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Old 09-09-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I love hardcore flyover country (KS, OK, MO, Panhandle, etc) and am super curious about it. Beautiful wide open countryside, interesting fusion of cultures/regions (Midwest, South, West, Anglo, Hispanic, Native American) and some cool people who actually still know what real country music sounds like.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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In what world is Seattle a premier city?

Top 10 cities I would loosely say are premier cities of the US. Seattle is one of the top 10 cities.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Im from the East Coast (NY) and ive never ever thought this in my life.

Chicago is one of the premier cities in the country. In a group with NYC, Philly, Boston, DC, SF, Seattle and LA. Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas come next.
Seattle?!? When did Seattle get in the same tier as NYC, LA, and Chicago?!?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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On WSJ, SSP, SSC, CD, NYT, WP, etc people always pick on Chicago for being in flyover country but no one does it for Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix, etc imo? Does the midwest have an image issue? Do midwesterners think there's double standard?
All those cities are "flyover country." That terms usually connotes areas not near the coasts. It's a geographical term.

So, yeah, Chicago and Denver, definitely. Phoenix and Atlanta, less so, because they're somewhat near the ocean and culturally a bit more attuned to the coasts.

Does the Midwest have an image issue? That's a separate question. I would say the Midwest is probably the least desirable major region, but it isn't specifically an image issue. It's that people (speaking very generally) aren't going to be automatically attracted to harsh winters, flat landscapes and weak economies.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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Seattle?!? When did Seattle get in the same tier as NYC, LA, and Chicago?!?
When did NYC, LA and Chicago get in the same tier? That's about as silly as adding Seattle to those three.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Chicago is ONLY Flyover for INTERNAIONAL TOURIST. NYC gets the most. LA and SF get a lot and Miami today.
But Chicago is NO FLYOVER CITY FOR DOMESTIC TOURIST.

CHICAGO hit 50 million tourist in 2014. 48.5 million Domestic. That best NYC by more then 4 million domestic. But NYC adding INTERNATIONAL TOURIST puts its numbers way up.....
Chicago tourism hits record with more than 50M visitors in 2014 | CLTV
I don't agree with Chicago being flyover country for International tourists. O'hare has a impressive list of foreign airlines and is a large hub for European destinations on US carriers. Flyover country to me is east of the west coast to the Mississippi River. With the exception of the large Texas cities, Denver and Phoenix.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I love hardcore flyover country (KS, OK, MO, Panhandle, etc) and am super curious about it. Beautiful wide open countryside, interesting fusion of cultures/regions (Midwest, South, West, Anglo, Hispanic, Native American) and some cool people who actually still know what real country music sounds like.
I visit a friend in Wellington, TX (located in the panhandle near the OK border) every couple years. I always drive there because I buy a couple coolers worth of meats to bring back. You get to experience the heartland when taking the state/Federal highways. You tend to see old abandoned homes 50 to 100 ft. from the highway that were built over 100 years ago sitting by their lonesome slowly rotting away. It's eerie to say the least. My friends county where he lives is a dry county so you have to drive 30 miles to buy a beer lol! I will say some of the friendliest people you will meet is in small town middle America.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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I don't agree with Chicago being flyover country for International tourists. O'hare has a impressive list of foreign airlines and is a large hub for European destinations on US carriers. Flyover country to me is east of the west coast to the Mississippi River. With the exception of the large Texas cities, Denver and Phoenix.
This. Never have I heard Chicago referred to as flyover country.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Flawed premise here.
Indeed...furthermore, Chicago is held in higher regard than Denver, Phoenix or Atlanta so I don't see the problem
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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When did NYC, LA and Chicago get in the same tier? That's about as silly as adding Seattle to those three.
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Seattle?!? When did Seattle get in the same tier as NYC, LA, and Chicago?!?

For the tenth ****ing time, im not placing them in tiers. Its a general list of the premier US cities.

Seattle has world class geography and its economy is one of the best. Theres a reason its rapidly growing. Its certainly a top ten city in the country.
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