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View Poll Results: which city/ Metro area is the best to live in ?
Minneapolis, MN 23 18.85%
Seattle, WA 26 21.31%
Portland, OR 3 2.46%
Boston, MA 27 22.13%
Pittsburgh, PA 8 6.56%
Salt Lake City, UT 7 5.74%
Milwaukee, WI 4 3.28%
Des Moines, IA 2 1.64%
Philadelphia, PA 20 16.39%
St.Louis, MO 2 1.64%
Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-05-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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haha all I am saying is I watch the news I see where that polar vortex sits over top of.. Sorry I even said anything!
Your assumption is correct. I lived there over 20 years. MSP is a nice city, but by any measure it has one of the coldest, longest, greyest winters of any large metro area in the country.

And that's OK, no place is perfect. But I always get a chuckle from my friends in MN., who try so hard to convince folks that the winters
"aren't that bad". They doth protest too much, methinks.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I've never heard people really describe a "Northern" region in the US, people talk about the Northeast, New England, Midwest, Great Lakes, Rocky Mountain States, or Pacific Northwest, but I've never heard someone say they're from "The North" unlike someone from "The South"--which has a fairly clear set of boundaries.
"The North" is increasingly synonymous with "the Upper Midwest." So Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Michigan. I describe myself as a Northerner and I would say that I'm from the North.

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The Upper Midwest, or the North, is a region in the northern portion of the U.S. Census Bureau's Midwestern United States. ... the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan (especially the Upper Peninsula). By most definitions, it extends into Iowa, North and South Dakota, northern Illinois, eastern Nebraska, and parts of northeastern Montana.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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Your assumption is correct. I lived there over 20 years. MSP is a nice city, but by any measure it has one of the coldest, longest, greyest winters of any large metro area in the country.

And that's OK, no place is perfect. But I always get a chuckle from my friends in MN., who try so hard to convince folks that the winters
"aren't that bad". They doth protest too much, methinks.
Mpls winters aren't very grey at all
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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MSP has the sunniest winters of any major city in the Northeast, Northwest, and North. The coldest days are usually the sunniest.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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I've never heard people really describe a "Northern" region in the US, people talk about the Northeast, New England, Midwest, Great Lakes, Rocky Mountain States, or Pacific Northwest, but I've never heard someone say they're from "The North" unlike someone from "The South"--which has a fairly clear set of boundaries.
Yeah "the North" is a bit more of a historical throwback, referring to both the Northeast and the Midwest. Whether the South has a fairly clear set of boundaries these days is somewhat debatable, but we've beat that into the ground enough around these parts.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:31 AM
 
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zero votes for salt lake city ?

I'm surprised
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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"The North" usually refers to the Northeast in my experience.
I'd expand on that a little to include the Great Lakes states as well for what I think of with 'The North".
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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I'd expand on that a little to include the Great Lakes states as well for what I think of with 'The North".
From a southern perspective, the North will always be the Northeast. Michigan/Ohio/Indiana/Illinois/etc is pretty much known as the Upper Midwest.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Literally none of the states you listed are Upper Midwestern except maybe Michigan. I have lived in this region my entire life and I'm here to say that "the North" does not refer to the same place as "the Northeast."
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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Literally none of the states you listed are Upper Midwestern except maybe Michigan. I have lived in this region my entire life and I'm here to say that "the North" does not refer to the same place as "the Northeast."
Duh...you live somewhere else don't you? I said "from a southern perspective". Not sure how much clearer I could have been.
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