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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 05-20-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Wait, what?

Ohio used to be part of Connecticut?
Northeast Ohio and Cleveland were settled by individuals from the Western Reserve of Connecticut. Northeast Ohio has a lot of references to the "Western Reserve", a land company essentially. Many of Cleveland's inner ring suburbs (Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Chagrin Falls) have a New England style to them with small town squares and New England architecture. To me Cleveland always seemed more like a Northeastern city, than a Midwestern City, but that is just my opinion.

I think a Midwesterner would fit in better in the Northeast. The South is more than just rural living, there are traditions and manners that permeate the culture. Midwesterners are not as outgoing, and more reserved than Southerners. Plus, I know many Midwestern transplants in the South who dislike it and want to move back, especially those from Ohio and Michigan.

I am an outlier in that I moved from the Midwest to the South and LOVE it, but my family is originally from the South, so that may have something to do with it as well. I never really fit in while living in Ohio.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Midwesterners fit in better in the South due to both having a slower pace of life.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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The average Midwesterner currently lives in the suburbs of a major city. Drop them off in comparable suburbs of another city and they'll likely be fine anywhere.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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I grew up in St. Louis and live in Chicago and feel completely at home in the Northeast (and even Canada), while the South feels like another country. I feel like I should have a passport when I go to Louisiana or Texas.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Depends on where in the Midwest...

Upper Midwest/Great Lakes; Northeast

Western and Lower Midwest; South

We have a lot of people from Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa living here in Texas and they fit in just fine. Some of them even say "y'all" though they have northern accent. I actually worked with a few coworkers from downstate Illinois in Abilene.

But people from Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, Michigan, Ohio.. I'd imagine they'd fit in better in the northeast. Minnesota has way too progressive of a culture that many people from there would really stick out in the South. They'd fit better in New England.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I grew up in St. Louis and live in Chicago and feel completely at home in the Northeast (and even Canada), while the South feels like another country. I feel like I should have a passport when I go to Louisiana or Texas.
I'm in the same boat as you. Born and raised in the St. Louis area before moving to Chicago for school and deciding to stay.

I think most people out in St. Louis County for example would do fine anywhere as long as you put them in a comparable suburb, but I would agree that they would stick out less in the Northeast than in the South.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I voted the Northeast. The typical Midwesterner wouldn't really stand out around here.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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It depends on what you are looking for in a place.

I will admit I don't care for southern politics and religion(Pentecostalism and evangelical). I think Midwestern cities are attractive and more advanced. Its easier to think of east coast cities as a step up into something better.

Large southern cities have better suburbs that are easier to digest into as an outsider. They are also more integrated racially.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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Am I the only one who thinks this thread is. just. weird. I mean, seriously.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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This thread makes no sense whatsoever. I lived in the Northeast, Midwest and South and they actually more similar than different. The South is a little bit different culture but if you live in cities like Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville they have so many Midwest and Northeast transplants it makes little difference now.
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