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Old 11-01-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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Californians are not beautiful hard body surfers
They are fat loud sloppy looking with lots of tattoos
50% are not from this country and as a rule those are easier to get along with
The streets and public places are full of bums
Crime is much higher than reported
I can't figure out what in your list you think is true and what is supposedly the stereotype.

All of what you said is stereotypes.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Frederick, MD / Baltimore, MD
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Maryland: the further you get from the Chesapeake Bay, the less prevalent the crab/old bay/lacrosse stereotype. However, I think you can still find these things to varying extents across the state, with the possible exception of the Appalachian west.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Greenville SC definitely lives up to it's reputation as one of the most conservative cities in the country. Loved it.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tennessee here.

A lot of people think we don't wear shoes and use outhouses. No...

Anything that you see in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is not true and is just crass marketing.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Tennessee here.

A lot of people think we don't wear shoes and use outhouses.
I wonder though, in our modern day, does anybody truly believe that or do they bandy it about just to be insulting at the expense of southern states?

Either way is rude an dumb, but you know.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:36 PM
 
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New Jersey.

Stereotypes:
Everyone is rude with a fake tan and lives on the turnpike.
Everything is suburban housing.
Everyone is loud and rude.
Everyone is ultra liberal.
Housing is super expensive.
The shore is full of Snookis.

Reality:
The turnpike hits a lot of well-populated areas, but in the suburbs, you live pretty far away from the industrial plants off the turnpike. In the suburbs, you'd never know that the turnpike and industrial areas off of it even exist.

Yeah, plenty of people have fake tans, but they do in countless other states too.

NJ is known for being the suburban state of both NYC and Philly. But plenty of NJ is downright urban and more urban that most downtowns of major cities. All of Hudson County. Newark and many some other parts of Essex County. The southeast part of Bergen County (where it borders Hudson County along the Hudson River). Even many of the shore towns have some pretty significant development.

Yes, this state is full of very loud people. But they're not rude. Just don't drive the speed limit in the left lane and you'll be fine.

NJ votes blue because the majority of the votes are located in very select few places. If you venture away from the areas closest to NYC and Philly, it gets downright conservative. The western part of the state bordering PA is like hill country full of farms. The southern part of the state away from the Philly area is completely rural. Most year-round shore communities vote overwhelmingly red/conservative.

Asking prices are surprisingly low for how much it's hyped up. Coming from LA, NJ prices are quite the steal. The property taxes can be outrageous, though, but still usually adds up to being less expensive than living in coastal CA.

Communities like Seaside Heights are known for that. But others are extremely wealthy and classy and would never allow those antics. My favorite is Asbury Park, which is transforming itself into a solid mix of upscale beach town with new luxury condos and hotels opening mixed with some great nightlife and beach party scene.
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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People think New York is just NYC. NY is big, folks, lots of upward & outward. Also people think people from NYC are rude … on the contrary, everyone is really nice when you actually spend time talking to them.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Massachusetts:

Ultra Liberal: NO almost nowhere in Mass is except Cambridge/Somerville and Amherst/Northampton. Its very much and understated limousine liberal throughout much of the state and especially in the Boston area. Very little SF/Portland type liberal here. In the cities its more so blue-collar union type liberal than progressive liberal, although the cities are leaning more progressive each year. There are also some solid conservative areas in the southern portions of the state.

Not Diverse: Massachusetts is about 30% minority for a minority population of well over 2 million including nearly 900k Hispanics, our states largest minority group. Not only is Massachusetts slightly above the median for racial diversity in the US. Its is much more immigrant heavy and ethnically diverse than most states. 1/6 of Mass residents is an immigrant. We have strong and deep ethnic pockets including the most Cambodian (Lowell), most Puerto Rican (Holyoke), most Dominican (Lawrence), most Irish (Scitutate), most Ghanaian (Worcester), most Portuguese (Fall River) and most Cape Verdean(Brockton) municipalities in the country.There is Boston isnt even the most diverse city in the state-there are a few more. There are handful of large cities 65% or more minority.

The Accent: Id say only 15-20% of people have it sand its nearly non existent in the younger sub 30 population. The Boston Accent is much more prominent in the suburbs than Boston.

