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Old 07-13-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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Jesus. Have you ever been to the South? There is a very clear anti-southern bias in this. I get it's your opinion, but most of the south is anything but rural. The most rural states in the country are in the great plains and off the West Coast.
Note that rural is a central description of most states in his list. When he dose not use rural then he usually uses "open space", an aspect of being rural. I would not take offence as he does not seem to be applying this to the South exclusively.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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  • Alabama- The band of the same name, NASCAR, college football, cotton, civil rights movement.
  • Alaska- Sarah Palin, polar bears, oil, orcas, Inuit, mountains.
  • Arizona- Grand Canyon, saguaro cacti, the desert, retirees, Raising Arizona.
  • Arkansas- The Clinton's, diamonds, the Ozarks, hillbillies, WalMart.
  • California- Hollywood, San Francisco, The Beach Boys, surfers, marijuana, coke addiction.
  • Colorado- South Park, mountains, Chipotle's, The Flobots, skiing, snowboarding, nature, weed.
  • Connecticut- Gilmore Girls, autumn leaves, Yale, WASPs, history, old money, yacht clubs.
  • Delaware- The first state, Aubrey Plaza.
  • Florida- My home state, mosquitoes, old people, Cubans, Jimmy Buffett, boats, alligators, beach.
  • Georgia- Ray Charles, peaches, peanuts, Coca Cola, Ted Turner.
  • Hawaii- Pineapples, volcanoes, tiki torches, Big Iz, surfing, luaus, leis, Lilo & Stitch.
  • Idaho- Potatoes, Napoleon Dynamite, mountains.
  • Illinois- Blues Brothers, Family Matters, Michael Jackson, John Hughes, The Halloween series.
  • Indiana- John Cougar, Indy 500, corn, The Bottle Rockets, John Green, Hoosiers.
  • Iowa- Tornadoes, corn, farms, high literacy rate, pigs, cows.
  • Kansas- Wizard of Oz, the band, scarecrows, Westboro Baptist Church, wheat, tornadoes, hay.
  • Kentucky- Fried chicken, bluegrass, banjos, Kentucky Derby, trailer parks, Mammoth Caves.
  • Louisiana- Mardi Gras, Katrina, Cajun culture, Creole, voodoo, alligators, crawdad, Hank Williams.
  • Maine- Lobsters, lighthouses, Stephen King, pine trees, harbours, fog, ships, raincoats.
  • Maryland- Blue crabs, Washington DC, boats, Baltimore, the rich and the poor, brownstones.
  • Massachusetts- Dropkick Murphys, Good Will Hunting, Harvard, accents, Red Sox, seasons, whales.
  • Michigan- Kid Rock, lakes, cars, the ghetto, woods, lighthouses, American Pie, fishing, Yoopers.
  • Minnesota- My ideal home, The Coen Brothers, Prince, Bob Dylan, snow, ice fishing, hockey, lakes.
  • Mississippi- Catfish, obesity, poverty, rednecks, blues, Burning Mississippi.
  • Missouri- Gateway Arch, cardinals, farmland, the Mississippi river, Mark Twain, steamboats.
  • Montana- Mountains, cowboys, cows, ranches, open skies.
  • Nebraska- Where my aunt lives, Warren Buffett, indie rock music, tornadoes, windmills, corn.
  • Nevada- Casinos, nuclear waste, desert, dice, prostitutes, poker, Native Americans, skiing.
  • New Hampshire- Seasons, mountains, woods, the last season of Breaking Bad.
  • New Jersey- Casinos, Jersey Shore, Bon Jovi, boardwalks, the rich and the poor, WWYD.
  • New Mexico- Breaking Bad, cacti, UFOs, hot air balloons.
  • New York- The city, Niagara Falls, the big band era, gangsta movies, cabs, cwoffee, Central Park.
  • North Carolina- Tobacco, shipwrecks, mountains, pecan pie, cabins.
  • North Dakota- Fargo, Lawrence Welk, lutefisk, snow, emptiness.
  • Ohio- Cedar point, college football, Hawthorne Heights, pollution, cows.
  • Oklahoma- Twister (film), buffalos, Indian reservations, windmills, OKC.
  • Oregon- Portlandia, bigfoot, mushrooms, rain, bikes, hipsters.
  • Pennsylvania- Always Sunny, Liberty Bell, Bill Cosby, Amish people, steel mills, Ben Franklin.
  • Rhode Island- Clam chowder, Family Guy, Brown University.
  • South Carolina- Palmettos, plantations, colourful buildings, sweet tea, swamps.
  • South Dakota- Mt. Rushmore, teepees, Badlands, dinosaur fossils.
  • Tennessee- Vacation spot, smoky mountains, cabins, black bears, Elvis Presley, country music.
  • Texas- Where I'm moving to/boyfriend's home, cowboys, King of the Hill, the Alamo, NASA.
  • Utah- Mormons, skiing, Great Salt Lake, Brigham Young University, Arches National Park.
  • Vermont- Maple syrup, skiing, autumn, French speakers.
  • Virginia- Jamestown, Pocahontas, colonial America, Missy Elliott.
  • Washington- Rain, Starbucks, Microsoft, Nirvana, orcas, pine trees, Space Needle.
  • West Virginia- Coal mines, Appalachia, Silence of the Lambs, The Hunger Games.
  • Wisconsin- Cheese, badgers, beer, cows, milk, That 70's Show, dairy farms.
  • Wyoming- Yellowstone, geysers, mountains, ranches, Brokeback Mountain, Matthew Shepard.

