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View Poll Results: The Midwest is more...
Like the West 16 19.28%
Like the Northeast 67 80.72%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I've never gotten a hint of the Pac NW in the countless times I've been to Minneapolis. If anything, part of Minnesota feels like the Great Plains, but the rest feels just like the rest of the upper Midwest. The Midwest is just it's own thing.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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Minneapolis didn't seem Western at all to me. The only Midwestern city I have been to with a Western vibe is Kansas City.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I've never gotten a hint of the Pac NW in the countless times I've been to Minneapolis. If anything, part of Minnesota feels like the Great Plains, but the rest feels just like the rest of the upper Midwest. The Midwest is just it's own thing.
Well, if you read my first post in this thread, I said Minneapolis has it's own unique vibe, that is really neither Western, nor Northeastern. I only made the comparison to the PNW in my second post because Minneapolis reminds me of Seattle in a few ways. I should have been more specific. And even then, the similarities to Seattle aren't across the board. It just strikes me as having more in common with Seattle than it does with any Northeastern city... though not by some huge margin. Minneapolis really is it's own unique entity in the Midwest.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Well, if you read my first post in this thread, I said Minneapolis has it's own unique vibe, that is really neither Western, nor Northeastern. I only made the comparison to the PNW in my second post because Minneapolis reminds me of Seattle in a few ways. I should have been more specific. And even then, the similarities to Seattle aren't across the board. It just strikes me as having more in common with Seattle than it does with any Northeastern city... though not by some huge margin. Minneapolis really is it's own unique entity in the Midwest.
Sure, that's fine. My point was that The Twin Cities have never reminded me of the Pac NW. To me, the Twin Cities are very Midwestern. Just differing opinions is all.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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The Midwest is like the Midwest. Is the West more like the Midwest, or the NE? Is the NE more like the Midwest or the West?
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This poll is flawed. It lacks an option for "This is a stupid question."
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I think it's much more similar to the Northeast overall. The urban accents are similar to the accents of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England (pahk the car etc), the landscape is similar (green humid forests, rolling hills and prairies), the climate is more or less the same with 4 seasons/humid summers/cold winters as opposed to the constantly mild/hot/dry/sunny semi-tropical weather of the states from the Rockies westward.

It's also been settled since Colonial Times like the Northeast which would differentiate it from the West which was still settled mostly by Native Americans or uninhabited well into the 20th century so it has more of an "American" vibe like the Northeast rather than the Global/Multicultural vibe you find in the Western states.
It's a continuum. Ohio and Michigan are more similar to the Northeast, particularly Pennsylvania and upstate New York. The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, and possibly even Minnesota and Iowa are fairly similar to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. This makes sense of proximity in my opinion.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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It's a continuum. Ohio and Michigan are more similar to the Northeast, particularly Pennsylvania and upstate New York. The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, and possibly even Minnesota and Iowa are fairly similar to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. This makes sense of proximity in my opinion.
The Western Dakotas might be similar to the mountain states you mentioned but not Minnesota, at least not Minneapolis. The Twin Cities reminded me more of the Chicago area than Montana or Wyoming.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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The Western Dakotas might be similar to the mountain states you mentioned but not Minnesota, at least not Minneapolis. The Twin Cities reminded me more of the Chicago area than Montana or Wyoming.
I was trying to say that it's a continuum, especially when we don't factor the South into the equation. The Twin Cities might be more similar to Chicago than Montana or Wyoming, but Chicago is in the Midwest and closer, so you'd expect that. But Minnesota has similarities to North Dakota, which in turn has similarities to Montana.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: IN
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Minneapolis didn't seem Western at all to me. The only Midwestern city I have been to with a Western vibe is Kansas City.
That is because it is at the edge if the Midwest.
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