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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 10-18-2015, 01:15 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:45 AM
 
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Where do you live and how generic/non generic does it feel?
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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Curious as to how you chose Tampa. It has more character than other cities I can think of with some beautiful areas in/around downtown such as historic Ybor City, Channelside, the U of Tampa campus and South Tampa's Hyde Park. Orlando would be more an appropriate choice with not a whole lot going for it other than "the Mouse".
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX sucks
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I love Tampa. Tampa Heights was the last neighborhood I stayed in. I can't understand why it would even be on this list. Not plain American at all. Orlando would be Plain American. I picked Arlington/Alexandria.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Odd choice for adding Alexandria as it has its own very unique setting and urban look. It was a city before Washington DC and is much more historic than the rest of NOVA. Arlington is much more generic but still that is only in parts because Arlington is an entire county. The OP should have just said NOVA as a whole but excluded Alexandria.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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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.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:28 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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My vote is Grand Rapids, MI.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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That's a random list to choose from-I think Orlando should be on the list, it is much more generic than Tampa and is only on the map because it had tons of cheap swampland for Mr. Disney to build his empire.

And this list is incomplete without Charlotte, NC on it. I lived in NC for 15 years and like many cities there, but CLT has no soul.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Indianapolis, Columbus, Des Moines, Grand Rapids.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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My vote is Grand Rapids, MI.

Something tells me you know little about Grand Rapids, regardless of whether or not it is generic.
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