Boston Centric/Sports: There are actually some New York Sports fans in the far western/southwestern portions of the state. Not everyone is a Boston ports fan throughout the entire state. To this same note many people here Massachusetts and they think Boston. Boston is 48 square miles out of a state that is 10,000 Square miles. Massachusetts has many different small regions and they're pretty much all anchored by a city or two with a population of 80-185k people. All the major cities are extremely different demographically, but they also have their own separate 400 year histories that are largely independent of Boston. They developed different cuisines, accents and politics. Many cities in towns in MA have very differing forms of government.

Seafood: I think people think we eat chowder oysters and lobster alot. From my life experience that stuff is available but really only when you're literally a few hundred feet from the water. Driving around MA and Boston you rarely se signs for seafood. Im never around people eating it, i never smell it in the air its definitely not mom and pop or in urban neighborhoods like you see with crab in Maryland. Rhode Island New Jersey Maine and Maryland seem to eat far more seafood than we do. IN fact i often forget people get excited about seafood in Boston since it seems to be confined to high end restaurants and tourist areas. I can say with 100% certainty seafood is not a big part of local culture in Boston or 90% of Mass. I've eaten more portuguese, italaian, jamaican and dominican food than Seafood in my life.

Most of the NY Sports fans are transplants and/or live in NY full time. Especially in the Berkshires where NY Sports fans hit atleast 20% of some towns. Most are transplants.

Yet, there are more Boston fans in NY cross the border than NY fans in MA.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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New Jersey.

Stereotypes:
Everyone is rude with a fake tan and lives on the turnpike.
Everything is suburban housing.
Everyone is loud and rude.
Everyone is ultra liberal.
Housing is super expensive.
The shore is full of Snookis.

Reality:
The turnpike hits a lot of well-populated areas, but in the suburbs, you live pretty far away from the industrial plants off the turnpike. In the suburbs, you'd never know that the turnpike and industrial areas off of it even exist.

Yeah, plenty of people have fake tans, but they do in countless other states too.

NJ is known for being the suburban state of both NYC and Philly. But plenty of NJ is downright urban and more urban that most downtowns of major cities. All of Hudson County. Newark and many some other parts of Essex County. The southeast part of Bergen County (where it borders Hudson County along the Hudson River). Even many of the shore towns have some pretty significant development.

Yes, this state is full of very loud people. But they're not rude. Just don't drive the speed limit in the left lane and you'll be fine.

NJ votes blue because the majority of the votes are located in very select few places. If you venture away from the areas closest to NYC and Philly, it gets downright conservative. The western part of the state bordering PA is like hill country full of farms. The southern part of the state away from the Philly area is completely rural. Most year-round shore communities vote overwhelmingly red/conservative.

Asking prices are surprisingly low for how much it's hyped up. Coming from LA, NJ prices are quite the steal. The property taxes can be outrageous, though, but still usually adds up to being less expensive than living in coastal CA.

Communities like Seaside Heights are known for that. But others are extremely wealthy and classy and would never allow those antics. My favorite is Asbury Park, which is transforming itself into a solid mix of upscale beach town with new luxury condos and hotels opening mixed with some great nightlife and beach party scene.
Why would anyone think NJ is all suburbs? Its most famous places are all very urban
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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Why would anyone think NJ is all suburbs? Its most famous places are all very urban
Idk you tell me hahaha. People who are ignorant and/or elitist assume that even Jersey City is a suburb, or that every urban center is a dumpster fire and then everything else is a boring suburb. People from the city act like it's a small town where you need a car to get around like PATH is some podunk country wagon carting people around town. They act like it's not even close to the quality of NYC and like everything is so much more spread out with massive streets and nothing going on.

People outside the Northeast often don't even realize that a place like Jersey City exists and just assume that the entire state of NJ is one giant subdivision. When I told people from home (I'm from LA originally) about where I live, they were shocked. They legit thought it was the stereotype of a leafy green Northeast suburb. Either that or they assume the entire state is mostly a trash hole combination of Seaside Heights and Camden, with some Beverly Hills-esque areas dotted around. Maybe that's just going back to the theme of Californians being ignorant of everything outside the borders of CA, though.
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