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Old 12-09-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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I've visited each of the cities mentioned and lived in LA before.

Honestly I have heard people compare LA to NYC. I know LA has tried to be on par with NYC with LA Live trying to mimic Times Square, but I still don't see it as the west coast NYC. I think that title still belongs to SF.

I feel LA if you cut out the San Fernando Valley is still more like Miami. A warmer, spread out and party culture city. Both have origins from Latin America. Miami having Cuban immigrant routes and LA once being a Spanish town.

I also feel that SF and NYC are older cities. SF dating to being a lively city during the gold rush era and NYC being one of the first estabilished cities in this nation.

Miami and LA, have been around, but didn't see their growth until around the WW2 era.

LA, though, is almost in it's own category because it's economy is larger and more diverse than Miami.
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Orange County in CA and Orlando, FL seem to be both be fiscally conservative, but morally progressive. Anaheim-Santa Ana compared to Orlando are both sprawled out. Super sunny weather. Both have several amusement parks.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:20 PM
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Location: Miami
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Eh, not digging the Miami/LA comparison, while Miami has a large Hispanic culture, I think it's more of a Caribbean city than it is mainly Hispanic-influenced like LA. While LA appears more diverse than Miami, Miami feels more integrated amongst its' minorities.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:35 PM
 
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Just got back from San Francisco a few days ago for the first time since 1989, and it reminded me of Chicago more than New York, though I do see the New York parallels. It was kind of Chicago meets New York meets Barcelona.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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Just because any comparison can be made, at anyone's whim, doesn't mean it should be.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Prince William County of the Crown Commonwealth of Virginia
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Orlando is MUCH poorer than Orange County.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Orlando is MUCH poorer than Orange County.
Though, ironically, Orlando is also in Orange County (FL of course)
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:24 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Honestly I have heard people compare LA to NYC. I know LA has tried to be on par with NYC with LA Live trying to mimic Times Square, but I still don't see it as the west coast NYC. I think that title still belongs to SF.
New York City and San Francisco are not remotely alike. For one thing, San Francisco is much smaller and much hillier.

It should be nicknamed the city of hills, because that is its most obvious characteristic.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Manhattan!
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Yeah I don't really see the NYC/SF comparison either.

I think the whole NYC vs LA thing comes from them being the two biggest cities in the US, and also on opposite coasts. I agree with that not being the best comparison either though. They are nothing alike, almost like opposites. I think it's more of a "which one do you like better" type of comparison, since they are so different.
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Old 12-10-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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ridiculous.....please....
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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I'm surprised there's so much opposition to the New York-San Francisco comparison. Obviously they're different cities, but the area of San Francisco around Union Square reminds me of New York, in particular the western part of Midtown, probably more than any place I've ever been. It's a mix of newer high rises, six-story Italianate buildings with front fire escapes, and the occasional one- or two-story building that's survived all the construction booms. Both cities also have a mix of upscale chains and low-endy, often immigrant-owned businesses that you don't really see in cities like Chicago.
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