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Old 04-08-2018, 02:30 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Oregon is one of the most materialistic cultures and consumerist places and in America. Vermont and Wisconsin seem legit.
I dunno about either VT or WI. VT, what I've seen of it anyway, is sort of "shabby chic". You know, you brag about not being materialistic. I've spent a lot of time in WI, my mom was from there. Most people in WI live in the southern part of the state, Milwaukee/suburbs, etc. They drive cars, buy houses, and whatnot like everyone else. The northern part of the state is more rural, but still most people have fairly late-model cars. Lots have hunting cabins and the like, and lots of expensive hunting equipment.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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I dunno about either VT or WI. VT, what I've seen of it anyway, is sort of "shabby chic". You know, you brag about not being materialistic. I've spent a lot of time in WI, my mom was from there. Most people in WI live in the southern part of the state, Milwaukee/suburbs, etc. They drive cars, buy houses, and whatnot like everyone else. The northern part of the state is more rural, but still most people have fairly late-model cars. Lots have hunting cabins and the like, and lots of expensive hunting equipment.
Well, there are hunting cabins, and then there are cottages....that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please don't assume WI isn't materialistic...I've lived there before, and am living there, now. Plenty of materialism. Lots of new cars around these parts, as well.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:03 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Well, there are hunting cabins, and then there are cottages....that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please don't assume WI isn't materialistic...I've lived there before, and am living there, now. Plenty of materialism. Lots of new cars around these parts, as well.
I think you misunderstood me. I agree with you.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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West Virginia should be on the top of this list. The most humble, down to Earth, real people you'll ever meet.
Before even pulling up this thread, WV was exactly what I had in mind.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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I think you misunderstood me. I agree with you.
My bad. Sorry.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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Austinites tend to not be materialistic.
Hahaha. Austin is a lifestyle commercial.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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. Lots have hunting cabins and the like, and lots of expensive hunting equipment.
I can see your point.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Materialism is everywhere. To try to paint an entire region, by saying it's not materialistic, is well, uniformed, at best.
It is everywhere, but there are certain areas where you see more of it.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Ohio is pretty blue collar state overall but they have plenty of white collar and materialistic professionals in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Def not the least materialistic place in the Midwest that would be Iowa or Nebraska. If I had to give an answer it would be New England thou like Maine and Vermont.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't think half of you know what materialistic means, honestly. Wealth =/= materialism.
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