U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-01-2019, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
6,557 posts, read 10,264,564 times
Reputation: 9796

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by citidata18 View Post
New York City - Wealthy extreme

Detroit - Impoverished extreme

Chicago - If NYC and Detroit had a baby

Atlanta - Southeast lifestyle/culture

Dallas - Southwest lifestyle/culture
Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Santa Fe are southwestern. Dallas is not. Not even close.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-01-2019, 06:47 PM
 
3,600 posts, read 1,195,929 times
Reputation: 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluescreen73 View Post
Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Santa Fe are southwestern. Dallas is not. Not even close.
I came up with my list with the perspective of a foreigner who's never been in the US in mind. So I intentionally picked cities big/influential that people internationally are somewhat familiar with them.

While those cities may be more quintessentially southwestern, they're not as prominent as Dallas (which is the only 1 of 2 major cities that comes closest to having ties with the cattle ranching culture in that region)

I thought about selecting Phoenix since it's pretty big population-wise, but from a socio-economic standpoint, it's still a level below Dallas.

Last edited by citidata18; 01-01-2019 at 07:18 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 07:17 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,993 posts, read 102,568,112 times
Reputation: 33059
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluescreen73 View Post
Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Santa Fe are southwestern. Dallas is not. Not even close.
Agreed.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 07:18 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,993 posts, read 102,568,112 times
Reputation: 33059
Quote:
Originally Posted by citidata18 View Post
I came up with my list with the perspective of a foreigner who's never been in the US in mind. So I intentionally picked cities big/influential that people internationally are somewhat familiar with them that

While those cities may be more quintessentially southwestern, they're not as prominent as Dallas (which is the only 1 of 2 major cities that comes closest to having ties with the cattle ranching culture in that region)

I thought about selecting Phoenix since it's pretty big population-wise, but from a socio-economic standpoint, it's still a level below Dallas.
Dallas is southern. You've got Atlanta on your list. No, they're not exactly the same, but they're not all that different, either.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 07:40 PM
 
3,600 posts, read 1,195,929 times
Reputation: 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katarina Witt View Post
Dallas is southern. You've got Atlanta on your list. No, they're not exactly the same, but they're not all that different, either.
We'll agree to disagree.

I stand by the list I posted and my explanation behind it.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
6,557 posts, read 10,264,564 times
Reputation: 9796
Quote:
Originally Posted by citidata18 View Post
We'll agree to disagree.

I stand by the list I posted and my explanation behind it.
You can stand by it all you want, but your assertion that Dallas has a "southwestern lifestyle and culture" (your words) is absolutely and unequivocally wrong. Have you ever been to Dallas and ANY of the cities I mentioned? My guess is no because if you had you'd immediately realize how far off you are.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 08:31 PM
 
52 posts, read 18,077 times
Reputation: 27
#1 Washington D.C of course,it's the nation's capital
#2 New York City of course
#3 Los Angeles of course
#4 Chicago
#5 San Francisco

[ And the South as a whole is worth visiting as well ]
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
10,789 posts, read 9,419,272 times
Reputation: 6138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katarina Witt View Post
If we could name 10 cities, or maybe even 8, I'd go for Boston and NYC. Since we can only do 5, take out one of them. Ditto Miami/New Orleans. Add a mountain states city-Boise, Salt Lake, Denver.
NYC doesn't have the historical displays that Boston or Philly has.

New Orleans doesn't have the Latino influence that Miami has and Miami is not southern in character or accent.

I think a city like Boise is well represented by LA or SF.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2019, 10:27 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,993 posts, read 102,568,112 times
Reputation: 33059
Quote:
Originally Posted by cBach View Post
NYC doesn't have the historical displays that Boston or Philly has.

New Orleans doesn't have the Latino influence that Miami has and Miami is not southern in character or accent.

I think a city like Boise is well represented by LA or SF.
So take NYC out.

I would guess you've been to none of them.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-02-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
44,738 posts, read 36,145,910 times
Reputation: 63355
Quote:
Originally Posted by citidata18 View Post
I came up with my list with the perspective of a foreigner who's never been in the US in mind. So I intentionally picked cities big/influential that people internationally are somewhat familiar with them.

While those cities may be more quintessentially southwestern, they're not as prominent as Dallas (which is the only 1 of 2 major cities that comes closest to having ties with the cattle ranching culture in that region)

I thought about selecting Phoenix since it's pretty big population-wise, but from a socio-economic standpoint, it's still a level below Dallas.
If you're going to say "Dallas" because of the area's ties with cattle ranching, at least say Fort Worth. Which is a really cool city.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top