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Old 12-12-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yes but many people in other countries and even parts of this country are fascinated when you say you're from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yes but many people in other countries and even parts of this country are fascinated when you say you're from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City.
I've never seen this. Generally, it's more oddball places like non-Continental (AK/HI) or island (Key West to Mackinac) or very remote (mountain/desert towns) than the cities where the majority of the US population lives. Why would someone being from the biggest city in the country be "fascinating?" Who in this country has never met someone from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City? Now, who's met someone who grew up in Barrow, AK or Beaver Island MI or Hoʻolehua, HI?
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I think it would have to be a place with a distinct local character. Places that come to mind:

Philadelphia
Charleston
New Orleans
Miami
San Antonio
Nashville
Some coastal communities in California
Some small New England towns
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Montana
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These people would stick out to me:

Maine
Nevada
Alaska
Montana

The most common transplants I see (as a NOVA resident) are from:

Texas
Tennessee
North Carolina
Ohio
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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Key West
Marthas Vineyard.
Okracoke
Daytona Beach
Death Valley
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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I've never seen this. Generally, it's more oddball places like non-Continental (AK/HI) or island (Key West to Mackinac) or very remote (mountain/desert towns) than the cities where the majority of the US population lives. Why would someone being from the biggest city in the country be "fascinating?" Who in this country has never met someone from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City? Now, who's met someone who grew up in Barrow, AK or Beaver Island MI or Hoʻolehua, HI?
I think we have two groups of people here. Those discussing about international perceptions, and those thinking about domestic ones.

In the international realm, being from California (LA/SF) or New York (CITY) or Hawaii is pretty up there on the cool bar. At least in Asia, California is the end of all of cool. Now, within the US, the story is different.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I think we have two groups of people here. Those discussing about international perceptions, and those thinking about domestic ones.

In the international realm, being from California (LA/SF) or New York (CITY) or Hawaii is pretty up there on the cool bar. At least in Asia, California is the end of all of cool. Now, within the US, the story is different.
Good call - got ya here.

Domestically, though, the largest cities in the country are the least interesting places to be from, obviously, because that's where the majority of people are from.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Good call - got ya here.

Domestically, though, the largest cities in the country are the least interesting places to be from, obviously, because that's where the majority of people are from.
Agree

"Oh you're from New York City and lived in Greenwich?"

As Shania says "that don't impress me much..."
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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NY or CA, outright.
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