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Old 08-01-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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Unfortunately, that is not a good reality because many of those areas on the dividing zone of climates are rarely well prepared for winter- even though snow falls every year. It creates extra hazards for the public. On that front, I prefer areas that know how to deal with snow in winter, and I do prefer more snowfall over weeks of rain with highs in the 30s.
We are just talking about averages my friend not ideals.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I would include Ohio, Pennsylvania, and upstate NY.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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I would include Ohio, Pennsylvania, and upstate NY.
Upstate New York is too snowy and too full of isolated immigrant groups that aren't super common outside of the Northeast. So I would not include it.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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That may be true of the cities but small town upstate NY is definitely Middle America in terms of culture.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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That may be true of the cities but small town upstate NY is definitely Middle America in terms of culture.
How so...
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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That may be true of the cities but small town upstate NY is definitely Middle America in terms of culture.
Couldn't you say the same for small towns everywhere?
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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Couldn't you say the same for small towns everywhere?
Yeah I mean honestly a small town in Connecticut is going to be not too different from a small town in Ohio. Small towns all have similar paces of life, and a more neighborly feel since people are more likely to know each other. I also hear that some medium sized cities like Pittsburgh or Cincinnati have this feel as well.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I would include Ohio, Pennsylvania, and upstate NY.
This is the definition of middle America to me. I've spent pretty much my whole life in the eastern part of the country, both north and south. IMO driving through upstate NY and PA is as middle America as it gets. I've driven from Watertown NY to Philly quite a bit and going through places like Syracuse NY, Binghamton NY, Scranton PA, and Allentown PA feel very "middle America" too me. Never really got that feeling while driving through GA, SC, or NC, maybe some parts of VA though, Roanoke comes to mind.

Honestly I love "middle America". It's almost like living in a different time period. It's a slower pace, people aren't so rude and only care about themselves. Out of towners are welcomed and not viewed as a burden. It signifies everything that once made this country so great. People aren't controlled by their materialistic possessions and wants as they are in so many other places.

Just my opinion though. After living in cities like Atlanta and Philadelphia for so long I how realize that I belong in my home of "middle America."
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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This is the definition of middle America to me. I've spent pretty much my whole life in the eastern part of the country, both north and south. IMO driving through upstate NY and PA is as middle America as it gets. I've driven from Watertown NY to Philly quite a bit and going through places like Syracuse NY, Binghamton NY, Scranton PA, and Allentown PA feel very "middle America" too me. Never really got that feeling while driving through GA, SC, or NC, maybe some parts of VA though, Roanoke comes to mind.

Honestly I love "middle America". It's almost like living in a different time period. It's a slower pace, people aren't so rude and only care about themselves. Out of towners are welcomed and not viewed as a burden. It signifies everything that once made this country so great. People aren't controlled by their materialistic possessions and wants as they are in so many other places.

Just my opinion though. After living in cities like Atlanta and Philadelphia for so long I how realize that I belong in my home of "middle America."
Well, you seem like someone who could enjoy small town living anywhere in the country. Maybe to you middle America is anything but the big city.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Well, you seem like someone who could enjoy small town living anywhere in the country. Maybe to you middle America is anything but the big city.
I suppose that could be true. I guess well kept small town main streets, festivals where the whole community comes out, and vast agricultural fields are my definition of middle America. Unfortunately I've never been able to explore small towns in the west and Midwest as much as I'd like to. My ideal location would be a stand alone small town about 20 miles outside of an affordable, decent size metro area in the northeast/Midwest, that's my middle America utopia.
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