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Old 09-18-2016, 09:40 PM
 
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Chicagoland's north shore suburbs. It has been used numerous times in films to represent standard generic americana.

 
Old 09-18-2016, 10:09 PM
 
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If it's not Dallas then such a place doesn't exist. Dallas is as plain whitebread as a city can get. Seriously, I can pound out something unique about every city, except Dallas. It's corporate suburbia with a CBD.
 
Old 09-18-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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You're right, there are absolutely no other cities in the country with illuminated skyscrapers.
 
Old 09-18-2016, 11:00 PM
 
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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If it's not Dallas then such a place doesn't exist. Dallas is as plain whitebread as a city can get. Seriously, I can pound out something unique about every city, except Dallas. It's corporate suburbia with a CBD.
Well, Dallas DOES have a huge state fair and the space needle.
 
Old 09-18-2016, 11:14 PM
 
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If it's not Dallas then such a place doesn't exist. Dallas is as plain whitebread as a city can get. Seriously, I can pound out something unique about every city, except Dallas. It's corporate suburbia with a CBD.
I agree most of Dallas, primarily North Dallas/suburban Dallas is very white bread and plain. But there are unique and gritty areas. You just have to know where to look. Have you ever visited Deep Ellum or even Dealey Plaza (one of the biggest tourist sites in Texas)?
 
Old 09-19-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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From a foreign point of view: Kansas City, Houston, Atlanta, St Louis those are all "typical" american cities for us foreigners
 
Old 09-19-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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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.
I think Orlando's diversity (home to a large and growing Puerto Rican population) and geography (lakes everywhere) distinguishes Orlando a bit.
 
Old 09-19-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Chicagoland's north shore suburbs. It has been used numerous times in films to represent standard generic americana.
Huh?!?! It might be showcased in films, but those films are usually full of mansions (new and old), the high life, sports cars, etc. Hardly what I call "generic".

My vote, as someone else illustrated, goes for Indy. Its so middle-of-the-road that it wins my award.
 
Old 09-19-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Huh?!?! It might be showcased in films, but those films are usually full of mansions (new and old), the high life, sports cars, etc. Hardly what I call "generic".
Chicago's North Shore is used in films to represent an idealized suburbia -- what the viewer would wish a generic suburb to look like.
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