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Old 06-09-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Central Texas. Wait, I mean South Texas. Actually, both Central and South Texas
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I live in a high-income area in the Harrisburg area and I work in a white-collar, well paying office setting here. Still almost all people have no regard for physical appearance. But I agree that high income areas typically have more attractive people, just not in Central PA. To make things even worse, many people here are extremely jealous of those who exercise regularly and work hard to maintain a good appearance.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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In general, central PA is a simplistic, blue collar area. Are there some wealthy people there? Of course. There is wealth in every community. But compared to neighboring areas like, NJ, DC or Philly, it has a different mentality and vastly different priorities. There is a much higher proportion of people who embrace simple country type living (hunting, Sprint car racing, off roading, etc.)
Example: When I lived there I saw educated, professional people that visibly had missing teeth and evidently didn't seem to think that was a issue to address.
You encounter more of the overweight, tattooed, goateed, baseball cap wearing folks. A lot of people that look like Larry the Cable Guy or the guys on Duck Dynasty. It's acceptable to wear baseball caps in many restaurants. Also, women wearing flannel pajama pants in public is something acceptable. That area just has an Appalachia feel and mentality to it. I'm not familiar with West Virginia, but it is similar to how I would imagine people in WV to look and present themselves--and there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not for some people.

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