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Old 06-26-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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I've never been in Boston but I've seen a lot of videos about the city and its surroundings, it looks a lot different from the rest of the US. It has a lot of nice architecture, decent public transportation and it seems like a very cultural city, also pretty safe.

It has a lot of history and it's built in a circle or semi circle shape, like most of big European cities.

I would like to know if Europeans think Boston has some kind of a European vibe. What do you guys think?

I would totally move to Europe but right now it's impossible (maybe in 10 years ), but for now I am thinking of moving to Boston, since it's the most similar to Europe ? also it is close to Montreal and New York.

For Europeans, do you think Boston is the most European city in America? I know it's still an American city and for some people it's impossible to compare.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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A very small part of central Boston resembles a typical European city, not the entire city.

Most of Boston looks like this

https://goo.gl/maps/cEJKH

are you sure you want to move to Boston? Be prepare for this

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam...-super-169.jpg

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Old 06-26-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Loidis
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^^ looks like fun! Beats this:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...77_634x393.jpg

Besides, that was the snowiest winter on record. Boston can get a lot or very little depending on the year.

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Old 06-26-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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A very small part of central Boston resembles a typical European city, not the entire city.

Most of Boston looks like this

https://goo.gl/maps/cEJKH

are you sure you want to move to Boston? Be prepare for this

I know the winters are hard there, but the good thing is it's only the winter, I'm not totally sure yet, but I can't think of another American city that has the advantages or vibe of a European city.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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^^ looks like fun! Beats this:


Besides, that was the snowiest winter on record. Boston can get a lot or very little depending on the year.
Where is this exactly?
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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Only downtown looks "European" and only the appearance, not the functioning. The outer neighborhoods look fully American.

I would say Boston "looks" the closest, and NYC "functions" the closest. But really, neither city feels European.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Loidis
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Where is this exactly?
Somewhere in England.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: United States of Vinland
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Smaller American cities are more like smaller European cities than huge American cities are like huge European cities.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I'd say Boston is the most European city of all US cities. At least the central core of it is. Take a walk along the waterfront near the North End. Or thru the Common and Public Gardens, Back Bay. You most definitely get the feel you were in Europe. All the transit options as in Europe. When you leave Boston and get into the towns that make up the Metro which is huge. You will see similarities to English and Irish towns. As well as most of them are named after English towns and cities. After all the area is called New England.

Another city that has a somewhat similarity to a smaller European city is Portland, Oregon. Again only in the central core. Smaller compact walkable central core, with European style Rail and street cars all over the city. Plus a cable car like the ones you see in Switzerland, that goes from the River front up into the hills above Portland to the Medical Center.


Sadly most US cities have no similarity to European cities, they are designed for car ownership. Don't get me started on that one.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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I'd say Boston is the most European city of all US cities. At least the central core of it is. Take a walk along the waterfront near the North End. Or thru the Common and Public Gardens, Back Bay. You most definitely get the feel you were in Europe. All the transit options as in Europe. When you leave Boston and get into the towns that make up the Metro which is huge. You will see similarities to English and Irish towns. As well as most of them are named after English towns and cities. After all the area is called New England.

Another city that has a somewhat similarity to a smaller European city is Portland, Oregon. Again only in the central core. Smaller compact walkable central core, with European style Rail and street cars all over the city. Plus a cable car like the ones you see in Switzerland, that goes from the River front up into the hills above Portland to the Medical Center.


Sadly most US cities have no similarity to European cities, they are designed for car ownership. Don't get me started on that one.
Yeah, I think Portland is the number 2, and it would be my second choice, but it rains a lot and it seems a little far from any big city.
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