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Old 12-14-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I sick and tires of these big metro csa bs, I love boutique cities like the following:

New Orleans
San Francisco
Baltimore
Boston
San Antonio
Charleston
Savannah
Asheville
Aspen
Naples,Fl
Seattle
Michigan Pennisula
Key West
Carmel, Ca

Did I miss any
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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What the hell is a boutique city? Me thinks you've spent too much time reading women's magazines.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Seattle, Boston, and SF are all 4+ million population metro areas. I'm not sure of your definition of boutique city, but I cannot imagine any of these qualify. By boutique, I assume you mean smallish midsize(250,000 to 500,000 population) cities like Asheville, NC (which is on your list). I just do not know how you can refer to Boston and Seattle as being similar cities to Aspen, Naples, Carmel, and the Michigan peninsula. Makes no sense.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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I presume by boutique he means cities with a certain unique character. It's a pretty good list. I'll add St. Augustine.

Why did you put Naples and the Michigan penninusla on your list?
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I presume by boutique he means cities with a certain unique character. It's a pretty good list. I'll add St. Augustine.

Why did you put Naples and the Michigan penninusla on your list?
I'm not so sure if that is what the OP meant by boutique. Webster's defines boutique as "a small fashionable shop." (boutique - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary). I think a smaller-sized, eclectic and hip city like Asheville would qualify. Some of the others, I'm not so sure. Anyway, I've probably put way too much thought into this one.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I sick and tires of these big metro csa bs, I love boutique cities like the following:

New Orleans
San Francisco
Baltimore
Boston
San Antonio
Charleston
Savannah
Asheville
Aspen
Naples,Fl
Seattle
Michigan Pennisula
Key West
Carmel, Ca

Did I miss any
San Fran, Boston?


San Antonio?

I had an idea what boutique meant, but this list blows most everything away.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton blows Carmel, California out of the water with its ideal weather, literate population, latte-sipping liberals, hybrid cars, love for fencing and polo, and large branch office of "Dunder-Mifflin Paper!"
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Unless we get word from the OP about what he/she means by "boutique city," we could all be totally off base in adding to the list. However, if in fact we're talking about small cities that are cozy, artsy, or just basically have that vaguely defined characteristic you know when you see it known as "charm," then I'd add Portland, ME, and Santa Fe to the list. Some maybes would be Annapolis, Portsmouth (NH), Ithaca, Fayetteville (AR), and Charlottesville.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Aspen, Fayetteville (AR), Scranton, Asheville, Key West, many coastal towns in the FL panhandle.

These are places that truly are unique, but are not necissarily large metros. San Francisco could possibly fit this description, but its metro doesn't.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Small in size, mostly social climbing young professionals, defined night life, ect.
The first city I thought of when I came across the title of the thread.
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