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Old 12-30-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Let's have a discussion! What cities on the west coast most resemble those of the east coast in terms of vibe, walkability, downtown cores, and architecture (just don't make that one the main point)

West Coast Cities are mostly large cities although an occasional mid-size/small town is acceptable.

Possible Cities
-Los Angeles (Where I am located currently)
-San Diego
-San Francisco
-Sacramento
-San Jose
-Portland
-Seattle
-Tacoma
-Eugene


You can narrow it down to a specific neighborhood if you wish.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Out of the cities mentioned, I would probably only compare San Fran with East Coast cities. It has major density with buildings, older architechture. But at the same time I wouldn't say it has much of an East Coast feel at all. Very different IMHO.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Out of the cities mentioned, I would probably only compare San Fran with East Coast cities. It has major density with buildings, older architechture. But at the same time I wouldn't say it has much of an East Coast feel at all. Very different IMHO.
perfect. layout same, vibe a 180. seattle nice downtown.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Seattle, Portland and San Fran are the only 3 I think kinda feel like East Coast large cities.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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I think all cities have at least some similarities to East Coast Cities, the East Coast has 3 regions lol.

If your talking about the Northeast then I'd say San Franciskee.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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San Francisco.

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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Most of San Francisco doesn't feel at all East Coast to me, outside of maybe a few areas downtown. It has the density and walkability, definitely, but I agree with pittsteelers that the vibe is completely different. The architecture of most of the city is dramatically different, and even downtown with the cable cars and the topography to me it feels very distinctively west coast.

Parts of Koreatown in LA remind me of parts of NYC, although again, there's still that distinct west coast feel.

I've only spent very limited amounts of time in Sacramento, but parts of downtown did bring back memories of time spent in downtown Wilmington, DE.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Originally Posted by Lefteri View Post
Let's have a discussion! What cities on the west coast most resemble those of the east coast in terms of vibe, walkability, downtown cores, and architecture (just don't make that one the main point)

West Coast Cities are mostly large cities although an occasional mid-size/small town is acceptable.

Possible Cities
-Los Angeles (Where I am located currently)
-San Diego
-San Francisco
-Sacramento
-San Jose
-Portland
-Seattle
-Tacoma
-Eugene


You can narrow it down to a specific neighborhood if you wish.

The Northwest looks more back east than the rest of the west.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I don't know if by "east coast" you mean the entire coast from Maine to Florida or just the northeast because people use the term "east coast" both ways. If you mean the entire coast, I would say you get an east coast similarities in San Francisco and LA. San Francisco is similar in density and layout to the big northeast cities. LA has a laid-back, fun-loving, and party-going vibe in a lot of areas that is very similar to areas of Miami. Still, San Francisco and LA both have a very dominant west coast vibe.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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East Coast = Northeastern United States sorry!
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