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Old 06-11-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Large areas in Boston resemble London and some other english cities. There is one area that looks similar to Dublin as well.
Most similar to english homes from the 1700s:
https://www.google.com/maps?q=boston...2,322.9,,0,0.9

London looking areas:
https://www.google.com/maps?q=boston...,204.06,,0,0.9

https://www.google.com/maps?q=boston...,288.47,,0,2.5

https://www.google.com/maps?q=boston...2,140.88,,0,-3

Dublin Looking Areas:
https://www.google.com/maps?q=boston...,51.16,,0,3.89
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:28 AM
 
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Honolulu

Yes, Honolulu. Your eyes are not deceiving you. Here's why:

-Dense
-Compact
-Not much in the way of sprawl
-Pedestrian life
-Busy pedestrian streets
-Beach smack in the middle of the city
-Between the sea and the mountains (more common in Europe than in the US)
-Not many "militant urban types" (cyclist cult sects, hipsters,...)
-No ghettos
-Very safe by American standards
-Less of a rat race mentality than the mainland

It reminds me more of Benidorm or Torremolinos in Spain than to any other American "resort" city.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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A good bit of Washington DC looks European. Neighborhoods such as Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Capitol Hill have strong resemblances to both British and French architecture/streetscapes.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:35 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.
I disagree. NYC has very much an American look and feel.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The usual suspects:

Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, Charleston, Savannah, even Baltimore

But go to Montreal and Quebec City in Canada too.

Also, check out Princeton and especially the campus of Princeton University. Are these European enough for you?

http://aminus3.s3.amazonaws.com/imag...ce49_large.jpg

http://www.ronsaari.com/stockImages/...stPyneHall.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Alexander.jpg

http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/arc...79/jpeg/13.jpg

http://kendalldog.com/wp-content/upl...0/IMG_9137.jpg

http://cdnfiles.hdrcreme.com/43544/m...jpg?1346009791

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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Honolulu

Yes, Honolulu. Your eyes are not deceiving you. Here's why:

-Dense
-Compact
-Not much in the way of sprawl
-Pedestrian life
-Busy pedestrian streets
-Beach smack in the middle of the city
-Between the sea and the mountains (more common in Europe than in the US)
-Not many "militant urban types" (cyclist cult sects, hipsters,...)
-No ghettos
-Very safe by American standards
-Less of a rat race mentality than the mainland

It reminds me more of Benidorm or Torremolinos in Spain than to any other American "resort" city.
But one could say the same about Honolulu being closer to an Asian city. Or even somewhere in Latin America.

People seem to think density and pedestrian-friendly means European--but much of the world is dense and pedestrian friendly. It's just that US cities tend to more auto-centric than much of the world.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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Lynden, Washington. Its very Dutch influenced.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Albany, NY, which is the 4th oldest city in the US, has a European look in some parts of town. Lark Street Albany, NY - Google Maps

The Pastures Albany, NY - Google Maps

Mansion Area, Albany, NY - Google Maps

Mansion Area, Albany, NY - Google Maps

Ten Broeck Triangle, Albany, NY - Google Maps

In that same area, parts of Schenectady, Troy and Cohoes have similar neighborhoods. Many villages and small cities in the Northeast may have similar neighborhoods as well.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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From the places I visited

Downtown Charleston SC
St Augustine, Florida
Parts of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans

St George Street in St Augustine looks like somehwere in Southern Europe.


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Old 10-17-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'd say DC or San Francisco.
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