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Old 12-22-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: North Caroline
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Which cities have a particularly prominent, discernible connection with another city or state other than the one it's located in (such as a neighboring/bordering state), whether culturally or economically (or both/other)? What similarities do they share and to what extent? I'll nominate Charlotte for NC/SC, but I'd love to hear others' opinions on Charlotte.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:13 AM
 
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Roswell,Carlsbad and Hobbs, New Mexico have a strong connection to West Texas like Midland,Odessa, and Lubbock. They call that part of New Mexico "Little Texas" because of the oil/gas industry,ranching,conservatism,high school football, and strong Bible Belt beliefs.It reminds me a lot of where i live in Texas.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:16 AM
 
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Obviously there's NYC and, to a lesser extent, Philly for NJ. I think Memphis does with MS and AR. There's Kansas City, MO and KS.
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Spokane, WA-Coeur d'Alene, ID
Portland, OR-Vancouver, WA
Lewiston, ID-Clarkston, WA
Needles, CA-Laughlin, NV-Bullhead City, AZ
St. Louis, MO-IL
Chicago, IL-IN-WI (even MI)
Evansville, IN-Henderson, KY-Owensboro, KY (also includes parts of IL)
Louisville, KY-IN
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
Toledo, OH-MI
Omaha, NE-IA
Quad Cities, IA-IL
SE Missouri-Southern IL-Far Western KY

And all other bi/tri-state metros obviously. There is a lot of this, to be honest.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:15 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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A lot of it would be based on historic migration patterns. Until recent decades that usually tied rural places to cities in the north. SE Kentucky to Cincinnati, central West Virginia to Cleveland, western Kentucky to Indianapolis, Mississippi Delta to Chicago, Eastern North Carolina to DC, etc.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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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
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yeah, insert basically any major metro at or near a state border.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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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?
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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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?
You can really see this by the random traffic jams on Friday night, and Sunday nights in the middle of nowhere in the Mojave on the 15.

Not sure if Mexico counts, but Tijuana is home to largest border crossing in the world many live in Tijuana, and work in San Diego. Mexico has states so I counted it, but Canada does not.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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I live in the Charlotte area and there's a nice relationship between residents of NC and SC in the area. About half of my family lives on the NC western suburbs of CLT (as I do) and the other half live in the southwest suburbs of CLT that are in SC. SC's gas is much less expensive, as are taxes. Charlotte's SC suburbs are very nice with a terrific quality of life. Other than the good natured college rivalries between the two state's teams, from my personal experience and observations of others, there's no animosity or anything like that.
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