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View Poll Results: Virginia vs Georgia
Virginia 61 47.29%
Georgia 68 52.71%
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Surprised nobody has mentioned this, but Georgia's ports (Savannah and Brunswick) trump Norfolk.
Yeah, but Norfolk actually feels like a semi-large metro with a big city infrastructure. Savannah, while charming, is rather small, and actually feels quite a bit smaller than Charleston, imo.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yeah, but Norfolk actually feels like a semi-large metro with a big city infrastructure. Savannah, while charming, is rather small, and actually feels quite a bit smaller than Charleston, imo.
Size of the city has nothing to do with it. Savannah is the 4th busiest port in America and 2nd busiest on the east coast after NY/NJ. That's a point in Georgia's favor over Virginia, where Norfolk is ranked 6th. Georgia's ports (Savannah and Brunswick combined) are the No. 2 drivers of the state economy. So all this talk about how "nothing outside Metro Atlanta matters in Georgia" is totally inaccurate.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Size of the city has nothing to do with it. Savannah is the 4th busiest port in America and 2nd busiest on the east coast after NY/NJ. That's a point in Georgia's favor over Virginia, where Norfolk is ranked 6th. Georgia's ports (Savannah and Brunswick combined) are the No. 2 drivers of the state economy. So all this talk about how "nothing outside Metro Atlanta matters in Georgia" is totally inaccurate.
I never said "nothing outside of Metro Atlanta matters." I just said that Georgia's other cities don't match up well with Virginia's cities.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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The northern VA economy is obviously strong (comparable to Metro Atlanta) but VA also has Richmond and Hampton Roads. Augusta, Macon and Columbus are simply no match for Virginia's big cities.
Loudoun County has the highest median household income in the U.S. - $119,134. In all, 5 of the top 10 highest income counties in the U.S. are in NoVa. How does metro Atlanta compare with that?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Virginia for sure!
Nova, va beach area, Richmond vs Atlanta, Savannah - Virginia
Proximity to other areas - Virginia
National influence - virginia
Education - Virginia
Affluence - Virginia
hip hop - Georgia
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Carolinas
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I never said "nothing outside of Metro Atlanta matters." I just said that Georgia's other cities don't match up well with Virginia's cities.
Georgia:
Augusta
Savannah
Columbus
Athens
Macon

Virginia:
Richmond
VA Beach
Norfolk
Chesapeake
Newport News
Hampton

I personally believe if you take out Atlanta and NOVA....VA cities are just much more interesting.....Sorry folks..Savannah is great and all (lived there a year and got over it QUICK) but overall the rest of VA beats GA in my opinion if you're not just LIMITING yourself to Atlanta
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Virginia. Better location and much more modern throughout as opposed to Atlanta-centric Georgia.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Georgia:
Augusta
Savannah
Columbus
Athens
Macon

Virginia:
Richmond
VA Beach
Norfolk
Chesapeake
Newport News
Hampton

I personally believe if you take out Atlanta and NOVA....VA cities are just much more interesting.....Sorry folks..Savannah is great and all (lived there a year and got over it QUICK) but overall the rest of VA beats GA in my opinion if you're not just LIMITING yourself to Atlanta
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Outside of Atlanta nothing in GA is competing with Virginia as far as best future.
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I never said "nothing outside of Metro Atlanta matters." I just said that Georgia's other cities don't match up well with Virginia's cities.
Just because they're the biggest regions of each state do not make them equal. There nothing in VA comparable to Metro Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta is 8,000 sq mi of land and have over MSA 5.3 million, and a CSA 5.7 million. If yall going take Atlanta outside of GA, your going to have take a lot more than just NOVA's maybe 2,500 sq mi and it's 2.5 million.

Before yall worry about what's outside of Atlanta yall got to add those medium metros plus NOVA just to balance with metro Atlanta. Georgia has a larger population than Virginia there's a reason for that. Outside of metro Atlanta is over 4 million, outside NOVA, Richmond, and Norfolk there's only 2 to 3 million in VA.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:51 PM
 
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VA has a higher gross state product (GSP) than GA despite being a million plus less in population. VA wins. Case closed.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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VA has a higher gross state product (GSP) than GA despite being a million plus less in population. VA wins. Case closed.
It's almost embarrassing this thread has even been opened, and an insult to Virginia. Who honestly ever puts the two in the same category..
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