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Old 03-08-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The Central Valley is a lot like West Texas, western Oklahoma, and most of the western South-Central US. Lots of rural agricultural communities, pickup trucks are everywhere, and the area is fairly flat and moderately dry with few tress in sight. In fact, a lot of the people living here were originally from places like Texas and Oklahoma.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:13 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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The coast here is much more similar to the North East's rocky shorelines (like Maine) than Southern California. While there are a few places in Southern California that are rocky, there are also long stretches of sandy beach.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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Hi, I remember when I went out to California last year for the first time it was amazing.

For me though what I enjoyed was being in a large planned community with various mini housing developments scattered within this planned community. The community had access to a club house/meeting house and pools throughout the development.

The other plus was had a sidewalk that connected to bike path and trails. Trails went into the mountains and to the ocean.

Also everything was close such as grocery stores and other stores not very spread out.

Had good public transportation could of taken a train to L.A. or San Diego.

Curious if any State has areas within their State that shares similarities?
California is huge and has a diverse array of large metro areas. It would be useful if you told us where you were. Also, you can find planned communities in literally every state.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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No state I would say is anything like California, one of the reasons California is so popular to visit.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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The coast here is much more similar to the North East's rocky shorelines (like Maine) than Southern California. While there are a few places in Southern California that are rocky, there are also long stretches of sandy beach.
Have you been to Southern California? Honest question. Even when there are sandy beaches, there are hills, cliffs or mountains looming nearby. I've been to the Maine coast and the Oregon coast - Oregon is much more dramatic, and that kind of dramatic scenery dropping into the ocean is more closely matched in Southern California than Maine. Maine has short, craggy hills that hit the ocean and it reminds more of the coastline along lake Superior than Oregon.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The coast here is much more similar to the North East's rocky shorelines (like Maine) than Southern California. While there are a few places in Southern California that are rocky, there are also long stretches of sandy beach.


I'm from Oregon and spent 20+ summer vacations on the Oregon Coast and I'm confused how one could say the Oregon Coast is all that different than the Southern California Coast (or the California Coast overall).

The Oregon Coast has plenty of stretches of sandy beach. Waldport, Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Newport...walked on those beaches in either direction for miles. There are also plenty of places driving along the 101 that - if it was overcast, foggy, and raining - I would easily mistake for the Oregon Coast.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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I'm from Oregon and spent 20+ summer vacations on the Oregon Coast and I'm confused how one could say the Oregon Coast is all that different than the Southern California Coast (or the California Coast overall).

The Oregon Coast has plenty of stretches of sandy beach. Waldport, Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Newport...walked on those beaches in either direction for miles. There are also plenty of places driving along the 101 that - if it was overcast, foggy, and raining - I would easily mistake for the Oregon Coast.
The only way I can differentiate the Southern California coast from the Oregon coast is vegetation. The Oregon coast is a lot greener with pines while the Southern California coast is a lot drier with palms.

Still, when compared to Hawaii or the Gulf coast states/Florida - the Oregon coast is a much better fit.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No, I'm sorry. Florida beaches are completely unlike those in Southern California. There are cliffs and canyons that go right up to the coast in Southern California - hell, they go down the spine of Baja, California. I'm not sure what you referring to.

This view (from San Diego) is much more similar to a view you'd find in Oregon than you'd find in Florida:
Geezus, I really want to live in California. Ha.


I was going to say North Carolina.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Geezus, I really want to live in California. Ha.


I was going to say North Carolina.
Speaking of North Carolina in a California coast discussion, the movie I know what you did last summer, which took place in Southport, NC; filmed all the beach scenes in Jenner, CA (in Sonoma County, north of the Bay Area); while the scenes in town were filmed in Southport on location
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