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Old 10-18-2008, 10:14 PM
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I wanted to know what your definition of the Northeast or "East Coast" is? Mine is anything north of Washington DC> Boston MA>Maine and everything in between. Would you consider places such as Pittsburgh, PA or Buffalo, NY as the Northeast? Personally Pittsburgh feels more midwestern than east coast. Really though when people talk about east coast liberals they are usually talking about DC, Philly, NYC, and Boston AKA the "Northeast Corridor".
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I agree with your definition of everything north of DC including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DC itself, Maryland and Delaware still have some Southern influence and are actually unique in that way.

Its probably best to keep regional boundaries at the state line. Just say western PA and NY have a midwestern vibe and Ohio seems a bit like the NE.

However I am not sure why the North is artificially divided at the Ohio-PA border anyway while the South goes all the way from Texas to the East Coast. IMHO the Great Lake states and the Northeast have alot in common.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I agree with your definition of everything north of DC including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DC itself, Maryland and Delaware still have some Southern influence and are actually unique in that way.

Its probably best to keep regional boundaries at the state line. Just say western PA and NY have a midwestern vibe and Ohio seems a bit like the NE.

However I am not sure why the North is artificially divided at the Ohio-PA border anyway while the South goes all the way from Texas to the East Coast. IMHO the Great Lake states and the Northeast have alot in common.
I think Chicago have something in common with some Northeastern cities like Philly, Boston, and to an extent NYC especially when it comes to racial demographics. Have you ever notice that Chicago area is the only midwestern city that have a hispanic population over 1 million and a large enough South Asian population.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I think Chicago have something in common with some Northeastern cities like Philly, Boston, and to an extent NYC especially when it comes to racial demographics. Have you ever notice that Chicago area is the only midwestern city that have a hispanic population over 1 million and a large enough South Asian population.
Yeah I agree, there is somrthing in common. I am not saying exactly but I associate Chicago, NY and even Toronto together for some reason. Also there are hilly farm areas in Ohio that remind me of Pennyslvania (I love PA!) and some small towns in Wisconsin that look a bit like upstate NY towns. And of course the upper Michigan peninsula looks like part of the Adirondacks or even Maine.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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I agree with your definition of everything north of DC including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DC itself, Maryland and Delaware still have some Southern influence and are actually unique in that way.

Its probably best to keep regional boundaries at the state line. Just say western PA and NY have a midwestern vibe and Ohio seems a bit like the NE.

However I am not sure why the North is artificially divided at the Ohio-PA border anyway while the South goes all the way from Texas to the East Coast. IMHO the Great Lake states and the Northeast have alot in common.
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.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:22 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Newfoundland
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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I wanted to know what your definition of the Northeast or "East Coast" is? Mine is anything north of Washington DC> Boston MA>Maine and everything in between. Would you consider places such as Pittsburgh, PA or Buffalo, NY as the Northeast? Personally Pittsburgh feels more midwestern than east coast. Really though when people talk about east coast liberals they are usually talking about DC, Philly, NYC, and Boston AKA the "Northeast Corridor".
While I have never been there (which limits my understanding and crendentials on the matter), speaking as a Texan/Southerner, I always pretty much defined it as by what the U.S. Census Bureau says. To wit:

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf

BUT...I would place Maryland and Delaware in the general NE as well. Just on a related tangent, I think New England is a definite unique sub-region of the Northeast.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How many times must we have this debate?!

In my opinion the Northeast = All of New England, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC and NOVA.

As a person from Pittsburgh, I'm still struggling to figure out what is Midwestern about it. Pittsburgh is East Coast-Appalachia.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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I agree with your definition of everything north of DC including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DC itself, Maryland and Delaware still have some Southern influence and are actually unique in that way.

Its probably best to keep regional boundaries at the state line. Just say western PA and NY have a midwestern vibe and Ohio seems a bit like the NE.

However I am not sure why the North is artificially divided at the Ohio-PA border anyway while the South goes all the way from Texas to the East Coast. IMHO the Great Lake states and the Northeast have alot in common.
Northeasterners tend to have this "edge" when it comes to their personalities that Midwesterners lack amongst other things.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Newfoundland
Greenland!
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