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Old 09-14-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Alabama -swamps with alligators
Alaska - grizzlies, really tall mountains
Arizona - gorgeous Sedona red rocks, summers too hot
Arkansas - Ozarks
California - Mexicans, surfer dudes, Silicon Valley , Mexicans, Yosemite, skiing, Lake Tahoe, wine, did I mention Mexicans?
Colorado - high altitude (you interpret)
Connecticut - smart rich people
Delaware - Joe Biden
Florida - swamps with more alligators
Georgia - peach
Hawaii - nice vibe
Idaho - Lake Coeur d'Alene
Illinois - Chicago
Indiana - Farms
Iowa - farms of corn
Kansas - Dorothy
Kentucky - Derby
Louisiana - Alligators in swamps
Maine - flat with lots of trees and snow
Maryland - crabcakes
Massachusetts - smarter people
Michigan - Detroit
Minnesota - Too many lakes
Mississippi - more alligators
Missouri - Religious billboards next to porn shops
Montana - Bitterroot mountains, grizzlies, chainsaws
Nebraska - flat
Nevada - Harry Reid freak-show state
New Hampshire - Dartmouth
New Jersey - both ugly and pretty
New Mexico - Mexicans, gangs, Santa Fe, Sangre de Christo mountains, Harry's Roadhouse
New York - NYC - ugly town
North Carolina - Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville River Arts District, Duke University
North Dakota - Carving presidents' faces into a mountain (or was that South Dakota?)
Ohio - Gets confused as Iowa
Oklahoma - Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Oregon - wet
Pennsylvania - Pittsburg
Rhode Island - Newport mansions and the Gilded Age
South Carolina - weird, hot and humid
South Dakota - Mount Rushmore -- oops
Tennessee - Smokey Mountains, great appalachian music, great people
Texas - barbed wire, cactus, rattle snakes, Bush
Utah - many wives , great skiing!
Vermont - Ben & Jerry's
Virginia - Most beautiful state, clean picturesque farms, mountains, and Jefferson
Washington - Really wet, but beautiful
Washington, DC - Wasteland
West Virginia - John Denver
Wisconsin - cheese
Wyoming - Tetons Mountains, Jenny Lake, really fancy lariats

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Old 09-19-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Everyone has a comment (and rightfully so!) about how their state is viewed. So, I will add to the mix. Here are some photos of the very rainy state of Washington.




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Old 12-14-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee/Biloxi
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Have been to every state except AK:


