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Old 03-28-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Just for fun I looked up "Mid-Atlantic" on google maps and you can clearly see there is a prevalence of businesses with "Mid-Atlantic" in their titles from North Carolina to New York including West Virginia. There are a few in SC but it's a noticeable drop from NC.

VA, MD, PA seem to have the most. DC, Bmore & Philly have lots of "Mid-Atlantic" businesses.

and NO! DC is not a Southern city.
Itís amazing to me that people claiming that DC and Baltimore are southern donít realize the year is 2018!
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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growing up in NJ, we were taught that the Mid Atlantic was New York, New Jersey, PA, Delaware, and Maryland.
Thatís a Fact!
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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NYC might be mid-Atlantic, but that's the only part of New York state that might qualify. Virginia is likely mid-Atlantic now, too...
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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To me it’s Virginia to New Jersey.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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Itís amazing to me that people claiming that DC and Baltimore are southern donít realize the year is 2018!
I raise an eyebrow whenever someone describes either as (all) Southern or Northern. Although both are obviously aligned with true Northeastern cities since they are included in the Bos-Wash corridor, it's clear that there are elements of both the North and the South present to some extent or another in both cities/metros.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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NYC might be mid-Atlantic, but that's the only part of New York state that might qualify. Virginia is likely mid-Atlantic now, too...
I agree. But I personally know little about NY state outside the NYC metro.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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NYC might be mid-Atlantic, but that's the only part of New York state that might qualify. Virginia is likely mid-Atlantic now, too...
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I agree. But I personally know little about NY state outside the NYC metro.
A Mid-Atlantic State, does not mean you have to live near the ocean.
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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A Mid-Atlantic State, does not mean you have to live near the ocean.
A Mid-Atlantic state should have an Atlantic coastline
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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A Mid-Atlantic state should have an Atlantic coastline
That's not necessarily what it means. The reason it is named after the Atlantic isn't to do with being ON it so much as near it and adjacent to the, well, middle of it.

As far as I know the title of Mid-Atlantic came about mostly as a way to refer to the middle states of the east. Not New England and not quite Dixieland.

Sure, it's vague, but so is the region to which it refers. NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV and VA are all similar and dissimilar to each other simultaneously. There's definitely an environmental feel they all share in some way, but each state is culturally distinct in many ways too.

I'm not good at putting some of my thoughts into words so I'll try this, the Mid-Atlantic is a bucket that a bunch of neighboring states were thrown into because they didn't wholly belong to any other region around them. The Mid-Atlantic is a cross-roads of all kinds.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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A Mid-Atlantic State, does not mean you have to live near the ocean.
The ocean has nothing to do with it. Latitude is the issue, and upstate NY is too far away, especially since NY shares a border with Canada.
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