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View Poll Results: Select all states that fit your definition of "west coast"
California 38 60.32%
Oregon 3 4.76%
Washington 11 17.46%
Hawaii 0 0%
Alaska 2 3.17%
Arizona 3 4.76%
Nevada 2 3.17%
Idaho 1 1.59%
Montana 0 0%
Wyoming 0 0%
Utah 1 1.59%
Colorado 1 1.59%
New Mexico 1 1.59%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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There's several states that can be considered "the west" that don't actually border the Pacific ocean. I consider Colorado and parts of Texas to be "the west", but I don't consider them to be part of the west coast.

So when you hear "west coast", which states come to mind?

I think of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.

Edit: OK, just kidding I screwed up the poll so ignore it and post your list in your reply!
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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I think of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.
Same for me except for Arizona. The red rocks of Sedona and the tall cacti around Phoenix feel more interior southwest than West Coast IMO. Nevada is the same except for Vegas. Given the close ties between LA and Vegas and sheer number of California license plates you see on the Strip, it's basically the West Coast.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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This poll needs to be fixed so people can choose multiple states.

I would say Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Phoenix and parts of Tucson looks almost identical to Riverside/San Bernardino and parts of Orange counties. Landscaping/vegetation is similar, restaurants chains are the same, winter weather is similar in the lower deserts of Arizona and coastal Southern California, state universities often feel like they have more Californians than Arizonans, and even many people out of the universities are Californians themselves.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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This poll needs to be fixed so people can choose multiple states.

I would say Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Yes I realized that immediately after I clicked "submit poll" I don't think there's a way to edit polls.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Washington
Oregon
California
maybe southern Nevada (Las Vegas area), but that's about it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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All of the West Coast states that are on the West Coast.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Hmmm. Interesting that some are choosing non-coastal states like AZ and NV. In a similar poll of the "east coast", virtually no one selected states that didn't touch the coast. In fact, some disputed areas of states thta touched the coast, such as upstate NY, and western PA.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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Cali, Oregon, Washington....maybe Arizona and Nevada........certainly the first 3....maybe the latter 2...and that's IT.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Yes, agreed, it is CA, OR, WA. AK and HA are afterthoughts, but technically AK is, HA not. AZ and NV, well, maybe in some weird, "sort of" connection, but neither borders on the coast, so I have a hard time with those.
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