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View Poll Results: The average Midwesterner fits better in
The Northeast 56 40.58%
The South 82 59.42%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:25 PM
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The South. A lot of midwesterners can't deal with up front tell it like it is behavior. People pretending to be nice is something they are used to though.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:08 PM
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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This is a pretty broad question. I think it depends on what part of the NE and what part of the south.

Someone growing up in rural Indiana wouldn't really have a tough time adjusting if they moved to a rural part of New York, Mass., etc. However, if someone from an average suburban Midwestern town wanted to move to Queens, they'd stick out like a sore thumb.

On the other hand, I think the people in the Midwest and the South are somewhat more similar than the people of the NE. Having family in the Midwest and growing up in NY i can vouch for this. For example, moving from suburban St. Louis to suburban Atlanta/Nashville/Raleigh, etc. would probably find the people more approachable than moving to Northern NJ/Long Island/CT.

Things such as weather and surrounding may also factor in. Weather in the NE is more similar to Midwestern weather than the South is. The NE and Midwest both have the typical 4 season climate, while, except for the northern parts of the South, most of the south tends to have a generally warm climate year round without snow, etc.

All in all, I think the average midwesterner would have an easier time adjusting in the South. More approachable people, more hospitable/transient, not as flashy/cliquey as parts of the North (looking at you Long Island) and definitely not as much as a culture shock when it comes to things such as taxes, home prices, politics (except for big cities/Illinois) etc.
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