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View Poll Results: Out of these choices, which would you say is or closest to a "real city" in the South?
Miami 23 12.50%
Atlanta 28 15.22%
Charlotte 3 1.63%
New Orleans 53 28.80%
Nashville 10 5.43%
Dallas (JUST Dallas and not the rest of the Metroplex) 22 11.96%
Houston 24 13.04%
Austin 10 5.43%
other 11 5.98%
Voters: 184. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:32 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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We hear it all the time from Northerners here on the forum....

"Southern Sun Belt cities aren't real cities because of all the sprawl and blah, blah, blah...."

Ok. So if we were to say which city in the south was a "Real City", then take your pic... which one would it be?
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The City
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NOLA and Charleston

Atlanta is coming closer these days to having the more dense and cohesive feel and may be the most (or getting much closer) because the prior two are very small from a NE standard

Miami is a wild card but just feels so different in construct/look and feels less walkable than Atlanta even though more dense
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: NY/FL
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Miami, Houston, Dallas IMO have all felt like real big cities but all 3 are auto oriented to the core and IMO could use transit infrastructure of Atlanta but feel bigger than Atlanta. Atlanta lacks the density of others but IMO makes up with transit all 4 even
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Baltimore and DC
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: The City
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Baltimore and DC

These two are never included on discussion of urbanity only when they benefit the further southern cities and to be honest as a Philadelphian I never think of anything North of the beltway in NOVA as truly southern these days
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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These two are never included on discussion of urbanity only when they benefit the further southern cities and to be honest as a Philadelphian I never think of anything North of the beltway in NOVA as truly southern these days
personally, I NEVER thought of Baltimore as a southern city, but there are people (philadelpians included...nephie) think that Baltimore is really the south. I was just in philly earlier today, it didn't feel much different from Baltimore at all...(im mad that the sugar house took my money tho..lol)
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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None.... All have pockets that may be close to a real urban city but overall none of the choices are really city living and there is nothing wrong with that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:21 PM
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None.... All have pockets that may be close to a real urban city but overall none of the choices are really city living and there is nothing wrong with that.
Yes... we know. And that point has been beaten to DEATH by northerners (and still is).

I'm just saying, which of these would be closest to a so-called "real city".

Oh, BTW folks, there's an "other" option as well since I knew some people were gonna throw other cities in there. I just didn't have DC and Baltimore listed because I just can't see them as southern cities. Just... can't.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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So they're less of a city because it's less like a cold sardine can?
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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This thread is treading really close to what usually pisses off Southerners the most. It's that whole "that's not how we did it up North" type statement. To define Southern Cities by Northern standards is coming really close.
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