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View Poll Results: Which of these cities has the most generic/nondescript local culture?
Sacramento 17 25.00%
Arlington/Alexandria 9 13.24%
Tampa 12 17.65%
Des Moines 30 44.12%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Any suburban area. Suburbs are for the most part generic nationwide. Cities that are the most dominated by suburban lifestyle are more generic. OKC, Phoenix, Dallas outside of the inner loop, Tampa, and Indianapolis outside its downtown come to mind. Every city has something unique about it if you search it out.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Perhaps this^ in contrast to cities that are in-your-face with 'something unique'.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Indianapolis with Charlotte not too far behind.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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What about San Diego? So many transplants makes it pretty generic. Also Raleigh and Charlotte. Detroit was 20 years ago, before it became post-apocalyptic.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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What about San Diego? So many transplants makes it pretty generic. Also Raleigh and Charlotte. Detroit was 20 years ago, before it became post-apocalyptic.
Cleveland would have been much more generic than Detroit, and still is.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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What about San Diego? So many transplants makes it pretty generic. Also Raleigh and Charlotte. Detroit was 20 years ago, before it became post-apocalyptic.
On the contrary, I think a lot of transplants make a place diverse.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland would have been much more generic than Detroit, and still is.
I don't know about that. Detroit is the original car oriented city. The streets are completely grid like, there is poor public transportation, there are few walkable neighborhoods, and the metro is very sprawling. Until recently, Downtown was fairly dead, day or night. Cleveland has always had walkable inner city, and inner ring suburban neighborhoods, good public transportation, including light and heavy rail, and a downtown that's been livelier for longer.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Any suburban area. Suburbs are for the most part generic nationwide. Cities that are the most dominated by suburban lifestyle are more generic. OKC, Phoenix, Dallas outside of the inner loop, Tampa, and Indianapolis outside its downtown come to mind. Every city has something unique about it if you search it out.
This makes sense.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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What cities would you say have the least distinct regional culture and seem just "plain American"? My votes would be for Northern Virginia, parts of Florida, and parts of California.
If you really want to know the answer why would you limit the cities you put in your poll?
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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Out of these four probably Tampa, but none of them really strike me as having a generic culture. My vote would go to Orlando and the Sunbelt cities of the Southwest.
I agree.
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