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Old 04-12-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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The Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-Wilimington,DE-Baltimore-D.C. corridor, known as the Norheast Megalopolis or BoWash for short, is the most populous area of the U.S. It touts the nations largest city, one of the most powerful cities in the world, and is home to a diverse group of people. To City-Data.com forummers who have lived or visited this massive area, what are your thoughts about this region? What facets of this corridor do you love, like or absolutely hate? Also, to past residents of BoWash, would you ever move to this area again? To BoWash current residents, would you like to live elsewhere or are you perfectly content living here?

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Old 04-12-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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If it weren't for the high cost of living in the area I probably would never leave. Right now we're contemplating the idea due to the fact we can get a much nicer home for much less.

I love the "on the go-ness" of the area. People are always headed somewhere; I-95 from DC to Boston has at least moderate traffic 24 hours a day, and is one of the heaviest traveled highways in the world. It seems that while there are sleepy towns along the highway, there is always something going on.

I also like how people are politically moderate in the megalopolis. I don't see a lot of extreme leftists or right wingers around.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-Wilimington,DE-Baltimore-D.C. corridor, known as the Norheast Megalopolis or BoWash for short, is the most populous area of the U.S. It touts the nations largest city, one of the most powerful cities in the world, and is home to a diverse group of people. To City-Data.com forummers who have lived or visited this massive area, what are your thoughts about this region? What facets of this corridor do you love, like or absolutely hate? Also, to past residents of BoWash, would you ever move to this area again? To BoWash current residents, would you like to live elsewhere or are you perfectly content living here?

Any other comments about the Megalopolis, post them here.
When you say diverse group of people you aren't speaking of diversity of opinion, right? Have you ever looked at a political map?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I love the "on the go-ness" of the area. People are always headed somewhere
Yet they never seem to get there.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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When you say diverse group of people you aren't speaking of diversity of opinion, right? Have you ever looked at a political map?
Lifelong Boston resident. I think living somewhere else for a while would be enriching but it would also depend on where. I love the ocean.
I also believe that I would always return. IMO the Northeast is the best place in the country to live. Not by a longshot, but enough to make me stay.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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When you say diverse group of people you aren't speaking of diversity of opinion, right? Have you ever looked at a political map?
No I am not.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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When you say diverse group of people you aren't speaking of diversity of opinion, right? Have you ever looked at a political map?
Just because most people vote Democrat doesn't mean they all have the same set of beliefs and ideas. My mother is anti gay marriage, and religious for example, and votes Democrat while my sister is, pro gay marriage, pro gun control and votes Democrat. Even within the same party it's a pretty big tent.

I was just making a post in the other thread about states that vote straight democratic but are actually moderate to conservative.

Anyway, as a region, the NE is unmatched in the nation for history and livability. A few other regions come close like the NW and West Coast, but as a region there are few competitors.

What sucks is that if Chicago had a few more dominant cities, it's region would be up there too.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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I live on the northern end of the megalopolis. I don't like it here much but I wouldn't mind living on the southern end of the megalopolis (Washington, DC area).
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Southern end is alright. Very expensive though. I like the middle of it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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The Southern end is alright. Very expensive though. I like the middle of it.
What do you consider the Souhern end?
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