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Old 09-06-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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To make this thread more interesting shouldn't we split up the west into the following regions;

Alaska
Hawaii
California
Pacific Northwest
Southwest
Intermountain West

It's pretty clear that the west is the most diverse region in the US, as it should be since it contains about half the United States.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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A 200 mile radius contains an ocean beach, a rain forest, a snowcapped mountain range, an inland sea, fresh water lakes, another snowcapped mountain range, several volcanos, a steppe rangeland, a major river, and a desert.

This is Washington State from the Pacific Coast on the west to the Tri-Cities in south-central.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:32 PM
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Location: Miami
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To make this thread more interesting shouldn't we split up the west into the following regions;

Alaska
Hawaii
California
Pacific Northwest
Southwest
Intermountain West

It's pretty clear that the west is the most diverse region in the US, as it should be since it contains about half the United States.
Exactly.

But the cities out west aren't exactly diverse, especially when you compare them to cities within their distinct state.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Exactly.

But the cities out west aren't exactly diverse, especially when you compare them to cities within their distinct state.
What do you mean? Western cities are very diverse.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The thread is "geographically diverse". In this case, Western cities are extremely diverse.

Los Angeles vs. San Bernardino
San Francisco vs. San Jose
Seattle vs. Spokane
Portland vs. Bend, OR
San Diego vs. Phoenix, AZ
Salt Lake City vs. St. George, UT


and on and on...
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:41 AM
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Location: Miami
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The thread is "geographically diverse". In this case, Western cities are extremely diverse.

Los Angeles vs. San Bernardino
San Francisco vs. San Jose
Seattle vs. Spokane
Portland vs. Bend, OR
San Diego vs. Phoenix, AZ
Salt Lake City vs. St. George, UT


and on and on...
Not a lot of diversity there, tbh.

Cali - LA and SD are very similar, then you have Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno and etc. Only difference maker here is San Fran.

Then the other cities don't really have that much diversity within their respective states. (Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, SLC, Las Vegas, etc.)

On the other hand, in the South.

Texas - Houston, El Paso, and Dallas are three totally different cities when it comes to look and feel. Houston, as you can see from Hurricane Harvey, gets different weather patterns from a city like Dallas, who gets no exact weather nightmares that involves Hurricanes. Alabama - Birmingham, Mobile; same as I said for Texas, two totally different cities here in terms of look and feel, the vegetation when you compare the two is like night and day, to the point where Mobile could be apart of Louisiana. Georgia - Atlanta and Savannah, Florida - Miami and Orlando, South Carolina - Greenville and Charleston, Tennessee - Memphis and Nashville. etc.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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A 200 mile radius contains an ocean beach, a rain forest, a snowcapped mountain range, an inland sea, fresh water lakes, another snowcapped mountain range, several volcanos, a steppe rangeland, a major river, and a desert.

This is Washington State from the Pacific Coast on the west to the Tri-Cities in south-central.
This almost describes San Diego too.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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Not a lot of diversity there, tbh.


Then the other cities don't really have that much diversity within their respective states. (Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, SLC, Las Vegas, etc.)


Have you ever left Florida?

You can drive less than 2 hours outside of Phoenix to be in the largest pine forest in the country. Less than 200 miles from Phoenix you can be at alpine tundra. Arizona is one of the few states with almost every biome, even some swamp land.

Both Oregon and Washington have deserts. There are places in those states that look more like New Mexico.

Las Vegas has a forested mountain right outside the strip? IT is also very close to the Grand Canyon.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Not state? Okay, the LA metro area then.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:00 PM
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Location: Miami
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Have you ever left Florida?

You can drive less than 2 hours outside of Phoenix to be in the largest pine forest in the country. Less than 200 miles from Phoenix you can be at alpine tundra. Arizona is one of the few states with almost every biome, even some swamp land.

Both Oregon and Washington have deserts. There are places in those states that look more like New Mexico.

Las Vegas has a forested mountain right outside the strip? IT is also very close to the Grand Canyon.
Have I ever left Florida? Dude I'm from NYC, I've been around, I don't even live in Miami anymore.

And I stopped reading your post when you stated "You can drive less than 2 hours outside of Phoenix." That's pretty much my point right there; and either way it's still just Phoenix and nothing else. Compared to Houston, El Paso, and Dallas all within the state of Texas. Three totally different cities geographically, all within the same state, that's diversity.
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