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Old 01-11-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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As a native Marylander, putting in a vote for Annapolis, Maryland. Took a British friend there recently and he was stunned by how much like home it looked...down to the brick federalist/Georgian architecture, the church in the middle of a roundabout for the town center, the little cut through alleyways and the backyard/between building gardens, courtyards, etc.

Even just walking about, the feel was much more similar to the towns he'd lived in around London and the South Coast -- lots of small shops on the high (read: Main) street like barbers and butchers, dogs going into shops, pubs on each corner, etc. Even the zebra crossings looked the same!

I'd argue that the climate is also similar, albeit a bit colder and snowier.

So basically: if you love English architecture and pub culture, but hate the weather and can't afford London prices -- try Annapolis!

Exhibit (1) - Downtown Annapolis: http://drivethenation.com/wp-content...-1500x1000.jpg

(2) - Near the Capitol Building: http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/8802e9f4cf...usa-bgd2cp.jpg

(3) - Shops along the road: http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/3d972fe7bf...usa-ay0g67.jpg

(4) - A typical brick rowhouse: https://ssl.cdn-redfin.com/photo/57/...A9814162_0.jpg

(5) - More shops on the main street: http://philsantamariaphotography.com...3/DSC_0777.jpg

(6) - A view down towards the water: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/3745563.jpg



Second to that, Philly and Baltimore's older parts are definitely quite English (esp. Fells Point & Federal Hill in Baltimore), both in road and home design. And the new Harbor East area of Baltimore does smack of the renovated Docklands area in London.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Second to that, Philly and Baltimore's older parts are definitely quite English (esp. Fells Point & Federal Hill in Baltimore), both in road and home design. And the new Harbor East area of Baltimore does smack of the renovated Docklands area in London.
Once Harbor Point is completed it could resemble the Docklands area more so than it does now.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Weather: NW Coast
Built Environment: NE Coast
Both?: Good Luck
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Parts of Oregon with green rolling hilly countryside. Also looks a bit like Austria with the pines and mountains in the back.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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The imaginary line of New England doesn't stop there. Colonial American culture and history runs through almost the entire East Coast.

Philadelphia and New York are obvious.

I would argue Philadelphia looks more like London than anyother US city.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I've always felt that Washington DC felt like England.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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For natural scenery I'd say anywhere in the lower elevations of the glaciated Alleghenies. They roll rather than spike and are usually covered in farms. Northeast Ohio, northwestern and northeastern PA, and parts of upstate NY.

For climate I'd say western Oregon/northern California.

For architecture I'd say any old school east coast city in the northeast/mid-Atlantic. Especially Maryland/Delaware/Jersey. Though in upstate NY and parts of New England you can find a lot of similar rural houses and barns to what you'd see in the isles. Stone motif.

Altogether I'd say the Maryland uplands and southeastern PA is your best bet for elements of all things.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: IN
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Parts of rural Pennsylvania (Ridge and Valley) region and SE portions, The Catskills of New York, western Maryland, and Kentucky (Inner and Outer Bluegrass).
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Definitely NOT weatherwise, but Avondale Estates, Georgia, a close-in master planned suburb of Atlanta designed in the 1920's, was created to be an English Village on the Georgia Piedmont. Look it up on-line, you will not believe it!
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Definitely NOT weatherwise, but Avondale Estates, Georgia, a close-in master planned suburb of Atlanta designed in the 1920's, was created to be an English Village on the Georgia Piedmont. Look it up on-line, you will not believe it!
Looking at the streetviews, I'm not seeing it. There's a few Tudor buildings in the commercial district, but the housing stock looks nothing like an English village. Small English towns look like this in their core.
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