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Old 08-26-2014, 02:37 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Is the Midwest hated or is it just growing slower than the South or West and people assume it's because of hate?

The Midwest has a lot to offer and boomed until recently. Now people prefer to be near mountains (MW is has forest and some hilly regions but no mountains), the ocean (Great Lakes have beautiful beaches half the year but dolphins are cuter than walleyes), milder / no winter weather, or large cosmopolitan cites (only Chicago is very large). Higher tax rates compared to the South / Interior West also hurt. (Notice low tax Indiana and South Dakota are growing similarly fast as most Southern / Western metros)

The fastest growing US metro areas have a population between 1 to 7 million. Many of the MW largest metros are currently stagnant in population. Anchor metros for the region - Detroit, Cleveland, St Louis, Milwaukee - are exporting people to the South & West rather than bringing new people in. Only Indy and Columbus are still growing substantially in that 1 to 7 mil range, other fast growers are pretty small metros (Des Moines, Souix Falls, etc)
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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Here is the game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornhole

Obviously you do care, as that is the entire point of this thread to which you are replying. I'm just saying the Midwest doesn't stand out to the rest of the US.
Is this a game that the Great Cornholio plays? LOL!!!

Cornholio - Beavis and Butt-Head
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Why does the Midwest get so much hate?




You want a simple answer? Ignorance! Some people have to try and make others look bad in order to feel better about themselves. There are a few here that think the world revolves around the Northeast, and they could not be more wrong. It is hard to fight stupidity.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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I am originally a Westerner, lived in the Midwest for the past 12 years. Now I'm in the South.

I did not like the Midwest. After living out west, the Midwest sucks. There's no mountains, it's humid, I could go on.

Outside of the major cities and college towns, it's a boring place. People live their whole lives in one little area doing the same thing their parents did.

I like the South a lot though.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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The Midwest has a lot to offer and boomed until recently. Now people prefer to be near mountains (MW is has forest and some hilly regions but no mountains)
People always forget that the Ozarks go into the Midwest up into south central Missouri. It's not the Rockies but definitely mountainous. You also have the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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After living out west, the Midwest sucks. There's no mountains, it's humid, I could go on.
There are mountains. Nothing like the Rockies, but there are mountains. There are also plenty of flat, featureless areas of the West, too. Whats the difference?

And here in PHX, it gets humid as a muthafunka in July and August, coupled with extreme heat. Summers in the Midwest are glorious in comparison.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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People always forget that the Ozarks go into the Midwest up into south central Missouri. It's not the Rockies but definitely mountainous. You also have the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula.
lol I posted almost the same thing you did.

Dont forget the Sawtooth Mts in MN, those are nice as well. Then you have the Lutsen Mountains up there as well.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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There are mountains. Nothing like the Rockies, but there are mountains. There are also plenty of flat, featureless areas of the West, too. Whats the difference?

And here in PHX, it gets humid as a muthafunka in July and August, coupled with extreme heat. Summers in the Midwest are glorious in comparison.
I lived in WY.

PHX is really more of the SOUTHwest.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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And Wyoming is decidedly not Midwest....it's part of the Mountain West.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Atlantic coast - too cold or too humid, dirty, overcrowded, expensive, crime, touristy, too remote (Maine)
The Pacific coast - water too cold to enjoy, rainy, cold air, overcrowded, expensive, crime, dry, desert, no jobs, too remote
The Gulf coast - hot & humid, crime, beaches are scattered, swamps, overcrowded, expensive, touristy

Flyover doesn't seem so bad.
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