I have travelled across the state many times going to Ohio and beyond. There is a stark contrast between Philadelphia and the rest of the state in terms of landscape. Seeing the many farms and towns does make you think you are in another state like someplace in the midstates. You start to get this feel when you drive down the turn pike past West Chester. Only driven through Harrisbug and it doesn't seem like a "city" when you have lived in Philadelphia most of your life. Upstate PA is really nice too. Wilkes-Barre has a "big town" feel to it probably because of the buildings it has that kind of resemble Philadelphia before the first tall sky scapers were built in the 80s.
I've stayed in state college a couple of times right on the campus and I like its small town feel there.
I think many city dwellers, especially the so called "educated" and "cultured" ones would consider these areas more "hick" and not their style.
Originally Posted by RittenhouseGirl
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