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Old 06-03-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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What would you consider the prototypical Northeastern, Southeastern, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Southwestern, and West Coast cities?

Northeast: NYC (a good argument could also be made for Philly)

Southeast: I'm leaning towards Atlanta, here

Gulf Coast: I've only been to New Orleans, Houston (I think it counts) and Corpus Christi. I suspect that none are good choices

Great Lakes: I'm thinking Cleveland, though I've never visited Detroit.

Great Plains: not a clue

Southwest: very limited experience here. I recuse myself.

West Coast: LA
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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What would you consider the prototypical Northeastern, Southeastern, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Southwestern, and West Coast cities?

Northeast: NYC (a good argument could also be made for Philly)

Southeast: I'm leaning towards Atlanta, here

Gulf Coast: I've only been to New Orleans, Houston (I think it counts) and Corpus Christi. I suspect that none are good choices

Great Lakes: I'm thinking Cleveland, though I've never visited Detroit.

Great Plains: not a clue

Southwest: very limited experience here. I recuse myself.

West Coast: LA
I would break up the Northeast into two regions, New England and Northeast. The Southeast should probably be two as well, Middle Atlantic and Deep South. The Great Lakes should probably be the Midwest and South Central US. Then The Plains, Rockies, Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Florida and California are stand alones in my opinion.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:30 PM
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Location: Miami
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Northeast: Philly
Southeast: Atlanta
Gulf Coast: Houston/Mobile
Great Lakes: Detroit
Great Plains: Oklahoma City
Southwest: Albuquerque
West Coast: LA
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:32 PM
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Location: Miami
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I would break up the Northeast into two regions, New England and Northeast. The Southeast should probably be two as well, Middle Atlantic and Deep South. The Great Lakes should probably be the Midwest and South Central US. Then The Plains, Rockies, Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Florida and California are stand alones in my opinion.
And this is where it gets tricky.

Technically, you can break the Southeast up into four subregions; Mid-Atlantic, Deep South, Piedmont, and South Florida.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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For West Coast I would say San Francisco. Has traits from PNW and SoCal.

If you say LA, I think it discounts the entire PNW which has a different culture
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:57 PM
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Location: Miami
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For West Coast I would say San Francisco. Has traits from PNW and SoCal.

If you say LA, I think it discounts the entire PNW which has a different culture
Great point.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Northeast: NYC

Southeast: Atlanta

Gulf Coast: Houston

Great Lakes: Chicago

Great Plains: Omaha

Rockies: Denver

Southwest: Los Angeles

Pacific Northwest: Seattle
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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Northeast: NYC

Southeast: Atlanta

Gulf Coast: Houston

Great Lakes: Chicago

Great Plains: Omaha

Rockies: Denver

Southwest: Los Angeles

Pacific Northwest: Seattle
With the exception of Milwaukee, most Great Lakes cities bear very little resemblance to Chicago.
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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I'll do it two ways, once with the regions as posted, and once broken down more

Northeast: NYC
Southeast: Charlotte
Gulf Coast: Houston I guess (no great choices)
Great Lakes: Cleveland
Great Plains: Omaha (arguably KC if you count it as Great Plains)
Southwest: Tucson
West Coast: SF

-----Second grouping
New England: Providence
Mid-Atlantic: NYC (Philly is a close #2)
Less Deep South: Charlotte
Deep South: Memphis
Great Lakes: Cleveland
Lower Midwest: Cincinnati
Great Plains: Omaha
Southwest: Tucson
Cali (not counting rest of West Coast): LA
West Coast (counting whole thing): SF
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Northeast: NYC(I almost selected philly but I feel like NYC would be better due to the vast range of diff housing styles in New York(High rise, mid rise, row homes, sfh, victorian ect))
New England: Boston (First city that comes to mind when I hear New England)
Mid - Atlantic: Baltimore (When I think of Mid Atlantic I think of Row Homes, Colonial Architecture and Crabs)
Appalachia: Charleston, WV
Southeast: Atlanta/Charlotte
Upper South: Louisville/Richmond (areas that are the beginning of the south/ ending of the North)
Deep South: Memphis
Great Lakes: Detroit
Great Plains: I'm not sure
South West: Albuquerque
West Coast: LA
Pacific NW: Seattle
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