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Old 04-03-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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I major in American History, i will like someone to tell me the difference between Upper Midwest and New England. I will like some comment please.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:26 PM
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we can't tell you. then everyone would know.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I major in American History, i will like someone to tell me the difference between Upper Midwest and New England. I will like some comment please.
One of the biggest difference is physical geography. New England is the northern extension of the Appalachian Mountains that stretch north through Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and up into New Brunswick and the Maritimes. The architecture in New England is very old world European. Many people love restoring old houses and maintain the historical integrity of them. Out in the rural areas you see a more traditional Appalachian development pattern. One could be driving down a dirt road and see a very expensive house down the road from a shack or modular house with a long stovepipe.
In terms of culture, I think you will find some similarities. Both regions have issues with higher than average alcohol consumption. Both regions also tend to have a more reserved populace. Outdoor activities that revolve around winter sports, fishing, and hunting tend to be popular. The Upper Midwest seems to be a little more religious compared to New England, and I think more citizens in New England have a greater propensity to debate politics and issues. In terms of education both are comparable, but some rural areas of New England have a higher average percentage of residents with a Bachelors degree or higher. Both regions have a much less diversity compared to the national average.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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New England "historically" has way better sports teams.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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New England "historically" has way better sports teams.
In what sport? Lacrosse?
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Geographically, New England borders the Atlantic Ocean, whereas the Upper Midwest borders...lakes. Just having some fun Midwesterners!
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Native New Englander (VT) moving back to the Midwest (MN).

Just off the trop of my head, NE is much more crowded/congested. Whether that's due to being older/settled first or being part of the east coast corridor that includes the NY-to-DC section, I don't know. But I just feel like it's not as wide open.

I think people are more polite/nicer in the Midwest...maybe because they aren't hemmed in by others so much and aren't as stressed out? I don't know...

Just guesses, of course.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Native New Englander (VT) moving back to the Midwest (MN).

Just off the trop of my head, NE is much more crowded/congested. Whether that's due to being older/settled first or being part of the east coast corridor that includes the NY-to-DC section, I don't know. But I just feel like it's not as wide open.

I think people are more polite/nicer in the Midwest...maybe because they aren't hemmed in by others so much and aren't as stressed out? I don't know...

Just guesses, of course.
True, the NE is crowded along the I-95 corridor. However, north of that corridor in ME it thins out rapidly. Northern and central NH and VT are fairly rural. I live in rural NH and it is very quiet with next to no stress.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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Northern and central NH and VT are fairly rural. I live in rural NH and it is very quiet with next to no stress.
Good point. Of course, ME, VT, NH and parts of upstate NY are what I consider "real" New England, anyway - until the flatlanders come up and ruin it, of course .
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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Good point. Of course, ME, VT, NH and parts of upstate NY are what I consider "real" New England, anyway - until the flatlanders come up and ruin it, of course .
It is not that insular here. I lived in four other parts of the country before deciding that this was the absolute best fit for me. I am in rural Merrimack County NH, and the largest nearby city is Concord.
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