Living in the East Coast vs. West Coast

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   The United States has a variety of living environments, especially the East and West Coast. The West Coast consists of California, Arizona, and Oregon, while the East Coast has New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, etc. Both have extremely different living environments from food to whether. There are also other various changes such as personality in individuals, history, urbanization, and travel. There is very common differentiation among people who live in either side, however their distinguishable traits are more visible when touring.

     Urbanization is a huge factor of comparing the East Coast and the West Coast. People who live in the East Coast for example, seem to be more densely crowded while the West Coast is spaced out and gives people more personal space and storage room for personal items. The East Coast consists of a majority of apartments compared to the West Coast which consists of general housing and personal property, with yards and lawns, and driveways big enough for multiple cars. According to an article answering the question, “What are the Perks of Living in the East Coast vs. the West Coast?”, “You’ve got real subways, that completely obviate the need for a car. The West is more amenable to bike culture, but I think it’s easier being a city dweller on the East.” Since the East Coast is more crowded, alternative transportation is more popular rather than general car driving.

     Although the West Coast is less populated, homelessness has been gradually rising because of taxes and expensive rent rates. Typically living in the east coast would allow people to save more than the West Coast. As of 2016, apartments in San Fransisco can range to $3,800 in comparison to New York which can range around $3,100, $700 less expensive according to an informative article about the cost living between coasts on Job Hero.

     Food is another factor that separates these two sides greatly. The continental food in the East Coast has too many strengths while the West can harvest Mexican food like it’s their own culture. If one’s cravings revolve mostly around continental favorites, like steak, pizza, sushi, barbeque, french, etc. Then the east coast surpasses no doubt. Especially, seafood has better taste when created from east states such as Maryland and New York. Since the West focuses more on healthier and fresher foods, it gives the opportunity for the East to rise on the leaderboard. According to Marc Etlinger, Neuroscientist at VA, Google,“While the food is healthier and fresher on the West and obviously the Mexican can’t be beat, the East Coast just has too many strengths. French food. BAM! Italian food. BAM! Steak places. BAM! New England chowder in a bread bowl vs. that red stuff San Francisco Fans call chowder. BAM! I’d also put NYC Korean and sushi on par or close to par with their CA counterparts!”

     Environmental factors such as season change and weather can also contribute to differentiating the east and west side of the United States. Basically, it’s warmer in the West and colder in the East. The environment plays a huge role in determining daily weather throughout the year. Since the East Coast is closer to the atlantic ocean and to the equator of the earth, only to words describe its yearly weather,”humid and freezing”. Towards the end of the year, Civilians in the east continue to complain about the weather being too cold and heavy, meaning snow and huge blizzards. Although, every state in the east except for Florida experiences the winter extravaganza of whether. Some are excited while others think they suffer. Unlike the east for example New York, the West, ie: California undergoes the warmer pacific wheater where the lowest it gets will be 36 degrees, rarely. Mid year, when the sun is out, beaches are open, and as patrons say” the best time of the year”, is when the most popular season comes around, summer! Summer is the only time of the year where the East and West Coast share more similarities, particularly weather wise. In addition, both reach high temperatures, high digits (maybe even triple digits) and an excessive humidity rate. If the temperature in 90 degrees in North Carolina, it can also reach a 90% humidity, given that people will be sweating all day, compared to Arizona where the weather can be 110 degrees with 70% humidity. People tend to enjoy the summer more because it opens the gate to more opportunities like water parks or going to the park without worry for road closures and illness.