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Old 11-27-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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NYC
LA
Chicago
Dallas
Atlanta
I think this is a pretty good list because of the metro areas that are connected with these cities. The real representation of the United States lies not in just the cities alone, but the diversity with the suburban areas of the metros. When John Hughes wanted true Americana in his movies, he focused on Suburban Chicago in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club etc.

Metro Los Angeles is a huge spectrum of cities which range from DT LA, to Bel Air, to middle class areas such as OC's Anaheim and every ethnic enclave. Great example of what America is about.

Metro NYC is the same, with different types of living in NJ, Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island.

Dallas and Atlanta are good examples of Southern metros.

I think the metros are the real representatives of the U.S., not just the cities alone.
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Old 11-27-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Good list, but also need an Orlando or Dallas type city in there. Much of America is sprawl and poor architecture, and there are countless US that fall under that category.

NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, LA are the best that America has to offer, but all are not the most representative (if that makes sense).

Obviously from a historical standpoint - NYC, Philadelphia, Boston.

But just a general representation of America, you need a bland city in there, I'll go with Dallas.
It makes sense. I agree with a few other posters that I wouldn’t have Dallas AND Atlanta as representative of the US.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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My 5:
NYC: representing big business, center of capitalism, skyscrapers, muscle and might that the world (used to) look up at
LA: representing the creative edge, movies, pop culture that the world feasts upon
Chicago: representing the midwest, unionized manufacturing, food processing to feed the world
Miami: representing retirement, relaxation, and immigration
Dallas: representing oil and the cowboy attitude of the American west
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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My 5:
NYC: representing big business, center of capitalism, skyscrapers, muscle and might that the world (used to) look up at
LA: representing the creative edge, movies, pop culture that the world feasts upon
Chicago: representing the midwest, unionized manufacturing, food processing to feed the world
Miami: representing retirement, relaxation, and immigration
Dallas: representing oil and the cowboy attitude of the American west
There’s no oil or cowboys (except the football team) in Dallas.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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There’s no oil or cowboys (except the football team) in Dallas.
Right - gotta go to Houston for those. Or at least Fort Worth (for the cowboys). When my daughter in law came to the US for the first time, we took her to Fort Worth and the stockyards and a rodeo.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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No. Please don't tell me that Phoenix and Baltimore are less American than say, Boston or Seattle.

I didn't say that.
I said that things like crime or urban decay are things that can be found in many cities across the world and are about as much, or less (your call), a typical representation of the US as they are for England.


If you want to get your negative shots in against the US, you'll have to find another way and I'm sure you can and will.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:03 AM
 
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I'm gonna go ahead and exclude NYC, LA, DC and SF as being most different from the norm.

East Coast: Boston
Midwest: Cleveland
Southeast: Orlando
Plains: San Antonio
West: Salt Lake City
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I'm gonna go ahead and exclude NYC, LA, DC and SF as being most different from the norm.

East Coast: Boston
Midwest: Cleveland
Southeast: Orlando
Plains: San Antonio
West: Salt Lake City
Solid list! Going against the norm, I like it!
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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NYC - East Coast
LA -West Coast
Atlanta - South
Seattle - Pacific North West
Chicago - Great Plains
Denver - Rocky Mtn Region..

Miami or Orlando-Tampa/Houston/Boston can be added to this list as representatives of Florida/Texas and New England Regions.. Dallas and Atlanta are very similar cities in my view..
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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St. Louis
Kansas City
Branson
Sedalia
Ste. Genevieve


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