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View Poll Results: Most like England?
Boston, MA 69 49.29%
Portland, ME 14 10.00%
Providence, RI 5 3.57%
New York City, NY 8 5.71%
Philadelphia, PA 24 17.14%
Washington, D.C. 4 2.86%
Pittsburgh, PA 3 2.14%
Other (please write) 13 9.29%
Voters: 140. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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Which city reminds you the most about England in terms of style, demographics, mentality etc?
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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At least somewhat familiar with all these cities, but I gotta go with Boston here. A guy from Northern Ireland once told me it reminded him a lot of a small London.

But the city I've seen that looks most like England is Portsmouth, New Hampshire, not on this list.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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I've actually been to London.

I voted Philadelphia. It was built by the British. There are areas that literally make me forget I'm in Philadelphia for a moment because that's how closely they resemble London.

I would say Boston because it's street layout as well.

Definitely those two.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Toss up between Philly and Boston. When I watch always sunny, the background sometimes reminds me of Southeast London.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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None. If I had to name a place that reminds me of London a tiny bit it might be Newburyport, MA or Portsmouth, NH. Actually, there are a few small cities in NH that have nice downtown areas and are neat and trim like London, with old brick buildings. Dover, NH might be another one.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:29 PM
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Location: Miami
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None, not even Boston or Philadelphia.

Anyone with any knowledge of England, knows that those cities don't resemble any other city in England. Honestly, if there's two cities in North America that's anything similar to cities in the UK, that's New York and Toronto...and that's mostly to London.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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None, not even Boston or Philadelphia.

Anyone with any knowledge of England, knows that those cities don't resemble any other city in England. Honestly, if there's two cities in North America that's anything similar to cities in the UK, that's New York and Toronto...and that's mostly to London.
My first time in London was last year. I literally thought to myself this is a mixture of New York and Toronto mostly, and tiny hint of DC IMO.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Seattle is somewhat close to London in topography, weather, and general attitude. Most Londoners are reserved, intelligent, somewhat bookie, and tend to be isolated. This is Seattle to a tee. Both cities are important, (London moreso), but both offer a major presence within their regions.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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I think this entire thread is stretching it. I wonder if anyone who lives in London, would think Seattle reminds them of home. Or, any of the above-mentioned cities. If one tries, one can find similarities between any cities, but it doesn't make them alike. Say I wear a size 9 shoe. I have something in common with others who wear a size 9, but that might be where it stops. Actually, that's a very bad analogy, but I think the premise of this thread is weird.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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People can at least provide picture examples.
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