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Old 12-25-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Merry Xmas!

Florida - Jacksonville.

Jax has all the history and none of the glitter and glamour you find in the other major metros.

Jax is very southern in culture, very much part of the bible belt and is therefore often referred to as being part of Southern Georgia (since FL itself isn't a very "Southern" state)

Jax is also the only big city that comes close to voting red during elections (usually a 50/50 split) while the rest of them are solidly blue.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Merry Xmas!

Florida - Jacksonville.

Jax has all the history and none of the glitter and glamour you find in the other major metros.

Jax is very southern in culture, very much part of the bible belt and is therefore often referred to as being part of Southern Georgia (since FL itself isn't a very "Southern" state)

Jax is also the only big city that comes close to voting red during elections (usually a 50/50 split) while the rest of them are solidly blue.
Pensacola isn't nearly as big as Jax, but it also has a pretty bad reputation (for much of the same reasons).

In Alabama, I'd have to say Montgomery. Prichard and Selma are pretty bad, but not really big cities.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Really? That is interesting. I would figure the opposite since Gboro sits between RDU and CLT. Greensboro has more amenities, the better infastructure, more central location, big name concerts, etc. I guess my opinion on Fayetteville comes from all the negativity I hear from people who have moved away from there.
Take what Rwarky says about any city in the Triad with a big grain of salt. Even if Fayetteville is growing at a faster rate than G'boro, it's not by much and G'boro is definitely adding more people than Fayetteville. Your perception about Fayetteville being the black sheep of NC is spot-on. It's economy is practically solely dependent on the military, it has a big crime problem, and doesn't have the geographic appeal of metros of similar size within the state like Wilmington and Asheville. All of the criticism it gets isn't warranted, but "black sheep" describes it well.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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West Valley City, or Park City, going the other way.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are some states where they seem pretty obvious to me:
Alabama --- Phenix City
Arizona --- Yuma
California --- Salton Sea (Mecca-Calipatria)
Florida --- Homestead or Okeechobee
Illinois --- East St. Louis
Indiana --- Gary
Kentucky --- Pikeville
Louisiana --- Golden Meadow
Maryland --- Garrett County
Michigan --- Flint
Missouri -- the Boot-heel (SE corner)
New Mexico --- Lordsburg
New York --- Buffalo
Ohio --- Toledo
Washington --- Tri-Cities (Richland-Pasco-Kennewick)
West Virginia --- Wierton

Some of those are my own picks, but some are pretty nice towns, that don't get much respect. You can't flame me, because you don't know which are which.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I'd say Austin thinks it's the black sheep.

Texas really has no black sheep, but I would nominate the Border areas. We just call that Mexico.
Except El Paso, it's a promising city
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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WA - Tacoma, it also serves as a whipping boy for Seattle.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Fo CA, I'd say Fresno.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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In Alabama - Mobile
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Minneapolis. It's by far the least Minnesotan part of Minnesota.
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