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Old 04-25-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Id say Chicago. It's a very different than everything that surrounds it. I'd also say New Orleans. Leave the city proper of NOLA and it becomes very conservative. And then Austin, TX. Very different than the rest of the state and TX is a big state.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Id say Chicago. It's a very different than everything that surrounds it. I'd also say New Orleans. Leave the city proper of NOLA and it becomes very conservative. And then Austin, TX. Very different than the rest of the state and TX is a big state.
Houston is nothing like Austin, Austin is nothing like Dallas, Dallas is nothing like El Paso, and etc.

Austin isn't the only city that stands out in the state of Texas.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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New Orleans is totally different from North Louisiana, but not as different from the rest of South Louisiana. In most smaller cities in South Louisiana you find cajun/creole influences, mardi gras, jazz and cajun music, french, and great seafood. The region of South Louisiana is unlike anywhere else in the country, but it is not restricted to the city of New Orleans. Most music you hear on New Orleans CD's is from the surrounding area, especially Acadiana.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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New Orleans is totally different from North Louisiana, but not as different from the rest of South Louisiana. In most smaller cities in South Louisiana you find cajun/creole influences, mardi gras, jazz and cajun music, french, and great seafood. The region of South Louisiana is unlike anywhere else in the country, but it is not restricted to the city of New Orleans. Most music you hear on New Orleans CD's is from the surrounding area, especially Acadiana.
Agree to Agree. North Louisiana and South Louisiana certainly are almost 2 different cultures. It might as well be seperate States.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans is totally different from North Louisiana, but not as different from the rest of South Louisiana. In most smaller cities in South Louisiana you find cajun/creole influences, mardi gras, jazz and cajun music, french, and great seafood. The region of South Louisiana is unlike anywhere else in the country, but it is not restricted to the city of New Orleans. Most music you hear on New Orleans CD's is from the surrounding area, especially Acadiana.
New Orleans is vastly different from Baton Rouge and Acadiana (Lafayette to Lake Charles and Cameron Parish). Of course they influence each other, but they are very different. Then looking at a larger scale, south La is completely different than north La. Its like Louisiana and Texas/Arkansas.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I once heard a Pennsylvanian describe his home state as Philadelphia being in New Jersey, Pittsburgh in Ohio, and the Bible Belt/Apalachia in between. Fairly accurate I would say.

El Paso is certainly a big contrast to the rest of Texas: mountains, desert, and a big Mexican influence. There are still cowboys and a huge milatary base which reminded me I was still in Texas, but the topgraphy denotes being somewhere else.

For a small state New Hampshire is described as northern Mass south of Concord and the real NH north of Concord. Likewise for Maine being a continuation of Mass south of Portland and the real Maine north of Portland.

When I'm in Raleigh, and particularly Cary, NC I don't feel like I'm in the south. I feel like I'm in Connecticut with Piedmont southern pines.

I once heard somebody in Austin say it was like being in West Berlin, not sure if I agree but an interesting point of view nonetheless

Florida:
Panhandle/Jacksonville- southern Georgia and Alabama,
Orlando & Gulf/West Coast - tropical Michigan/Wisconsin/Ontario
South Florida: Palm Beach to Miami - New York/New Jersey/Santo Domingo/Havana/Port Au Prince/Bogata all rolled into one.

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In contrast to some other postings, I say in spite of poitics

New Orleans could only be in Louisiana
Seattle could only be in Washington
Portland could only be in Oregon
Boulder could only be in Colorado
LA and San Francisco could only be in California
Minneapolis/St. Paul could only be in Minnesota

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Old 06-27-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Us
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by the way muskegon/muskegon heights are the same city 23% black out of around 49,000 people

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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While New York City is different from its state, I would not say it is so different from its region if you consider its region to be the densely populated coastal strip from Philadelphia to Boston and their associated inland suburbs.

In many ways, the Urban Mid-Atlantic and Urban New England are much closer, culturally speaking, than rural New York and Pennsylvania are to rural New England.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Cities like these come to mind:

Chicago
Atlanta
Austin
Dallas proper
New Orleans

And I heard that Butte, Montana is the polar opposite of what one would expect Montana in general to be, but I've never been there so I'm not sure.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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San Francisco. I'm very serious in that the rest of California isn't nearly as old or high density. Sprawling suburbia or rural ranchettes are much more fitting of a description of the rest of Central and Northern California. Its also much more Asian (especially Chinese) than most areas of California. While California as a whole is fairly liberal, inland and suburban areas aren't even remotely close to San Francisco in left-leaning politics. In fact, the Central Valley, Sierra and far Northern California are oftentimes as conservative and Republican as many "red" states.
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