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Old 09-18-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Official Visitor Guide for Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley - Solvang, California

Holland, MI comes to mind as well
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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A little bit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poulsbo,_Washington
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Society Hill, Queen Village, UCity in some parts, Manayunk, and Chestnut Hill are all in Philly and have elements of European-ness.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Europe is overrated.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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People seem to be referring to two distinct things here:

1. Urban areas built out before 1850 which share vernacular housing styles with Europe (particularly, but not solely, the British isles) because the same architecture was in fashion on both sides of the Atlantic at the time.

2. Hokey late 19th/early 20th century small cities and villages where they decided to purposely ape the built style of a particular European nation.

Personally, I nominate Jim Thorpe, PA. Densest small American town I've ever been to. The Google Car missed Race Street, but Stone Row is incredible.

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Sure!

Annapolis, MD, home to the U.S. naval Academy, is a historic British colonial city that looks and feels much the same way it did 200 years ago in the city center. It's population density is about 4,700 per square mile, comparable to several smaller European Cities (Chartres, France, by comparison is 6,000 per square mile). It has a good downtown near St. John's College, the MD state capital, and the Naval Academy.
Oh my gosh, I love me some Annapolis. It feels very European to me and it's just a charming town anyway.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:11 PM
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Location: Boston
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What exactly makes a city European-like?
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The thing is that there is no part of France that looks like that. The cities that they are most similar to are in the Caribbean, not Europe.
The Caribbean as in Havana and San Juan? Each one a former Spanish colony with buildings built by the Spanish.
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New Orleans does have French characteristics still, particularly buildings like the Arsiline convent and St. Louis Cathedral. The French Quarter feels more French than Spanish despite the current buildings dating mostly to the Spanish period. But the area around Jackson Square certainly feels like it could be in France.

Charleston SC and Savannah and the New Orleans Garden District have a colonial British feel as does a lot of the Old South.
What's British about the Garden District? Looks nothing like British cities I've seen on Google.
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Really cool town. Was there for the last SOWO.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Haha that's funny I was just in Poulsbo today for the first time and thought about this thread. It's a bit over the top with the Viking/Scandinavian theme but it has a quaint little downtown area with lots of Euro-themed shops, pubs and cafes.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Oh my gosh, I love me some Annapolis. It feels very European to me and it's just a charming town anyway.
Annapolis is a cool town as Maryland is a cool state.

By the way, I like people to spell out the name of Maryland instead of abbreviating it.
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