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Old 12-02-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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And even that is questionable. Atlanta shares some commonalities with Houston and Dallas, but other than that, Georgia and Texas are pretty different from each other.
Georgia might as well be South Carolina or Tennessee.

Its bears little resemblance to Texas, minus the Southern culture & Piney Woods of East Texas.

I think Texas is most similar to California. That's why the two are constantly being picked apart & compared to one another.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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I think Texas is most similar to California. That's why the two are constantly being picked apart & compared to one another.
Okay, I'll bite. I can think of a few similarities (diverse landscape, multiple large urban centers, dominated by a single political party, etc.) but I think of way more differences. What's your reasoning for that match up?
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Okay, I'll bite. I can think of a few similarities (diverse landscape, multiple large urban centers, dominated by a single political party, etc.) but I think of way more differences. What's your reasoning for that match up?
1st & 2nd states in population.

2nd & 3rd states in land area.

Large Hispanic & Asian populations in its major cities.

Both have a coastline on one side of the state.

Both can get pretty hot minus Northern California.

Los Angeles is a lot flatter than some people realize mimicking Houston in the LA Basin.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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1st & 2nd states in population.

2nd & 3rd states in land area.

Large Hispanic & Asian populations in its major cities.

Both have a coastline on one side of the state.

Both can get pretty hot minus Northern California.

Los Angeles is a lot flatter than some people realize mimicking Houston in the LA Basin.
Dude you're obsessed with CA, and specifically LA, what's the deal?
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:58 AM
 
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western Montana places like Missoula or butte are really liberal actually but so are parts of colorada But your right they are really similar
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Vermont and Maine??
This one's probably so obvious most people don't even bother including it.

Two whitest states in the union, billboards are outlawed, large French-Canadian ethnic population, have one small but very nice city (Burlington/Portland), some wealthy ski/ocean resort areas, some small liberal arts college towns (Middlebury/Bennington/Bowdoin/Bates), and then dairy farming and logging areas. Maine's logging areas are of course much more vast. VT has no ocean, of course, but we got a pretty big lake!

Much more similar to each other than either is to New Hampshire, with its lack of sales/income tax, very urbanized southeast quadrant, and more obviously "tourist trap" mountain areas (which are also the highest in the northeast, so I guess it's forgivable).

(For anyone who says Michigan/Minnesota - they share a water border!)
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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(For anyone who says Michigan/Minnesota - they share a water border!)
Well duh, I should have thought of that...good call!

Isle Royale (Michigan) is also only 56 miles from Minnesota, which is the closest MI/MN get land-wise.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:45 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I agree with gnutella that PA and TN have similarities. On my visit to Pittsburgh I felt right at home, and topographically it is a bigger and taller Knoxville. But I'll equate Pgh to Nashville as they are both trendy and growing and have top notch universities. I don't know Harrisburg much but it might be equated to Knoxville minus UT and related population. Obscure river city near the mountains with a nuclear presence nearby. Both states have large river cities on one end that are very different from the rest of the state, and lots of small cities spread throughout. Franklin = Doylestown and there's an arts community outside Gatlinburg that might relate to New Hope. That leaves Chattanooga uncoupled - any medium sized industrial cities that are enjoying a strong resurgence?
Chattanooga = Allentown/Bethlehem?

Chattanooga is an old industrial city like Allentown and Bethlehem are, and Chattanooga is sort of in Atlanta's orbit, while Allentown and Bethlehem are in the orbits of both Philadelphia and New York. Both have had popular songs made about them too.

I guess Pittsburgh is sort of a hybrid of Nashville and Knoxville. It has the size of Nashville and the setting of Knoxville. I guess it also has the setting and industrial heritage of Chattanooga too, for that matter.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Maryland and Jersey definitely
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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California and Texas.. the haters are always hating on the best states.
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