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Old 06-12-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The City
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Really? I didn't know.
Tri-state area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yes similar to NY many references for ads use it (Though Delaware Valley may be a little more common for Philly than tri-state)

Actually in many parts of NJ you get both (NYC (NY-NJ-CT) and Philly (PA-NJ-DE)) radio stations and hear tri-state in reference to two separate metros simultaneously
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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NYC will have to change to Quad-State since a large part of Eastern PA are now bedroom communities for NYC.

Pittsburgh/WPA as well sometimes is called the Three Rivers Region.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI; Twin Cities

Davenport-Moline-I'm Sure Some Other Cities Go Here, IA-IL; Quad Cities

If any other Midwestern cities want to follow a theme here, the Tri Cities title is still widely available. Midland, Bay City and Saginaw, I'm looking at you guys.
Don't forget Twin Ports (Duluth-Superior).
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: New England
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That's ok. I think some of the names are kinda dumb. "DMV," "Hampton Roads," "triangle/tripod/triad," etc. might be appreciated by locals, but I'm sure most outsiders will say "why don't you just tell me the metro/city you're talking about?"
haha I definitely agree, I was just messing around. Most of these names are pretty useless outside of their area, but it's still interesting to see what terms are used.

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True, although, people refer to the area west of I-95 as "Metrowest." Right?
That is true. There's also the North Shore and South Shore and some towns that don't fit in any of those, but all of it together is just Greater Boston.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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NYC will have to change to Quad-State since a large part of Eastern PA are now bedroom communities for NYC.

Pittsburgh/WPA as well sometimes is called the Three Rivers Region.
Not going to happen, it's already too engrained and "tri state" sounds much better than "quad state." Most people either don't know that some of PA is now part of the NYC MSA (because they hear so much about the "tri state" - NY, NJ, and CT... it's on many area TV and radio commercials) or they don't care..
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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NYC will have to change to Quad-State since a large part of Eastern PA are now bedroom communities for NYC.

Pittsburgh/WPA as well sometimes is called the Three Rivers Region.
The NYC and Philly MSAs both contain 4 states actually (NYC with a PA county and Philly with a MD county)
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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The NYC and Philly MSAs both contain 4 states actually (NYC with a PA county and Philly with a MD county)
Personally I think the one county in another state for both is irrelevant as far as naming goes. For example, PA is a big state. Are we really going to start saying Quad State because one county in PA is part of the NYC MSA, while half of NJ, most of lower New York, and the western portion of CT (a small state) is part of the MSA?
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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Personally I think the one county in another state for both is irrelevant as far as naming goes. For example, PA is a big state. Are we really going to start saying Quad State because one county in PA is part of the NYC MSA, while half of NJ, most of lower New York, and the western portion of CT (a small state) is part of the MSA?
agree - for the NYC region clearly North Jersey, Western CT and SE NY/LI are the region with the strongest ties

For Philly Cecil county MD is probably not even known to 90% of people in the Metro - Trenton and Mercer county NJ (now part of NYC by census have a way greater connection and affiliation (actually Mercer county generally associates itself as part of the Delaware Valley as do parts of Hunterdon County NJ like Flemington NJ) ten fold compared to Cecil county - Census lines can be sort of silly at times in many ways

The Philly metro is SE PA, South Jersey, and Northern DE

will say growing up in Philly and alway hearing the tri-state reference for Philly area I was caught off gaurd when i first expereinced it with NYC but both are used locally and in that locale people know what they mean and it isnt the PA county for NY or MD county for Philly
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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People are seriously still posting in this thread? Wow.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh, NC + Durham–Chapel Hill, NC = "Research Triangle"
Actually, it's locally just "The Triangle". Nobody really uses "Research Triangle" in casual conversation unless they are referring to the actual Research Triangle Park but, then again, even that is shorted to either RTP or "The Park".
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