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Old 04-13-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Best for what?
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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well when you look at the southwestern US wiki page, it lists more than AZ, NM, and TX as the southwest. Also, the american SW travel page lists CO, UT, and NV as the southwest as well. TX could be the southwest or south. AZ, CO, NM, UT, and NV could be mountain west or southwest.

so i will exclude texas, since i have never been there and its also not even recognized by the census as the western US. i will use AZ, NM, UT, CO, and NV, which are all recognized as the west, mount west, and southwest.

1. Albuquerque
2. Denver
3. Las Cruces
4. Phoenix
5. Grand Junction
6. Colorado Springs
7. Salt Lake City
8. Tucson
9. Reno
10. Pueblo
11. Flagstaff
12. Las Vegas
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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well when you look at the southwestern US wiki page, it lists more than AZ, NM, and TX as the southwest. Also, the american SW travel page lists CO, UT, and NV as the southwest as well. TX could be the southwest or south. AZ, CO, NM, UT, and NV could be mountain west or southwest.

so i will exclude texas, since i have never been there and its also not even recognized by the census as the western US. i will use AZ, NM, UT, CO, and NV, which are all recognized as the west, mount west, and southwest.

1. Albuquerque
2. Denver
3. Las Cruces
4. Phoenix
5. Grand Junction
6. Colorado Springs
7. Salt Lake City
8. Tucson
9. Reno
10. Pueblo
11. Flagstaff
12. Las Vegas

I don't think Denver and the Springs are Southwest.. At all. And no El Paso? Certainly parts of Texas are the Southwest. I mean, just look at the region around El Paso.

All that being said, I think my favorite city in the Southwest would have to be Flagstaff for higher/forested areas and either Las Vegas or Albuquerque for larger, desert-oriented cities.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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I don't think Denver and the Springs are Southwest.. At all. And no El Paso? Certainly parts of Texas are the Southwest. I mean, just look at the region around El Paso.

All that being said, I think my favorite city in the Southwest would have to be Flagstaff for higher/forested areas and either Las Vegas or Albuquerque for larger, desert-oriented cities.
how is colorado not part of the same region as arizona, new mexico, utah, and nevada? i only did not use texas because i have never been there but el paso would probably be the only city i would use because texas is way more in common with the south, seeing as its defined as the south. its not considered a western state by the census. also, colorado has practically similar demographics as AZ, NV, NM, and UT. also, colorado as a state is similar in terrain with new mexico. in eastern NM they have the plains, and in eastern colorado its the high plains as well. both have the mountains, with canyons, mesas, etc. colorado does have some desert land as well in western, southwestern, and southern colorado as well. ABQ sits at a similar elevation as colorado springs and denver.

Google Image Result for http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/sw/resources/sw_basemap/southwest_USA.gif

a map of what is considered southwestern USA.

Southwestern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the states that fall into the southwestern definition.

http://gosw.about.com/

The American Southwest - Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming; Slot Canyons & Travelogue

both are travel guides for the american southwest

MAP OF AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

another map on a tucson, AZ forum of the southwest USA



Also, NM, AZ, CO, and UT meet at the four corners which some consider the heart of the american southwest. so i think colorado, utah, nevada, arizona, new mexico, and probably western texas are southwest. AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT, are also considered part of the mountain west.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: USA
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Tucson would be my favorite mostly because I have friends and family there and I am most familiar with it. I can't comment on ABQ or Santa Fe since I really have never been to either. Phoenix is not my favorite although it must be to many. El Paso is pretty cool.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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miamiman, what major cross streets in Tucson is Civano located at?
East of Houghton, between Irvington & Drexel.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Best for what?
best for you
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Sante Fe is by far the most interesting southwest city Ive been too. It is a quintesential southwestern town.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:56 AM
 
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Flagstaff goes out to most beautiful probably. A town in the southwest that screams south west would probably be Sante Fe.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Flagstaff goes out to most beautiful probably. A town in the southwest that screams south west would probably be Sante Fe.
Flagstaff would be 2nd. I give Sedona the 1st place win in terms of beauty. Unless we're talking about Flagstaff during winter time, then it changes up my rankings for half the year.

Man for this thread I would say Tucson, Phoenix, and anything in Arizona!
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