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View Poll Results: Which area would you live in permanently?
Northeastern 32 21.05%
Midwest 25 16.45%
West 51 33.55%
South 44 28.95%
Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-06-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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Hmm, if I had to move from the Midwest, then I would say the West. I could do Northwest as a 3rd option, don't have any desire to live down south.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Midwest for sure.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Key word: permanently.

I'd pick the West for sure. It's the most diverse region, and I can obviously move within the region if I get sick of my locale.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:42 PM
 
Location: IN
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Certainly not the Southeast. As I am typing the dewpoint is 75F. I am done with absurd humidity like that.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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West in an ideal world. Western part of America has the best scenery and no humidity but I do like living in the South for now. I lived in the Midwest and Northeast both were okay but I prefer the warmer weather.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The west for me. Did the east and the south already. Love the west the most.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Do people really think that Maryland has more in common with MA than it does Virginia? Have those people ever lived in both Maryland and Virginia?
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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They're below the Mason-Dixon line, and are part of the original demarcation of the South/North.

Most people's stereotype of the South is the deep south, the plantation South, however the South has many different regions.
No, Delaware is EAST/NORTHEAST of the Mason-Dixon line; Maryland is south of it. As a Delaware transplant of over 15 years, I don't particularly view Maryland as "Southern", either; the Census is quite outdated in that regard.

But Delaware, for sure, is not Southern--never has been. It was literally born out of Pennsylvania, to which it is intrinsically linked. While it was a slave state (barely), it never left the Union and never had Confederate militias assembled within its borders. Throughout its entire history, the majority of its population has lived within 70 miles of Philadelphia.

Anyways, back to the original question. Given the political and social climate of this country, I choose the Northeast, as it seems best poised to deal with many of the challenges of the future, given its smaller area, better transportation network, and highest accumulation of wealth. Out of all four regions, the Northeast will be able to adapt the quickest, whether that's climate change, mass immigration or even war.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Birthplace of College Football
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Affordability- Midwest/South Tie
Urbanity- Northeast
Weather- South
Education (K-12)- Northeast
Education (Higher education)- Each region has good/bad schools
Social scene (ease of networking/making friends, etc)- Midwest and South for friendliness
Outdoor activities (Surfing/Skiing/Hiking/Rock climbing/etc)- West
Food- South/West Tie
Music/art scene (concerts/museums)- South music/Northeast art
Nightlife (bars/clubs/taverns/dancing and music venues)- Not sure on a regional level
Arctitecture- Tie, each region has their own style
Scenery- West
Public transit- Northeast
Job opportunities- Midwest
Shopping- Not sure
Diversity- Northeast
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Affordability- Northeast & Midwest-You have to know where to live
Urbanity- Northeast and Midwest
Weather- Northeast
Education (K-12)- Northeast
Education (Higher education)- All of the regions have both good and not-so-good districts.
Social scene (ease of networking/making friends, etc)-Midwest
Outdoor activities (Surfing/Skiing/Hiking/Rock climbing/etc)-Northeast (Skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, swimming)
Food- Northeast
Music/art scene (concerts/museums)- Northeast
Nightlife (bars/clubs/taverns/dancing and music venues)- Decent ones in each region
Arctitecture- Each region has their own distinctive style(s). I like Cape Cods, Colonials, Greek Revival, and Victorians.
Scenery- Northeast!
Public transit- Northeast
Job opportunities- Northeast and Midwest
Shopping- Not really my thing; there's always online shopping anyways. Somewhere that there are book traders, antique stores w/ strange items, new age stores, and thrift shops.
Diversity- Northeast

Overall the Northeast is my preferred place to live.

My 2nd choice would be the Midwest.
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