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View Poll Results: Which region do you prefer overall?
New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, and CT) 26 35.14%
Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA, and DE) 48 64.86%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-19-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Mid Atlantic. I prefer NYC/NJ area to cities in New England like Boston. That's just my personal preference though.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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I'm from Upstate NY and even if Mid-Atlantic has less meaning here, we still defer to the center of the state (NYC area) on this.

We certainly aren't considered New England.

Even within New England you can debate though. Connecticut and Rhode Island are nothing compard to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Thats what makes New England for me is those states.

When people fantasize of New England fall foliage (because nowhere else has foliage like that ) its usually Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine mountains.

Anyway, I voted Mid-Atlantic. Its got everything New England does and more.
Your last sentence sums it up for me. You can get the "New England feel" in other parts of the Northeast, along other landscapes.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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Your last sentence sums it up for me. You can get the "New England feel" in other parts of the Northeast, along other landscapes.
The New England-feel is total BS though because its not as if they put a patent on it.

Provincial and historic states and cities are not just central characteristics of New England either.

Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City, Upstate NY, Pennsylvania, etc. are all just as historic if not moreso, and just as provincial and picturesque with mountains, river valleys, lush green, and coasts. Fall foliage as well.

Its as if people think that those areas have less than New England, Boston, Providence, etc. Its the same **** if you ask me. Maybe it was more obvious years and years ago, but today as things are becoming more homogenized, not really.

I grew up near Albany and the Mid-Atlantic was always more of a draw for me and spent more time there than the New England states.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Too many clowns on this thread. I wanted to read a comparison of the two "halves" of the northeast, but instead was confronted with idiotic bickering about what constitutes the Mid-Atlantic, even after the OP stated to assume that these were the states, for the sake of this thread.

Can a mod please delete the off-topic posts and ban the idiots? Thanks.
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