U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-10-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
11,149 posts, read 14,178,275 times
Reputation: 7086

Advertisements

This could be said for every state. But, the one that strikes me most is New York. Long Island is a TOTALLY different world from Buffalo, NY. The only thing they have in common is that the landscape is flat.

In my state, CT, the eastern half of the state is totally different from the southwestern section.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-10-2014, 09:29 PM
 
1,537 posts, read 1,507,331 times
Reputation: 1540
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffedCabbage View Post
Historically, Michigan's Upper Peninsula was an add-on. To end the "Toledo War" between Michigan and Ohio, they gave Toledo and most of Willams and Fulton County to Ohio and gave Michigan the UP (taken from the Wisconsin Territory).

Whoops. Someone beat me to it.
Only the western part of the Upper Peninsula. Plus, the Wisconsin Territory was at one time part of the Michigan Territory.Plus, in 1833, Congress had annexed huge tracts of land west of the Mississippi to the then Michigan Territory. When the Wisconsin Territory was split off from the Michigan Territory, it inherited this western land. So as far as I am concerned, the UP belongs to Michigan and arguably so does Wisconsin. If Wisconsin and Michigan became one state, it would be a really interesting state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
6,514 posts, read 9,097,487 times
Reputation: 5010
Quote:
Originally Posted by nep321 View Post
This could be said for every state. But, the one that strikes me most is New York. Long Island is a TOTALLY different world from Buffalo, NY. The only thing they have in common is that the landscape is flat.

In my state, CT, the eastern half of the state is totally different from the southwestern section.
How much different can it be? Connecticut is so small.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
4,110 posts, read 4,760,942 times
Reputation: 5396
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdAilment View Post
How much different can it be? Connecticut is so small.
Doesn't matter. Take Rhode Island for example. Smallest state. Coastal RI and inland RI are night and day. Coastal RI is dominated by millionaires and billionaires. Inland RI is regular middle class and "working" class joes, complete with small town bars and dirt roads.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
4,110 posts, read 4,760,942 times
Reputation: 5396
New York has four distinct regions in my experience (I spent most of my childhood in the southern tier).

Downstate: NYC and it's suburbs/exurbs, Long Island. Highly urban and generally the wealthiest part of the state.

North country: The Capital region and the Adirondacks. Very New England-to-Canadian feel.

The Plains: North of the Finger lakes. Oneida to Buffalo basically. Very Midwestern in terrain. Farm heavy, lots of Amish and Mennonites.

The Appalachian country: From the Catskills to the western PA border and encompassing most of the Finger lakes. Includes the southern tier. Dominated by the Allegheny leg of the Appalachian mountains. Very much like rural Pennsylvania, some flavors of Appalachia, heavily rural and forested. Definitely the poorest region of the state, and perhaps the most politically conservative (with the major exception of Ithaca/Cornell).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
6,212 posts, read 7,413,765 times
Reputation: 2581
Quote:
Originally Posted by marlinfshr View Post
Definitely MD. The eastern shore is a total different area then the central areas of Baltimore, Washington and the surrounding suburbs.
Agreed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2014, 09:48 AM
 
11,197 posts, read 22,436,484 times
Reputation: 10957
Most states I suppose, at least the larger ones.

Northern Illinois is much different from the state south of I-80 or so.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
8,931 posts, read 11,841,063 times
Reputation: 4853
Texas, Texas, and California...and Colorado, apparently.

But Texas. I don't care what anyone tells you. No other state in the US has as much of a contrast of culture, landscape, weather, history, and demographics within its borders as you have with Beaumont and El Paso.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2014, 01:06 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
607 posts, read 1,096,629 times
Reputation: 426
The entire DC area feels like a state to me.
Maryland culturally easily consists of 4 sections: the DC area, the Baltimore area, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore/SoMD.
Many of the states on the West Coast can be split up as well: California has about 6 distinct sections lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
4,110 posts, read 4,760,942 times
Reputation: 5396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nairobi View Post
Texas, Texas, and California...and Colorado, apparently.

But Texas. I don't care what anyone tells you. No other state in the US has as much of a contrast of culture, landscape, weather, history, and demographics within its borders as you have with Beaumont and El Paso.
I think California gives Texas a run for it's money there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top