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Old 11-08-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Which region would you place Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach? I have heard some people debate the area is more like DC, Baltimore/Maryland/Delaware than like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Charlotte as far as lifestyle, accents, etc. What do yall think? Many military people I meet from the south (Alabama, Tennessee, etc) have told me that they don't feel this area is southern to them. Some have even commented they believe VA is the north. The military people/transplants I meet from the north (NY, Philly, Boston) tell me they believe they are in the south.

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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To me, it's Southern. But it does have a lot of military transplants, so it's like a hybrid Southern.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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The area is too transient to really say
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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I am from Charlotte and to me the area feels more like a mid-atlantic city than it does Charlotte or even Raleigh. Part of that might be that it's on the coast but I've been to Wilmington and it doesn't feel like Wilmington either. Never been to outer banks but I think that would be the closest comparison moreso than DC or Bmore.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The area is too transient to really say
Atlanta is highly transient and it still feels Southern to me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Atlanta is transient but I feel like the Hampton roads are on another level with it being a military town.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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To me, VA and half of coastal NC is Mid-Atlantic. Coastal VA is definitely Mid-Atlantic along with the Northern VA part of the state. That's just me though.

Regarding this "Southern" thing, VA is in the South so it really doesn't matter what someone from the deeper areas of the South think/feel (VA came before your state). The coastal Atlantic areas do have a different culture from the coastal gulf which are differ from the mountain areas which differ from the Piedmont and so on.

But yeah, the Tidewater area is Mid-Atlantic.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Aside from a lot of transplants, how exactly does the area feel mid-Atlantic?
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C. all day
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Southern....
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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Feel? You may not like this answer but I'm looking at it on the map and it's in the middle. Back to the feeling thing, that question caught me off guard because I been up there before C-D and never really took the time to think about how a place felt. Next time I head to that area, I'll try to have that analytical mindset. Sorry, I couldn't even tell you how FLA, OH, and NY felt and I've been to those states numerous times (having a good time overrides analyzing).
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