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View Poll Results: Are Pittsburgh, Erie, and Buffalo Northeastern or Midwestern?
Northeastern 42 50.60%
Midwestern 10 12.05%
Mixed 31 37.35%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-11-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Sorry but OH is not on the East Coast
But 1 foot over the state line into Pennsylvania is?
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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But 1 foot over the state line into Pennsylvania is?
OH doesnt have a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean so therefore is not an "east coast" state.

There is a difference btwn "eastern" and "east coast". While OH is closer to the Eastern part of the country, it's not a Northeastern state. Not b/c thats what I say - bc thats just how it is.

Technically PA is not an "East Coast" state either but it is however still a Northeastern state.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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even within Ohio it's way different tho. Cincinnati feels kinda southern, the areas around athens are appalachian, toledo to dayton feel as midwest as u can get, cleveland feels kind of northeastern kinda midwest
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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OH doesnt have a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean so therefore is not an "east coast" state.

There is a difference btwn "eastern" and "east coast". While OH is closer to the Eastern part of the country, it's not a Northeastern state. Not b/c thats what I say - bc thats just how it is.

Technically PA is not an "East Coast" state either but it is however still a Northeastern state.
State borders don't necessarily reflect cultural borders. Yes, literally, all of Ohio is not near the coast, so in that sense it's not east coast of course. However, that's obvious, and wasn't really what I understood the question to be. I think the question has more to do with culture, and whether you would consider these cities to be culturally Eastern or Midwestern.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Yep.
Nope. The people I know from the I 95 corridor consider Pittsburgh the Northeast.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That makes no sense. If I'm in Ohio and walk 10 feet over the border into identical Pennsylvania, I'm in the East? Historical cultural influences have more to do with regional identity than state lines. Northeast Ohio is East of many points that are considered East Coast (such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida) so why does it automatically become Midwest just because it resides in a state that has been given some arbitrary label of Midwest.
Having lived in way western PA (about 15 miles or so from Ohio), I can tell you, we still thought Ohio was a different state! I don't know if anyone questioned whether it is eastern or midwestern, but it was OHIO! It was different.

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But 1 foot over the state line into Pennsylvania is?
I don't really know why you can't wrap your mind around that. There have to be arbitrary borders.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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State borders don't necessarily reflect cultural borders. Yes, literally, all of Ohio is not near the coast, so in that sense it's not east coast of course. However, that's obvious, and wasn't really what I understood the question to be. I think the question has more to do with culture, and whether you would consider these cities to be culturally Eastern or Midwestern.
I live in the East. It's not culturally Eastern.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I live in the East. It's not culturally Eastern.
Well, I think that's why this question is being asked. If it was just "which states are touching the ocean" all you would have to do is look at a map. There's no debate there.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Having lived in way western PA (about 15 miles or so from Ohio), I can tell you, we still thought Ohio was a different state! I don't know if anyone questioned whether it is eastern or midwestern, but it was OHIO! It was different.
I agree with this. It definitely has a different feel than Western PA.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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[quote=Katiana;34329784]Having lived in way western PA (about 15 miles or so from Ohio), I can tell you, we still thought Ohio was a different state! I don't know if anyone questioned whether it is eastern or midwestern, but it was OHIO! It was different.



Yeah I always feel that way too. Ohio just feels a lot more boring than Western PA even when you just cross the border...but Ohio feels better the further south you go but still pretty boring
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