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Old 04-17-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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South Jersey looks and feels a lot like suburban Maryland
I suppose it depends on where in South Jersey. Cherry Hill reminds me of parts of Montgomery County, but suburban Maryland has absolutely nothing like Camden and it doesn't have as many historic downtowns (Ellicott City is probably the biggest exception). And the small town/rural parts certainly don't feel like suburban Maryland but they may feel similar to rural Maryland. Also there's more of an Italian influence in South Jersey whereas there's a large Jewish presence in suburban Maryland, Montgomery County specifically. South Jersey doesn't have an entire county like PG County, but you have towns in South Jersey that give you that flavor to an extent, like Willingboro. Also there's a lot more new construction in suburban Maryland than in South Jersey. Oh, and there are no jughandles in Maryland nor is there is large Quaker presence. I hear there are a few Amish markets in suburban Maryland but I have yet to visit any.

I lived in South Jersey for a year before moving to suburban Maryland, so the contrasts kinda leaped out at me LOL.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:20 AM
 
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What? I think St. Louis seems at least as southern as KC.
Really? St Louis seemed solidly Midwestern to me while KC felt surprisingly Southern. Just listen to how different the accents are between the two cities.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Driftless Region of Wisconsin- Upstate New York, Southern Tier.
Northwoods of Wisconsin- Adirondacks of New York, central Maine.

Why would you take northern WI away from northern MN and the U.P.? Are there a lot of Finns and Swedes in NY and ME like there are in WI, MN and MI?

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Silly. If you are basing you assumption on "conservative white people" you would have to include Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and a good chunk (land wise) of Oregon and Washington.

I would bet you breakfast that the conservatism of the people in these states is a world of difference compared to the conservatism in the southern states.
This. Conservatives in the rural west are mostly libertarian conservative compared to conservatives in the south who are religious conservative. Live and let live, tell the gov to leave me alone in the west. Make the gov tell everyone to live by my religious standards in the south. Totally different. Religion was not a noticeable part of life when I lived in MT.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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This. Conservatives in the rural west are mostly libertarian conservative compared to conservatives in the south who are religious conservative. Live and let live, tell the gov to leave me alone in the west. Make the gov tell everyone to live by my religious standards in the south. Totally different. Religion was not a noticeable part of life when I lived in MT.
Actually in the suburban South, many of the conservatives are transplants that lean more libertarian. The rural South has more of the hardcore religious conservatives.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Actually in the suburban South, many of the conservatives are transplants that lean more libertarian. The rural South has more of the hardcore religious conservatives.
That's really only around the growing metro areas.

I live in a small college city. It's very suburban and religion is still pretty in your face here. I spent most of the past five years in red, affluent Midwestern suburbs and it's a totally different dynamic than small town northeast TN.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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That's really only around the growing metro areas.

I live in a small college city. It's very suburban and religion is still pretty in your face here. I spent most of the past five years in red, affluent Midwestern suburbs and it's a totally different dynamic than small town northeast TN.
Of which there are several in the South if you haven't noticed.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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This. Conservatives in the rural west are mostly libertarian conservative compared to conservatives in the south who are religious conservative. Live and let live, tell the gov to leave me alone in the west. Make the gov tell everyone to live by my religious standards in the south. Totally different. Religion was not a noticeable part of life when I lived in MT.
And "conservatives" in the Chicago area are also different: pretty moderate; they just don't like high taxes and wasteful spending. I wonder how true this is in other large cities.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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I find it strange how some people say OK is like the Midwest but then there's people who feel that the plains region isn't Midwestern at all.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Wisconsin reminds me of parts of Southern New England
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I find it strange how some people say OK is like the Midwest but then there's people who feel that the plains region isn't Midwestern at all.
"the plains" should probably be it's own region but I've been told by some on these type of threads that having a "plains region" is not allowed.
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