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View Poll Results: Most Unique U.S. State?
New York 5 9.62%
California 12 23.08%
New Mexico 16 30.77%
Florida 6 11.54%
Louisiana 17 32.69%
Maine 2 3.85%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New York City is actually unique too in terms of the lifestyle and density there. Peoples image of the typical American lifestyle like having a car, a single family home, a backyard, etc does not really fit NYC.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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New York City is actually unique too in terms of the lifestyle and density there. Peoples image of the typical American lifestyle like having a car, a single family home, a backyard, etc does not really fit NYC.
For Manhattan and Brooklyn at least, that's true. I went to NYC for a week in March 2007, and having a Metrocard (card that permits unlimited access to the subway and bus system) was like having a pass to the world. It was so fun, and I didn't drive one bit. Certainly one of the few places I'd willingly fly to without a rental car in the U.S.

For Staten Island and the vast majority of the NYC metro area, though, I think the lifestyle is more typical American, but with more options for public transit, especially suburban rail. Look at Tony Soprano, after all.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I am surprised no one mentioned Miami. There is no other city in the USA with such a high influence of Latin Americans. You cannot get by in Miami without speaking Spanish, and most places you go the workers will not speak any English at all.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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I'd have to say Louisiana as far as the list goes. Arizona is one with weather like the middle east including monsoon season complete with haboobs and 115 summer temps. Not to mention the governor and sheriff run it like it's its own country. lol
I know visitors often comment on how unique it is compared to the rest of the U.S.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Hell
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I'd have to say Louisiana as far as the list goes. Arizona is one with weather like the middle east including monsoon season complete with haboobs and 115 summer temps. Not to mention the governor and sheriff run it like it's its own country. lol
I know visitors often comment on how unique it is compared to the rest of the U.S.
As an Arizonan, it's true. It's also the laughing stock or the Armpit of America ... unfortunately.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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I am surprised no one mentioned Miami. There is no other city in the USA with such a high influence of Latin Americans. You cannot get by in Miami without speaking Spanish, and most places you go the workers will not speak any English at all.
Have you been to Miami?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I am surprised no one mentioned Miami. There is no other city in the USA with such a high influence of Latin Americans. You cannot get by in Miami without speaking Spanish, and most places you go the workers will not speak any English at all.
That's kind of true. But there are a lot of U.S. cities with a heavy concentration of Latino-Americans where speaking Spanish is the norm. So it's not THAT unique.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Parts of Louisiana (New Orleans) look very European (France).
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Massachusetts with its liberalism and lack of religiosity is uniquely left of the American mainstream. They were the first state to legalize gay marriage and how have a statewide health insurance system which no other state would have done, in many many Southern and heartland states are filing lawsuits against Obamacare. Massachusetts is also very open to taxes more so than even New Jersey or new York. The New England Liberal certainly is very far from mainstream America.
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I voted Maine from the list, they naturally fit into the Maritime Provinces or French Canada.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Munich, Germany
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Hawaii imo , is the most unique state, different culture and landscape than any other state.
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