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Old 08-11-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Since you're so obsessed with affluence, why do you live in Silver Spring? That's considered the ghetto by the people with real money who live in places like Kensington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Great Falls, etc.
Silver Spring is a diverse suburb of middle of the road affluence (for the DC area) and a great downtown. The only people who would consider it a ghetto are people who dislike diversity. Compared to most places in the U.S., it is certainly affluent and developed.

The other suburbs you mentioned are more like super affluent and expensive. They are of course excellent places to live, but financial considerations come into play. It is better to live below your means, in my opinion.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Silver Spring is a diverse suburb of middle of the road affluence (for the DC area) and a great downtown. The only people who would consider it a ghetto are people who dislike diversity. Compared to most places in the U.S., it is certainly affluent and developed.
None of my white co-workers would ever live over there. They would never allow their children to attend Blair, Kennedy, Blake, Einstein, etc. For public schools, it was Wooten, Whitman, BCC, Richard Mo (maybe?) or bust.

So again, if you're so obssessed with affluence, why don't you live where the affluent live? You don't need that much money to live in Bethesda. It's like lawyer/doctor money. It's not 10 figure, CEO type money.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The DC metro area is like other northeastern metro areas when one considers the overall picture. That is the basic point.
Right. Except for the history, accents, demographics, culture, etc.

It would be more accurate to say that the Maryland suburbs have become more "southeastern" than anything. Definitely more southeastern than northeastern. I still don't understand how southerners make a place northern. Could you please explain that to me?
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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None of my white co-workers would ever live over there. They would never allow their children to attend Blair, Kennedy, Blake, Einstein, etc. For public schools, it was Wooten, Whitman, BCC, Richard Mo (maybe?) or bust.

So again, if you're so obssessed with affluence, why don't you live where the affluent live? You don't need that much money to live in Bethesda. It's like lawyer/doctor money. It's not 10 figure, CEO type money.
These kinds of pick and choose arguments are beside the point. Silver Spring has a large population of whites and other races. And anyway, people on a general U.S. forum aren't going to be interested in details like this.

The DC metro area is like other northeastern metro areas when one considers the overall picture. That is the basic point.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This comes from a DC website.

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As a southern city, Washington has always had a significant African American population.
Washington, DC History | washington.org

Case closed.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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The problem is that the Philadelphians, Southern New Jerseyans and Delawareans would live too close to the first southern state if the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area were to be included in the south rather than the north. Philadelphians, Southern Pennsylvanians, Southern New Jerseyans, Delawareans and Marylanders have more in common with their northern neighbors rather than their southern neighbors.

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Old 08-11-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Line has got to be drawn somewhere!
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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Line has got to be drawn somewhere!
How about the 36 30 line that runs throughout the nation?
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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New York is split;

Syracuse and West is not Northeastern. That is considered Inland North America / Great Lakes.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Why is DC fighting so hard to be a part of a region that doesn't want it? Why do people care so much to be associated with the Northeast? Is it like being accepted by the cool kids in high school? I mean people from DC fight very hard to be accepted; meanwhile, people from the NE are fighting equally hard to tell you you're not. That is very unbecoming of the most powerful city in the world.
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