offers the following:

The accessibility, transit options, life, and density of a northern city

with the PALM TREES of the south? (year-round warmth, etc)

anything? I know some might say San Fransisco, but its not very warm there, am I correct? I hear its only 60 and foggy year-round.

I am also thinking of Vancouver, Canada. I hear they grow palms there, do they not? How warm is it in winter?

So, I'll let u guys run with ideas! I wish Chicago or Boston was where Miami sits.....maybe they can plop it OVER miami, giving us a kind of "Old NY"/"New NY" thing going on, like in Futurama haha

ok so any suggestions?
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:17 AM
 
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are you talking about culturally Southern or any place with palm trees? Most cities in the South don't have palm trees. Maybe you meant "most Northern Sun Belt city"
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:02 AM
 
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no, culturally northern please - so any place with palm trees, but with the culture of the northeast if possible!
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Been here, done this

What Southern City has the most "Northern" Influence
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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What city offers the following:

The accessibility, transit options, life, and density of a northern city

with the PALM TREES of the south? (year-round warmth, etc)

nowhere, but Miami is probably your best bet.

Florida is the only east coast state with palm trees and year round warmth.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Well Plam Trees and year round warmth is a Florida thing not a southern thing but even with that said Miami is the only city that comes to mind. But not many cities in the US can compete with DC NYC or Boston in density and transportation. Chicago and San Francisco are the only ones I can think of. In the South Miami comes the closet and has more of a northern culture then southern one.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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mexico city, its pretty far south. other warm/urban that comes to mind are madrid/barcelona/rome/sao paolo...
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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nowhere, but Miami is probably your best bet.

Florida is the only east coast state with palm trees and year round warmth.
True, most southern cities aren't warm year round...many non-southerners don't seem to understand this. Most areas of the South have 4 full seasons and get quite cold in winter. But actually several states have palm trees...the coastal areas of VA, NC, SC, and GA along with the coastal areas of AL, MS, LA, and TX. Palm trees are also found inland in NC, SC, and GA all the way up to the Piedmont.

And to the OP...Vancouver and San Francisco ARE NOT southern cities!
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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There are lots of places in Florida that are culturally more Northern because of transplants. I think Florida is your best bet
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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And to the OP...Vancouver and San Francisco ARE NOT southern cities!

no, i know they aren't, but they experience more moderate weather, and I have heard of palm trees existing as far north as Vancouver on the west coast. I've wanted to hear if that's true. It's not the southern culture or latitude I care about, its the weather!
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