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Old 12-17-2009, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, El Paso, or ?
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Tucson for a Sonoran Desert city and Santa Fe for a high desert/mountain city.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Three-way tie: Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe...

The other Southwestern cities are seriously lacking and you get a wide range of living options in metro Phoenix; highrise to hillside...
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Depending on where you draw the boundaries to include Texas or not...

1. Austin
2. San Antonio
3. Santa Fe
4. Tempe/Phoenix/Scottsdale(in that order)
5. Tucson
6. Albuquerque
7. Fort Worth
8. El Passo
9. Flagstaff
10. Mesa

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Old 12-17-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by TelecasterBlues View Post
Depending on where you draw the boundaries...

1. Austin
2. San Antonio
3. Santa Fe
4. Tempe/Phoenix/Scottsdale(in that order)
5. Tucson
6. Albuquerque
7. Fort Worth
8. El Passo
9. Flagstaff
10. Mesa
I used to live in Austin and it most certainly does not remind me of the Southwest.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I used to live in Austin and it most certainly does not remind me of the Southwest.
There's a good reason for you feeling that way. It has really nothing to do with the desert southwest. If you were to jump on I-10, and drove to Jacksonville Florida, you'd have to drive about 1000 miles. If you drove to Los Angeles, you'd have to drive about 1400 miles. So you are closer to the Atlantic Ocean in Austin than you are to the Pacific Ocean. You start transitioning in earnest, into the desert southwest, somewhere between Sheffield and Fort Stockton Texas. You really don't hit it full stride in my opinion, until you get about Van Horn Texas, which is about 100 miles east of El Paso.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I used to live in Austin and it most certainly does not remind me of the Southwest.
exactly. But it's still my favorite city if lumped into that geographical designation. If we're talking western Texas only, Tempe gets my top vote hands down and the list changes.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Santa Fe without a doubt.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I used to live in Austin and it most certainly does not remind me of the Southwest.
I concur! It is not southwestern in atmosphere or culture; even the hispanics there are much differet. Texas is Texas...LOL
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Three-way tie: Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe...

The other Southwestern cities are seriously lacking and you get a wide range of living options in metro Phoenix; highrise to hillside...
Lacking in what? Conspicuous consumerism? Anywhere U.S.A. blah? Cookie cutter developments as far as the eye can see? No discernable actual southwest culture?


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