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Old 07-03-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What are some cities (population 100,000 at least) that are close to another state's boundary but don't have that much in common with that other state except maybe scenery to an extent?

I feel Shreveport, LA is a place like that. While it does have some ties to Dallas and East Texas, it feels solidly Louisiana in its scenery, culture and vibe. I'd say that it has a stronger pull on East Texas than the reverse. Maybe other people feel differently. There's a very marked difference in the road conditions, though! And I swear, every time I cross the Louisiana border, it starts to smell and gets foggy.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Hmmm, I can't think of any neighboring cities or areas across state lines that don't share some commonalities. Even places like San Diego and Tijuana across international borders share some similarities (though obviously with huge differences). But, I'll try.

In Delaware, Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island (the Quiet Resorts) are relatively sleepy beach communities, even in summer, while Ocean City, Maryland just a few miles south is a bustling resort city in the summer that swells to over 300,000 people. The culture is night and day, and there are establishments that simply don't exist at all in Delaware and vice versa. Plus, Maryland has sales tax, while Delaware doesn't.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Not sure what people think, but here are a few other cities that came to mind:

-Tallahassee, FL doesn't seem like it has any connection to Georgia, despite being like 15 miles away.
-Toledo, OH has minimal connection to Michigan from my experience, at least in comparison to what you'd expect from the city almost being on the state border.
-In terms of larger cities, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area seems to not have as much pull in Wisconsin as you might expect for an area that size. Maybe the counties that directly border Minnesota are connected, but if you go a few miles deeper into Wisconsin, it's all Cheeseheads and Packers and Badgers.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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What are some cities (population 100,000 at least) that are close to another state's boundary but don't have that much in common with that other state except maybe scenery to an extent?

I feel Shreveport, LA is a place like that. While it does have some ties to Dallas and East Texas, it feels solidly Louisiana in its scenery, culture and vibe. I'd say that it has a stronger pull on East Texas than the reverse. Maybe other people feel differently. There's a very marked difference in the road conditions, though! And I swear, every time I cross the Louisiana border, it starts to smell and gets foggy.
That's funny since most Louisianians will tell you Shreveport might as well be in Texas since it seemingly has more cultural similarities to it than to South Louisiana (plus the rumor Shreveport people root for the Cowboys over the Saints). Of course most South Louisianians will probably tell you they wouldn't mind seeing North Louisiana kicked out of the state and into one of the neighboring ones, bunch of boring baptists up there, lol.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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Jersey City and NYC definitely fits the characteristic since I live in the former and go to the latter for work 6 days a week.

Even though we're literally 10-15 minutes from Manhattan and half of us take the PATH everyday for work and even share the same MetroCards as the MTA, you will KNOW AND FEEL you're not in NYC anymore once you exit the Holland Tunnel or PATH back into NJ.

Even on the very first stop on the PATH train on the Hudson Riverfront you can tell from the atmosphere and vibe that you're in a different world from what occurs from our neighbors across the river. We might have the closest thing to NYC culture out of all the cities in Jersey but it is still distinct here than NYC.

And any New Yorker that has traveled on the PATH to Jersey City(or Hoboken) will also tell you the same thing from their experience. The Hudson River is much more than just a river between states, it also divides cultures.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Jersey City and NYC definitely fits the characteristic since I live in the former and go to the latter for work 6 days a week.

Even though we're literally 10-15 minutes from Manhattan and half of us take the PATH everyday for work and even share the same MetroCards as the MTA, you will KNOW AND FEEL you're not in NYC anymore once you exit the Holland Tunnel or PATH back into NJ.

Even on the very first stop on the PATH train on the Hudson Riverfront you can tell from the atmosphere and vibe that you're in a different world from what occurs from our neighbors across the river. We might have the closest thing to NYC culture out of all the cities in Jersey but it is still distinct here than NYC.

And any New Yorker that has traveled on the PATH to Jersey City(or Hoboken) will also tell you the same thing from their experience. The Hudson River is much more than just a river between states, it also divides cultures.
Yeah people from NY and New Jersey will say that but it's not really true, it's like when people from Everett call people from Revere trashy when the only difference is their mayor.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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Yeah people from NY and New Jersey will say that but it's not really true, it's like when people from Everett call people from Revere trashy when the only difference is their mayor.
Well I guess it's were you have to actually from here to really see the difference between us. I went to college in Maryland and they often called both us and NYers too aggressive and loud, but that's where the similataries pretty much ended there.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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What are some cities (population 100,000 at least) that are close to another state's boundary but don't have that much in common with that other state except maybe scenery to an extent?

I feel Shreveport, LA is a place like that. While it does have some ties to Dallas and East Texas, it feels solidly Louisiana in its scenery, culture and vibe. I'd say that it has a stronger pull on East Texas than the reverse. Maybe other people feel differently. There's a very marked difference in the road conditions, though! And I swear, every time I cross the Louisiana border, it starts to smell and gets foggy.
However there are many similarities between East Texas and North Louisiana. Most of Louisiana is the traditional South except for New Orleans and Cajun country. Even Baton Rouge isn't that heavily French and Catholic.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Huntington, West Virginia is just across the river from Ohio, but feels very much like a West Virginia city. Southern Ohio is more like West Virginia than like the rest of Ohio.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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Savannah, GA, whose downtown is built on the river, has basically no suburbs over on the SC side, as the terrain is partly swampy or unsuitable. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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