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Old 10-16-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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What would you all say are some general characteristics of mid-atlantic cities, or states? Also, what would you all describe as the regional boundaries for the mid-atlantic. I noticed that the definition is gradually changing to primarily refer to Virginia, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware instead of the earlier definition of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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What would you all say are some general characteristics of mid-atlantic cities, or states? Also, what would you all describe as the regional boundaries for the mid-atlantic. I noticed that the definition is gradually changing to primarily refer to Virginia, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware instead of the earlier definition of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
I think there's very little agreement these days. I grew up in Virginia, and it was the South. The Mid Atlantic was NY/PA/NJ. I think the idea of Virginia being a Mid Atlantic state has come from Northern Virginians who don't want to be associated with the "old south stigma" of "rova" (and I find "rova" to be quite offensive, btw).
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Characteristics of the mid-atlantic region

Weather- Get all 4 seasons.

city infrastructure- Very dense with lots of row-homes.

accents- rhotic (unlike the rest of the east coast which is largely non-rhotic)

food- Varies depending on MSA.

ethnicity- Irish, German, and Italian make up the largest ethnic groups.

sports- Professional level sports are the most popular.

pace of life-typically face paced

religion- Mostly catholic

politics- Largely Democrat
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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This is going to turn into a NYers are rude thread. But I still can't wait.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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This is going to turn into a NYers are rude thread. But I still can't wait.
If it doesn't turn into a North vs South thread first.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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If it doesn't turn into a North vs South thread first.
That too!

I'm honestly trying to think of characteristics of this region but nothing big is coming to mind.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I consider the Mid-Atlantic everything from New York to Virginia, with Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware being the core of the region.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I consider the Mid-Atlantic everything from New York to Virginia, with Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware being the core of the region.
I could say a lot of stuff but I really don't wanna start a war.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I always thought the mid Atlantic started at Maryland?

I grew up in va in the southwestern part and it (to me anyway) feels very southern, if not Appalachian. But I can see the case being made for the midatlantic region starting with the dc burbs.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I wasnt aware there was lots of german in the mid-atlantic states. I agree about Italian, and other southern european as well as eastern european like polish, and greek. Also there is many jews here too. The food is ethnic from southern or eastern europe. Also we have much puerto rican and dominican.
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