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Old 03-29-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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No, the West is quite variable, but much of AZ is similar to SoCal and Las Vegas is to an extent as well. Reno is somewhat different though. The rest of the West is pretty different from CA though.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:05 PM
 
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Yes, the Western US is essentially California expanded, it's been this way for a long time. https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallp...-the-west-blue


The Western states are more liberal and libertarian, and they have more common with each other than many would like to admit. Interracial marriage is the highest in the western US, both in the red states and the blue states. So this tells me that people in the Western US, regardless of being liberal or conservative, are very tolerant and accepting. They approach life with the laid back California "anything goes" mentality.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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If there's any Western state that truly contains interesting, unique landscapes different from California, it would have to be Arizona. California has three of the four North American Deserts--Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran, but Arizona has all three that California has and a fourth: Chihuahuan. Sure Palm Springs is located in the Sonoran, but in the US, only Arizona has the awesome looking Saguaro Cacti (except some tiny patches in California). Plus, the desert in Phoenix is much greener than the Mojave desert in Victorville, Lancaster because Phoenix actually gets a rainy season during the summer, whereas summer rain in most of California is almost as rare as snow. And of course, Maricopa county actually voted for Trump.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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While you might have a number of West Coasters with 2nd homes in Montana, nothing about The Treasure State feels Californish to me.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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Yes, the Western US is essentially California expanded, it's been this way for a long time. https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallp...-the-west-blue


The Western states are more liberal and libertarian, and they have more common with each other than many would like to admit. Interracial marriage is the highest in the western US, both in the red states and the blue states. So this tells me that people in the Western US, regardless of being liberal or conservative, are very tolerant and accepting. They approach life with the laid back California "anything goes" mentality.
Maybe, in your dreams. People are people, and just because they live in a western state, doesn't mean they go along with the "anything goes" mentality. Utah, for example, where does that fit into your comments. Just because I might live in a state that is blue or red, doesn't mean I am. Your logic is flawed.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
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On the first page, someone made a point about Wyoming and Montana not being accepting of transplants. I would like to add Oregon to that list as well. The amount of times I have heard someone complain about "Californians" wen it's probably just people from Oregon being an *******...
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:49 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Yes, the Western US is essentially California expanded, it's been this way for a long time. https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallp...-the-west-blue


The Western states are more liberal and libertarian, and they have more common with each other than many would like to admit. Interracial marriage is the highest in the western US, both in the red states and the blue states. So this tells me that people in the Western US, regardless of being liberal or conservative, are very tolerant and accepting. They approach life with the laid back California "anything goes" mentality.
Liberal?! In what fantasy world or alternate universe is this?

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On the first page, someone made a point about Wyoming and Montana not being accepting of transplants. I would like to add Oregon to that list as well. The amount of times I have heard someone complain about "Californians" wen it's probably just people from Oregon being an *******...
Montanans and Wyomingites like to whine about people from the Pacific Northwest as well. That is strange Oregonians also don't like Californians.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If there's any Western state that truly contains interesting, unique landscapes different from California, it would have to be Arizona. California has three of the four North American Deserts--Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran, but Arizona has all three that California has and a fourth: Chihuahuan. Sure Palm Springs is located in the Sonoran, but in the US, only Arizona has the awesome looking Saguaro Cacti (except some tiny patches in California). Plus, the desert in Phoenix is much greener than the Mojave desert in Victorville, Lancaster because Phoenix actually gets a rainy season during the summer, whereas summer rain in most of California is almost as rare as snow. And of course, Maricopa county actually voted for Trump.
Well, the Mojave Desert contains such things as the Joshua Tree National Park and Joshua Trees don't grow in Arizona.

Also, rain does fall in the California deserts but it happens in the winter, which means that around this time of year after the rains have subsided, you get fabulous spring flowers. In AZ at this time of year everything is wilted. In summer you'll get a few cactus blooming in the monsoon season and some perennial grass that'll green up for a few weeks. Then it's back to brown. Nothing like the CA wildflowers in the spring after the rainy season.

There's nothing equivalent to this:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/42573158947349629/
https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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In broad cultural terms, probably.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Liberal?! In what fantasy world or alternate universe is this?



Montanans and Wyomingites like to whine about people from the Pacific Northwest as well. That is strange Oregonians also don't like Californians.
Well, when the Californians show up, the California problems show up, like traffic, really expensive real estate and wanting to make everything into a strip mall.
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