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Old 03-28-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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In Minnesota it would be Minneapolis. Most of the freaks in the upper Midwest end up moving here eventually.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Denver
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In Texas it's Austin.
In Louisiana it's New Orleans and Lafayette and Breaux Bridge and other towns in Cajun country.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Default Please mention neighborhoods

If the obvious answer is the largest city in the state,

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In Minnesota it would be Minneapolis. Most of the freaks in the upper Midwest end up moving here eventually.
*mention spefic neighborhoods or areas*

like this description of Houston for example...

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If Montrose was its own city it would be an interesting choice too as it has all those antique places, art houses, off the beaten path restaurants, tons of weirdos, plethora of gay clubs, right next to the museum district, etc etc
Also, would like to hear more about the smaller towns and cities as well, Thanks
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Boulder (Pearl Street Mall). Runner up: Manitou (most all of Manitou). Enough said.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Easily Austin.
Really? I always thought on my many visits to Austin that it was incredibly mainstream... I think Houston is more eclectic by far personally
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Denver
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In Mississippi is Biloxi or maybe Oxford. In Florida maybe Key West, Arkansas would be Fayetteville, and Alabama I guess is Mobile.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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If the obvious answer is the largest city in the state,


*mention spefic neighborhoods or areas*

like this description of Houston for example...
Minneapolis:

Uptown is the old punk rock neighborhood and it still has a large condentration of freaks although it has become somewhat gentrified. Powderhorn Park is an old hippy neighborhood that became a bit of a ghetto in the '90s but is now on the upswing again as a destination for artists and the political left. Northeast is where the punk rockers and the ravers went to retire after they turned 30, it also has the largest conecentration of artists in the city. Whittier has become the overflow area for Uptown, it is younger and maybe a bit edgier. Stevens Square is similar to Whittier but a bit grittier. Seward is an old hippy neighborhood that still has a bit of that element. The West Bank, Dinkytown, Marcy Holmes, and Como are the neighborhoods around the University of Minnesota, they all have an element of college town bohemia to them. The West Bank is pretty gritty and has a large Somali population but it also has one of best underground music venues in the city.

Minnesota doesn't really have the sort of counterculture/artist colony small towns that you find in other parts of the country because the draw of Minneapolis is too strong. Duluth is kind of like that but its' economy is always in rough shape.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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In NY state, it would be New Paltz or Ithaca.... nothing else comes close in NY
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico without a doubt! "Eclectic" was invented when this township came into being in the late 1800's. The town boasts cowboys, rodeos, and fiddler contests on the one hand; descendants of Apaches, Spanish settlers, and dust bowl survivors on the other. T-or-C is home to a Tibetan monk and is also a hippy haven. It has a spiritual name--and if you don't believe me, spend a week in Truth or Consequences and "feel" it. The restaurants are varied and fabulous. A drive-in with green chile cheeseburgers, gourmet Italian cuisine, down home western BBQ, delicious vegetarian fare, and two health food stores are all found in downtown T-or-C. You can order Texas-style grilled steaks uptown, and homegrown New Mexico chile everywhere. The weather is fabulous: "chilly today and hot tamale" ;-). The largest hot springs aquifer in the US is right underfoot. For a capper (if water is the lifeblood of the west, and it is)--T-or-C is the heart of New Mexico with Caballo Lake to the south and Elephant Butte Lake to the north, with fishin', swimmin', and sandy beaches galore. Is that eclectic, or what?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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In NY state, it would be New Paltz or Ithaca.... nothing else comes close in NY
woodstock? fire island?
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