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Old 04-18-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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When we lived in Delaware I loved being able to take day trips to NYC and DC (and proximity to Philly goes without saying). And having all of those cities conveniently connected by train (and cheap buses) was great.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I live right outside of NYC in the Metro (I live literally live 5 miles from the George Washington Bridge)

Property taxes are hell, but the town is racially diverse and near all the amenities i would need. (malls, major cities, airports, beaches east and south in hour or 2 distances, mountains, lakes, rivers, and more.)

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I'm talking about Teaneck, NJ.. Technically i live in Lodi, NJ right now but i move next month.

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Old 04-18-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Lol...this "Boswash" thing exists only in people who have inferiority complexes and cant just represent their own state

NYC people could care less about someone from boston...DC people don't live the same lifestyle as someone from Patterson NJ

it simply doesnt exist
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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I currently live in NYC and have been up and down the area for the past few years. It's comforting to know that you can just hop on a bus and 2-4 hours later, you are in another great city. It's just difficult to do that anywhere else in the US.
I disagree with this statement. I live in Milwaukee and I can get to the cities of Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Cleveland within 6 hours or less.

People who live in LA can get to the cities of San Diego, Tijuana, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and the San Francisco Bay Area in less than 6 hours as well.

The South is the same way, Atlanta is within 6 hours of Charlotte, Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Lol...this "Boswash" thing exists only in people who have inferiority complexes and cant just represent their own state

NYC people could care less about someone from boston...DC people don't live the same lifestyle as someone from Patterson NJ

it simply doesnt exist
Stop making blanket bombastic mega-statements about people you don't know.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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It's a little too Megalopolis-y for me. I like space between my urban areas. I don't like clutter. I don't even enjoy looking at maps of that area. The end.
I actually agree with you somewhat on this. Living here so close to other cities and metro areas has its GOOD things as people mentioned but also its BAD.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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I know my opinion is going to be unpopular, but I've pretty much had more than enough of the "BosWash Corridor." I can see how visiting the major cities as a tourist would be cool, but living here, especially if you aren't part of a "trust-fund" upper-class family or part of the welfare-abusing underclass, can take its toll: physically, psychologically, emotionally, and even socially.

I just hope that graduating from a "Public Ivy" school in the Northeast will help me land a decent job out in a more laid-back, moderately-paced, socially affable and congenial, racially harmonious (not just tolerant, but harmonious) environment.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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DC people might just be worse than NYers. Atleast NYers will admit they are part of america, and acknowledge the rest of us.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I actually agree with you somewhat on this. Living here so close to other cities and metro areas has its GOOD things as people mentioned but also its BAD.
But you can easily drive just a couple hours away from any of these cities and be in seclusion in the mountains.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Jacob,

You missed the point entirely!

You leave DC and 40 minutes later you are in Baltimore: An hour and 20 minutes later you are in Philly: Two hours later you are in New York and so on.
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