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Old 06-16-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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As for the original question, I'm going to have to say Columbus and Indianapolis. And this is coming from someone who has lived in both cities.

ditto - while I never lived in either - I've spent months in both.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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As for the original question, I'm going to have to say Columbus and Indianapolis. And this is coming from someone who has lived in both cities.
I agree, very good choices Default. I've driven from St. Louis to Cleveland many times, and obviously if you're smart and avoid Chicago and the I-80/I-90 turnpike you'll take I-70 eastward to Indianapolis and then to Columbus, where you grab I-71 north to head to Cleveland. The drive from Indianapolis to Columbus is 163 miles of boring stuff. Honestly it feels you are driving around in a circle. Indy and Columbus both have similar downtowns in appearance, similar sizes, however there are two key differences between the cities I have to point out. First off, politically Columbus is liberal, compared to Indy, which is conservative. Second off, Columbus is located on hilly terrain. In Indy, the terrain is very flat. Other than not, not much difference. The interstate highway system is quite similar. Two interstates merge together downtown in each state (I-70 and I-65 in Indy, I-70 and I-71 in Columbus)...both have a complete beltway around them (I-465 for Indy, I-270 for Columbus). St. Louis and Kansas City and Cincinnati I think are all a lot alike too. Detroit and Cleveland are similar. I've also noticed some striking similarities between St. Louis and Cleveland. Cleveland and Pittsburgh might be another good analogy. Lastly, D.C. and Baltimore seemed very similar to me. Louisville and Nashville also seemed a lot alike to me.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I think St. Louis and Cincinnati are a lot alike. They're both old river towns, both midwestern, have similar weather, and have neighborhoods that look a lot alike.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I think St. Louis and Cincinnati are a lot alike. They're both old river towns, both midwestern, have similar weather, and have neighborhoods that look a lot alike.
I agree. When I visited Cincy I was surprised at how much it felt and looked like like St. Louis. There is a slight difference in political attitudes between the two cities though. Cincy leans a bit to the right,...whereas St. Louis definitely leans to the left. Also, St. Louis has roughly half a million more people than Cincy in its metro. Other than that...yea..similar climate, demographics, similar culture...both great cities with similar history, some of my favorite in the Midwest. In addition, both lie practically due east and west of each other. Cincy if anything I would have to call St. Louis' twin. KC is slightly different. I dunno...KC always seemed more laid back than these two cities....it doesn't share the bigness these two cities share. The other difference between St. Louis and Cincy is that St. Louis is bigger by half a million people. In any case, you wouldn't know that by looking at these two cities. Yea...I'd have to agree....Cincy and St. Louis are a lot alike. Another common thing I'd like to point out about Indy and Columbus is that both basically are kind of medium sized Midwest cities located smack dab between much larger Midwest cities (Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Cleveland)....hehehe I think they must get clostrophobic at times being surrounded by all those cities....probably need some air occasionally.

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Old 06-16-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Default Boulder & Austin?

Wait, you're talking about big cities... never mind!
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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Seattle and Boston
or Las Vegas and Pheonix.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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Buffalo and Syracuse
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Phoenix and Baghdad (other than the bombs going off)
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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Columbus is located on hilly terrain
What are you joking? I live in Columbus. While, it's not as flat as - say - Miami, it's still one of the flattest cities in the country. I've yet to come across a real hill in the city. The most change in terrain I've seen is the slopes that are near the river.

Another vote for Columbus and Indianapolis.

Midwestern cities. State capitals. On I-70. Similar populations and metro populations. Staved off white flight by annexing new suburban land. Football crazy.

Very similar cities.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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SF and Boston is one of the better comparisons. DC has huge govt. buildings and a very high crime rate and slums. SF is basically a millionare's paradise with a homeless problem, but otherwise low crime.

And I think the guy who hates San Diego is, um, strange. SD is awesome.
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