Europe in the US

Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:44 AM
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Europe in the US

Where is there a city (any size) in the US that has a European feel? I love the US, but enjoy those history filled, cobblestoned places in Europe. I would love to find such a place to retire to.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:59 AM
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It isn't in the US, but it is on the continent: Quebec City. I have traveled extensively in the US and in France and Italy, and Quebec City is more like being in Europe than being in Europe in some ways.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:05 AM
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We think New Orleans has such a feel.

Walking in the French Quarter, away from Bourbon and even Royal, has a real charm which always reminds me of places in Europe.

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They say Boston is as Europe as you get in the US, although I agree on New Orleans as well but not sure about retirement there...
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:14 AM
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The greenwich village area with all the outdoor cafes and washington sq park has a european feel to it.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:16 AM
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San Francisco
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:26 AM
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Hotel Paris, Hotel the Venetian etc. in Las Vegas.....
Yes I second San Francisco..
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:39 AM
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New Orleans, Montreal - up north.
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Along the lines of LV, how about Busch gardens Williamsburg VA or Epcot Center FL?
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:44 AM
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Narrow old streets with a lot of street life:

lower Manhattan-The Village, SOHO

Boston's North End and Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

Philadelphia, Old City and Rittenhouse SQ.

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Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Charleston has cobblestone streets.
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:11 AM
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What makes me get a European vibe is being in a city that offers everything within walking distance - good markets, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. I love the idea of walking to everything I need.

The FQ in New Orleans definitely offers that sort of environment. Most people I knew who used to live in the quarter did not own cars. Meanwhile, Chicago offers the same aspects for at least most of the year!
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Solvang, CA - if you can't afford Denmark
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:25 AM
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Houston or Dallas
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:28 AM
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It's already been mentioned, but my pick is Montreal. (not in the US, of course, but very close. ) I loved that city and I felt like I was in France.

But if I were to retire in Montreal, I would look for a winter home somewhere further south.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:04 AM
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I agree with Askislander, Quebec City is SO like Europe to me and a walled city as well! Very quaint! I can't wait to go back!!
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
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Definitely New Orleans, first and foremost.

Charleston and San Francisco also have a quasi-European feel, at least in parts. It never occurred to me to think of Boston that way, but I guess parts of it maybe.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
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Ouray Colorado is called "Switzerland of America" for its mountains that surround the town.
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Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Without a doubt Quebec City (yes, we know it is not in the US...but it is the closest resemblence to Europe and is closest to US), Montreal a very close second.
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