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Old 11-17-2009, 06:32 PM
Location: Columbia, California
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I had to work in Alanta last year, they grew up. Some of the men I hired were very old world/slow. But the general pace of the job site was much like LA.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Location: Central Coast
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Atlanta is very close to the South, but it is no longer a Southern city, it is full of yankees.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:34 PM
Location: Southeast
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Originally Posted by Woof View Post
I am a native Californian and live in the South ( Raleigh Durham). I have been to Clear Lake. I would much rather live in the South. Raleigh Durham ( heck even Burlington, NC) is more sophisticated than Clear Lake!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:11 AM
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by Onliner1 View Post
If a southerner was to move to California, where would they move to if they wanted to find a city (or town) that feels the most like home?
Probably Stockton or Fresno due to educational attainment.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:14 AM
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I lived in Texas for a number of years. Things I miss are Southern social graces and respect for elders. Usually when I meet a gracious and gentle person here, I find out they are from the South. People here are nice, but don't have the same way of showing respect for others. Strong community ties that are woven in with school functions and the church are also more loosely strung here. Sweet tea, good barbecue, and fall foliage ... these are Southern things that you won't find in abundance here.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:11 PM
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yep Chico would get my vote as the closest. Clear Lake would not in any way, feels more like Ireland or something.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Location: Butte County
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There is nothing southern about Chico. Chico has a noticeable mix of your far left, probably heavily influenced by the two colleges, and your mid to right leaning rural Californians.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:32 PM
Location: SW MO
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I don't think there's any place in CA that even comes close to being "southern." There may be some very remotely mid-western type enclaves but that's about it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:39 AM
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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Culturally, the closest you will come to southern is probably Fresno and Tulare Counties, and I wouldn't really consider it southern.

Because a town in small doesn't mean it has a southern culture. Conservatives in Northern California are mainly fiscal conservatives and they generally don't get too excited over gay marriage and legalizing marijuana. This is also one of the least religious regions in the country.It would probably be better to describe them as moderate libertarians. The South is a lot more socially conservative, religious, and out to save others from their lack of morals. To some extent, you will encounter these traits in the Central San Joaquin Valley, but not as far south as Bakersfield. Kern County has its own subculture.

Of course there is a lot more to it than some of things I mentioned, but since California is 2000 miles from the South, don't expect to find much of a southern feel to anything.
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