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Old 03-08-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i know a few that i lived in...


NYC
Philly


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Old 03-08-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Baltimore! Nothing even close to like it in the rest of the state! 'cept for food that is
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Chicago. The rest of the state is very different. Rural, much smaller cities and college towns.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Atlanta, 75% of the land in GA is rural.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I would have to say:

Atlanta, Georgia: It seems to be a city dominated by Yankee transplants that is very sprawling and "Northernized" with a lot of modernism while the vast majority of the rest of the state is still famous for that wonderful, laid-back, sweet tea-oriented "Southern hospitality." I think Savannah is more indicative of the way most native Georgians perceive their state to be. Then again, considering Atlanta was burned to the ground many years ago, you can't really blame it for having surrendered much of its historic charm in favor of the 21st Century.

Martinsburg, West Virginia: The entire Eastern panhandle of West Virginia is becoming "Washingtonized" to the point where it resembles exurban Loudoun County, Virginia moreso than being a part of generally rural West Virginia. When one thinks of West Virginia they don't generally think of tract housing.

Columbus, Ohio: Ohio is a state known for its Rust Belt image and cities damaged by decades of economic plight and urban sprawl. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Youngstown, Toledo, Dayton, etc. are all shells of their former selves, but Columbus has bucked this trend to become a startlingly "Sunbelt-like" city in its own merit. It is now nearly as large as Cleveland and Cincinnati combined and is expected to continue to grow steadily. Cleveland and Cincinnati are both big NFL towns whereas Columbus is a big OSU town. When one thinks of Ohio, they generally don't think "rapidly growing."
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Atlanta, 75% of the land in GA is rural.
Wow! Great minds think alike.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:52 PM
 
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Columbus, Ohio: Ohio is a state known for its Rust Belt image and cities damaged by decades of economic plight and urban sprawl. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Youngstown, Toledo, Dayton, etc. are all shells of their former selves, but Columbus has bucked this trend to become a startlingly "Sunbelt-like" city in its own merit. It is now nearly as large as Cleveland and Cincinnati combined and is expected to continue to grow steadily. Cleveland and Cincinnati are both big NFL towns whereas Columbus is a big OSU town. When one thinks of Ohio, they generally don't think "rapidly growing."
Very good thinking outside the box. Columbus definitely reminds me of sunbelt city. It's a clean, fast-ish growing newer city with a strong economy which is quite a contrast to the rest of Ohio which tends to be classic rust belt with some exceptions, but none like Columbus. If I fell asleep in a car and woke up there I would probably think I am in Charlotte. Way different from the rest of Ohio, very good choice!

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Baltimore! Nothing even close to like it in the rest of the state! 'cept for food that is
i'd have to agree. traveling through maryland, b'more is an entity unto itself in a good way

and i also agree w/ lisak64 - chicago to ill is as an odd ift a fit as nyc to ny state.

atl, possibly too
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Boulder. Definitely Boulder.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Boulder. Definitely Boulder.

what about denver?
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