West Coast of the United StatesUnited States, viz. California, Oregon and Washington. The West Coast is a subset of the West.
It has also come to be called "The Coast", especially by New Yorkers, or the "Left Coast," a pun based on its lefthand position on a map of the US as well as its reputation for being more socially liberal -- or left wing -- than the East Coast or Midwest.
The term has been taken by rap music performers when used to refer to a particular school of artists. The East Coast/West Coast dichotomy has led to violence and much rhetoric.
See also: Geography of the Western United States
|Regions of United States|
|Census Bureau Regions|
|U.S. Midwest | U.S. Northeast | U.S. South | U.S. West|
|Non-Census Bureau Regions|
|East | Eastern Seaboard | Gulf States | Great Lakes States | Mid-Atlantic | Mountain States | New England | North | Pacific Northwest | Plains States | South Central States | Southeast | Southwest | Upper Midwest | West Coast|