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View Poll Results: The quintessential Mid-Atlantic city is:
New York City 2 6.67%
Philadelphia 12 40.00%
Atlantic City 2 6.67%
Baltimore 4 13.33%
Washington DC 7 23.33%
Richmond 1 3.33%
Virginia Beach 2 6.67%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Since the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. has been under discussion here lately, I thought it would be interesting to try and pin down the city or metro area that people consider to be the best representative of this region.

Feel free to discuss your reasons.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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For me Baltimore or Philadelphia are the "quintessential" Mid-Atlantic cities with NYC and DC being the bookends.

It's pretty much just a geographic region to me though as well as most densely and urbanized part of the country... without trying to start a "Northern or Southern" argument.

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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I chose DC. It has that blend of Northeastern/Southeastern culture the other options lack or don't have at all in my opinion.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I chose DC. It has that blend of Northeastern/Southeastern culture the other options lack or don't have at all in my opinion.
Perhaps. But which city also mixes in some New England culture as well?
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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Perhaps. But which city also mixes in some New England culture as well?
Philadelphia has similarities to Boston.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Perhaps. But which city also mixes in some New England culture as well?
New England is not Mid-Atlantic.

As for the original question, I would go with Philadelphia, with Baltimore being a close second.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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There appears to be some confusion between the terms Northeast and New England.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Center City
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New England is not Mid-Atlantic.
Exactly. And so, the Mid-Atlantic is more than just where the north meets the south as the poster who picked DC suggested in Post 3. It is also a shift in culture and geography from the adjacent New England states further north. So for me, the quintessential Mid-Atlantic city must have some characteristics of New England as well.

Thus in response, the same poster who proposed DC also suggested Philly might also be a good candidate for this thread (Post 5).
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Exactly. And so, the Mid-Atlantic is more than just where the north meets the south as the poster who picked DC suggested in Post 3. It is also a shift in culture and geography from the adjacent New England states further north. So for me, the quintessential Mid-Atlantic city must have some characteristics of New England as well.
In a lot of people's minds, the "Mid Atlantic" does mean the area where the North meets the South. There is no universal agreement on what the "Mid Atlantic" is anyway so I'm not sure why people feel they can speak with such authority on the topic. The one "official" definition we do have, the Census, gets completely dumped on because some people don't agree with it.

It's clear people can mean more than one thing when they say "Mid Atlantic." They could be referring to the academic designation (NY, NJ and PA). Or they could be referring to the more colloquial understanding that includes places farther South. If referring to the latter, then the Mid-Atlantic is where the North meets the South.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Exactly. And so, the Mid-Atlantic is more than just where the north meets the south as the poster who picked DC suggested in Post 3. It is also a shift in culture and geography from the adjacent New England states further north. So for me, the quintessential Mid-Atlantic city must have some characteristics of New England as well.

Thus in response, the same poster who proposed DC also suggested Philly might also be a good candidate for this thread (Post 5).
I didn't recommend Philly.

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