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Old 05-09-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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I think both states are alike most of the time. Both have the 1st and the 2nd largest cities in the US, have bays, have mountains, have lots of miles of beaches, etc. Both states have large populations as well. California has 39,954,507 people in 2010 and Middle Atlantic has 57,999,602 people in 2010.

Here are my comparisons:

New York=Los Angeles (both of them are the largest cities in the US)

Washington=San Francisco (both of them are near a bay, Washington is near Chesapeake Bay and San Francisco is near San Francisco Bay)

Baltimore=San Jose (both of them are major cities that get overlooked by an another same size city near them)

Atlantic Ocean=Pacific Ocean

Chesapeake Bay=San Francisco Bay

Philadelphia=Bakersfield (both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in Philadelphia's case, New York and Washington, in Bakersfield's case, San Francisco and Los Angeles)

Norfolk-Virginia Beach=San Diego (both have a large military history, have a beach and many people go there in the summer)

Pittsburgh=Las Vegas (both are at the inner end of each state and are similar in size)

Buffalo=Reno (both get overlooked most of the time, yet it has significant history and culture)
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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philadelphia=bakersfield (both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in philadelphia's case, new york and washington, in bakersfield's case, san francisco and los angeles)
+1000

Great analogy. I agree wholeheartedly. Don't forget blue collar and their alike median housing prices. Philly's total foreign flag carriers and diplomatic missions count is likely much closer to Bakersfield than Seattle's. Bakersfield is likely more diverse for its size too.

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Old 05-09-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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Philadelphia=Bakersfield (both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in Philadelphia's case, New York and Washington, in Bakersfield's case, San Francisco and Los Angeles)
This will end badly. Some people might not make it out of this thread alive.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I can tell you from Personal experience that there is not much of a difference between Long Island, NY and Orange County, CA

Just palm trees and nicer weather
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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This will end badly.
We can speak of the differences/similarities between Orange County Bros and Long Island Guidos.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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We can speak of the differences/similarities between Orange County Bros and Long Island Guidos.
I'm more interested about when the discussion gets to the supposed similarities between Bakersfield Okies and Philadelphia Guidos...
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Atlantic Ocean=Pacific Ocean

Chesapeake Bay=San Francisco Bay

Philadelphia=Bakersfield
(both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in Philadelphia's case, New York and Washington, in Bakersfield's case, San Francisco and Los Angeles)
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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I do think that the Mid-Atlantic and California are different. However, Philadelphia does not equal or resemble anything in the Central Valley. For the best Bakersfield analogy I'd probably say Allentown = Bakersfield.

I'm going to be blasted for saying this but Philadelphia = Oakland/Berkeley. It's amazing how the East Bay (around Oakland) reminds me a lot of the Philadelphia suburbs.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Not even gonna comment.

Would assume Las Vegas and Atlantic City would be a better comparison.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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+1000

Great analogy. I agree wholeheartedly. Don't forget blue collar and their alike median housing prices. Philly's total foreign flag carriers and diplomatic missions count is likely much closer to Bakersfield than Seattle's. Bakersfield is likely more diverse for its size too.
You're too funny. Such a Philly hater. You would live on Snob hill.
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