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Old 03-25-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Is the Midwest more like the West or East coast?

I would say the East Coast. I mean aside from most of the Dakotas and Nebraska and half of Kansas, the Midwest is in the eastern United States.

Culturally it is also, being it has accents, it's huge on sports, etc.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It is a little of both, depending on where you go. It is also mostly not like either. It is the Midwest plain and simple.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Half of Kansas? Wouldn't that half of Kansas also go up to half of Nebraska and the Dakotas, and if we're not Eastern, or Western, what are we?
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Half of Kansas? Wouldn't that half of Kansas also go up to half of Nebraska and the Dakotas, and if we're not Eastern, or Western, what are we?
No actually, because the Dakotas and Nebraska are centered a bit more west than Kansas.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: 46201
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The Midwest is the MIDWEST. It is not similar to either one. They are all different.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Um, a little but not really..............
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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I've from the Upper Midwest and have lived on both coasts. Obviously the Midwest is its very own entity, but I think it has more in common with the West. Maybe that's in part because much of the Midwest and the West Coast started to see settlement really accelerate around roughly the same time. If you look at Minnesota history Minneapolis was often referred to as a "northwestern" city.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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I would say the East Coast. I mean aside from most of the Dakotas and Nebraska and half of Kansas, the Midwest is in the eastern United States.

Culturally it is also, being it has accents, it's huge on sports, etc.
Is the Northwest more like the Midwest or the South? That's just as arbitrary - the Midwest is the Midwest.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Midwest is a lot closer to the east coast than the west coast. Look at how cities like Milwaukee, Twin Cities, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland are layed out. Grid pattern streets even in the suburbs and we have a ton of buildings and our houses are right on top of each other and if not touching. The upper Midwest consist of very densely populated cities usually 7,000/per sq mile or more. I know no matter where you go in Milwaukee County(1,000,000) 260sq/mi nobody has a nice size yard their all very small yards. All of our busy streets consist of buildings usually 3-6 stories and we in the upper Midwest don't have a lot of parking lots and 5 lanes streets, maybe freeways but our roads are all very narrow compared to out west. We also tend to have more one ways even out in the suburbs, we have urban suburbs like Cicero,IL and suburban suburbs like Naperville,IL. We are also more industrial of cities so you see a ton of rail lines and bridges every as opposed to tracks laying flat on the ground. So in my opinion The Midwest is about as west the east goes. Cities like Milwaukee were cities long before Wisconsin was even a state.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Its not like the East Coast or West Coast.


I thank God for that everyday. lol
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