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Old 11-05-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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I think I was reading this incorrectly. Thinking about it again, CT cities such as Bridgeport or even New Haven may be good fits. They are pretty close to NYC, but are far enough away to have its own scene.

In MA, perhaps Worcester could be another possibility due to its pretty close proximity to Boston.
I was going to say New Haven. It's a satellite city of NYC and has commuter rail (Metro North) right into Manhattan if need be. But economically, New Haven distances itself from NYC. They have their own economy, Yale, nice suburbs, on the water. It's a very cultural little city...
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Providence is a very cool city. It's also one of the densest and most walkable cities in the Northeast. It's also a transportation hub with easy access to NYC and Boston. If I were you I'd also ask this question in the Rhode Island forum.
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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I was going to say New Haven. It's a satellite city of NYC and has commuter rail (Metro North) right into Manhattan if need be. But economically, New Haven distances itself from NYC. They have their own economy, Yale, nice suburbs, on the water. It's a very cultural little city...
You forgot to mention the best Pizza in the US
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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I once asked a friend of mine who has toured all over the US in his band this question. What city back East reminded him the most of Tacoma? His answer was Worcester, MA.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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I once asked a friend of mine who has toured all over the US in his band this question. What city back East reminded him the most of Tacoma? His answer was Worcester, MA.
Having been to both that sounds about right although If I had to guess I imagine Worcester is more diverse. I haven't looked at any data to back that up but it seemed that way just having been there first hand. That said, Providence is the cooler city and it is not even up for debate

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Old 11-08-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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I think Worcester and Tacoma are similar in size and demographics on the surface. However, i think two main differences are that Worcester seems to have a lot more international immigrants and several neighborhoods of triple deckers that are a lot denser than anything in Tacoma.

Tacoma's setting on the bay is also a lot more scenic than Worcester's setting. Providence is actually in a more similar setting at the head of Narragansett Bay.
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Old 11-09-2016, 02:20 AM
 
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It may seem a disconnect at first but would urge you to consider Richmond VA. It very much has an industrial working-class vibe despite the presence of the state capital, a major university and a decent number of white collar jobs due to the manufacturing and shipping elements still well in play.
Have you been to Richmond? How did you pick up a "very much industrial working class vibe"? Couldn't be further from the truth.
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