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Old 07-07-2017, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Maybe Bridgeport.

It has more of a rustbelt feel (the rustbelt cities that haven't bounced back), which contrasts against the usual New England-ish charm in most CT cities/towns.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:47 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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In Texas, many people claim it's Austin but I feel El Paso is the one that's out of place. Austin feels more like the "cool kid" that everyone wants to be like while El Paso is more like the outcast nobody wants to follow.
Well when you're about 600+ miles away from ever other major city in the state . . .
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Well when you're about 600+ miles away from ever other major city in the state . . .
Yeah, and not to mention a different time zone than the vast majority of the state.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota, it's on Lake Superior.

There is more of what I would think a Eastern seaboard feel would be , although I have never been there. But with the large ships and seafaring atmosphere is unlike anywhere else in Minnesota.

My husband, son and I went to Duluth when some Tall Ships came for the first time ever about 10-15 years ago. It was something. They had such a huge turnout they were overwhelmed. We waited 4 hours to see them. They come every summer since then.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Between their "Minnesota goodbyes"...
I had to look up "Minnesota goodbye", thanks for teaching me a new phrase. We used to do it in Michigan as well, must be a midwestern thing.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:21 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama feel very different the rest of their states. Particularly the presence of Biloxi as a modern casino resort area in a state seen as very conservative and traditional and old-timey. Also many people don't even think of Mississippi and Alabama as coastal states and forgot their shoreline there.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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In Texas, many people claim it's Austin but I feel El Paso is the one that's out of place. Austin feels more like the "cool kid" that everyone wants to be like while El Paso is more like the outcast nobody wants to follow.
In a lot of ways, I feel El Paso is the most Texan of the major cities, or stereotypical Texan.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:17 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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In a lot of ways, I feel El Paso is the most Texan of the major cities, or stereotypical Texan.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: DFW
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In a lot of ways, I feel El Paso is the most Texan of the major cities, or stereotypical Texan.
El Paso feels more like the stereotypical Texas portrayed in the media, with a desert background and cowboys. Whereas Fort Worth is more representative of the state as a whole. El Paso, IMO, feels more like a New Mexico city than the other major Texas cities.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:30 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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El Paso feels more like the stereotypical Texas portrayed in the media, with a desert background and cowboys. Whereas Fort Worth is more representative of the state as a whole. El Paso, IMO, feels more like a New Mexico city than the other major Texas cities.
Exactly.
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