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Old 05-17-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I use to think there was a major cultural difference between the southeast and Northeast. However I have found that these two regions have a lot in common, forming a unified East Coast culture.


In business, the Southeast and Northeast tend to be less innovative. They're more risk adverse, and would prefer a more formulaic approach to business. The East Coast also appear to be more organized and structured. This doesn't appear to change between Southeast/Northeast. Also the acceptable dress attire in the Southeast/Northeast is more formal. Northeast and Southeast also share sensibilities of history like the Civil War.

The difference is that the Northeast is more cosmopolitan in general. There are more Nimby's in the south. However as southeast cities become bigger, there appear to be a convergence of Eastern culture. I believe if Atlanta and Miami became bigger and had more public transit, the city cultures would not be very different than NY, Boston, or Philly.


The West seems less concerned with tradition or mainstream American history. Much more influenced by immigrant citizens, and seems more of a mashup of influences. More relaxed and casual dress styles are acceptable, and people fight for this. The West Coast seems to have more Nimbys than the south, and this is seen with more cities in the West enforcing height restrictions. Business is different in that a 'gunslinger' culture is more tolerated. While I'm sure a lot of great ideas for more organized management comes from the West, it appears to be implemented better out East.

In either case, do you see the West Coast being more similar to the Northeast, or do you see the southeast being more similar to the Northeast?
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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NE and SE in demographics(If you're referring to growth regions outside of the Bible Belt).

NE and Westcoast in politics and institutions. Both of these regions are run by progressive administrators and elected officials.

As far as economics is concerned, outside of NYC and San Francisco, all of the regions are reliant on real estate and service economies.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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The Northeast actually has different cultures across the region. New England is different from the Mid Atlantic and the Mid Atlantic States is different from the Great Lakes States. The Northeast is a very diverse region. New York and Chicago seems to lead the Northeast.

The Southeast actually has the same culture across the region, especially from South Carolina to Mississippi. Atlanta seems to lead the Southeast.

The West Coast is liberal like the Northeast. The West Coast has a very diverse environment. From the deserts of Nevada to the forests of Washington State. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle seems to lead the West Coast.

I think the Northeast and the West Coast are very similar in politics and both regions are run by unions. The Southeastern States are right to work states. Many people have been leaving Northeastern cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Boston and Buffalo to move to the Southeastern cities such as Charlotte, Jacksonville, Miami and Birmingham in search for their better lives. Even people from the Northeastern states such as New York and Illinois move to Florida for the warmer climate.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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The Northeast actually has different cultures across the region. New England is different from the Mid Atlantic and the Mid Atlantic States is different from the Great Lakes States. The Northeast is a very diverse region. New York and Chicago seems to lead the Northeast.

The Southeast actually has the same culture across the region, especially from South Carolina to Mississippi. Atlanta seems to lead the Southeast.

The West Coast is liberal like the Northeast. The West Coast has a very diverse environment. From the deserts of Nevada to the forests of Washington State. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle seems to lead the West Coast.

I think the Northeast and the West Coast are very similar in politics and both regions are run by unions. The Southeastern States are right to work states. Many people have been leaving Northeastern cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Boston and Buffalo to move to the Southeastern cities such as Charlotte, Jacksonville, Miami and Birmingham in search for their better lives. Even people from the Northeastern states such as New York and Illinois move to Florida for the warmer climate.
The Great Lakes States (Old Northwest or Industrial Midwest) are not considered Northeastern. I've never heard Detroit and Chicago put into the same region as Boston and New York, nor should they, totally different worlds.

I also the Southeast is not a cultural homogenous region. It is actually just as if not more diverse than Northeast. Orlando is a totally different city than Charleston. Richmond is way different than New Orleans. Places like Houston and Tampa have a more Gulf Coast feel and culture, Atlanta and Charlotte are Piedmont.Nashville is the country music capital of America, while Miami may be the salsa capital.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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The Great Lakes States (Old Northwest or Industrial Midwest) are not considered Northeastern. I've never heard Detroit and Chicago put into the same region as Boston and New York, nor should they, totally different worlds.

I also the Southeast is not a cultural homogenous region. It is actually just as if not more diverse than Northeast. Orlando is a totally different city than Charleston. Richmond is way different than New Orleans. Places like Houston and Tampa have a more Gulf Coast feel and culture, Atlanta and Charlotte are Piedmont.Nashville is the country music capital of America, while Miami may be the salsa capital.
I was doing this just to have the Northeast be more competitive.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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The Great Lakes States (Old Northwest or Industrial Midwest) are not considered Northeastern. I've never heard Detroit and Chicago put into the same region as Boston and New York, nor should they, totally different worlds.

I also the Southeast is not a cultural homogenous region. It is actually just as if not more diverse than Northeast. Orlando is a totally different city than Charleston. Richmond is way different than New Orleans. Places like Houston and Tampa have a more Gulf Coast feel and culture, Atlanta and Charlotte are Piedmont.Nashville is the country music capital of America, while Miami may be the salsa capital.


Exactly right.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:55 PM
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Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Northeast is more like southeast than west coast, but southeast as Virginia down to Florida. Maybe you can add New Orleans, LA as well. Northern Virginia and South Florida already have lots of northern transplants. Miami is like New Jersey and Cuba blended into one. Florida as a whole is like a hybrid of Georgia, South Carolina and New Jersey.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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The Northeast actually has different cultures across the region. New England is different from the Mid Atlantic and the Mid Atlantic States is different from the Great Lakes States. The Northeast is a very diverse region. New York and Chicago seems to lead the Northeast.

The Southeast actually has the same culture across the region, especially from South Carolina to Mississippi. Atlanta seems to lead the Southeast.

The West Coast is liberal like the Northeast. The West Coast has a very diverse environment. From the deserts of Nevada to the forests of Washington State. Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle seems to lead the West Coast.

I think the Northeast and the West Coast are very similar in politics and both regions are run by unions. The Southeastern States are right to work states. Many people have been leaving Northeastern cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Boston and Buffalo to move to the Southeastern cities such as Charlotte, Jacksonville, Miami and Birmingham in search for their better lives. Even people from the Northeastern states such as New York and Illinois move to Florida for the warmer climate.

I'm gonna stop you right there. Everything you said is fine and dandy, except one thing. I am gonna need to get you a map because there's no way that Chicago, and especially the entire state of Illinois, is considered the "Northeast."
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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I find the W Coast and NE to have more similarities and I find the SE, Midwest, and TX to have more similarities.

My personal experience is that cities like SF and LA have more in common with NYC or Boston than cities like Atlanta and Charlotte. However, I see quite a few similarities between Atlanta and Chicago. Or Dallas and Chicago. Or Nashville and Kansas City. Etc etc.
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