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Old 09-30-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm interested to hear opinions about the relative social conservatism of the Northern Michigan resort towns--specifically Frankfort, Charlevoix, Boyne City and Petoskey. I think it is safe to say that none can be considered socially liberal, but do you think they are moderate or more conservative? Are there differences between the towns themselves?
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:39 PM
 
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Traverse City has a few liberals who keep to their own social circles, but the area is still predominantly conservative.

The rest of the region, in fact, the western half of the state, from the bridge to the Indiana line, is the most right-wing area in the whole country, IMHO.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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How do the rural counties in northern Michigan east of I-75 compare to the western part of the state in that regard? I would assume somewhat similar as they receive even fewer outsiders.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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Lived in Petoskey for 7 years. The tourist towns of northern Michigan are old money, and old money is conservative as conservative gets.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Louisville
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Traverse City has a few liberals who keep to their own social circles, but the area is still predominantly conservative.

The rest of the region, in fact, the western half of the state, from the bridge to the Indiana line, is the most right-wing area in the whole country, IMHO.
It would seem you need to see more of the country Ottawa County is the only county in the state that could compete for that designation. Rural counties in Michigan pattern rural counties everywhere in terms of political patterns. They are no more or less politically extreme.

The area around Grand Traverse bay tends to be more socially moderate, and "live and let live". A lot of that does have to do with the wealthy seasonal residents that also bring the area it's better than average retail options.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Traverse City has a few liberals who keep to their own social circles, but the area is still predominantly conservative.

The rest of the region, in fact, the western half of the state, from the bridge to the Indiana line, is the most right-wing area in the whole country, IMHO.
Yeahhhh, clearly you've never been to Provo, Utah.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Yeahhhh, clearly you've never been to Provo, Utah.
Right! I was going to say that. Or Colorado Springs. Or the entire states of Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma. Or Houston. Or hell, the metropolitan Phoenix area.
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