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Old 12-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I was in the Northeast for a week traveling for work and it reminded me a lot of Michigan (Midwest) with its +acre land sprawls with forest.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:24 PM
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Originally Posted by knowledgeiskey View Post
I don't know, but it just seems that the East Coast is the place to be. It's like the epicenter of the US. I can never fathom on living in Cali. It just seems too far.
Well, I am comfortable living in California.

Here is one of many reasons...

Today's actual maximum/minimum temperatures, recorded in my back yard:

70/56 degrees F., sunny with clear skies and mild Santa Ana winds.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:15 PM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
I think most people who grew up in certain areas and are a product of their environment think the same thing about other regions. Be it midwest, south, east coast, west, mountains.

I know tons of people who would shoot themselves before ever living in the northeast or the south, but then i'm sure there are tons of people who would say the same about the midwest.

The different regions are better for different people. There's no "best" region, because there's something for everyone.
This is true. It all boils down to what makes you happy, of course.

I'm just pointing out that there are definitely very unique aspects about the northeast that make it understandable why someone could feel uncomfortable (and even inadequate) living anywhere else in America. That goes for every region.

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:32 PM
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There's just something about living west of the 95 corridor that scares me. I could never live that far into the mainland.

The west is scary. It frightens me.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I can live anywhere in America as long as it has 4 seasons. I could never live in the large East Coast cities the public transportation is nice but it's too dense for me. I love it for visiting though
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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I generally like staying East of the Mississippi. The rest of the country has a different vibe that I feel a bit odd or disconnected from the "world" in. California is nice, but yes... it is too far away. If I were to move that far again, it would be in the opposite direction to Europe. I never really jived with the whole west coast vibe...nor the plains/rockies either. I also like the lushness and general humidity of this side of the country. Some people like mountains, some ocean, some cold, some hot... I like green surroundings + water.

Global Forest Watch.

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Old 12-25-2011, 01:46 AM
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I hope there are a lot of people who feel the same as the OP. I don't want them moving to my area.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:19 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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Born in the ne. Lived on the east coast. Had fun but it was time to go. So I did and I love living out west.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:06 AM
Location: Cleveland, OH
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For me, I could do Chicago, Cleveland, and even San Francisco.

I've lived in Texas for a year and felt very uncomfortable most of the time.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:46 PM
Location: In the heights
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
Yes it is. The northeast has so many desirable qualities. It is the most urban and developed region, the most important historically, has the highest concentration of top universities, is close to Canada's most populous region, and is only 6 hours from Europe by plane.

There's a poll on the world forum comparing Paris, London and New York City based on several criteria. And New York City comes out ahead in spite of that forum being somewhat Euro-centric. That's pretty telling.
The city-data forums (including the World forum) are strictly American-centric. There is no way around that. At the very least it's English-centric (most people couldn't fathom living in Paris because of inability with French).

It's not weird to find it uncomfortable living elsewhere from where you're used to--it's almost always harder to be adventurous than to stay within your comfort zone. This proves true for most people no matter what region we're talking about (the Eastern Seaboard, Southern California, small towns, in the Appalachians, the US, Northern America, whatever region/subregion/criteria/etc.)
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