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Old 10-04-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Envy is at the root of most hatred
Except when it's not.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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There are always exceptions... except when they're not.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:28 AM
 
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I don't think it's hate so much as just being ignored. The media can't stop singing the praises of the Coasts' vast legacies and amenities, and the South's low CoL. Meanwhile, the Midwest is out here enjoying both at the same time.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I like the Midwest's beauty hidden. I like being able to go to the beach and not having it crowded or hiking in the UP and not seeing another soul for miles. I like biking in the driftless region and getting some big hills. Even in Kansas I like getting BBQ and a big fat steak. I'd rather keep these things secert so we aren't bombarded by annoying tourists.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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A lot of people are ignorant and instead of taking the time to find beauty and exploring new places they take the lazy approach and base their entire perception off of a layover flight, movies or an interstate drive.

I don't think this is exclusive to the Midwest at all. I've heard many people bemoan how New Jersey is "the armpit of the United States" or how Phoenix is a "wasteland", neither of which are true in my opinion.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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Never heard of Phoenix as a wasteland.

And midwest has it's charms but there are just some plain boring areas as well. I used to live in WI and it is nice there in spots.

Driving through OH and IN through Columbus and Indy leaves a lot to be desired. Granted this was all highway drive but flat and boring (contrast to WV and parts of PA). And I guess that's where the midwest gets it's reputation because the interstate drives are generally very stale.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Never heard of Phoenix as a wasteland.

And midwest has it's charms but there are just some plain boring areas as well. I used to live in WI and it is nice there in spots.

Driving through OH and IN through Columbus and Indy leaves a lot to be desired. Granted this was all highway drive but flat and boring (contrast to WV and parts of PA). And I guess that's where the midwest gets it's reputation because the interstate drives are generally very stale.
People on this forum often harp about how Phoenix is nothing but suburban wasteland/brown desert, lacks culture etc. which I emphatically disagree with.

I would certainly agree there is nothing terribly beautiful about the interstates in Columbus Ohio actually gets decently hilly in Cincinnati, the Appalachian region and the eastern portion of Cleveland's metro area.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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People on this forum often harp about how Phoenix is nothing but suburban wasteland/brown desert, lacks culture etc. which I emphatically disagree with.

I would certainly agree there is nothing terribly beautiful about the interstates in Columbus Ohio actually gets decently hilly in Cincinnati, the Appalachian region and the eastern portion of Cleveland's metro area.
Yes, drove towards the southern tip of IL and into KY and TN and it was hilly. Looking on a map the southern area of OH is also hilly but have never been there
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I like the Midwest's beauty hidden. I like being able to go to the beach and not having it crowded or hiking in the UP and not seeing another soul for miles. I like biking in the driftless region and getting some big hills. Even in Kansas I like getting BBQ and a big fat steak. I'd rather keep these things secert so we aren't bombarded by annoying tourists.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I lived in the Midwest (KC area) for 5 years. The people were friendly if not too parochial and there were some fun things to do in KC (professional sports being one), and the food was pretty good (KC BBQ is much sweeter than TX BBQ but still quite good).

However, there really wasn't much to do. Much of the land south of town was just prairies, and you had to drive quite a ways to go to the forests and lakes in the east. Once there, there wasn't much to do out there either.

Downtown KC was pretty much abandoned after 5PM and the greatest attraction was "The Plaza" which after you've walked through it a few times, including at Christmas when they lit it up, it got old. I hear things have gotten better since then, but you could tell that KC was an old industrial city that had seen better days.

I remember seeing old Jewish temples that had been converted in black Baptist churches downtown which I thought was a great reuse. But there were still vast sections that were derelict.
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