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Old 11-04-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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Here is a somewhat fun activity you can do if you get bored. Pick a city in the Eastern half of the United States and match it with a counterpart in the Western half, and why you think they are similar. Here are my pics:

New York and Los Angeles: The biggest cities in their respective halfs, entertainment and culture capitals

Miami and San Diego: Palm trees, beaches, Hispanic population

Atlanta and Seattle: Both about the same size, young singles culture, large music scenes (though different genres)

Either Boston, Philly, or D.C. with San Francisco: (That was a tough one)

New Orleans and Las Vegas: Both party cities

Cincinnati or Pittsburgh and Portland, OR: river cities

Detroit and Houston: industrial cities

Twins cities and Dallas/Ft. Worth: both twin cities
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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Boston is most like San Fran. They both are tight, compact, beautiful cities, and very expensive. I would match Boston more with San fran then Philly or D.C. Maybe Philly is Oakland I guess.

Pittsburgh with Portland is true.

Atlanta with Phoenix

N.Y. and LA are way to different of each other, but they both are the largest.

Thats all I can think of
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Boston and San Francisco, for sure

Palo Alto, CA and Cambridge, MA

Oakland, CA and Newark, NJ

Fort Lauderdale, FL and either Santa Monica, CA or Venice, CA (L.A. neighborhood)

Burlington, VT and Chico, CA?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Bethesda
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I don't know if I'd call Houston western and Dallas is barely further west than the twin cities. But, to play along, Chicago with San Fran and Atlanta with Phoenix. It's hard to do this because eastern cities are so different than western ones.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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Here is a somewhat fun activity you can do if you get bored. Pick a city in the Eastern half of the United States and match it with a counterpart in the Western half, and why you think they are similar. Here are my pics:

New York and Los Angeles: The biggest cities in their respective halfs, entertainment and culture capitals

Miami and San Diego: Palm trees, beaches, Hispanic population

Atlanta and Seattle: Both about the same size, young singles culture, large music scenes (though different genres)

Either Boston, Philly, or D.C. with San Francisco: (That was a tough one)

New Orleans and Las Vegas: Both party cities

Cincinnati or Pittsburgh and Portland, OR: river cities

Detroit and Houston: industrial cities

Twins cities and Dallas/Ft. Worth: both twin cities
Actually denver has the higher singles population...anyone need a boyfriend? girlfriend?
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Miami and San Diego: Palm trees, beaches, Hispanic population
No way, more like L.A vs Miami, except for the size. Also San Diego is amazing and Miami is kind of slummy. Miami itself doesn't even have a beach. In terms of economic importance than yes San Diego.

Miami Beach vs. Santa Monica seems like it might make sense. Fort Lauderdale I would say more vs Long Beach.

No way on Detroit and Houston either. Detroit is a rusty hasbeen city dependent on one industry, Houston is booming with a diversified economy.

This is a fun thread idea .

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Old 11-08-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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What about Phoenix with Orlando?
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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What about Phoenix with Orlando?
This is a VERY good comparison!

Scottsdale, AZ and Boca Raton, FL have a tendency to remind me of each other.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Well I always thought San Francisco and NYC were similar except for the size of course. I also always thought that Detroit was LA without the mountains, oceans, and it looks like now--the jobs.
You may laugh at this one but I always thought Baltimore and Seattle were similar. They both have huge public markets downtown, sitting on harbors and have lots of art options and about the same size (I think I got that one from watching "Sleepless in Seattle").
How about Portland and Portland--same names???
The hills of Pittsburgh also kind of reminded me of a mini-SF.
I would imagine Berkley would be somewhat similar to Ann Arbor or Madison
I can't think of anymore but it was 5 minutes of fun.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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This is a VERY good comparison!

Scottsdale, AZ and Boca Raton, FL have a tendency to remind me of each other.
Really? How? Resorts? Lots of rich retirees? Both? lol
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