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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 10-30-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Sacramento should NOT be on the list. Sacramento is in the top 5 of the most DIVERSE and INTEGRATED cities in the nation.

Sacramento has always had a distinct Spanish-Mexican influence like the rest of the West and Southwest, along with strong ties to Portuguese, Greek, Italian families.

Sacramento as can be seen in Old Sacramento was one the major cities of the West right along with San Francisco during the the Gold Rush of 1849 and the decades following.

After that Sacramento developed a distinct California culture, along with the rest of California. NorCal culture, in particular which is a strong connection to the outdoors.

Currently, Sacramento is know as the Farm to Fork capital and Wine having a much stronger presence to the locals as much as beer does to other "beer" cities. As of late Sacramento is known as a "Wine, Beer and Coffee" city.

Check out these links, one the many "Good lists" that Sacramento is appearing on.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacrament...etly-cool.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/David-...b_8233988.html
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: WA
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My vote would go to Orlando and the Sunbelt cities of the Southwest.
I agree with Phoenix, but the rest of the sw cities each have a strong local culture.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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On the contrary, I think a lot of transplants make a place diverse.
I'm starting to think diversity leads to genericism. Take Santa Fe as an example. Diversity in building techniques brought by settlers gave it a generic Americatown look. Only after unification of building codes restricting architectural styles to the Pueblo Revival style did Santa Fe become "The City Different".
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Indianapolis with Charlotte not too far behind.
Charlotte has a lot of character in its inner south side from Dilworth over to Elizabeth and down into Myers Park. I agree outside of that its a very generic city.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Out of that list definitely Sacramento.
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Old 10-31-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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Note there are LA folks who can't it stand it when people talk well of NorCal in general especially Sacramento.

Some go out of there way to follow every post of my well-loved city to say something negative, and they have never even lived here. Could be they don't like that there salaries dont go as far as Sacramento.
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