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View Poll Results: Most like England?
Boston, MA 71 49.65%
Portland, ME 15 10.49%
Providence, RI 5 3.50%
New York City, NY 8 5.59%
Philadelphia, PA 24 16.78%
Washington, D.C. 4 2.80%
Pittsburgh, PA 3 2.10%
Other (please write) 13 9.09%
Voters: 143. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Originally Posted by yofie View Post
I suppose one can say, by comparison, that New England looks more like Sweden/Finland.

Although when saying that Pennsylvania looks like England, that might mainly be southeastern Pennsylvania and the Amish country, as most of the rest of Pennsylvania (the southwest, central, and northeast sectors in particular, which respectively include Pittsburgh, State College, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) is heavily wooded and quite rugged and part of coal country and thus less like England as a whole and more like Wales or Scotland or northern England with a lot more forests.
Southern England is much more wooded than Northern England.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:58 PM
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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If we were to expand this to "North America", then Victoria, British Columbia would be the most British city. And it actually is the southernmost significant city in the province, and Western Canada, just 60 miles north of Seattle as the crow flies. It is further south than Bellingham, WA.


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Old 07-30-2019, 08:46 PM
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Originally Posted by upthere22 View Post
i would agree with that, coastal mass, looks like Sweden, not like the Uk at all.
NY dosent look like anything in Europe.
neither does Boston, i think people think of Boston being an old city, must have something of an English heritage. But Boston just dosent look like london at all.

i think small coastal cities like baltimore or even new bedford have more of an english flair than any of the big cities
I think Gloucester, Plymouth, Rockport and the Cape resemble the English coastline with high cliffs and hilly waterfronts.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Location: Boston
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yea as up there said, Baltimore.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:13 PM
Location: Washington DC
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European? DC.

British? Boston.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:15 PM
Location: Washington State
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:21 PM
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There are non-grid streets in Boston that still work as British looking. It's a non-grid city anyway.


Philly has oldest areas too. But the oldest hilly curvy non-grid streets on Boston. Still work well too. Just more seem to think Boston works better.

There is more stone used in suburban Philly. But most go by city-proper's I'd say here.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JayVanderbilt View Post
Which city reminds you the most about England in terms of style, demographics, mentality etc?
Of the list, the Portland ME waterfront at least slightly resembles some small English coastal towns. The illusion ends 4 or 5 blocks inland. The demographics donít match. Maine is the whitest state but it has almost no Indians. That I can think of, Portland only has one Indian restaurant.
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Old Today, 06:56 PM
Location: South to West
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None. Americans and the US are just too different.
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