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Old 02-20-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Atlanta attracted more migrants from the Northeast and Midwest than any other Metro that's not Miami during the past decade.

http://www.atlantaregional.com/File%..._Migration.pdf

Let's say this trend picks up again in 5 or 6 years when the economy is stronger. Will Atlanta officially be a "Yankee" city?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Atlanta attracted more migrants from the Northeast and Midwest than any other Metro that's not Miami during the past decade.

http://www.atlantaregional.com/File%..._Migration.pdf

Let's say this trend picks up again in 5 or 6 years when the economy is stronger. Will Atlanta officially be a "Yankee" city?
With all due respect. Being a northern place is not a status to achieve and many people are moving here for a different type of quality of life.

Not saying one is better than the other, but there are different pros and cons to each.

We are a successful Southern city with many implants. Just like some Northern cities are successful Northern cities with lots of implants.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Have you ever seen Gone With the Wind?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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With all due respect. Being a northern place is not a status to achieve and many people are moving here for a different type of quality of life.

Not saying one is better than the other, but there are different pros and cons to each.

We are a successful Southern city with many implants. Just like some Northern cities are successful Northern cities with lots of implants.
I'm not suggesting that it's a status to achieve. I'm asking because some people have said that places like the Research Triangle will soon be Mid-Atlantic and ergo non-southern because of all of the northern transplants and culture. I was just wondering if the same thing could happen to Atlanta if the transplant population continues to grow and grow and grow (which it will).
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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I mean, in 20 years time, Atlanta could get another few hundred thousand from Philly, Jersey, NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, etc. Then the children of transplants currently living there, like my niece and nephew, will be thoroughly northernized. The next thing you know, everyone in Atlanta will be saying, "Da both of yas."
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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Southern culture will always form the backdrop of Atlanta's cultural melange, mainly because it's even more of a popular relocation hotspot for other Southerners. It will just become an even more culturally hybridized version of what it currently is but still distinctly Southern.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Southern culture will always form the backdrop of Atlanta's cultural melange, mainly because it's even more of a popular relocation hotspot for other Southerners. It will just become an even more culturally hybridized version of what it currently is but still distinctly Southern.
But can't all the northerners just stomp the southern culture out the same way they did in Northern Virginia and the Research Triangle?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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But can't all the northerners just stomp the southern culture out the same way they did in Northern Virginia and the Research Triangle?
I don't know about NoVA, but they definitely haven't stomped it out of the Research Triangle, LOL.

But they won't because Atlanta's geographical location and status naturally attracts Southerners, and it has access to more Southerners than Yankees. The culture will just be a bit more hybridized than it currently is but Southern culture will still be the cement that holds it together.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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I don't know about NoVA, but they definitely haven't stomped it out of the Research Triangle, LOL.

But they won't because Atlanta's geographical location and status naturally attracts Southerners, and it has access to more Southerners than Yankees. The culture will just be a bit more hybridized than it currently is but Southern culture will still be the cement that holds it together.
But most domestic migration to the metro area comes from NY, PA, NJ, MA, MI, and CA. There are only so many people who can move from other parts of Georgia to Atlanta, which already constitutes a large bulk of the state's population. And northerners have more incentive to move to Atlanta because they can sell more expensive properties in the Northeast and live large down there.

If enough people come together and deny reality, a new reality can eventually be forged.
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