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Old 10-22-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There was a time when it was, but it isn't anymore. In 1956 I moved from Wisconsin to Louisiana, and that was, really, a foreign country. But in this decade, I moved from Michigan to Texas, and only the climate changed.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I was born in Wisconsin and spent my childhood there. Forget any cultural factors. Just not having those brutal winters has made everywhere else I have lived since a totally different experience.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I had some culture shock when I moved from Georgia (where I'd gone to high school and college) to Texas. I ain't gonna lie.

Texas took some getting used to, but now you couldn't pry me out of here with a back hoe. I LOVE IT!
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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I think it depends on whether or not you've ever visited the other state. Did you feel comfortable when you visited or uncomfortable? What do the two states share and what is different?

I think ultimately it's always a little (or a lot) different.

MSR
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I was raised in California during the school year, and in Washington state during the summer.

Growing up, I took California for a pretty crappy place, and took Washington for a paradise.

Colorado is like California with all of the life taken out of it, and with none of what makes Washington great, along with all kinds of other extra crap I don't really care about. So yeah, it's a different experience.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Provo, UT
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Can you elaborate more on CO? I've always wanted to go there because it seems like an outdoor lover's playground. It's too expensive for me to live there though, planning on a vacation instead. What are the negatives?
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Can you elaborate more on CO? I've always wanted to go there because it seems like an outdoor lover's playground. It's too expensive for me to live there though, planning on a vacation instead. What are the negatives?
This is about Denver in particular:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/43714183-post3.html

It is an outdoor playground, however, many outdoor recreation spots are prohibitively crowded, and many of them are a bit far from urban centers, and have resultant traffic reaching them.

Then, there is the weather. You can't count on anything. It can rain, snow, be overcast, or be absolutely beautiful (virtually any day of the year). You never know what you're going to get, which makes planning difficult.

-Suburban sprawl along the Front Range, and resultant traffic.
-high cost of living in Denver, and the cities to the north of it, and along I-70, and in the resort towns
-poverty/job issues, particularly in Pueblo/Southern CO
-3.2% beer in grocery stores, yet weed is legal
-The NATIVES. You will not find more unfriendly natives in another state in this union.
-Looking east on while on the Front Range is never a particularly pleasing thing to do.

It's just kind of bland overall. But I've made a great life here.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Depends on what states you're talking about. I grew up in Cleveland, live in Boston. Certainly different vibe, but overall, both are northern yankee kind of places.

I'd imagine if I moved to North Dakota, that'd be kinda crazy.
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:44 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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It depends. I'd say the actual conditions vary more. For example, living in Chicago vs. a rural to something between that and suburban area can be as different as night and day. Yet, both those locations are well within Illinois. Then you have states like California that are so big that SoCal can be hot, or desert conditions, while the north gets good amount of snow and humidity.


However, laws, taxes, and various other state ordinances can cause one location to another to share similarities.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:06 PM
 
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Minneapolis to Chicago - same region, both urban metros, yet pretty different. Chicago is like Midwest meets East Coast. Minnesota is like Midwest meets Portland.

One on one, Chicagoans were very similar to Minnesotans. In crowds, much different. Selfish, rushed, rude. Probably because to get anywhere you need to be.
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