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Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Beautiful shots, particularly the second and the fourth.

Out of curiosity, what does one of those 3-story brick row houses in picture 2 fetch? I'm almost afraid to ask. No garage, right?
Thanks (I took the first two and "borrowed" the second two). I wouldn't know, but there is a 3 story brownstone around the corner listed for $2.9 mill. The house you like overlooks one of Philly's most beautiful and historic squares:


All sizes | Washington Square Park | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62619569@N00/4496425406/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

I suspect it has one or two garage spaces tucked away behind it, in case you want to put in a bid. But honestly, If you could afford to live there, wouldn't you have a driver!
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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I suspect it has one or two garage spaces tucked away behind it, in case you want to put in a bid. But honestly, If you could afford to live there, wouldn't you have a driver!
I was thinking "Trading Places," but was expecting half that price! Yikes.

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I might add Providence to the list. All the cities mentioned (Boston, San Francisco, Philly, D.C.) have European characteristics in the actual city, but move toward the 'burbs and they're all very American. I've lived in Europe (Germany) and there are very few American style "suburbs" to speak of. In Germany, there were some newer suburbs that consisted of single family houses with driveways and front lawns, but the houses were still a consistent German style and you could still almost always walk from your house to a pub, at least. Their "suburbs" were more comparable to New Urbanist communities in the U.S. (small lots, garages in the rear, walkable neighborhoods) only without the American architecture.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Non- English influenced

Vieux Carré (French Quarter)






Culturally the most European non-English speaking:

Laredo,TX (all Spanish speaking)

La Fayette,LA (French Cajun speaking) When I first moved to Louisiana I was culture shocked to hear some Americans (non European tourist or recent immigrant) actually speaking French Cajun when anywhere else you either here English or Spanish. The French Acadian language supposedly goes back several generations in Louisiana. You also have Creole. Apparently, the language is still alive and well even among the younger generation.



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Old 03-15-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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The only city with European feel in the us is New York. Its rich, cosmopolitan culture and emphasis on public transportation makes it so different than other American cities.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Newburyport, MA and Portsmouth NH look like something out of a Dickens novel. Streeview of Portsmouth.

Quebec City isn't in the U.S., but it could be a small city in Brittany as far as the architecture is concerned. Here's a streetview shot.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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San Antonio, TX, would be up there. A lot of the architecture is very Spanish and German, and the Riverwalk is much like the canals in Amsterdam.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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No. That's kitsch! Right along with Solvang, CA, its Danish cousin.

Or Sugarcreek, Ohio - it's Swiss cousin.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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Well Boston and Philadelphia look a bit English.... New Orleans French and Souther California, Meditarrean.
but oviously they are not excatly european
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Berkeley, CA
Mountain View, CA
Holland, MI

I don't find most large cities to feel 'European' at all.. smaller towns and suburbs maybe.
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