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Old 09-30-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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We probably know where the most materialistic major cities seem to be (the usual suspects), but what about the least?

Or cities, but try to list no more than about 3.

By major I mean a city population of at least 500,000 and a metro of at a million.

Would Portland, Oregon be a good guess? Or is the whole psuedo-socialist granola dreadlocks earth-loving scene more of a facade?

The South actually seems pretty materialistic, would Jacksonville, FL also be like that?

What about a city like Omaha, Nebraska?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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San Antonio isn't materialistic at all & its the 7th largest city in the country.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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Least materialistic is open to interpretation, but to a degree any city in the US can be defined as materialistic given the desire of a vast majority of residents in maintaining a certain lifestyle. It's the American way of life.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Id probably say none of them. I mean pretty much everyone is suppose to live in that large house with 2 or 3 cars 20 miles from your job. Its the American way of Life which we are told to live. Right?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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San Antonio isn't materialistic at all & its the 7th largest city in the country.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My own city of Las Vegas comes to mind. How many I know in this town live for the next non-materialistic
adventure, like gambling, shows, concerts, nightclubs!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Id probably say none of them. I mean pretty much everyone is suppose to live in that large house with 2 or 3 cars 20 miles from your job. Its the American way of Life which we are told to live. Right?
No
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: classified
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I would say either Denver or Minneapolis based on past experience. Most people in Denver are more concerned about skiing, hiking, or climbing a fourteen thousand feet mountain rather than obtaining the next new gadgets or new "in" style clothes. In the case of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Minnesota in general, residents tend to view any sign of ostentation with general disdain, probably owing to the scandinavian/german culture.

Anyways much of the Southern US is not materialistic at all outside of Florida, the major Texas cities (mostly Dallas and Houston), Atlanta, or Charlotte.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I lived in Minneapolis for 21 years, materialistic? They didn't build the largest shopping mall in the country up there, for looks!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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I lived in Minneapolis for 21 years, materialistic? They didn't build the largest shopping mall in the country up there, for looks!
They built it for the tourists not the locals, anyways most people there don't even visit the Mall of America on a regular basis and treat it just like any other mall.
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