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Old 05-18-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Seattle and Denver have(or used to have) a Midwestern like feel in architecture and the local term for soda is "pop" instead of "soda" in the rest of the West. And Long Beach, CA was considered "Iowa by the Sea" by the significant amount of Midwestern migrants to the city.

So what is the most Midwestern like city in culture and feel that's not on the Midwest? I'm considering the whole region from Ohio to Kansas.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I worked all throughout the Midwest and I am not sure anyone cares , its just the way the Midwest is most people could care less there about anywhere but there.

They hate New Yorkers that for sure , they pretend to care but don't and seem nice but are not they think they are the center of the known world as many have never been out of there .

Small towns just stay there die there what ever who cares , learned that in the MIDWEST.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I worked all throughout the Midwest and I am not sure anyone cares , its just the way the Midwest is most people could care less there about anywhere but there.

They hate New Yorkers that for sure , they pretend to care but don't and seem nice but are not they think they are the center of the known world as many have never been out of there .

Small towns just stay there die there what ever who cares , learned that in the MIDWEST.
Thanks for that ridiculous, off-topic rant.

For the OP, probably Pittsburgh, though some may argue it is a Midwestern city.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:13 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Thanks for that ridiculous, off-topic rant.

For the OP, probably Pittsburgh, though some may argue it is a Midwestern city.
I don't think the comment was off topic at all. This is kind of a strange thread.

No, Pittsburgh is not midwestern the same way that Chicago is midwestern. There's no grid; the roads follow old cowpaths. Pittsburgh identifies far more with the eastern cities than the midwestern ones. The architecture is not particularly "midwestern", whatever that is to begin with.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Portland is full of Midwesterners and has a built form similar to western Midwest cities like Minneapolis, Kansas City and Madison - streetcar suburbia with mixed apartments and single family houses, lots of trees. Hawthorne Blvd for example could be straight out of a Midwestern city.

It is worth noting that most the settlement of the West was of the same vintage as Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Plains. In general I think the Pacific Northwest has a lot more in common with the Midwest than people perceive, it is a case of the stereotypes being farther apart than the reality.

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Old 05-13-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: NorCal by way of L.A. and Atlanta
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For me I'd have to say Sacramento at times feels like a Midwestern city outside of the Midwest because just like most Midwestern cities and regions it has a lot of of rural farm land outside of the metropolitan area and plus some parts of the city is industrialized especially the areas north from the city including some parts of the inland southern parts of town as well. Also there are tornadoes that roam through here due to the city of Sacramento being in the valley area of Inland California and it is very flat until you approach the hills headed east from the city towards Folsom and El Dorado Hills on U.S. 50 East or once you head west on I-80 towards San Francisco it gets very hilly once you are west from the Vacaville area. And to mention that there are a lot of transplants here originally from the Midwest like Kansas and some southern midwestern states like Oklahoma and Texas out here which is probably another reason why it feels Midwestern sometimes here. So yeah Sacramento is definitely a Californian city with a Midwestern twist IMO
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Maybe Denver.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sacramento
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Wheeling WV
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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Birmingham feels like a Midwestern Rust Belt city in the South in some ways.
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