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Old 02-23-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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How is east vs. west defined geographically ?

What would be typical characteristics of each group from a sociological perspective ? ( not to encourage stereotyping )
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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( not to encourage stereotyping )
Then why ask the question?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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West is defined as either everything west of the Mill Creek or everything west of I-75 (which run close and parallel, so your chosen boundary is not very relevant). East is less well-defined, but probably east or along I-71 is the boundary.

East siders are seen as more wealthy/snobby/new money-types.

West siders are seen as conservative (Catholic!!!), rooted, provincial, working class, and if there is money it's old money. West siders have an inferiority complex and are really hung-up on the east side/west side division, since they feel they are constantly given the short end of the stick. For them, there is the west side and then the rest of the city, whereas other regions can be a bit more nuanced (e.g. there is a central core of neighborhoods which is not west nor east, but west siders would not make such a distinction: if it's not west, it's east).

Most stereotypical east side neighborhood: Hyde Park. Most stereotypical west side neighborhood: Westwood.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Thanks. What about cultural institutions, shopping, etc, architecture ?
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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I've always loved the comment attributed to Marge Schott, former owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team who made a lot of money selling cars. She supposedly used to say "Honey, the bills are on the east side and the money's on the west side."
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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I've always loved the comment attributed to Marge Schott, former owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team who made a lot of money selling cars. She supposedly used to say "Honey, the bills are on the east side and the money's on the west side."
And BTW Marge Schott had a very large old estate on the East Side in Indian Hill. She apparently also knew how the bills get paid.
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