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View Poll Results: Choose your preferred city to live or visit.
Charleston 22 31.43%
New Orleans 25 35.71%
Savannah 23 32.86%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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New Orleans. I'm trying to think of something highly impressive that the other two cities have and New Orleans doesn't. Nothing has came to me yet. Thinking, thinking....
Natural beauty. Lush landscapes. Very nice suburbs. Beaches.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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Natural beauty. Lush landscapes. Very nice suburbs. Beaches.
I remember seeing a few more trees in Charleston and Savannah but New Orleans is hardly barren. All three places have those historic oak trees and spanish moss. The north shore of Lake Pontchartrain is incredibly lush with very tall trees. So as far as natural beauty goes, I feel like it's a wash.

Suburbs I don't care about. I will give you the proximity to beaches.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I remember seeing a few more trees in Charleston and Savannah but New Orleans is hardly barren. All three places have those historic oak trees and spanish moss. The north shore of Lake Pontchartrain is incredibly lush with very tall trees. So as far as natural beauty goes, I feel like it's a wash.

Suburbs I don't care about. I will give you the proximity to beaches.
Savannah and Charleston kill New Orleans in terms of natural beauty. No other cities in the whurl can out do those two for sheer beauty.

None.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I remember seeing a few more trees in Charleston and Savannah but New Orleans is hardly barren. All three places have those historic oak trees and spanish moss. The north shore of Lake Pontchartrain is incredibly lush with very tall trees. So as far as natural beauty goes, I feel like it's a wash.

Suburbs I don't care about. I will give you the proximity to beaches.
"A few more trees ..." LOL!

This is how the tree thing works between these three cities:

1. Savannah


2. Charleston










3. New Orleans

As Isawooty said, Savannah and Charleston blow New Orleans out of the water in the beauty department.

There is nowhere in New Orleans (or Charleston) that looks like this:

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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^^^ Ahhh.. Victory Drive in Savannah. Oh, how I miss you. I don't miss that stop and go traffic and the little hills I flew over at each intersection though. LOL (Newsboy, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about!)

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I think it's because NOLA, Charleston, and Savannah are all cut from similar cloths. A second trio might be St. Augustine, Mobile, and Galveston.
I actually thought about adding St. Augustine and Wilmington but decided against it because Charleston, New Orleans and Savannah seem to be in a different league compared to smaller Wilmington and Saint Augustine.

Both towns are gems in their own right though, don't get me wrong.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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"A few more trees ..." LOL!

This is how the tree thing works between these three cities:

1. Savannah


2. Charleston










3. New Orleans

As Isawooty said, Savannah and Charleston blow New Orleans out of the water in the beauty department.

There is nowhere in New Orleans (or Charleston) that looks like this:
Whats so unique about that picture? I'm pretty sure the other cities have lush tree lined streets too. But yeah Savannah and Charleston do seem to do better than New Orleans when it comes to the overall tree canopies. Plus they do have quicker access to better beaches than New Orleans does. But I don't really see what makes it such a blow out since all three cities (city limits) are pretty similar being flat coastal cities with Savannah and Charleston having some more trees. Actually Charleston is probably the overall best when it comes to natural beauty since it has the battery and views of the water which really sets it apart. So those cities do beat New Orleans when it comes to overall natural beauty (even though New Orleans still has plenty of neighborhoods that are just as lush) but I'd say New Orleans can hold its own when it comes to other "forms" of beauty (like architecture, neighborhoods, etc.).

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Whats so unique about that picture? I'm pretty sure the other cities have lush tree lined streets too. But yeah Savannah and Charleston do seem to do better than New Orleans when it comes to the overall tree canopies. Plus they do have quicker access to better beaches than New Orleans does. Charleston is probably the overall best when it comes to natural beauty since it has the battery and views of the water. So those cities do beat New Orleans when it comes to overall natural beauty (even though New Orleans still has plenty of neighborhoods that are just as lush) but I'd say New Orleans can hold its own when it comes to other "forms" of beauty (like architecture, neighborhoods, etc.).
If you'd ever driven down Victory Drive, you wouldn't be asking that question.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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If you'd ever driven down Victory Drive, you wouldn't be asking that question.
I have never driven down it but I did check out google street view (lol). It looks nice and lush and all but it just doesn't look all that amazing to where it is a form of natural beauty that separates it from the other cities and could not possibly exist in the other cities. I mean there are plenty of tree lined streets in New Orleans that are densely canopied with trees and I would imagine Charleston is the same. But maybe your right that a personal visit is needed to really take in the awe of all those trees lining the street. I'm thinking something more along the lines of this http://images.fineartamerica.com/ima...tin-k-ryan.jpg. That is some natural beauty that makes Charleston stand out.

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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Savannah and Charleston kill New Orleans in terms of natural beauty. No other cities in the whurl can out do those two for sheer beauty.

None.
I think New Orleans is more beautiful. Charleston and Savannah are beautiful too, but in very small geographies.

Overall, New Orleans wins, by a lot, IMO. All three are great but NOLA is more of a big city, while Charleston and Savannah don't have as much to offer.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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There is nowhere in New Orleans (or Charleston) that looks like this:
Funny you claim this, as my friend (who lives in Old Metarie, a suburb of NOLA) lives in a neighborhood just like that.

NOLA area is very lush and green and filled with trees. I have never heard this claim that South Carolina and Georgia are somehow more lush. NOLA actually gets more rainfall than Charleston or Savannah, so it would be very difficult to argue it's less lush and green.
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