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Old 10-01-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Philly is not two hours from the shore!
its like an hour from Atlantic city
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Philly is not two hours from the shore!
Travelling from north Jersey to PA. I clock in 2 hours. It's an estimated 1 hour and 11 minutes if you're going by south Jersey travel to PA. Interesting how the Atlantic City Expressway makes a difference. It depends on where you are in Jersey, basically. (- A no brainer of course. I just wish an indoor waterpark would come up here...)
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: NY
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Generally speaking, yeah in my mind the entire eastern seaboard equals the east coast. Every thing from Maine down to Florida. When I am in Florida (even on the Gulf of Mexico side) I still consider myself as "on the east coast". I do not think it matters how far from the Atlantic you are, if you are in one of the states that touches that Atlantic Ocean, you are on the east coast. So yeah, I would consider Pittsburgh and east coast city, located in western PA.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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No, to me East Cost means anything from Maine To Florida.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I have now revised my position on this. I think any city within the Northeastern states and South Atlantic states should be classified as East Coast. Ironically, I hear the term "East Coast" referred to most often as the states within the Eastern Time Zone. Personally, I don't think there is enough similarities even within Bos-Wash to separate it as it's own region; in a country that is 3000 miles wide, I think it is reasonable to say any state with a coastline (or near coastline such as PA or VT) is East Coast.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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"East Coast" makes me think "Northeast" though I would agree its proper use would mean the whole Eastern Seaboard. It's similar to how most people (including C-D members) equate "West Coast" with "California" though its proper use includes the PNW.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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To me eastcoast means northeast. That's it. But if you use it LITERALLY then it would also equal Florida.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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To me, if I-95 cuts through it, then it's the east coast. That's Maine to Florida and all states in between, if I-95 doesn't touch it then it's not east coast.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Haha this is a funny thread because it amounts to people saying that it either refers to what's literally the east coast, or just the northeast. Come on people, it's clearly both. You can't really say one or the other is wrong since one is actually a very literal definition, and the other is clearly the colloquial use of the term.
That said, south of Maryland I would definitely generally refer to as the South, and relatives in North Carolina certainly do not say they are from the East Coast. That's what we northerners say.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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Haha this is a funny thread because it amounts to people saying that it either refers to what's literally the east coast, or just the northeast. Come on people, it's clearly both. You can't really say one or the other is wrong since one is actually a very literal definition, and the other is clearly the colloquial use of the term.
That said, south of Maryland I would definitely generally refer to as the South, and relatives in North Carolina certainly do not say they are from the East Coast. That's what we northerners say.
I agree.
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