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Old 08-05-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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Northern Maine would be a good example. Heck, I live in a city of around 50,000 and feel like I am in the middle of nowhere at times. Gotta get out of here!
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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The first time I heard the expression was from a kid from Manhattan. He was visiting family in my neigborhood and we were playing in a strip of woods about 50 yards wide between two 9 story apartment buildings with a railroad track running down the middle all about 12 miles from the Empire State building. He said something like, "This is my first time in the suburbs. It's like the middle of nowhere." What a sheltered kid, huh? :-)
That's probably how my kids are going to be lol.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hello People,
So I was wondering what you guys think is rual? I consider rual being on the sideway of the highway and the nearest town is 60 miles away with a gas station being the only place within miles. Some people might consider a town with less than 50,000, complete isolation. Do you live in rual areas? If so, and you have kids, how do they respond when going to larger cities? I used to live on a reservation and most of the youth would always say "I can't wait to get outta here!"...I'm glad I did
Coincidentally, the middle of nowhere is also the geographic middle of America: Lebanon, Nebraska.

How much more "middle of nowhere" can you get?
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Middle of Nowhere is when the next gas station is 50 miles away.

Middle of Nowhere is a town of 1000 people where everyone knows everyone — and everyone's related to each other. Being surrounded by mountains on almost all 4 sides helps.

Real middle of nowhere is where you can stand atop a mountain and see no sign of human habitation for dozens of miles nor any person.



Or maybe it's anywhere without cell phone service?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Pretty much any super rural area.

Pennsylvania along much of I-80 (& sections of I-78) is the middle of nowhere, however the MOST sparsely populated area I've ever been had to be the interior Delmarva Peninsula, there weren't even gas stations, stores, or houses throughout our entire run through the Maryland portion, just flat land and some farms here and there. If you get stranded there I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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The northern Interior West has the most "nowhere" to me but there are towns in the northern interior west.
When i mean northern interior west i mean wyoming, montana and idaho
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Pennsylvania along much of I-80 (& sections of I-78) is the middle of nowhere, however the MOST sparsely populated area I've ever been had to be the interior Delmarva Peninsula, there weren't even gas stations, stores, or houses throughout our entire run through the Maryland portion, just flat land and some farms here and there. If you get stranded there I wish you the best of luck.
Maryland Really? When i think of maryland i think of baltimore, the suburbs of baltimore, the suburbs of washington D.C, surbubs of philadelphia, some swamp land and a few hills. Besides maryland isnt very big. Chances are you could go anywhere in maryland from any point in the state in 2 hours or less
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this thread makes me want to travel to the middle of nowhere.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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You're in the middle of nowhere if there's no Wal-Mart within 20 miles.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'd say I-70 through most of Utah or I-10 between San Antonio and El Paso to be in the middle of no where.
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