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Old 11-28-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: FL
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So we were thinking...
What makes Phoenix Phoenix?
The only thing we could come up with (having never been there) is a retirement area, much like FL - but a morph of LA/So Cal and the northeast & midwest.
We were thinking that everyone has an idea of NYC, LA, SF, Seattle, Miami - at least we do, and it seems that those have the most known "personalities" - ie, they are known!
For example:
NYC - very fast paced, loud, always something going on, animated
Seattle - techie, "whitebread", laid back, hipster
But what about the other major metros?
What about Milwaukee? Blue collar... But what else defines it? (where are you cheese plate? )
What makes say OKC different from KC? Or either from Minneapolis. We know nothing about those cities!
What makes them them?
Also Philly. And Boston.
Not talking accents, food, weather, physical stuff - we're talking "vibe".
For instance, Chicago. We would say it's similar to NY, but toned down. Has similar "huge old city" vibe but midwestern style. A bit slower, calmer, not as in your face. Not as 24/7, not as crazy.
But what makes Philly & Boston different from NY?
The general "feel" of the place.
And the BIG ones (heh) - Dallas & Houston.
Other than "Texan", "cowboy", "oil", "southern" we know nothing about them.
What's the difference between Dallas & Houston? And even San Antonio?
As in, is one slower paced, ruder, friendlier, noisier, etc.
What defines Cleveland? And how does it differ from Columbus?
Everyone can describe NOLA, but what about St Louis?
Sound off CDers!
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Washington DC:

There's a big commuter vibe. Not many live there but they sure do work there. It's very exclave-like. Politically, DC is not located within any state and you can feel that when you go there. It's bustling but not NYC bustling. DC is bustling with power not people.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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NYC is the center of the world. Something always going on. And Spiderman.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Washington DC:

There's a big commuter vibe. Not many live there but they sure do work there. It's very exclave-like. Politically, DC is not located within any state and you can feel that when you go there. It's bustling but not NYC bustling. DC is bustling with power not people.
It is bustling with people, not just power. And I wouldn't say "not many live there" considering it's a city of nearly 650,000 that also swells up to over a million people during the workweek, probably stays around 700k during the weekends when people are out having fun, not that you can't do that during the workweek. Just sayin.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:44 AM
 
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Washington DC:

There's a big commuter vibe. Not many live there but they sure do work there. It's very exclave-like. Politically, DC is not located within any state and you can feel that when you go there. It's bustling but not NYC bustling. DC is bustling with power not people.
Spoken like a true suburbanite. Not many live there? DC's population is 646K and just recently passed the charming little burg known as Boston in terms of population. It also bustles with people if one pauses from their scurrying back to the 'burbs to take notice. As a recent 10 year resident of both the Dupont Circle and Eastern Market neighborhoods I have a pretty good handle on the bustling factor.
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: FL
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What about "the charming little burg known as Boston"? heh
How is it different from DC?
How is each different from NY?
And what about the "feeling" of OKC? KC? Minneapolis?
Maybe everyone pick a city that you live in &/or like a lot and describe it to those who have never been there?
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:37 AM
 
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Washington DC:

There's a big commuter vibe. Not many live there but they sure do work there. It's very exclave-like. Politically, DC is not located within any state and you can feel that when you go there. It's bustling but not NYC bustling. DC is bustling with power not people.
Yeah people don't live in DC. That makes sense.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Boston has an educated, intellectual, liberal vibe. I think schools and hospitals. Also big drinking and sports vibe. Much more so than DC imo. NYC kind of has everything, so the big separator is Boston has a more small town vibe.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Spoken like a true suburbanite. Not many live there? DC's population is 646K and just recently passed the charming little burg known as Boston in terms of population. It also bustles with people if one pauses from their scurrying back to the 'burbs to take notice. As a recent 10 year resident of both the Dupont Circle and Eastern Market neighborhoods I have a pretty good handle on the bustling factor.
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Yeah people don't live in DC. That makes sense.
Jesus, you people need to get some manners. If you don't agree with me than move on, perhaps? Everybody has a different sense of "vibe", and I can't help it that that's what I felt when I go there. And no, DC does NOT bustle with people the way New York does.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Jesus, you people need to get some manners. If you don't agree with me than move on, perhaps? Everybody has a different sense of "vibe", and I can't help it that that's what I felt when I go there. And no, DC does NOT bustle with people the way New York does.
I didn't come off rude. Just because you're ignorant does not mean I need manners. Now I'm being rude, see the difference?
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