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Old 01-08-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Lancaster, PA - Feels like Ohio
Not really, especially the city which looks like an baby Philly with the rowhouses/architecture. Lancaster county's roads tend to be winding and curve with the topography, and there are several other smaller towns that have a mini-urban feel such as Willow Street, Stratsburg, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, and New Holland. The only part of PA that feel like parts of Ohio is the state's northwestern corner. Otherwise, it will more closely resemble parts of NY, NJ, DE, MD, or WV, and Lancaster is a very "Pennsylvania" type of county.

For someone who said MD's eastern shore resembling Ohio/Indiana, that's not too far off, especially outside the southernmost counties and away from Ocean City (Dorchester, Somerset, parts of Wicomico and Worcester) which feel more southern. There are numerous corn/soybean fields, a windmill near Chesapeake College on route 404, some small and tiny towns with a small main street, and not so much tobacco, rice, and cotton fields which define the south. It is a bit more wooded and the roads aren't as straight as the real Midwest however, and it would be more of a Missouri Midwest than a Great Lakes Midwest due to the southern influences.

That said, I'd say parts of Central Canada (Sask., Manitoba, Ontario) are still the most "Midwestern-esque" feeling cities outside the Midwest. Taking out the obvious Canadian conventions, Ontario resembles northern Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and parts of Wisconsin; Manitoba resembles Minnesota; and Saskatchewan resembles the Dakotas. Toronto is like Chicago, Hamilton like Cleveland, London like Grand Rapids, Windsor and extension of Detroit, Thunder Bay like Duluth, Winnipeg like a smaller Twin Cities, and Regina like Bismarck.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Not really, especially the city which looks like an baby Philly with the rowhouses/architecture. Lancaster county's roads tend to be winding and curve with the topography, and there are several other smaller towns that have a mini-urban feel such as Willow Street, Stratsburg, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, and New Holland. The only part of PA that feel like parts of Ohio is the state's northwestern corner. Otherwise, it will more closely resemble parts of NY, NJ, DE, MD, or WV, and Lancaster is a very "Pennsylvania" type of county.
I agree, however it is only fair to point out that eastern and southern Ohio, particularly close to the river, is actually quite hilly and looks very much like northern Appalachia/the interior northeast.

I have seen these places for myself many times.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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Eastern Colorado is a continuation of Kansas.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Roughly, the area of Tennessee, north and east of Nashville and west of the Smokey Mountains, nearly all of Kentucky and West Virginia, the Northern and Western parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Great Plains of Texas, and the part of Texas that is north and east of Dallas, between Interstate 30 and Highway 75, seem more like the Lower Midwestern states than they do the Deep South, particularly in terms of demographics.

The Deep South is its own unique part of the United States. No other area is really anything like it. Louisville and Nashville are more like Indianapolis and Cincinnati than they are like Jackson and Mobile or Baton Rouge. Lexington feels more like Springfield or Ft Wayne than it feels like Shreveport or Little Rock. In my opinion, that is.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Eastern Colorado is a continuation of Kansas.
That reminds me of the prairies in west Louisiana but with a little less trees.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Roughly, the area of Tennessee, north and east of Nashville and west of the Smokey Mountains, nearly all of Kentucky and West Virginia, the Northern and Western parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Great Plains of Texas, and the part of Texas that is north and east of Dallas, between Interstate 30 and Highway 75, seem more like the Lower Midwestern states than they do the Deep South, particularly in terms of demographics.

The Deep South is its own unique part of the United States. No other area is really anything like it. Louisville and Nashville are more like Indianapolis and Cincinnati than they are like Jackson and Mobile or Baton Rouge. Lexington feels more like Springfield or Ft Wayne than it feels like Shreveport or Little Rock. In my opinion, that is.
Disagree that Nashville is more like the Midwest than the Deep South. Nashville isn't Midwestern at all.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Disagree that Nashville is more like the Midwest than the Deep South. Nashville isn't Midwestern at all.
I disagree with quite a few points in his(?) post. Only a comparatively small portion of the typical Midwest is hill country, and an even smaller portion is Appalachian. Definitely not its defining feature.

I say typical Midwest since there are people who consider central to Western PA and NY, along with the wholes of Kentucky and West Virginia to be Midwestern. By their definition it's definitely more rugged.

Perspective I guess.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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Lancaster, PA - Feels like Ohio
I wonder if this can also apply to Pittsburgh. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I wonder if this can also apply to Pittsburgh. Any thoughts?
I personally don't think so. Not from my experience anyhow. For example, Pittsburgh seems worlds away from Columbus socially.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Disagree that Nashville is more like the Midwest than the Deep South. Nashville isn't Midwestern at all.


I live in Tennessee and have lived in the Midwest before. I wholeheartedly agree with you, nothing Midwestern about interior South states like Tennessee and Arkansas.
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