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Old 06-29-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Yeah the waterfront in Baltimore is wayyy overrated by any standard. But this is not a thread about Baltimore.
You keep bringing up Baltimore, though.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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I haven't been to SD, will be in Chicago next week, and have been to Miami.
Trust me, even though Bmore's waterfront rocks, they are one level above.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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You keep bringing up Baltimore, though.
No you did. I agreed to disagree with you and agreed to agree with another poster about the waterfront.

Please start a thread about why Baltimore is awesome in the MD forum and I will happily comment.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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Rowhomes are a mid-atlantic trait. I mean sure you may have neighborhoods in cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Cincinatti, St Louis, and San Francisco that resemble something like rowhomes, but not quite it.

New York has brownstones in some neighborhoods which are uniquely New York in style, not much like rowhomes in the mid atlantic. Boston has triple deckers and Chicago had greystones.

Cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, even Pittsburgh, and smaller cities like Trenton, Camden, Allentown, Reading, Chester, Wilmington, Lancaster, York, & Harrisburg. Alll these cities are abundant in rowhouses.
Yeah this cheered me up. I agree. Thank you!
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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I think Mid -Atlantic is forbthe most part a region with a mixed southern/northeastern identity. Stretching from Virginia to New Jersey in its broadest definition.

Virginia (and sometimes including portions of NC) tend to be the southern leaning portion of the region.

Maryland is a little more neutral.

And Delaware, Pennsylania, and New Jersey (and even sometimes portions of NY) is the more northeast leaning portion.


-Historical region
-lots of economic and government power (cities tend be influential)
-many world class universities and HBCUs
-abundant in rowhomes
-poverty/wealth gap (abundant in dangerous ghettos like Camden or East Baltimore and wealthy areas like somewhere in the DC or the Main Line in the Philly area)
-cities tend to be coastal (as compared to the Southern portion of the eastcoast)
-large numbers of Black Americans, Italians, Irish, Caribbean Hispanics (Puerto Rican/Dominican & even Central American), and Caribbean Blacks in its urban cities.
-Large Black American populations in suburban and rural areas especially in Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware.
-Crab cakes & Cheese steaks
-Chesapeake Bay & Delaware Bay
-Unique accents (especially in Maryland). Virginiaians mostly sound southern, while people from NJ, DE, & PA usually have a northern sounding accent.
I never think of it as being northern or southern, though I have seen this debated and debated. I think its known for its in-betweeness. I do agree that the edges of the region are more like one neighbor or another.

I am also confused by the assertion of the wealth gap as I have always thought of this region as the land of suburban development and the gaps are far less pronounced than in some other parts of the US. But I don't have any data to back that up.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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I never think of it as being northern or southern, though I have seen this debated and debated. I think its known for its in-betweeness. I do agree that the edges of the region are more like one neighbor or another.

I am also confused by the assertion of the wealth gap as I have always thought of this region as the land of suburban development and the gaps are far less pronounced than in some other parts of the US. But I don't have any data to back that up.
Well, essentially this is where Northeast meets the South, and kinda mesh.
And i actually think this where the wealth gap is the most pronounced... by far. Some of the most dangerous ghettos in the country literally a mile or 2 away from some of the wealthiest suburbs in the country.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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No you did. I agreed to disagree with you and agreed to agree with another poster about the waterfront.

Please start a thread about why Baltimore is awesome in the MD forum and I will happily comment.
I brought up Baltimore in response to your post. I don't have a problem with you not being a fan of Baltimore. That's your prerogative, I was just stating a few facts about the city.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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I brought up Baltimore in response to your post. I don't have a problem with you not being a fan of Baltimore. That's your prerogative, I was just stating a few facts about the city.
Those were not facts, but if you want to debate please do so in the MD forum. This is not a thread for that.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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Rowhomes are a mid-atlantic trait. I mean sure you may have neighborhoods in cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Cincinatti, St Louis, and San Francisco that resemble something like rowhomes, but not quite it.

New York has brownstones in some neighborhoods which are uniquely New York in style, not much like rowhomes in the mid atlantic. Boston has triple deckers and Chicago had greystones.

Cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, even Pittsburgh, and smaller cities like Trenton, Camden, Allentown, Reading, Chester, Wilmington, Lancaster, York, & Harrisburg. Alll these cities are abundant in rowhouses.
According to city data, apparently New York is a "Mid-Atlantic" city as well and also, brownstones are not uniquely New York. Every major city in the Bos-Wash Corridor has brownstones (with possibly DC being the only exception, though I'm not too sure).
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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Federal, Georgian and colonial architecture (Williamsburg has had as big of an impact on American suburban home design as anything).

I definately think of Federal architecture when I think of the Mid Atlantic.

Oysters, crabs, sailing, formality, college.
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