Alabama: White sandy beaches/palm trees/clear blue water.
Alaska: Cold/beautiful.
Arizona: Hot/desert.
Arkansas: Incredibly beautiful...one of my top 3!
California: Strange rich people.
Colorado: Snow/mountains.
Connecticut: Rich.
Delaware: Beaches.
Florida: Beaches/palms/clear blue water.
Georgia: Islands.
Hawaii: Perfect year round weather.
Idaho: Beautiful (lived here).
Illinois: Chicago, Flat.
Indiana: Notre Dame.
Iowa: Rural beauty, Des Moine, great skyline for a small city!
Kansas: Flat, KC/rich Johnson County.
Kentucky: Horses and Corvettes.
Louisiana: NO and great food.
Maine: Extreme beauty, rocky coast, and would love to live there one day.
Maryland: Chesapeake Bay.
Massachusetts: Boston.
Michigan: Detroit.
Minnesota: Cold.
Mississippi: Golf, Gulf, Gamble, Sun, Beaches, Palms, Antebellum Houses...the Beautiful People.
Missouri: St. Louis.
Montana: Cold/Big Sky.
Nebraska: Flat.
Nevada: Hot/Casinos/Fun.
New Hampshire: Liberal/they wish they were as good as Maine.
New Jersey: Love its coast, especially AC. Give em' hell Chris Christie!
New Mexico: Las Cruces, one of my fav cities, hope to live here too!
New York: NYC!
North Carolina: They think they are better than SC, but there not!
North Dakota: Oil.
Ohio: Cleveland, and some the nicest people you will ever meet...Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, The Flats!
Oklahoma: Ree Ree Drumond...my fav cook on the cooking channel...go Pioneer Woman!
Oregon: Bleeding heart tree huggers, 2nd least fav state.
Pennsylvania: Pure yuk...hate Pittsburg and Philly, and all in between, least fav state!
Rhode Island: Beautiful/Newport Mansions, small but packed with a big punch of greatness!
South Carolina: Beautiful Low Country/Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head, need I say more?
South Dakota: Scenic beauty, love the Badlands.
Tennessee: Beautiful mid-south quasi southern state.
Texas: Love all of it!
Utah: Great rocks!
Vermont: Too liberal...but pretty! Go Home Bernie...and stay there!
Virginia: History and beauty, plus a beach.
Washington: Does nothing for me...not a fan of the Northwest, or west...in general...don't know why.
West Virginia: John Denver says it all...another one of my faves!
Wisconsin: Yuk. Only state where you pass on the right side because everyone drives in the left passing lane. Educated Dummies!
Wyoming:Yuk.
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Alabama: Bam Bam from the Flintstones
Alaska: Blubber
Arizona: Leathery-overly-tanned skin
Arkansas: Monica Lewinsky's blue dress
California: Girls in thongs eating oranges while rollerblading down the beach
Colorado: Coors Lite
Connecticut: George Bush in a cheerleadering outfit
Florida: Old people driving
Georgia: Peaches, the singer
Hawaii: Nuts
Idaho: Sarah Palin
Illinois: Mayor Daley and Oprah and Michelle Obama hoping for the Olympics
Indiana: Breaded pork
Iowa: Breaded pork
Kansas: Dust in the Wind
Kentucky: The angry anti-gay-marriage lady
Maine: Rich people pretending to be adventurous on vacation
Maryland: Drag queens eating pit beef sandwiches in a suburban parking lot
Massachusetts: My crazy ex who lives there!
Michigan: Chili dogs
Minnesota: Pancakes, with lots of syrup, and lots of butter; black coffee; and a pack of Marlboro Reds
Mississippi: Girls jump-roping
Missouri: The Garden of Eden
Montana: Doing drugs with strangers in a Greyhound bus station at 3 o'clock in the morning
Nebraska: Mashed potatoes. Dry mashed potatoes that need a lot of butter.
Nevada: Strippers and old people
New Hampshire: Hamsters
New Mexico: Rich old people "learning" about Native American culture
New York: York Peppermint Patties
North Carolina: Hot sauce
North Dakota: Pheasant crap
Ohio: A dead tree in the middle of a field
Pennsylvania: Pencils
Rhode Island: Chickens
South Carolina: Sweat tea, the Bible, guns
South Dakota: Biker babes
Tennessee: Dolly Parton's big boobs
Texas: Gay dudes in leather chaps
Utah: Bill Cosby, Jello, and illicit sex
Vermont: Eating Ben and Jerry's, naked, in bed, watching movies
Virginia: Lots of bad traffic
Washington: Washing machines
West Virginia: Eating biscuits in a truck listening to Uncle Tupelo
Wisconsin: Utters
Wyoming: Dick Cheney's daughter

