U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: What world city is most like Los Angeles, California?
London 1 2.22%
Hong Kong 0 0%
Paris 0 0%
Singapore 0 0%
Tokyo 1 2.22%
Sydney 14 31.11%
Dubai 1 2.22%
Bombay 1 2.22%
Milan 0 0%
Moscow 0 0%
Sao Paulo 1 2.22%
Frankfurt 0 0%
Toronto 1 2.22%
Madrid 1 2.22%
Mexico City 7 15.56%
Amsterdam 0 0%
Kuala Lumpur 2 4.44%
Brussels 0 0%
Seoul 0 0%
Johannesburg 1 2.22%
Buenos Aires 0 0%
Vienna 1 2.22%
Prague 0 0%
Budapest 0 0%
Bangkok 1 2.22%
Other 12 26.67%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-27-2015, 10:14 AM
 
349 posts, read 264,075 times
Reputation: 179

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiehoff View Post
Can only assume those voting for that option have never been to one or both of these cities.
I was about to say the same. They're not really alike at all. I've been to Sydney like 6 times, so of course I'm familiar. It's greener, denser, more a humid subtropical type climate, older buildings. LA is drier, more Med. Both are car dominated and suburban - but that's most American and Australian cities - but overall, I don't see much real similarity. People probably think of the whole glitz and glam. But Sydney Harbour is more like San Francisco bay than downtown LA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-27-2015, 10:19 AM
 
349 posts, read 264,075 times
Reputation: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgtheone View Post
Came here to say Sydney. Renowned for sun (even though LA has way more), large urban sprawl, traffic issues and near other big cities on the coast. (Melbourne/San Francisco). Other Sydney natives can probably think of other similarities.
You can then say Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide are also like LA because they all share those things. Perth might be more similar since it's more car-dominated and has a similar Mediterranean climate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
1,407 posts, read 1,413,041 times
Reputation: 943
Vienna is somewhat like the "classical" version of Los Angeles.
They have even a Hall of Fame with stars of famous classical composers, musicians and conductors!
The scene of opera, symphonic orchestra and ballet is comparable to the scene of movies in LA. And the Wurstelprater Park may be compared to the Disneyland in the sense of being a traditional and very popular amusement park.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2015, 10:08 PM
 
349 posts, read 264,075 times
Reputation: 179
Los Angeles and Paris couldn't be more different yet the whole 'noir' genre is associated with the two. LA seems more like a 'day' city than a night city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2015, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,672 posts, read 66,777,219 times
Reputation: 35511
How come Lagos is not on the list?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2015, 12:26 AM
 
Location: London and New York
26 posts, read 25,474 times
Reputation: 44
Mexico City
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2015, 01:24 AM
 
284 posts, read 378,213 times
Reputation: 435
I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).

Hypothetically, if one of the new coastal resort cities in Spain, such as Benidorm became MUCH larger, it would be similar, as it is largely a new development and has a very global population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
13,485 posts, read 16,162,816 times
Reputation: 9249
I don't imagine there is another city like Los Angeles.

It is unique - both good and bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
15,844 posts, read 19,787,332 times
Reputation: 8061
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewTexico76 View Post
I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).
Absolutely not!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2015, 12:58 AM
 
349 posts, read 264,075 times
Reputation: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewTexico76 View Post
I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).

Hypothetically, if one of the new coastal resort cities in Spain, such as Benidorm became MUCH larger, it would be similar, as it is largely a new development and has a very global population.
San Diego and Phoenix would be the closest. Well unless you include some of the other cities in the Greater LA/So Cal region.

Obviously they're a lot more like LA than Sydney is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top