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Old 11-27-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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Buffalo, Rochester, & Cleveland are north & east coast, 2 coasts for the price of 1.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Anyone with a little education knows the "East Coast" is from Maine to Florida regardless of what ignorant people say about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_C..._United_States

coast
kōst/Submit
noun
1.
the part of the land near the sea; the edge of the land.



east
ēst/Submit
noun
1.
the direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun rises at the equinoxes, on the right-hand side of a person facing north, or the point on the horizon itself.
All geographical designations aren't literal in their application, just like "the South" doesn't refer to the southern half of the country.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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All geographical designations aren't literal in their application, just like "the South" doesn't refer to the southern half of the country.

There is no denying that the East Coast of the US is from Maine to Florida. No matter how you spin it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There's clearly a difference between what locals hear and the popular image among people elsewhere. Terms like "East Coast formality" are obviously referring to the big-city Northeast.
It also depends on where you are. I doubt people in Ohio or Alabama say that they're going to the East Coast. My sister lives on the West Coast in Washington, just South of Seattle. I can be more specific and say Pacific Northwest, but to me it's the West Coast.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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The history and way the country developed has obviously effected the way people talk about geography. If somebody from California was going to visit Wilmington NC, Charleston SC and Savanna Ga, they would probably say they're going to the South not the East Coast, although both would be correct. If they were visiting New York, Philly and Baltimore, they'd more likely say they were visiting the East Coast. If they said East Coast for either they'd be correct, I just think that is how they would describe where they were going.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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The history and way the country developed has obviously effected the way people talk about geography. If somebody from California was going to visit Wilmington NC, Charleston SC and Savanna Ga, they would probably say they're going to the South not the East Coast, although both would be correct. If they were visiting New York, Philly and Baltimore, they'd more likely say they were visiting the East Coast. If they said East Coast for either they'd be correct, I just think that is how they would describe where they were going.

That depends also on the people. I have never heard anyone I know that were going to New York or Philly say they were going to the East coast they say they are going to the Northeast.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Philly is mid-atlantic
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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All those cities metro areas combined is about 38 million people.

Miami, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, VA Beach/Norfolk, Atlantic City, New Haven, Providence & Portland combined. is about 12 million people
Richmond, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa all say hi...
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I've always thought I lived on the East Coast.....but then someone on City-Data mandated that nothing south of DC metro area is really the east coast. Now I have no identity!
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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Geographically no, culturally yes.

New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington and Miami/Atlanta are the big ones on the East Coast that set the tone for the rest of it.
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