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Old 04-30-2017, 10:50 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Valid choices for regions:

Pacific Northwest
California
Interior West (most of the MST time zone)
Midwest
Texas
Southeast
Northeast

Personally, I think the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast are the most different (in culture AND climate) and a person moving from either region to the other would experience the most shock. What do you think?
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:55 AM
 
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Even within regions there are variations.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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Lol at 'Texas' being a region then lumping the entire Northeast (or Midwest) together.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I think many residents of my area in Cobb County, GA would have more of a culture shock moving to places in rural GA less than 100 miles away than to suburban parts of the Seattle or Portland metro areas.

I would say that on a statewide level, Hawaii is probably the most different from mainstream America - both in culture and climatic terms.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Coming from a rural area of Indiana/ Kentucky, and moving to California was a huge difference for me. I've been in California over a year, and still haven't got used to a lot of the things I see/experience on a daily basis
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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One of the largest would be from a big city in the Northeast to a small town in the South (or vice versa for that matter).
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think many residents of my area in Cobb County, GA would have more of a culture shock moving to places in rural GA less than 100 miles away than to suburban parts of the Seattle or Portland metro areas.
+1. The question is way too broad. Someone from NYC could move to Atlanta and adapt if they wanted, but they'd probably have a really rough time in rural GA. Add ethnicity, religion, etc. and the answer changes again.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:44 PM
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West to the NE and visa versa, NE to the NW and visa versa. South to the NW and visa versa. Rural to city anywhere is rough and city to rural same. That's part of the equation, too.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:34 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Coming from a rural area of Indiana/ Kentucky, and moving to California was a huge difference for me. I've been in California over a year, and still haven't got used to a lot of the things I see/experience on a daily basis
What stuff is really different to you?
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Pacific Northwest to the Southeast or Texas and vice-versa. The PNW's culture is mostly introverted and somewhat insular. The Southeast has its insular parts, but it's a much more extroverted area overall. Texas is even more extroverted in its culture.

Moving from NYC to Shreveport, LA would be another.
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