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Old 08-01-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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you are aware that western washington has rural areas with farms right? The snohomish river valley is just a huge swath of farmland. here is a view on HWY 2 https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8968...7i13312!8i6656

and here is another view a little bit off the beaten road
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8796...!7i3328!8i1664

oh look corn!!

do you even live in washington?
You've got to love those very Midwestern-looking mountains in the background.

The original post I was referring to was one in which the poster claimed that the drive eastbound from Seattle looked like the Midwest, to which I very strongly disagreed. I've made that trip more than once. Definitely nothing along that route that looks Midwestern. I do agree, however, that parts of western Washington where the landscapes are more verdant and rainfall is higher are somewhat Midwesternish. On a trip out to Olympic National Park last summer, I noticed all sorts of old farmsteads and big classic-style red barns that reminded me of home. Douglas Fir (a quintessentially Pacific Northwest tree) is way too ubiquitous to really give any area a real Midwestern vibe, though.

By the way, corn is grown in virtually every single state.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The west coast of Florida from Tampa bay down to Naples has a lot of transplants from the Midwest. A lot.... Probably a third of the people living there have some familial tie to the Midwest. So in terms of people you are going to find a lot of Midwestern feel there.

But then, people change when they move to Florida and live here a long time. Floridians have their own way of acting. People from Wisconsin or Massachusetts will act the same after they have lived here for ten years.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Rural Amish country in Pennsylvania kinda looks like Iowa, and even rural areas of Quebec between Montreal and Quebec City.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Rural Amish country in Pennsylvania kinda looks like Iowa, and even rural areas of Quebec between Montreal and Quebec City.
Definitely agree that Pennsylvania Amish Country looks very Midwestern. This could easily be rural Iowa or Illinois! It's practically identical:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/La...dbd2d6!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1700...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/place/La...dbd2d6!6m1!1e1
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:11 PM
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The west coast of Florida from Tampa bay down to Naples has a lot of transplants from the Midwest. A lot.... Probably a third of the people living there have some familial tie to the Midwest. So in terms of people you are going to find a lot of Midwestern feel there.

But then, people change when they move to Florida and live here a long time. Floridians have their own way of acting. People from Wisconsin or Massachusetts will act the same after they have lived here for ten years.
Yeah the layout of Tampa definitely reminds me of your typical Midwestern city, aside from the tons of Midwesterners here. My family came from Chicago.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:10 PM
 
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But then, people change when they move to Florida and live here a long time. Floridians have their own way of acting. People from Wisconsin or Massachusetts will act the same after they have lived here for ten years.
The heat drives them crazy.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd say for me, of the places I've been to:

Eugene, Oregon - reminds me a lot of eastern Iowa and Wisconsin
Salem, Oregon - Feels like a much smaller Columbus, Ohio
Buffalo, NY/Erie, PA - Very similar to Cleveland and Toledo
Great Falls, Montana - Feels similar to the Dakotas and Nebraska/western Minnesota in culture and climate
Fort Collins, Colorado - More or less where the West and Midwest collide
The Gulf Coastal Plain between Lake Charles and Lafayette looks like the Midwest. It was settled by Midwestern farmers from Iowa. The only difference is that instead of growing corn they grow rice (and now crawfish). When the fields are drained for harvesting it looks very much like Nebraska or Kansas. When the fields are flooded it looks like Louisiana . There is even a town called "Iowa" in Louisiana just east of Lake Charles, but it's pronounced "eye oh way". It was settled by people from Iowa but the Cajuns in the area butchered the name back in the day.

Here is what I-10 looks like going through that area. Looks very much like Iowa, huh?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Io...5fa46d!6m1!1e1
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Surprised nobody mentioned the Central Valley, specifically the San Joaquin Valley area. Endless, flat farmland. Of course, there are crops that grow there that don't grow in the Midwest, but when you're driving through areas of crops that also grow in the Midwest, it's pretty Midwestern looking. Sometimes you can see mountains, but sometimes they're so far away you can't or the smog/haze blocks the views. Parts of I-5 look just like I-65 in Indiana, other than a palm tree here and there.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Gulf Coastal Plain between Lake Charles and Lafayette looks like the Midwest. It was settled by Midwestern farmers from Iowa. The only difference is that instead of growing corn they grow rice (and now crawfish). When the fields are drained for harvesting it looks very much like Nebraska or Kansas. When the fields are flooded it looks like Louisiana . There is even a town called "Iowa" in Louisiana just east of Lake Charles, but it's pronounced "eye oh way". It was settled by people from Iowa but the Cajuns in the area butchered the name back in the day.

Here is what I-10 looks like going through that area. Looks very much like Iowa, huh?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Io...5fa46d!6m1!1e1
I don't think I would confuse that with Iowa, the white dirt alone makes me think of the south
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Lancaster, PA - Feels like Ohio
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