The United States has thousands of regional shopping centers across the country. With many malls dotting the landscape the question is; is there a difference between the malls found in various parts of the country? Are the malls in Los Angeles similar to the malls found in New York City?
Malls in the West
Malls in the west are usually concentrated in large metropolitan areas. The golden state of California has more malls than any other state in the union. From Tijuana to San Francisco California boasts over 80 malls. That’s more malls than most Midwest states put together
Outside the major cities of the west malls are scarce. If you’re not in the city you most likely will not be near a regional mall. Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah follow a similar patter. Reno and Las Vegas are the only cities with shopping center malls in Nevada. Utah’s malls are found in the Salt Lake area. This trend is consent throughout the west. It is a stark contrast to the east coast and its concentration of malls.
Malls in the Midwest
Malls in the Midwest follow the same pattern as malls in the west. The major difference is there just aren’t as many of them. If you live in a city you will have a decent mall to shop at, but living in the county will get you very little Detroit and Chicago are the jewels of the Midwest in terms of the sheer number of malls. Houston and Dallas also have a wonderful variety of malls to choose from.
Mall in the East
The pattern of malls in the West and Midwest changes with the time zone. As you get into states like Ohio and Pennsylvania malls seems to spread out evenly through the landscape. In areas like New Jersey with without on major concentration of people the malls are evenly distributed. This is the especially the case in the New England area. New Englanders never live far from a shopping mall because the population is extremely dense.
Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have little as far as the classic shopping mall. They have a few areas here and there but nothing like other areas of the region.
Malls in Florida
Florida Malls is receiving its own section because the malls in Florida are built for tourists as much as the locals. Orlando has a nice variety of shopping. The malls range from expansive outlets centers to massive regional shopping center malls. Orlando’s malls are never far from the major theme parks. Adults will defiantly be dragging their children to the mall for a day of shopping while on vacation. Malls like The Mall at Millenia are built for with tourist in mind families. Large food courts, upscale restaurants, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Quicksilver’s Boardriders Club, and Baby Gap are all at your finger tips.
Shopping center malls follow the population.
Shopping malls come and go. New malls are built and are in style for a number of years the then go out of fashion and newer malls are built in their place. One thing is for sure, as the country grows the number of shopping malls will grow as well. From the first modern shopping mall at market square Chicago in 1916 to the four story mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota to the latest developments in shopping malls people will be flocking to the mall to shop and relax. Going to the mall is a true American pastime.