True Americans? You mean the rabble booboisie in the South?
You know I was having a very similar discussion with a girl from London. I live in SF, and she says that it's much the same. Of course scenery and accents are different, but the expense, education levels, social scenes, activities, all all are similar.
Metro areas are melting pots from all over the world, and they've become fairly similar all over the world....You goto Moscow, you see skinny jeans and a McDonalds.
But you don't have crawfish boils there, you don't have a softball game, you don't have BBQ's burning, you don't have hay rides and bonfires....you only get those in America.