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Old 07-19-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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I don't consider it west coast, same with Hawaii. They are separate and get their own distinctions.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I always considered Alaska the "Third Coast".
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:16 AM
 
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Nah I think Alaska is just Alaska. It has a lot in common with the West in general though.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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West Coast:Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii

East Coast: Everything from Maine to Florida

Gulf Coast: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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Technically yeah I guess but I don't consider it "The" West Coast. (Cali, Oregon, WA) It's on the West Coast just as much as Peru is. It's Pacific Rim, though that would be better and there are a lot of commonalities along the Pacific Rim.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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I didn't think even Oregon and Washington are considered west coast, in common parlance.
Never heard of that before, why it would it include just California?
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:29 PM
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It's West, it's on a Coast, why not? Or do you mean like culturally? If you look in terms of religiosity, and don't fixate on Palin, Alaska is like the rest of the Pacific Northwest in that it's fairly secular by most estimates. (Gallup, Pew, etc) However it is much more Republican, of the "hate taxes and love guns" school of GOP, than the Pacific Northwest. So in many ways it surveys more like the Mountain West (Wyoming and Montana in particular) and much of the Mountain West is fairly secular/irreligious too.

So I guess I'd say it's culturally or politically "Mountain West", but is geographically West Coast. (However Hawaii does not need to be seen as West Coast because it is not actually on the West Coast of any continent or land-mass) Although you could also say Alaska is "North Coast" even if we don't really have any other state with such a clear North Coast.
Or maybe similar to the inland / east of the Cascades portion of the Pacific Northwest. Historically, the majority of migrants into Alaska came from the West, particularly the west coast states:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...2&abg=1#Alaska
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Northern Alaska = (North Coast) Arctic Ocean
Southern Alaska = (West Coast) Northeast Pacific Ocean
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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Or maybe similar to the inland / east of the Cascades portion of the Pacific Northwest. Historically, the majority of migrants into Alaska came from the West, particularly the west coast states:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...2&abg=1#Alaska
I meet a lot of people from Alaska in the Northwest--a surprisingly high amount considering the total population of Alaska itself(not sure how much it is statistically, but a lot of them I've known come down here for college and stay for good). Seattle historically was the hub for transit to Alaska(and even today a hub for Alaska Airlines). Southeast Alaska basically feels like British Columbia which feels like part of the Northwest.

All in all though, Alaska is sort of like Hawaii--it's stills feels far away from the rest of the West Coast though you have those connections. The Lower 48 or Mainland is what we are to Alaskans or people in Hawaii.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I didn't think even Oregon and Washington are considered west coast, in common parlance.
no, Oregon and Washington are on the east coast.
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