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View Poll Results: What is the greatest state in the northeastern USA? Which hits above its weight?
Connecticut 2 8.70%
Delaware 1 4.35%
Maine 3 13.04%
Maryland 9 39.13%
Massachussetts 3 13.04%
New Jersey 1 4.35%
New Hampshire 1 4.35%
Rhode Island 2 8.70%
Vermont 1 4.35%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-17-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I am fascinated by the small states in the northeast. Pennsylvania and New York especially are interesting (the fact that New York was Dutch and has a downstate/upstate divide is very cool!) but I think the small northeastern states are well managed and hit above their weight. I think Maryland has to be one the best places I have been to in terms of overall "everything" and I also think Massachusetts is up there. What I mean is being able to go to mountains, beaches, decent weather, access to all the major cities (NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore) but also a wide range of countryside and urban areas. Of course economics comes into play. So what do you think is the greatest small northeastern state? Which one hits above its weight?
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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Maryland is the little guy that can bench 350.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Somebodies been studying the many strategies of Jay Jay.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I am fascinated by the small states in the northeast. Pennsylvania and New York especially are interesting (the fact that New York was Dutch and has a downstate/upstate divide is very cool!) but I think the small northeastern states are well managed and hit above their weight. I think Maryland has to be one the best places I have been to in terms of overall "everything" and I also think Massachusetts is up there. What I mean is being able to go to mountains, beaches, decent weather, access to all the major cities (NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore) but also a wide range of countryside and urban areas. Of course economics comes into play. So what do you think is the greatest small northeastern state? Which one hits above its weight?
I live in Maryland and enjoy all of the small northeastern states. New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts are the best in my opinion, in no particular order.

New York City and Washington DC are the two cities I feel most connected with, but Boston and Philadelphia have a lot of good points as well. A solid region overall.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan by way of Northern New Hampshire
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New Hampshire, there is no state more beautiful in the country.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I've never really thought of NJ, MA, and MD as "small states" per se. They are geographically small but are major states in the sense of having pretty large populations.

That being said, I like CT, but thats partly due to having family roots in New Haven
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Massachusetts doesn't really belong in this poll imo.

Massachusetts is larger than Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware combined, its also the 14th most populated state in the USA and the 3rd most dense plus you got a major city with Boston.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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New Hampshire, there is no state more beautiful in the country.
I know this is subjective but seriously I could think of ten other states more beautiful than New Hampshire. Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, just to name a few. Heck I even prefer its neighboring state Maine, especially its coastline.

My choice was Rhode Island, for being the size of a county in most other states it offers a lot with Providence, Newport, the finest beaches in New England, and my favorite island back east being Block Island.
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