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Old 11-04-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Good question, what about western Penn cities like Pittsburgh and Erie are they considered mid atlantic??
PA is a bigger state than people realize. Most people don't know that Pittsburgh and Erie are closer to Detroit than they are to Philly. Given this, I could see making a case that they are mid-western cities, although that is not a descriptor everyone buys. I consider Pittsburgh to be Appalachian and Erie to be a Great Lakes city.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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I have always wondered what ppl thought of these cities because they are in a Northeastern/Mid Atlantic state, but closer to Midwestern cities. So do you go by state borders or where they are actually closer to?!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: West Coast USA
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Are there any beach areas in the mid Atlantic coastal area that have lots of TALL trees? I don't like the windblown atmosphere of areas like Ocean City, MD and through my research it appears from online photos that most beaches in the mid Atlantic states are pretty similar. Maybe I'm just not a beach person but I DO love LaJolla, Santa Monica, Carmel on the West coast.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Better half of PA
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To me VA is the odd man out culturally in this group. Except the DC burbs and I won't count them.
Anyway, I'd say PA and NY. But I live in PA so I am a tad biased.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Better half of PA
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Are there any beach areas in the mid Atlantic coastal area that have lots of TALL trees? I don't like the windblown atmosphere of areas like Ocean City, MD and through my research it appears from online photos that most beaches in the mid Atlantic states are pretty similar. Maybe I'm just not a beach person but I DO love LaJolla, Santa Monica, Carmel on the West coast.
Yea, away from the actual sand all areas typically have tall trees. Rehobeth Beach, DE for example has Loblolly pines, sweet gum, and other trees that are typical of the south. As well as trees typical of the northeast.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Virginia/Maryland/DC combo to go, please.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Maryland across the board. That state has aspect of every part of this country. Gotta love seafood, ain't nothing like going to a hole in the wall carryout to get a few dozen crabs or buy crabs off the crab truck (yes MD has these).

Baltimore is a NE city. Its urban, post industrial, gritty, tough, and has charm. It has similaries of Philly and even parts of NYC... I see a Brooklyn connection.
The DC suburbs are overall cosmopolitan and diverse and there is a great deal of wealth.
Some suburbs look like Philly suburbs, others look kinda west coast and some could be ATL suburbs. Hagerstown and Frederick and Cumberland could pass for small PA towns. The Eastern Shore and Southern MD are southern and rural. Annapolis is a unique little town with significant history. MD has a lot of cool colleges within the state and packs a big punch for its size. MD will have six casinos by 2016, 3 in the Baltimore area (Downtown Baltimore, Arundel Mills, Perryville) and 1 in the DC region (National Harbor, which will be operated by MGM and would cost $800 million to build), one in Berlin near Ocean city and one out in Western Maryland. Takoma Park has been dubbed as the Berkeley of the east coast, it has an example liberal and bohemian history. Ocean city is a great vacation spot that close to DC, Baltimore, and Philly, it rivals VA beach big time although Ocean city is more expensive, rooms are NOT cheap at all. The only thing I'd like to see happen in MD is A. Legalization of Marijuana and B. A better railroad network as well as upgrading the current one. There's no railroad connection to the state capitol, the Eastern Shore or Southern Maryland. I think there may be a freight rail to ES and SoMD but its only one track and CSX will probably never give those tracks up. Maryland does need to do something but its crime problem though, and illegal immigration is out of hand in the DC suburbs.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Virginia loses points for the following reasons:

1. Self-serving douchebags who live in taxpayer-subsidized luxury
2. The military-industrial complex and everything it entails
3. The fact that 80 MPH on the Interstate is considered "reckless driving"
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New York, IMO.

NYC
Adirondacks and Catskills
Not one, but two Great Lakes
Thousand Islands
Finger Lakes
Beautiful Hudson, Champlain, Mohawk valleys
Niagara Falls
Montauk, Shelter Island, North Fork, etc.

Love the other Mid Atlantic states, but that lineup is hard to beat.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I wouldn't call it New England. I'm not sure what I'd call it. Inland Northeast, maybe. It seems kind of weird to call something Mid-Atlantic if it's not that close to the Atlantic.
The western part of Upstate NY, from about Syracuse west, is very much like the other Great Lakes states. They're like Ohio or Michigan East economically, culturally, and politically. People prefer Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago to Albany or NYC.

The eastern part of Upstate NY, east from Syracuse and down the Hudson Valley, is much more Middle Atlantic.

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PA is a bigger state than people realize. Most people don't know that Pittsburgh and Erie are closer to Detroit than they are to Philly. Given this, I could see making a case that they are mid-western cities, although that is not a descriptor everyone buys. I consider Pittsburgh to be Appalachian and Erie to be a Great Lakes city.
I think this is true of New York, too, which is why both are hard to classify. The western parts of both states are much more like the Great Lakes or the Midwest than they are like the eastern parts of their own respective states. Western PA and NY's western Southern Tier have a strong cultural connection with Appalachia as well as so many current residents are the children or grandchildren of people from eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, and West Virginia migrated north to get factory jobs in places like Warren, Bradford, Coudersport, and Erie PA as well as Jamestown, Olean, Elmira, NY etc during the 1940s and 1950s.
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