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Old 09-16-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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Are there any cute, quaint cities that mimc old European villages anywhere in the US?
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Are there any cute, quaint cities that mimc old European villages anywhere in the US?
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.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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Are there any cute, quaint cities that mimc old European villages anywhere in the US?
Maybe some smaller communities in parts of the Northeast.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Pella, Iowa looks and feels like an old Dutch village
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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Boston maybe.

Montreal and Quebec City in Canada?
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Solvang, CA has Danish-style architecture.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire fits the bill. It has the form of an old English town, which makes sense because it was founded in 1630 and is basically an old English town:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0771...7i13312!8i6656

Parts of Philly work too. In general the most "European" feeling places in the US were built or at least laid out in the colonial era.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire fits the bill. It has the form of an old English town, which makes sense because it was founded in 1630 and is basically an old English town:
I was just going to say this, but you beat me to it by five minutes. Also, just half an hour away: Newburyport, Massachusetts.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Frankenmuth, MI
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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I guess we'll leave New Orleans and Mobile out of this? Both have deep French roots.
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