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Old 12-19-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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I am a dual citizen and have lived in both the US and the UK. I was curious as to what US states are completely different to the UK in your opinion. For example, I found the whole East Coast (down to GA) to be very similar aesthetically to the UK. What other states remind you of the UK?
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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The most different from the UK?

New Mexico and Hawaii.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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The most different from the UK?

New Mexico and Hawaii.
I'd like a longer list please
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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I'd like a longer list please
The eastern states of the US were British colonies, so they will probably have similar architecture and influences from the UK.

For most different, look at states that were owned by the the Spanish:
New Mexico
Texas
California
Arizona
Colorado

Mountain States:
Montana
Wyoming
Colorado (again)
Utah

Other states that would probably be different:
Florida (especially south Florida)
Hawaii
Alaska

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Old 12-19-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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All the Western states.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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The eastern states of the US were British colonies, so they will probably have similar architecture and influences from the UK.

For most different, look at states that were owned by the the Spanish:
New Mexico
Texas
California
Arizona
Colorado

Mountain States:
Montana
Wyoming
Colorado (again)
Utah

Other states that would probably be different:
Florida (especially south Florida)
Hawaii
Alaska

Exactly what I was looking for; thanks so much!
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default US states are completely different to the UK

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All the Western states.
Pink90 had a good list.

But for differences of say the natural environment, I think theraven is correct. All of the Western states including Alaska and Hawaii.

Western States:

Washington
Oregon
Idaho
Montana
California
Nevada
Utah
Wyoming
Colorado
Arizona
New Mexico
Alaska
Hawaii

All of the above states have great mountains - think Swiss Alps not the small peaks that Britain has. Some of them even have volcanos. Most of them have large arid areas and in many cases outright deserts. Completely different from England.

Finally most of these western states have huge areas of government land, including large Indian reservations.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Yes, basically all the Western states. The East Coast would definitely be the most similar. Colorado would be a good example, or possibly New Mexico or Wyoming. Even Texas, possibly.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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I bet Seattle probably feels somewhat similar to London area minus the mountains but with all the rain and clouds. Weatherwise, the Northwest has some similarities to the UK. The terrain is very different. I would say California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma are all different. The most similar would probably the New England and the North East. The Midwest probably looks aesthetically different than the UK.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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The Midwest probably looks aesthetically different than the UK.
how so? I've never been to any Midwestern cities (exc. Little Rock, which is more Southern I guess)
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