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Old 03-03-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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Let the shallow, winter weenies leave, clears out the riff-raff and leaves those who truly love the area. And if it doesnt appeal to people, why does the Midwest lay claim to some of the most populous states in the nation? PA (if considered midwest), IL, MI, OH all have high populations, in the top 10 of this country. And while winters here can be harsh, we have some of the best summers in the country. And while others are running the A/C non-stop from April until October in some places, we're here able to hike 15 miles a day, or play street hockey all afternoon w/o fear of heat stroke or the wheels melting into the pavement. No place has perfect weather, in some season or another youre gonna suffer, except maybe in San Diego.
You said it steve-o!! Great description! Oh , and Im not sure about San Diego. 60 degrees in July isnt really for me!
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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Large Cities include Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee aka the best cities in the midwest.
Umm, lets not forget the cities that are actually really expanding in the mid-west and not declining like 3 of those 4 cities you just mentioned. Columbus, Indianapolis, Madison, and Cedar Rapids are all really growing
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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The mid-west is great. We have the nicest people in America, we have great morals. We have the best sports in the country if you ask me (Big Ten football and basketball and most pro teams in the mid-west are well supported). We have great cities, the weather isnt awesome but the summers are great and fall days are absolutely beautiful! Oh yeah, and we know how to party, both in the city and out in the country!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Umm, lets not forget the cities that are actually really expanding in the mid-west and not declining like 3 of those 4 cities you just mentioned. Columbus, Indianapolis, Madison, and Cedar Rapids are all really growing
Haha, where'd Cedar Rapids come from!? It's a decent place, grew up near there, but it's certainly not rapidly growing. It's healthy for Iowa, but in no position to be a front runner for anything. Actually, Des Moines is one of the top fastest growing cities in the midwest, it's CSA is now over 600,000, and the economy is extremely healthy there at the moment.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I keep seeing comparisons between Iowa and Wisconsin in this thread. I've driven through a lot of Iowa and almost every corner of Wisconsin.... and I see a lot more variety of terrain in the latter. Wisconsin has a lot more unglaciated territory, a lot more forest, and a hell of a lot more lakes. I see the similarities between Iowa and southern Wisconsin (though it seems even there the latter was a little more hilly), but Iowa and northern Wisconsin and the unglaciated parts of western Wisconsin are quite different.

Additionally, when I think "Great Lakes region" I don't necessarily think of the entire portion of every state touching one of the lakes. I think of the industrial corridor that are actually along the lakes, from Milwaukee to Rochester and Syracuse and all the Rust Belt cities in between (Gary, Cleveland, Detroit, Toledo, Erie, Buffalo, etc.). I think this region has more in common culturally than "the Midwest" does as a unit. Even the accent is essentially the same from Milwaukee to Rochester. The closest thing Iowa has to the Great Lakes corridor in that sense is the Quad Cities.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You said it steve-o!! Great description! Oh , and Im not sure about San Diego. 60 degrees in July isnt really for me!
San Diego averages Heavenly upper 70 degree highs in summer, lows in the mid 60s. Winter highs in the low to mid 60s and lows in the lower 50s. I cant find a city that has more of a suitable climate range as San Diego, its Heaven on earth.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Pennsylvania and NY are also Great Lakes states. However, PA is not the midwest.
Neither is NY, BTW
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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The closest thing Iowa has to the Great Lakes corridor in that sense is the Quad Cities.
...and IA only has half of them!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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Yeah, I grew up in Iowa. Strange, cause I always assoicated it with the actual states that border the great lakes. It's totally tied and "looks" to Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota...

I don't really think of Nebraska or Missouri, South Dakota to have much to do with Iowa.
You probably grew up in Northeastern IA then. I think the folks in Des Moines, Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Council Bluffs, Ottumwa, Keokuk, et al would probably disagree with you!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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I love the midwest. I have travelled through most of the US but the midwest has so much to offer. Northern MN and WI are so beautiful. All the pine trees and Lake Superior are specatacular. Door County is a wonderful place too. I love the big cities too. I grew up in Chicago and still love it.
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