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Old 12-14-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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Alabama: Bam Bam from the Flintstones
Alaska: Blubber
Arizona: Leathery-overly-tanned skin
Arkansas: Monica Lewinsky's blue dress
California: Girls in thongs eating oranges while rollerblading down the beach
Colorado: Coors Lite
Connecticut: George Bush in a cheerleadering outfit
Florida: Old people driving
Georgia: Peaches, the singer
Hawaii: Nuts
Idaho: Sarah Palin
Illinois: Mayor Daley and Oprah and Michelle Obama hoping for the Olympics
Indiana: Breaded pork
Iowa: Breaded pork
Kansas: Dust in the Wind
Kentucky: The angry anti-gay-marriage lady
Maine: Rich people pretending to be adventurous on vacation
Maryland: Drag queens eating pit beef sandwiches in a suburban parking lot
Massachusetts: My crazy ex who lives there!
Michigan: Chili dogs
Minnesota: Pancakes, with lots of syrup, and lots of butter; black coffee; and a pack of Marlboro Reds
Mississippi: Girls jump-roping
Missouri: The Garden of Eden
Montana: Doing drugs with strangers in a Greyhound bus station at 3 o'clock in the morning
Nebraska: Mashed potatoes. Dry mashed potatoes that need a lot of butter.
Nevada: Strippers and old people
New Hampshire: Hamsters
New Mexico: Rich old people "learning" about Native American culture
New York: York Peppermint Patties
North Carolina: Hot sauce
North Dakota: Pheasant crap
Ohio: A dead tree in the middle of a field
Pennsylvania: Pencils
Rhode Island: Chickens
South Carolina: Sweat tea, the Bible, guns
South Dakota: Biker babes
Tennessee: Dolly Parton's big boobs
Texas: Gay dudes in leather chaps
Utah: Bill Cosby, Jello, and illicit sex
Vermont: Eating Ben and Jerry's, naked, in bed, watching movies
Virginia: Lots of bad traffic
Washington: Washing machines
West Virginia: Eating biscuits in a truck listening to Uncle Tupelo
Wisconsin: Utters
Wyoming: Dick Cheney's daughter
Sounds like I need to hang out with you in Maryland sometime.
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Old 12-14-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Alabama - Lakes, Crimson Tide
Alaska - Igloos, Eskimos
Arizona - Cactuses, desert
Arkansas - Hillbillies
California - The Castro district in SF
Colorado - Marijuana, mountains
Connecticut - Fishing, lighthouses
Delaware - Corporations
Florida - Palm trees, spring break, nearly nude women
Georgia - Sherman, Savannah
Hawaii - Hawaii 5-0
Idaho - Potatoes
Illinois - Chicagoland
Indiana - Hoosiers, corn fields
Iowa - Republicans
Kansas - Westboro Baptist Church
Kentucky - Kim Davis
Louisiana - Cajun food, New Orleans, Mardi Gras
Maine - Lighthouses, lobster
Maryland - Baltimore
Massachusetts - Boston, history
Michigan - Auto manufacturers
Minnesota - Snow, Christmas
Mississippi - Low education
Missouri - Farmland
Montana - treeless rolling hills
Nebraska - Farmland
Nevada - Las Vegas
New Hampshire - Green, rolling hills and beautiful forests
New Jersey - New York but cheaper
New Mexico - Exotic pottery, pueblo-inspired architecture
New York - New York City
North Carolina - Mountains, Charlotte
North Dakota - Oil
Ohio - Rust belt
Oklahoma - Tornadoes, fundamentalist Republicans
Oregon - Rainforests, Portland, millennials
Pennsylvania - Dunder Mifflin
Rhode Island - Richard Hatch, winner of first Survivor reality show
South Carolina - Charleston, Confederacy
South Dakota - Mt Rushmore
Tennessee - Country music
Texas - Austin, live music
Utah - Mormons
Vermont - Brattleboro
Virginia - Used to be the South but becoming more mid-Atlantic
Washington - Seattle, lax nudity laws, millennials
West Virginia - moonshine
Wisconsin - beer
Wyoming - Matthew Shepard
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Alaska - midnight sun
Arizona - Joe Arapaio
Arkansas - Ozarks
California - shallow (personality)
Colorado - skiing
Connecticut - "There once was a man from Nantucket"
Delaware - incorporation
Florida - cruising (ship)
Georgia - suburban
Hawaii - tropics
Idaho - potatoes
Illinois - corruption
Indiana - blight
Iowa - corn
Kansas - flat
Kentucky - chicken
Louisiana - partying
Maine - lobsters
Maryland - crabs (crustaceans)
Massachusetts - witch trials
Michigan - forests
Minnesota - icebox
Mississippi - "Straw Dogs" (movie)
Missouri - Oregon Trail
Montana - vast
Nebraska - "Home on the Range"
Nevada - financial ruin
New Hampshire - autumn leaves
New Jersey - Jersey Shore
New Mexico - español
New York - big city
North Carolina - coastal
North Dakota - cold
Ohio - rust/steel
Oklahoma - dry
Oregon - liberalism
Pennsylvania - industry
Rhode Island - small
South Carolina - Charleston (dance)
South Dakota - Mount Rushmore
Tennessee - rural
Texas - right-wing craziness
Utah - sober (Mormons)
Vermont - snow
Virginia - Jamestown
Washington - rain
West Virginia - mining
Wisconsin - cheese
Wyoming - Yellowstone
District of Columbia - crooks

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Old 12-14-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Utah - Mormons
You know, as a Utah Mormon, I used to find it annoying that the first thing that came to people's minds about Utah was Mormons. Now I just laugh. When I see some of the things people associate with other states, I guess it could be worse!

I'm always happy, though, when someone mentions the greatest powder skiing anywhere in the U.S., just 30-minutes away from a major city with an international airport, or the five most spectacular national parks you could ever hope to see, just a 4 1/2 hour drive away from that same city.
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