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Old 12-27-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in northeast TN. Southwest Virginia basically west and south of Wytheville depends on us for "big city" things.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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About 75% of Illinois' population lives in the Chicago metro area. That's why they can forget about the rest of the state.
Yep. And IMHO, we sort of relate more to Wisconsin than we do to downstate Illinois. Of course we were actually suppose to be part of Wisconsin, but the state line was moved 50 or so miles so Illinois could have access to the Great Lakes.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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The African-American community of Washington DC.....with Eastern North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of transplants and their descendants from Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Goldsboro, Wilson, Fayetteville, which were historically connected with D.C. on the railroad line.

The White community of Washington DC and Baltimore MD, with Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. In Maryland you see Penn State Univ, and Steelers logos and decals everywhere on cars, and Penn State Univ and Steelers flags everywhere on doorsteps.

The D.C. - N.Y.C. connection is more prevalent in the Montgomery County, MD suburbs, with their large Jewish population.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yep. And IMHO, we sort of relate more to Wisconsin than we do to downstate Illinois. Of course we were actually suppose to be part of Wisconsin, but the state line was moved 50 or so miles so Illinois could have access to the Great Lakes.
In my experience, as someone who has lived in downstate Illinois, Wisconsin, and Chicago, with family in all three, people in downstate IL are more like the vast majority of Wisconsin, and Iowa or Indiana for that matter (rural, farms, affinity towards hunting, more blue collar, etc) than Chicago is at all like Wisconsin. Chicago and Milwaukee share similarities, but with the majority of Wisconsin? No way.

The population of Illinois is pretty much defined by Chicagoland.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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They don't call Jacksonville, FL the Capital of South Georgia for nothing.
Although we are equidistant to Jacksonville and Savannah, it's Jacksonville's amenities we are more likely to use. Their airport is on the Georgia side of the city as well. The Jacksonville newspaper (Florida Times-Union) even publishes a Georgia Edition.

https://www.jacksonville.com/news/ge...gia-happenings
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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In my experience, as someone who has lived in downstate Illinois, Wisconsin, and Chicago, with family in all three, people in downstate IL are more like the vast majority of Wisconsin, and Iowa or Indiana for that matter (rural, farms, affinity towards hunting, more blue collar, etc) than Chicago is at all like Wisconsin. Chicago and Milwaukee share similarities, but with the majority of Wisconsin? No way.

The population of Illinois is pretty much defined by Chicagoland.
I've lived in both states as well, and I believe Chicago and Milwaukee definitely have similarities, but the rest of IL, is much sleepier and rural, than most of Wisconsin. Partly because, I guess, IL covers a lot more territory than Wisconsin does. Also, Wisconsin's north is unlike anything that IL has. WI has many, many lakes, that influence a lifestyle, as well. You don't get that in IL. Overall, I love Chicago and Milwaukee, but would take Wisconsin any day of the week, over the rest of IL.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I've lived in both states as well, and I believe Chicago and Milwaukee definitely have similarities, but the rest of IL, is much sleepier and rural, than most of Wisconsin. Partly because, I guess, IL covers a lot more territory than Wisconsin does. Also, Wisconsin's north is unlike anything that IL has. WI has many, many lakes, that influence a lifestyle, as well. You don't get that in IL. Overall, I love Chicago and Milwaukee, but would take Wisconsin any day of the week, over the rest of IL.
Iím not sure preference has much to do with the question. There are way more similarities between rural people living in WI and IL than either to Chicago. Chicago is the anomaly amongst the Midwest not downstate Illinois.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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DC-NYC has a strong relationship. Almost every train going back and forth bw the two are sold out daily during weekdays. I used to go bw the two at least 5x a month.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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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.
What no one ever mentions is the ďCalifornia transplantsĒ are often from other states originally, many times from the state theyíre moving too.

The overwhelming majority of people I know that have moved out of state came here as an adult from somewhere else. Those that are from here, if it wasnít for their career, got dragged off by a spouse that moved here and wanted to go home. But yet California will get the blame because itís an big, easy target, and the last stop.

Itís easier to blame someone else than your own, as was the case for my friend when he moved to Texas. It didnít matter that his wife who was from there wanted to return, it was the Californian. Ironically after a few years she wanted to leave and go back to California, my buddy had the bags waiting.

Full disclosure, I do know a handful of my friendís parents and a few of my momís friends that are natives, or long time Californians, that have retired to Arizona for the cost of living and close proximity to their kids/grandkids here.

As for the question of the thread Lexington, KY and Wellington, FL for those in the equine world.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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Not likely to happen,
United States is a very homogenous (not much cultural diversity) with a very capitalist culture (more emphasis on making money than preserving culture)

That's the reason you only see "strong relationship" with cities from other countries, because those people kept their culture/language.
But there's almost no difference between people from any 2 cities in this country, compared to the differences you see in other countries.
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