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View Poll Results: United or not?
Yes 2 20.00%
No 4 40.00%
Only San Diego & Los Angeles 2 20.00%
Only Phoenix & Las Vegas 1 10.00%
Other 1 10.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm curious as to whether people from the major cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas consider themselves "united" in a cultural or physical sense as one large mega-region. Or rather view themselves as their own prideful separate entities like I do with San Diego .

Being from San Diego I almost feel a connection with all, however I wouldn't see how Phoenix fits in the equation. Maybe that's why in the below image it is it's own mega-region.

Megaregions of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Interesting map.



Here's that link again for everyone else:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megareg..._United_States

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A megaregion is a large network of metropolitan regions that share several or all of the following:

Environmental systems and topography
Infrastructure systems
Economic linkages
Settlement and land use patterns
Culture and history

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Old 06-26-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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only Phoenix and Las Vegas, because these 2 cities can't be united with Los Angeles/San Diego, for fiscal reasons.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Fiscally speaking, I would say that Vegas is more closely tied with the SD and LA because the city gets so much traffic from them. It's the playground of SoCal . But maybe I'm wrong in that regard.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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I've heard that as well. Isn't it only like a 2 hour drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles?
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Pretty much. Depends on how fast you're driving . I would say more like three though? The distance from San Diego is a bit farther, but it only adds an hour.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I consider here in San Diego as Los Angeles's little brother lol. Phoenix is kinda like San Diego's ugly half sister. Las vegas is like the awesome cousin you visit a lot.

I do consider all 4 tied because people from each of these cities travel between each of these cities. i know people from San diego that travel to Phoenix.

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Old 06-26-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Haha maybe you're right about Phoenix, but it is a lovely city.

I have an uncle from Phoenix that was always flying out here in San Diego for business. I would almost call the area The Southland instead of referring to the GLAA as the Southland.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I consider here in San Diego as Las Angeles's little brother lol. Phoenix is kinda like San Diego's ugly half sister. Las vegas is like the awesome cousin you visit a lot.

I do consider all 4 tied because people from each of these cities travel between each of these cities. i know people from San diego that travel to Phoenix.
^^^ This. Minus Phoenix being the ugly half sister part, lol. I found it to be really pretty.

By the way, why is Tucson left out? It's such a nice city that happens to fly under the radar majority of the time. My favorite city in USA!
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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No, don't get me wrong, I like Phoenix too. it is very pretty with the cactus and what not, but I said that because it's just in the middle of the desert. A very beautiful desert at that.

Tucson is left out often times because people forget about it. That city is lovely too.
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