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Old 09-27-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think of the term "east coast" as any state that touches the Atlantic Ocean. For any state that borders a state that touches the ocean, I call them "east". >D I take the word "coast" very literally. Mwahaha...
So PA isn't an East Coast city? After all, the Delaware estuary isn't the same as an Atlantic coastline.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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^ You mean PA isn't an east coast state. Well, I consider it a Mid-Atlantic neighbor that's part of the east but it's not on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Its eastern border is a river. Not a beach/shore that bleeds into the AO. PA may be a close state to the Atlantic Ocean but it's two hours away (by car) from the shoreline.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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^ Interesting view considering that Georgia has little in common with Massachusetts.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I think the fact that PA does not touch the Atlantic Ocean is a technicality. It is very "East Coast." Philadelphia is a major hub in the megalopolis, I-95 runs through PA, the Northeast Corridor runs through PA. Philadelphia is closer to the ocean than Baltimore or Washington.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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^ Technically but for me, I still take the literal. ^_^ PA doesn't feel coastal whenever I'm in it despite it being very close to the ocean.

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^ Interesting view considering that Georgia has little in common with Massachusetts.
States have to be in common to be considered a "coast"? The cultures and the people are different from north to south. The same goes for Washington all the way to California.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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States have to be in common to be considered a "coast"? The cultures and the people are different from north to south. The same goes for Washington all the way to California.
No, but the term "East Coast" is usually used for the Northeast for the cultural and demographic implications.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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The East Coast of the United States, also known as the "Eastern Seaboard" or "Atlantic Seaboard", refers to the easternmost coastal states in the central and northern United States, which touch the Atlantic Ocean and stretch up to Canada. While in a strict geographical sense it includes the entire eastern seaboard, in popular usage the term "East Coast" is most often used to specifically refer to the northern half of this region, which is also known as the Northeastern U.S. The southern half of this region is frequently considered to belong more strongly to the South or Southeast.
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You could go the technical route (states that touch the Atlantic) or use it as a synonymous term. I use it East Coast if the whole entire state goes by Eastern time.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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any city that empties out during the summer because people are at the shore, is east coast to me.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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No, but the term "East Coast" is usually used for the Northeast for the cultural and demographic implications.
It can go both ways for some people. And I prefer to go the other way. ^_^

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You could go the technical route (states that touch the Atlantic) or use it as a synonymous term. I use it East Coast if the whole entire state goes by Eastern time.
Worded perfectly.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Philly is not two hours from the shore!
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