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Old 03-02-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Club-goers and indie scenesters don't make a place cosmopolitan. Diversity in many fields and an educated populace make for a cosmopolitan environment. That's more than the places you see on television and in movies, people.

Maybe my viewpoint is skewed by living in California, where even some towns can be classified as such.
Yeah,
I was going to comment that in CA, we've got cosmopolitanism from the depths of the inner city clear to the boomburbs.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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I am really suprised that nobody has mentioned Minneapolis. Suprisingly Minneapolis has a very large cosmopolitan vibe and look to it, much more than most cities I have been to.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I would say NYC, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA are the cities I'm most familiar with that fit this category.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Jackson, MS, Knoxville, TN, and Waco, TX
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Jackson, MS, Knoxville, TN, and Waco, TX
What??? lol
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Yeah,
I was going to comment that in CA, we've got cosmopolitanism from the depths of the inner city clear to the boomburbs.
Well what I really had in mind was a place like Davis, where I went to school. It's in the middle of farmland and has some ****hole towns in the vicinity, but but many in town are generally wise and worldly. I think people tend to blend "metropolitan" and "cosmopolitan" into one concept.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Houston is cosmopolitan, but not as much as Seattle.
No, Houston is a lot more diverse than Seattle statistically.

Seattle is 65% non-Hispanic white, and Houston is only 45 percent.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Jackson, MS, Knoxville, TN, and Waco, TX
Wooo Waco,Tx! My Hometown! lol....your kidding right though???...lol
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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18Montclair is right.

I think I would add Miami, SD, Seattle, and maybe Chicago, but not Houston.
I wouldn't add San Diego. The only thing ethnic about that city is Mexican culture and that's only because it's so close to the border. You also have a few Asian stores and restraunts (mostly Phillipino, Vietnamese, or Korean), but for a city that size, it's really not cosmopolitan. I would add Atlanta. Even though it's not a diverse population (mostly black and white), it takes in cultures from around the nation and world.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I agree with everyone else: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and SanFran.
Maybe Miami... maybe.
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