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Old 12-01-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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Good answers. You all win a trip to the, um, east coast.
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Just don't ask me for directions.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:26 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It's really just Boston, New York, philly, and DC/Baltimore right? Those are the cities people are referring to when talking about the east coast.
I think there's a summer beach thing where all of these cities' metro areas get emptied out a little bit on Memorial Day weekend. Sometimes on Labor Day weekend too.

Won't happen this time of year though.
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: SE PA via North jerz
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Well, geographically (& technically) the eastcoast is any city/state thats on or very close to the Atlantic ocean.

However culturally the eastcoast is synonymous with the Northeast Bos-Wash corridor, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Southeast New York (NYC area all the way up to Albany), New Jersey, eastern 2/3rds of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg/York on eastward), Delaware, most of Maryland (outside the western panhandle), and even portions of Virginia (particularly Northern VA, Hampton Roads and Richmond). The eastcoast from North Carolina to north Florida is more in line with the rest of the South, and south/central Florida is in a world of its own. Popular ethnic groups that are almost exclusive to the region include Italians, Irish, Jamaicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans. Blacks in the northern 2/3rds of this region have unique accents and more style. Blacks and Hispanics tend to be much more integrated in this region, whites tend to be wealthier here then in other regions. Tenements, Brownstones, Rowhomes, and Triple deckers tend to be very popular. Virginia and Maryland tend to have an eastcoast /northeast and south type cultural mix. Interior PA & NY have a more eastcoast and Midwest mix, tho the harrisburg york area may have slight upper south influence from NC & VA). A blunt straightforward attitude, a urban Northeast culture (sometimes having some Midwest or southern influences).
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Why would you think you live on the East Coast in Chapel Hill? Just by virtue of being in NC?
...yes...it's a state on the East Coast. By using your logic; why would anyone in Philadelphia or anywhere in PA think they live on the East Coast. PA isn't even a coastal state!
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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...yes...it's a state on the East Coast. By using your logic; why would anyone in Philadelphia or anywhere in PA think they live on the East Coast. PA isn't even a coastal state!
Philadelphia is literally right on the NJ border though. But places like Pittsburgh and the rest of Western PA... is that still considered East coast? And also Western NY and Buffalo?

I'm not sure if state borders are the best metric to use, but what do other people think?
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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The East Coast to me is a cultural identity. Pretty much the 13 original colonies. It's Georgian, Italianate and Federal architecture, salad forks, old brick colleges, formality, bookish, nerdy and business oriented. Snobby, affluent, reserved, introverted...

West of the Appalachians looks and feels different (terrible window to house proportions, ugly brown brick, fugly paneless picture windows, flowerbeds with gravel in them, people holding chicken breasts in their hands while eating). The East Coast is east of the Appalachians, from FL to ME.
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Old 12-03-2016, 02:57 AM
 
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Cleveland is east coast & north east, & gateway.
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Philadelphia is literally right on the NJ border though. But places like Pittsburgh and the rest of Western PA... is that still considered East coast? And also Western NY and Buffalo?

I'm not sure if state borders are the best metric to use, but what do other people think?
I think this is a silly little thing for people to argue about but it is funny to see.

That being said; any state that had an ACC school pre-2013.......is on the East Coast.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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...yes...it's a state on the East Coast. By using your logic; why would anyone in Philadelphia or anywhere in PA think they live on the East Coast. PA isn't even a coastal state!
Philadelphia is functionally coastal by virtue of its location on the Delaware River which gives it a short, direct connection to the Atlantic via the Delaware Bay. DC and Baltimore are similar with rivers/bays/harbors that give them short, direct connections to the Atlantic.The Triangle, by contrast, is comfortably inland and sits on no major bodies of water that give it a direct connection to the Atlantic.
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