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Old 02-23-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I, and many other Southern people I know disagree. Sorry. The presence of Southern people in the area doesn't displace the overall feel or vibe of the place. It was founded by and flooded with Northerners from the get-go. By the time it had any size about it in the 1960's, it was being flooded with Latin American culture. That's the over-riding feel of the place now. Over 50% of the population is Cuban and a lot of the residents don't speak English at home, let alone with a southern drawl. I never thought of Miami as Southern as a little boy watching Miami Vice, Golden Girls, and Empty Nest. Atlanta was presented as southern on Matlock because at the time it still was. And to be honest, Atlanta isn't as southern as she used to be either. But I'm not arguing the point or hijacking the thread with this aside. You are of course free to disagree.
TV shows aren't exactly a good barometer for reality.

Tell me this isn't "Southern": https://www.google.com/maps/@25.7640...3Yt5bTaMnw!2e0
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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Impossible question.

You have to start with what you think is important in a downtown.

Savannah is nice and touristy, but there's little business.

New Orleans is New Orleans, but not everyone thinks strip clubs and casinos and a stench from liquor and beer every morning before they clean up (most people don't, but if you have ever walked down Bourbon St. at 8am....), makes a good downtown.

If you think that Bourbon Street is all New Orleans downtown consist of then I don't know what to tell you. I'm not going to even waste my time to list the dozens and dozens of things to do in downtown New Orleans that doesn't conist of strip clubs,stench and casinos. smh
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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If you think that Bourbon Street is all New Orleans downtown consist of then I don't know what to tell you. I'm not going to even waste my time to list the dozens and dozens of things to do in downtown New Orleans that doesn't conist of strip clubs,stench and casinos. smh
I kinda like the party wild side of New Orleans thats one of the man reasons I love New Orleans, you can go on a bender for a week I love your drinking laws and lack of closing hours for bars
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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Exactly. It would be helpful to know which perspective the OP speaks of. The answer will vary if the question is centered on which has "more to do" and which one is better to live in day to day.

In both regards, I think Savannah wins on the very narrow focus of "Downtown" only.

I totally agree with you about Downtown New Orleans. The only way it is enjoyable is if you are sloppy drunk, and as you said, not everyone is in to that.
You're crazy if you think getting sloppy drunk is the only thing to do in downtown New Orleans. Some of you people on City-Data need to stop spreading falsehoods. And stop being disrespectful to the GREAT city of New Orleans who is approaching her 300 birthday soon. Everyone knows that NOLA has the best downtown in the south, ya'll need to stop playing. Those cities yall are naming with all due respect are nowhere near as lively as NOLA and ya'll know it. As the saying goes "Haters gonna hate"
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:13 PM
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If you think that Bourbon Street is all New Orleans downtown consist of then I don't know what to tell you. I'm not going to even waste my time to list the dozens and dozens of things to do in downtown New Orleans that doesn't conist of strip clubs,stench and casinos. smh
People are so touchy here!!!!

I love New Orleans and I don't do the casinos or strip clubs. But the very presence of casinos and strip clubs and the stench right on the fringe of downtown can be a real turnoff for some. I don't consider it a plus (but I understand some people do).
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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You're crazy if you think getting sloppy drunk is the only thing to do in downtown New Orleans. Some of you people on City-Data need to stop spreading falsehoods. And stop being disrespectful to the GREAT city of New Orleans who is approaching her 300 birthday soon. Everyone knows that NOLA has the best downtown in the south, ya'll need to stop playing. Those cities yall are naming with all due respect are nowhere near as lively as NOLA and ya'll know it. As the saying goes "Haters gonna hate"
I didn't say that was the only thing you could do, rather that's the best way to truly enjoy the area. That's not hate either. For better or worse, that's exactly the way New Orleans has molded their Downtown. While there is business and hip urban culture there, it's overshadowed by the party scene. Anyone who believes otherwise is just kidding themselves.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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Nashville has a great downtown but I still think Atlanta has the best downtown in the South, not to live but from a business point of view, Atlanta is a very corporate city.

I don't know if Atlanta has a better downtown from a BUSINESS point of view then Houston or Dallas. But I do agree the ATL is a very corporate city.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:29 PM
 
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I didn't say that was the only thing you could do, rather that's the best way to truly enjoy the area. That's not hate either. For better or worse, that's exactly the way New Orleans has molded their Downtown. While there is business and hip urban culture there, it's overshadowed by the party scene. Anyone who believes otherwise is just kidding themselves.
I disagree that getting sloppy drunk, going to strip clubs and casinos is the best way to enjoy downtown NOLA. It's just one on MANY ways to enjoy yourself. However, I do agree with you that the business and urban culture is overshadowed by the party scene, there's no denying that.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what FL cities are like culturally regarding a discussion of downtowns in the South.

Florida is in the South. Whether or not it is culturally Southern is irrelevant when discussing something like this.

As for New Orleans, if you associate it as just drunks and strip clubs, you are missing out on a lot in a great American city.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Those are all on the shore of Okeechobee. I don't think he meant it that strictly...

I remember seeing an episode of Married With Children one time when the Bundy's went to Florida for a vacation. Made up town name was Dumpwater... LOL... I can't exactly remember the storyline, but they were with beer guzzling men with caps and in trailer parks playing cards and cheesily dressed women in hair curlers were swatting flies... LOL... It was clear they were trying to portray a "redneck" image... More of Florida might be southern than I think... I still don't think Miami would "feel southern" though...
If you're on Lake Okeechobee, you're in south Florida.
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