Is there an area of the country do you dislike and why?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@btothez:  I don’t like the south. I hate the humidity (granted it’s humid as heck here too), I hate the constant warmth, I hate the hurricanes, I hate the swampiness, I hate fire ants, I just…….don’t like the south. Also seeing as I have grown up in a highly metropolitan area, the sparseness of the south, especially along I95, is something that just freaks me out. I don’t like being that far from civilization, lol.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

For some reason everyone in my area hates New Jesey (no offense to anyone). It’s like if you are born in PA you are just supposed to mindlessly hate it. I really don’t hate any area in particular though, but I haven’t really visited much outside of the east coast. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  +1

I moved to Charlotte and I only lasted 10 months. Worst. “City.” Ever.

However, my DH is stationed outside of Seattle and I hate it there even more! Always gray and raining. Sooo miserable.

many people hate it here in NYC bc our weather is so fickle and it’s ridiculously crowded. lol

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t like many areas for their hateful political views.  Anywhere that votes that gay people aren’t the same as everyone else…yeah there.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@gelaine22:  +1. I’m from NYC and I still live here and I still hate it. I only stay because I don’t want to be far away from my aging parents who are still here. I like that the leaves are at their peak now though.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I have a bunch of friends/family from this region, but the Midwest holds no interest for me whatsoever.  It’s just so flat and boring, and the weather is too cold.  Midwesterners are usually really nice, though.

@beetee123:  I can confirm this – FI is from Pennsylvania and hates NJ.  We were buying beer before a Penn State game last year, and the cashier went on for 10 minutes about how much NJ people suck.  It was epic.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I could come up with positives and negatives to every area of the country.

I can say I wouldn’t ever want to live in the desert, so I have no desire to live in Arizona or Nevada for example.  I don’t like the heat or the lack of moisture.  I like some of the beaches in Florida but I really hate the humdity and heat in the summer.  I would be drenched in sweat if I went running at 6am!  I also like my seasons.

Midwest isn’t my favorite generally (scenery wise) but there are areas that I think are really lovely.  There are some beautiful areas that are so vast and unpopulated it makes it really gorgeous.  It does get pretty humid here too, which I dislike.

I would prefer to live somewhere with something to do year-round outdoors so that’s probably why Colorado is my favorite place.  I like being close to my family so I won’t move, but that is the only place I would move to!  You can tell I’m not a fan of temps above 80/85 max.

I don’t have enough experience with the northwest or the east coast (outside of major cities that is) to comment.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@bleusteel:  yeah, it’s pretty much a given! LOL my only problem is the way tourists drive around my area since I am from Amish country and get that a lot, so that’s basically every state. it’s funny because my university is actually within 1-2 hours to NJ, so a lot of people from NJ come to school there. I was watching someone babble on about how much NJ sucks, and the guy she was talking to was like “yeah I’m from the jersey shore…” She didn’t even try to save herself, she just had this look on her face like oh I’m so sorry. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@beetee123:  C’mon, I know Camden is close to PA but don’t let it reflect on the rest of NJ 😉

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @icanhearyousmile:  Travel Nut that I am, I get your comparission of the lower population in the US South vs the Eastern Seaboard Northeast…

BUT having traveled a great deal of the USA, I have to say that the “sparseness” along I-95 South (guessing you mean thru States like the Carolinas & Georgia) is HIGHLY populated vs other parts of the USA… the I-95 being the busiest Interstates in all the USA

You want to see “sparse” (and appreciate it for what it can be) you need to check out one of the East West Interstates across America… the majority of them go thru some really low populated regions…

I-90 thru South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana is a eye-opener on how big the USA is… you can go miles without seeing any evidence of a town… lol, let alone another car sometimes on the Interstate.  It is eery and at the same time, incredibly beautiful.

We haven’t done I-10 or I-40 thru the far West yet, but I understand they are even more “deserted”.  And again beautiful in their own right / simplicity.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@btothez:  Funny – I’d love to live in AZ 🙂 I love the dry heat.

I live in Alberta, Canada and I am sick of the 6 months of winter. Not a fan.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t like Boston. It’s just… obnoxious.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wouldn’t say I hate any areas of the country, in particular, but there are DEFINITELY places I would never live. Like NYC. It’s nice to visit, but you couldn’t pay me to live there – way too congested for me. Combined with my hatred for all NY sports teams, it just isn’t gonna happen. I also hate Philly. And I couldn’t live in the South – too hot and too conservative.

To be perfectly honest, I could probably only ever live in the Northeast (New England to DC – excluding NYC and Philly) or on the west coast. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think I could personally ever be happy too far away from the ocean.  A couple hours, yes, but any farther would be too far.  I crave salt air, waves, and fish that taste like seawater.  I don’t mind being far away to visit (I really loved Chicago when I went there this summer!), but I don’t think I could ever live that far away.

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