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Old 12-23-2018, 05:53 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Kansas City and Kansas (urban center actually is in Missouri)
St. Louis and Illinois
Lake Charles, Louisiana (with Texas)
Cumberland, Maryland and West Virginia
Morgantown WV and Pennsylvania
Huntington WV with Ohio and Kentucky (southern OH and eastern KY get their news from West Virginia)
Biloxi, MS (with New Orleans/South Louisiana, lots of cultural similarities too)
Las Vegas and California
Phoenix and California


Cities from non-neighboring states with strong connections - mostly due to transplants or business
Miami-Ft Lauderdale with New York and New Jersey
Washington DC with New York City and New Jersey
Baltimore with New York and New Jersey
Seattle and California
Denver and California
Seattle and Alaska
Err, no. Not a relationship made in heaven, that's for sure.

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Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Hundreds of miles apart, but perhaps more tied economically than any cities listed so far, except NYC.

NYC and Miami
Pittsburgh and West Virginia?
Sort of. Pittsburghers tend to make fun of W VA. Announced at the Pitt-W. VA football game in 1994:

"Ireland gained national attention during 1994's Pitt-West Virginia football game -- aka the Backyard Brawl -- after making what many considered to be disparaging remarks over the Pitt Stadium loud speakers about Mountaineers fans.

Among them:

"Attention fans: There is a tractor in the parking lot with its lights on. License plate EIEIO."

"This is a reminder to all fans that smoking is not permitted inside the stadium. That includes cigarettes, cigars and corncob pipes." "

https://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtri.../s_600558.html
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:59 AM
 
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Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Hundreds of miles apart, but perhaps more tied economically than any cities listed so far, except NYC.
-Vegas is definitely tied to economically LA, but not so much the other way around. To LA, Vegas is just a place to go every once in a while for a weekend, but San Diego may even be more popular. Vegas and Phoenix are popular destinations for people who can't afford to live a decent life in LA.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I have Denver and California because of all the California transplants that have flooded into Colorado in recent years and completely transformed Colorado's culture and politics. Not saying its a good relationship but its a close one. I see Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington as being colonized by California transplants.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I have Denver and California because of all the California transplants that have flooded into Colorado in recent years and completely transformed Colorado's culture and politics. Not saying its a good relationship but its a close one. I see Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington as being colonized by California transplants.
That doesn't mean there is a strong relationship.

Ask your average Californian about anywhere other than Las Vegas, and you're likely to get a blank stare. Californians only become aware of these places after they move to them. Colorado doesn't know anything about California beyond knowing it hates it.

Applying Colorado's cultural and political shifts only to California is a bit disingenuous, as there are just as many transplants here from the Midwest (particularly Chicago). There's a ton of NY/NJ people here too, but nobody ever talks about them...

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/....html#Colorado

And many Californians leaving are families with children and/or those with only a high school education (sounds more like a conservative demographic..., and one I was a part of when I moved from CA to CO). Interestingly, CA is seeing an inflow of the well-educated and those with high incomes (I can finally afford to move back....).

https://www.sfgate.com/expensive-san...e-12640684.php

IMO, for there to be a strong relationship, there has to be a bigger give and take.

For example, there are a TON of Chicago transplants in Phoenix. Thus, one could say that Phoenix has strong ties to Chicago. But does Chicago have strong ties to Phoenix? Does your average entrenched Chicagoan have a lot to do with Phoenix on the day-to-day? Do people from Phoenix move to Chicago?

You can also tie Chicago to TN, as there are many of them there too. But there probably aren't as many going in the opposite direction. You can do the same with Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix, and so on.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:58 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Now here are some cities with a MUCH STRONGER connection with a neighboring state than its own state

- Northern Indiana (especially Gary) and Chicago, though many people don't even know that the Chicago suburbs extend into Indiana, in fact I think the Chicago city limits may touch the Indiana state line

- Portsmouth and Ironton, Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky are much more connected with Huntington WV than the rest of Ohio and Kentucky. They get their news from West Virginia though these news stations focus mostly on WV state news government wise.

- East St. Louis, Illinois and St. Louis MO feels very isolated from the rest of Illinois

- extreme southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky (yes many people think Indiana is totally rural outside of Indianapolis and don't realize a lot of Chicago and Louisville's suburbs are there)

- northern Kentucky and Cincinnati

- Southaven, Mississippi and Memphis, TN (probably Tunica too)

- Bullhead City, Arizona and Las Vegas

- Vancouver, Washington and Portland OR

- Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia (in fact that is the one area in Alabama that's part of Eastern Time due to its connection with Georgia)
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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- East St. Louis, Illinois and St. Louis MO feels very isolated from the rest of Illinois
Heck, the entire Chicagoland area feels very isolated from the rest of Illinois.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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Boston and Southern New Hampshire. It's only like 35 miles away, a lot of Massachusetts people move up there. The Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill commuter rail garages always have a lot of NH plates.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Tom Lennox 70: You're correct. The City of Chicago does border the State of Indiana. The border road is named State Line Road. On its west side, you're in Chicago, Cook Co. and Illinois. On its east sided, you're in Hammond, Lake Co. and Indiana. All you need to do is to cross the street.


The US Census Bureau considers NW Indiana (Lake and Porter Cos.) to be part of the Chicago area.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:12 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Heck, the entire Chicagoland area feels very isolated from the rest of Illinois.
About 75% of Illinois' population lives in the Chicago metro area. That's why they can forget about the rest of the state.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Boston and Southern New Hampshire. It's only like 35 miles away, a lot of Massachusetts people move up there. The Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill commuter rail garages always have a lot of NH plates.

You can add Newburyport to that list as well.
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