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Old 07-26-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Behind you
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Yes indeed. I also was going to say, as was pointed, that while there is some commuting back and forth -- I'd be willing to bet most people in each city hardly ever or never go to the other city.

Heck I live in Bowie and work in DC -- and I myself never go into DC unless visitors want to do some touristy thing that's ONLY in DC. Most times I'd rather go to Annapolis or Alexandria. I've been to Baltimore ONCE in eight years, and that was also because guests wanted to go to a specific place for crab cakes, so we also walked about Fels Point a bit.

(As for never going into DC, I'm sure because I work there there's a psychological thing about just not wanted to go back in town if I don't absolutely have to.. I DID just recently go to the American Indian Museum (with a visitor who really wanted to do one of the Smithsonians) and loved it. The cafe alone - while expensive - is worth a trip. It's fantastic.)
What's funny, with Bowie being about 15 min from Annapolis, where lived, I associated myself more with bmore. I went home this spring and it was only the second time in my life I actually walked around DC and took in the sights, whereas I was always going to bmore for something. As close as they are, they are def two completely different cities.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Sometimes whenever I'm in Maryland or Virginia for a visit I see the term "Baltimore-Washington Area".
The Baltimore-Washington corridor is considered one big metropolitan area for statistic purposes, but they aren't really that well connected. For example, Washington and Baltimore each have separate TV and radio stations, mass transit, etc. but that's about it. Nobody from Baltimore or Washington would ever say they're from the "Baltimore-Washington Area".
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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It's all just downstate to us. I heard a local once refer to someone she had met as being from "that Hagerstown, Washington, Baltimore area."
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Berlin, MD
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It's all just downstate to us. I heard a local once refer to someone she had met as being from "that Hagerstown, Washington, Baltimore area."
Now that's funny! I always considered Hagerstown a big part of Western Maryland.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Hagerstown in with DC or Baltimore? Sounds like a bit of a case of big city envy or something like that.

I do feel that the urban landscapes of each city are pretty different. Baltimore feels much more northeastern to me, more like Philly, especially with the large shipyards.

Geographically they are close and most people in one city have friends in the other who they visit on a pretty regular basis. That's the main reason that I might see some alignment between them, and the fact that you have many people who have spent significant chunks of their lives in both areas.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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The only way they should be considered the same market is when you are talking about radio stations, and businesses. I can pick up many DC stations in Baltimore, and as I travel to DC, I can still get many of my Baltimore stations. I have a business, and I do most stuff in Bmore, but some in DC, there are probably many businesses that do equal business in both Cities.

When it comes to personalities, architecture, Sports Fan Bases, Cusine, Job Types, and more, two completely different places.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Hagerstown in with DC or Baltimore? Sounds like a bit of a case of big city envy or something like that.

I do feel that the urban landscapes of each city are pretty different. Baltimore feels much more northeastern to me, more like Philly, especially with the large shipyards.

Geographically they are close and most people in one city have friends in the other who they visit on a pretty regular basis. That's the main reason that I might see some alignment between them, and the fact that you have many people who have spent significant chunks of their lives in both areas.
Not envy, just that every east of Sideling Hill is pretty much the same to us, that is, not home. The finer points of difference between DC/Baltimore/Frederick/Hagerstown etc. are mostly irrevelavant to our day to day lives here in the mountains.

Remember, anywhere Cumberland or west is closer in mileage to Pittsburgh than Baltimore or Washington. We are a full 65 miles to Hagerstown too. Hagerstown itself is actually closer to Rockville and Gaithersburg than it is to Cumberland in terms of mileage.

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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The east end of Hagerstown is closer to Baltimore than Cumberland. I can be on the Baltimore beltway in 50 minutes, driving 70mph.
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