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Old 10-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by Kemba View Post
Actually, the Ohio-PA border divides the Northeast from the Midwest, which are both part of the North. Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland are Northern cities. Personally, I consider DC northward, including Pittsburgh and Buffalo, part of the Northeast. Although Maryland is below the Mason-Dixon Line, it is pretty far north on the map. I believe culturally, it retains some Southern traits with Northeast traits.
I agree 100% with this post. Very good observation my friend Also include Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul on the list of Northern cities. And Baltimore is definitely a Northern city, along with Wilmington...how anybody could say otherwise I don't really know. Baltimore is very closely tied to Philadelphia. Washington, D.C. unquestionably has the pace, atmosphere, and culture of a Northeastern city. It is very, very different from Richmond,Virginia or Louisville, Kentucky, definitely Southern cities.

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ajf131 View Post
I still think that the area you are describing has more Northeastern elements than Southern ones, however. Maryland and Delaware and NOVA have more in common with Pennsylvania these days than with the South. Driving up Interstate 81, I began to feel more and more like I was entering Pennsylvania once I crossed into West Virginia and then into Maryland. Something changed, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just knew I wasn't in the Southeast anymore.
ajf, I would agree with that assessment. It's a transitional area with elements of the northeast, and also the south & midwest [to a lesser extent].

Although the area is not as large as the neighboring regions, it's large enough and unique enough to have earned its own identity, namely, the mid-atlantic.
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