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Old 08-05-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I like the northeast region of the US because I am from NY/CT and the people, in general, seem to be more goal oriented and driven for success. I currently live in Atlanta now as I've moved out of NY for work but most people down here just like to work hard, play hard. Certainly, however, many people in the northeast are the same way, but there's just something a little different about it up there. I've never really been out West except Colorado for a week, so I don't think I could comment on that.

Actually, yes I can comment on that. Colorado is beautiful if you love rural areas. I don't really like open spaces, but holy crap, Colorado was its own type of beauty that I've never encountered before. We went for my cousin's wedding and she was the only one in my entire family to ever move out West from our family roots in the northeast. When my family all got to CO, we were kind of weirded out by how friendly everyone was and how beautiful the scenery was. I don't recall one place I went where I wasn't in awe by the beauty. Oh, and the air felt a lot fresher there too. My allergies completely cleared up overnight and I literally could feel weight lifting off my chest every time I breathed.

Yet there's always that something that drags me back to the northeast, even though I hate the winter weather and high cost of living.
That's exactly it! I love that NE attitude. It's like they all are there to do something big. I think alot of people will mistake that whole NYC pace and attitude for rudeness or being unfriendly. I see different. The pace of life is just very fast. Everyone is headed somewhere to do something. They are just in a hurry. They don't have time to hold the door for everyone or stopping to say sorry or excuse me to someone they accidentally bumped.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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That's exactly it! I love that NE attitude. It's like they all are there to do something big. I think alot of people will mistake that whole NYC pace and attitude for rudeness or being unfriendly. I see different. The pace of life is just very fast. Everyone is headed somewhere to do something. They are just in a hurry. They don't have time to hold the door for everyone or stopping to say sorry or excuse me to someone they accidentally bumped.
You have it exactly right! So when you moving up from Austin?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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You have it exactly right! So when you moving up from Austin?
Haha I still love Austin. I just also love me some Northern city!
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Haha I still love Austin. I just also love me some Northern city!
Austin is awesome.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You know what - the question in the OP isn't "What's your LEAST favorite region?" I don't see why some posters feel the need to point out negatives about another region along with their preferences.

Just sayin'.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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The Plain States.

It has made me comfortable with silence, and emptiness. Didn't consider it a strength until I lived in Southeast Asia, and studied with monks.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Tennessee all top my list. Also Colorado and California.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Louisiana and Florida, not the typical Florida culture but the interaction with water and such.
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