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Old 03-28-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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In NY state, it would be New Paltz or Ithaca.... nothing else comes close in NY
True. As for the bigger Upstate NY cities, Allentown and Elmwood Village in Buffalo, Park Ave/SouthWedge/Monroe Ave and Avenue of the Arts in Rochester, Westcott and Hawley-Green in Syracuse and Center Square(particularly Lark Street) in Albany. I maybe forgetting some others, but those come to mind right away. Nyack and some of the Rivertowns in Westchester County come to mind as well.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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The Carnivals are always fun in Provincetown, they have a different theme every year. I don't think the unconventional weird factor gets any more out there in the Northeast than Provincetown. 2010 was jungle fantasies, 2011 was musical divas, 2012 will be space odyssey.


2010 Provincetown Carnival: Jungle Fantasy - YouTube
I haven't been to one of those since I was like 10. I bet they're outrageous.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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In New Hampshire I would say Keene. It is a very eclectic town with a lot of interesting types of people. It is home to Keene State College and the Free State Movement. It tends to have artsy, anti-establishment, and libertarian components.
Keene's definitely eclectic, but would you say it is more so than Portsmouth? I'm not arguing, just asking.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Washington: Seattle (Capital Hill, Fremont)
Oregon: Eugene, Portland (near downtown)
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Although it's been many decades since I've lived in my native state of Delaware, there is a little village of around 500 residents called Arden in a rustic setting just outside of Wilmington (Village of Arden, Delaware, official government website of a utopian, single-tax community founded in 1900 noted for its arts, crafts, and theater.). It was founded as utopian colony attracting people interested in maintaining a simple, village-like lifestyle in the advent of the complex industrial age. One of the town’s most famous residents was Upton Sinclair. To this day, residents do not own the land their house resides on but can only obtain renewable 99 year leases. The town is run by volunteer committees and there four town meetings per year.

Residents can collaborate on artistic and social endeavors by joining “guilds” on interests as varied as folk dancing, swimming, gardening, Shakespeare, music, and culinary arts, to name a few. The last gild mentioned organizes the monthly community dinner held at the Gild Hall:


Arden Gild Hall : Places : In Wilmington Delaware

While one might think Arden is a haven for hippies, I know of several corporate DuPont Company types who are raising families there. As interest in living in Arden exceeded the capacity of the village’s boundaries, two neighboring villages were established: Ardentown in 1922 and Ardencroft in 1950. The entire village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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No wayy, Manitou is WAY weirder than Boulder...Boulder is like Austin in the sense that people buy into the weirdness a little too much, whereas in Manitou it just...happens I used to live in Old Colorado City and I've seen some STRANGE stuff in Manitou, lol.
That's why I said "Pearl Street Mall". And, since you're a former resident, you may appreciate that in my opinion OCC isn't that far behind Manitou in weirdness. Don't know the last time you visited, but it's mostly Herbal Remedy and Medical Marijuana Shops now
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: IN
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Keene's definitely eclectic, but would you say it is more so than Portsmouth? I'm not arguing, just asking.
I would say it is more eclectic than Portsmouth because of the Free State Movement, and the fact that Keene has less in the way of businesses overall that lend credence to Portsmouth being a bit more mainstream.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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If you're talking the official definition of eclectic, in Texas Houston probably wins. If you're talking quirkiness then yes, Austin overall wins by a long shot, far more than Galveston which I don't think is particularly "quirky". There are probably small towns that are that way too though, perhaps Marfa? Montrose is that way too, but I wouldn't say it's quirky.
I wouldn't say that Austin would win by a long shot in terms of quirky. I would say that because Houston is so much larger that overall it is diluted, but it is still very quirky.

We have things like the art car parade

Houston Art Car Parade - Orange Show, Houston, TX

The Beer Can House

The Beer Can House : Home

and other outrageous areas.

And trust me Montrose is tame now. There is quite a long thread in the Houston forum about memories of Montrose. Austin has NOTHING on how that place used to be. They took craziness to the point of illegality that is why the police presence in Montrose is so high now.

Montrose was the place for runaway teens, prostitutes, starving artists, drug dealers, independent/ non mainstream musicians and of course the Gay and Lesbian scene
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I would say it is more eclectic than Portsmouth because of the Free State Movement, and the fact that Keene has less in the way of businesses overall that lend credence to Portsmouth being a bit more mainstream.
That makes sense.

To me, Portsmouth is more mainstream. That's not to say it doesn't have a ton of character (it does), but I think of it as unique in the classic New England sense. Not so much "out there."
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