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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 04-16-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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Also comparing this to Cleveland, while it's not much further west than Pittsburgh, the migration patterns are rather reversed with Midwestern cities being the top places where other people move in and out from. Even in Cleveland, the common state plates I saw were Indiana, Michigan and Illinois while here in Pittsburgh they tend to be Maryland, New York, and Virginia.
There are many vehicles driving around the Detroit area with New York license plates.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 PM
 
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And yet, you know what industry Pennsylvania has never been a major player in? Cars. That's the signature industry of the Midwest, starting in Lordstown, OH. Cleveland produced some steel, but its true calling card was automotive components, mechanisms and accessories. A great many of them were invented there. Conversely, Pittsburgh provided the paint and glass for cars, but its true calling card was steel, aluminum and other metals.


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The first foreign car plant was in Pittsburgh - Volkswagen.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:38 AM
 
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The first foreign car plant was in Pittsburgh - Volkswagen.
I'm aware of that. I'm also aware that Pennsylvania has manufactured far fewer cars than Ohio and other Midwestern states.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:48 AM
 
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I'm aware of that. I'm also aware that Pennsylvania has manufactured far fewer cars than Ohio and other Midwestern states.
New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey have all had auto assembly plants. That is not a midwest thing.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey have all had auto assembly plants. That is not a midwest thing.
The Midwest has manufactured many more cars than the Northeast has.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Having lived in Pittsburgh and having a native Pittsburgher for a husband (and therefore a clan of native Pittsburghers as my in-laws), I have to say that Pittsburgh is absolutely a northeastern city through and through and its natives will attest to that.



I spent several years there and in that entire time, my mother-in-law and I went twice a year to New York City for random shopping/visits. We traveled the four hours to DC a time or two. I went back and forth to Philly/South Jersey with my friend more times than I could count. We vacationed in the Laurel Highlands, Poconos, and the Finger Lakes when we weren't visiting the Jersey shore.

Not once did we ever go to Chicago for a jaunt.

The furthest west I have ever been on the Turnpike is the Monroeville exit and that is at the influence of my family. The only time we ever traveled into Ohio was enroute to Nashville--everything else was east.

Take it as you will.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:53 AM
 
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Having lived in Pittsburgh and having a native Pittsburgher for a husband (and therefore a clan of native Pittsburghers as my in-laws), I have to say that Pittsburgh is absolutely a northeastern city through and through and its natives will attest to that.



I spent several years there and in that entire time, my mother-in-law and I went twice a year to New York City for random shopping/visits. We traveled the four hours to DC a time or two. I went back and forth to Philly/South Jersey with my friend more times than I could count. We vacationed in the Laurel Highlands, Poconos, and the Finger Lakes when we weren't visiting the Jersey shore.

Not once did we ever go to Chicago for a jaunt.

The furthest west I have ever been on the Turnpike is the Monroeville exit and that is at the influence of my family. The only time we ever traveled into Ohio was enroute to Nashville--everything else was east.

Take it as you will.

When I lived in southwest Ohio, my friends and neighbors took vacations in the south. That does not make Ohio a southern state.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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It was a little more than vacation, and I was going more for the identity. When my MIL wanted to go to the big city for a shopping weekend, Chicago was never brought up. It was always New York.

If you ask any one of my in-laws, all born and bred Pittsburghers, they say they're northeastern. They laugh if anyone suggests otherwise.

I'm not the first on this thread or ever to say that.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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Bumping this since this discussion just surfaced on a different thread.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Most posters here would probably say DC and Baltimore are culturally Northeastern. Yet those cities are geographically located in the South.

These cities have the reverse issue. They are geographically located in Northeastern states. But does being geographically located in a Northeastern state necessarily mean that they are culturally "Northeastern" or "Eastern" or "East Coast" or whatever? Or can they be similar to DC and Baltimore insofar as they are culturally distinct from the cities they share a region with?
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