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Old 03-19-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Seeing as people brought up places like Mackinac Island, I've always thought that Avalon, CA was a unique place for people to live, at least for the West Coast. Only a couple thousand reside there year round compared to the millions who live in the mainland. The main tourist areas around the harbor feel like a quintessential small seaside town, but you go inland into the canyon where most locals live and it's kinda run down and primarily low income. Hundreds of stray cats roam and bison introduced in the 1920's for a silent film have naturalized on the island. It feels very isolated, even being just 26 miles from the SoCal megalopolis.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I agree with NYC, New Orleans and Santa Fe (to a certain extent)

Especially NYC (Manhattan) which to me seems like a city that belongs to the world. It may be located in the US, but it feels like it could be located anywhere in the world. The food, different languages, and people. A truly uniquely great city that doesn't "feel" like your average American city.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I agree with NYC, New Orleans and Santa Fe (to a certain extent)

Especially NYC (Manhattan) which to me seems like a city that belongs to the world. It may be located in the US, but it feels like it could be located anywhere in the world. The food, different languages, and people. A truly uniquely great city that doesn't "feel" like your average American city.
Manhattan always gets all the credit, but I think Queens is the most international-feeling part of NYC. Manhattan definitely fits here too, being the core of NYC and all, but Queens is where you find the most diversity. Queens is actually considered by many to be the most diverse urban area in the entire world. You can find pretty much any language and ethnicity in Queens.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Santa Fe is an obvious one. Less obvious is Alamogordo. In one direction is a forested mountain chain tall enough to reach into the alpine. In the other is the largest white gypsum dune field in the world. Also, rain and melt water there doesn't flow anywhere.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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Supai, AZ. The last place in the US that mail is delivered by mules (not to mention the insanely beautiful waterfalls)

https://www.google.com/search?q=hava...jLVdsX5YBo3pM:
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Supai, AZ. The last place in the US that mail is delivered by mules (not to mention the insanely beautiful waterfalls)

https://www.google.com/search?q=hava...jLVdsX5YBo3pM:
Those falls are something else. That is beautiful.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Of places I have lived personally, I would say New Orleans.

I would also add Las Vegas to this list of unique cities.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:55 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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The Villages Florida. LOVE it!
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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I like New Orleans, but with it being below sea level... not a place I consider all that safe to live long-term.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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Phoenix Arizona.
An oasis in the middle of the Senoran desert surrounded by mountains and mountains in the middle and all through the Valley.
There is something to be said when so many people decide to retire and spend the rest of their lives on planet earth in such a breath taking place.
Arizona.
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