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Old 06-22-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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In Colorado, Colorado Springs seems really out of place compared to Denver and Boulder ...When i say out of place, i am not only talking about politics , but the feel in general...
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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This one is easy I live in Wyoming and Jackson is the out of place city. The entire state is very much conservative Republicans except for Jackson. The rest of the state is blue collar, hard working folk who are mostly living paycheck to paycheck, and Jackson is filled with billionaires who don't need to work at all. There's more differences but you get the drift.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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In Colorado, Colorado Springs seems really out of place compared to Denver and Boulder ...When i say out of place, i am not only talking about politics , but the feel in general...
Personally I think Pueblo's the odd man out on the Front Range. It's literally Colorado's version of the Rust Belt. The city's economy was heavily dependent on manufacturing and the steel industry. As a result it's been largely stagnant since the 1970s, and growth there has been much slower than the rest of the Front Range. It's also further from the mountains than the other population centers and has a much more desert southwestern feel.

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:34 PM
 
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In Colorado, Colorado Springs seems really out of place compared to Denver and Boulder ...When i say out of place, i am not only talking about politics , but the feel in general...
C Springs is no doubt a unique city and very different compared to Denver and Boulder, but even with its differences in I still get that Colorado vibe from it.

I would say the posters answer above mentioning Pueblo leans more toward seeming out of place.

I'm curious as to what other cities Coloradans think. For me personally I'm not sure I have ever been somewhere in the state and really felt like I was in such a new world that it felt out of place
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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New York City. Most would probably argue that NYC defines New York State, but I definitely think it is out of place compared to the rest of the state. Sure, Long Island has cultural similarities, but the vast majority of Upstate New York is far different politically, economically and socially with everything from demographics to accent. Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany are mostly economically struggling, more conservative, suburban oriented metros more similar to cities like Cleveland or Detroit. There is sharp disconnect between upstate and downstate in which most New Yorkers from one region feel misunderstood and overlooked by the other. At the end of the day, New York City may be the state's namesake, but the city is in its own world, as wonderful as that world may be.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Memphis in TN it is nothing like the rest of the state.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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El Paso may as well be in New Mexico, given just how far it is to the next major city in Texas.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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New York City. Most would probably argue that NYC defines New York State, but I definitely think it is out of place compared to the rest of the state. Sure, Long Island has cultural similarities, but the vast majority of Upstate New York is far different politically, economically and socially with everything from demographics to accent. Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany are mostly economically struggling, more conservative, suburban oriented metros more similar to cities like Cleveland or Detroit. There is sharp disconnect between upstate and downstate in which most New Yorkers from one region feel misunderstood and overlooked by the other. At the end of the day, New York City may be the state's namesake, but the city is in its own world, as wonderful as that world may be.
Actually, Albany isn't really struggling and has been growing at a steady clip in recent years in terms of the city and metro as a whole. Rochester is actually more white collar than people realize and comparison to the those Midwestern cities/areas, which you likely understand given your handle/forum name. Those cities are more "liberal" and are culturally diverse, it is just once you get a certain distance outside of them, things change.

As for the original question, I'd say that the biggest cities in the northern New England states like Burlington VT, Manchester NH and Portland ME would fit due to similar reasons mentioned above for NY. Each are relatively more culturally diverse and "liberal" than the rest of the state.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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El Paso has more in common with the rest of the Desert Southwest and the West than most of Texas.El Paso is more like the Land of Enchantment than the Texaplex.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Memphis in TN it is nothing like the rest of the state.
I was thought that Nashville was the odd one.... Memphis and Knoxville seemed to me to be the Tennessee standards whereas Nashville felt so different
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