Upstate New York

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Upstate New York refers to the part of the state of New York that is north or west of New York City and its suburbs. This refers to people who live in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and Utica, as well as the rural parts of New York. These include the Adirondack Mountains and the Mohawk Valley. Culturally, upstate New York is quite different than New York City. The people who live in upstate New York came from different places than the people who live in New York City. Also, upstate New York is more conservative politically.