Which Historic Region of the United States Is Meant for You?

By: Jennifer Post

Which Historic Region of the United States Is Meant for You?
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About This Quiz

The name's Buff -- History Buff. Or, at least, yours will be once you find out which historical region of the United States is truly perfect for you. If where you live now isn't really working for you, if you feel like your heart is meant to be somewhere else or if you're just looking for a change of scenery, this quiz is for you. Not only will we take a deep dive into your style, house and weather preferences, but we'll also find out what's really important to you in life. There's bound to be a historical region that perfectly aligns with all your goals.

Some regions, like New England, consist of a few states that have long been part of this country and are deeply rooted in tradition. Others, like out west, are physically larger and have a different, often more free-flowing view of the world. Given that the areas are so vast, you will be able to find exactly where you belong. Maybe it's the south with all its fried food and barbecue. Or maybe you prefer the fresh seafood of the Mid-Atlantic. Answer our questions covering everything from food to clothes to love and we'll reveal which historic American region fits you the best!

Does it matter to you if you live in a place with historical importance?
It does make it fun.
Not really
At least near a place like that
I think everywhere has historical importance.

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When you think of the ideal place to live, do you care what happened there throughout history?
I'd want to live in a place I felt aligned with.
It needs to be a place that did things I believed in.
There's good and bad in every place.
I usually don't think about it.

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Looking back on your own life, what's been the greatest moment so far?
Leaving my hometown
Graduating college
All the summers
Going on a solo road trip

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It's the weekend! What are you up to?
Going to the beach
Hiking
Chores
Anything to get outside

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Do you like the idea of vintage items, or are you more into new and modern?
There are benefits to both.
I like to keep things updated.
I love vintage!
I'm not sure; I just like what I like.

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What was the best field trip you remember taking in school?
Paul Revere's house
Gettysburg
Amusement parks
Cattle farms

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If you have a bucket list, what's the first thing on that list?
Having my favorite teams win championships
Traveling to Europe
Living somewhere else for a while
Cross-country road trip

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Would you pick up and move somewhere new to be with someone you love?
Not too far
Totally
If it's somewhere we both like
I love my home.

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When you're looking for a little physical activity, what's your go-to workout?
Spinning
Rowing
I just walk.
Yoga

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Which view do you want to wake up to every day?
Cobblestone streets
The city
The beach
Pasture

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Would you be able to live without the change in seasons?
No way
I love watching the leaves change.
I could live without winter.
I prefer it.

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If a new and trendy restaurant opened up in your area, would you be the first in line?
I'd wait for the crowds to die down.
If the chef is famous
Absolutely!
Yes, because it doesn't happen often.

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Does your wardrobe have a particular style?
Preppy
Grunge-chic, probably
Sunday best
Practical and casual

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Your fridge is looking pretty empty. What kind of place are you getting groceries from?
A local market
A big chain food store
Directly from farmers
A bodega

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Do you find yourself frequently wearing denim?
Not too much
Almost every day
Rarely
That's all I wear.

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How much can you handle a little extreme weather?
It doesn't faze me.
It's scary.
I hunker down and distract myself.
I can't stand it.

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When you think of the kind of place you'd want to raise kids, what do you envision?
A suburb
Somewhere near the ocean
A place with good schools and values
Where hard work is appreciated

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Finding the right house can be difficult, but which style of home seems right for you?
Cape Cod
Craftsman
Farm house
Condo

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Going out to dinner? What are you most likely to order?
Lobster
A burger
Fried chicken
Tacos

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Do you value change or tradition more?
Tradition
Things can't stay the same.
I like doing things the way they've always been done.
Change is necessary.

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It's time to snuggle up with a good book. What are you getting into?
A romance novel
A coffee table book about coffee
Coming-of-age story
Science fiction

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Are you cool with having to drive pretty much everywhere, or would you rather just hop on a train?
I like both.
Trains and buses all the way
I love driving.
I want to bike everywhere.

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Which activity sounds the most appealing to you?
Going to a football game
A nice dinner in the city
Horseback riding
Kayaking

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Is it important to you to always be put-together and ready for guests or going out?
On the weekends, yes
Definitely not that important
Always
No, but I can be ready quickly.

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How often do you visit museums or historical sites?
I can't avoid them.
Occasionally
Every weekend
Maybe once a year

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Would you be starstruck if you ran into a celebrity?
Depends on who it is
I'd clam up.
I'd be speechless.
Not at all

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What is your biggest priority right now?
Having a good summer
Getting ahead in my career
Perfecting a family recipe
Having a family

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Do you like to live among tons of other people or be a little more separated?
A little bit of both
I like the hustle and bustle of a busy area.
I want neighbors, but not a lot of them.
More separated, for sure

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How do you act when you run into someone you know?
I give a polite smile.
I ignore them.
We have a friendly hug and a quick chat.
We talk for a while and have lunch later.

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What are you most likely to do with your best friend during a hangout?
Go out to dinner
Hit up a concert
Eat!
Go to the beach

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