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Old 09-18-2016, 02:20 PM
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Sometimes, a place on the surface can appear "generic," but really be more interesting/exotic than the rest of the country. For instance, Jacksonville and Houston are often called generic, just because they have areas of suburban sprawl. However, their environments/landscapes/aesthetics are found nowhere else in the country outside a small zone close to the SE US coast.

Old 09-18-2016, 03:00 PM
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Outside of the plastic known as Disney World, etc there isn't a whole lot of anything non-generic in Orlando, which I suppose is part of it's "charm" to the generic American population. It's unexplainable otherwise.
Old 09-18-2016, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by HumpDay View Post
As a large city - New York City

Diverse, rich, poor, middle class, hundreds of different languages, landmarks, etc.

As a medium sized city - Nashville?

As a small city - Providence?
How is Nashville generic???

But anyway for Large-Dallas


Small- Not really sure, maybe Spokane
Old 09-18-2016, 03:24 PM
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It's definitely Charlotte.
Old 09-18-2016, 03:28 PM
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I hate to call any city genetic because every city has something unique about it about the most basic cities I have been to is Indy, Jacksonville and Phoenix but still liked them anyhow.
Old 09-18-2016, 03:55 PM
Location: Miami
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Jacksonville, Orlando, Charlotte, and Dallas.
Old 09-18-2016, 03:58 PM
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I think Dallas wins for most generic big city, but Shreveport has to win for medium.
Old 09-18-2016, 04:27 PM
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Dallas is lit up like Tron at night, it isn't that generic.
Old 09-18-2016, 04:36 PM
Location: Aurora, CO
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Originally Posted by Inphosphere View Post
Dallas is lit up like Tron at night, it isn't that generic.
You're right, there are absolutely no other cities in the country with illuminated skyscrapers.
Old 09-18-2016, 04:49 PM
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Indianapolis. Pretty much black and white. Middle class suburban. Ranks near the middle in just about every category. Pretty much a "C" student. Thrives on mediocrity, which is typical of Indiana. Nothing too controversial about Indianapolis or Indiana. Never makes any waves or raises too much hell. Not rebellious. In the end, Indy always keeps in line and stays in step with the mainstream. Not a trend setter but a trend follower, as long as the trend is not controversial. The personality of Indianapolis is very similar to the landscape that surrounds the city and is as tame as the river that runs thru it.

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