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Old 11-29-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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New England is best represented by Boston
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Northeast NYC
South Atlanta
Midwest Chicago
Mountain west Denver
West Los Angles
This one makes sense...some of the others, not so much.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Phoenix
Charlotte
Indianapolis or Columbus
Newark, New Jersey
Orlando
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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Phoenix
Charlotte
Indianapolis or Columbus
Newark, New Jersey
Orlando
Why very ho-hum cities? Not a one of these would be my choice. I would think people would come away with a very confused impression of the USA, if these were the only cities they visited. No Great Lakes, no mountains...uggh.....don't like this list.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:15 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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This one makes sense...some of the others, not so much.
Agreed!

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Phoenix
Charlotte
Indianapolis or Columbus
Newark, New Jersey
Orlando
Seriously? Four are east of the Mississippi! Way east.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I would go for smaller, less famous cities! You get a much more accurate picture of semi-urban and small town America.

For the Northeast I'd pick Corning-Elmira, NY (it's generally one connected area, very beautiful, rural areas adjacent).

For the south perhaps two cities, Baton Rouge, LA, and Knoxville, TN. Lowland and upland south represented respectively.

For the Midwest I'd suggest Indianapolis over Chicago.

For the west... well, that one is tough because I don't know a lot about the west. Perhaps Denver would do? Honestly the west is diverse enough for its own five cities.

When cities grow to millions of people they become unique cultures to themselves. Whereas cities under 1,000,000 people still tend to better connect with the greater American feel. In my opinion.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:50 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Why very ho-hum cities? Not a one of these would be my choice. I would think people would come away with a very confused impression of the USA, if these were the only cities they visited. No Great Lakes, no mountains...uggh.....don't like this list.
LOL “Confused” don’t know why that sounded funny but it is.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Wilkes-Barre, PA
Lansing, MI
Kansas City, MO
Augusta, GA
Ft. Worth, TX
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I would go for smaller, less famous cities! You get a much more accurate picture of semi-urban and small town America.
I agree. Even in the large Northeastern metros, the suburbs/exurbs aren't really much different from mid-size metros. Once you get away from the urban cores and the more affluent inner ring suburbs, you start seeing county fairs, McMansions, the Pinewood Derby, Hardees/Carl Jr., Sam's Club, etc. Spending a Saturday at Sam's Club stocking up on unnecessary junk is probably the most typically American thing one can do.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Glad not to be a typical American then - I can't remember (probably because I blocked out the painfulness of it) the last time I went into either WalMart or Sam's Club. My dad on the other hand LOVED both those stores. Ugh. I would rather stick a hot poker in my eye than go to either one of them.
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