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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

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:32 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Newsboy View Post
There is nowhere in New Orleans (or Charleston) that looks like this:
I don't know about NOLA but as far as Charleston goes that's simply not true.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2188+...ESFk21CLOs9EOQ

http://barbarastroud.files.wordpress...4/img_0586.jpg

http://gardeninacity.files.wordpress...pg?w=500&h=332

http://matchbin-assets.s3.amazonaws....Plantation.jpg

http://www.funbeaches.com/Charleston...ttery-park.jpg

Savannah does have more oaks lining the streets in the historic district in particular, but saying there's nothing in Charleston that looks like that picture in Savannah misses the mark big time.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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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.
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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.
Are we discussing facts here or just your bloated opinions? Correct me if I'm wrong but you guys seem to be operating on the misconception of everything further east being absolutely more green than everything west of it which isn't true. As someone else pointed out New Orleans is wetter than both Savannah and Charleston. I also stated that the North Shore is more green than anything I remember seeing in those specific areas of Charleston and Savannah.

I think New Orleans has exceptional southern beauty and a respectable amount of tree cover. It is however larger and more urban than the other two so it should be expected that there will be less trees.

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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As someone who's lived in New Orleans, there are certainly areas that are beautiful, like Audubon Park, City Park, the swamps. Charleston and Savannah, though, have huge advantages in that they have these swamps but are also close to some beautiful beaches.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I don't know about NOLA but as far as Charleston goes that's simply not true.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2188+...ESFk21CLOs9EOQ

http://barbarastroud.files.wordpress...4/img_0586.jpg

http://gardeninacity.files.wordpress...pg?w=500&h=332

http://matchbin-assets.s3.amazonaws....Plantation.jpg

http://www.funbeaches.com/Charleston...ttery-park.jpg

Savannah does have more oaks lining the streets in the historic district in particular, but saying there's nothing in Charleston that looks like that picture in Savannah misses the mark big time.



Exactly Charleston has numerous streets like this.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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As someone who's lived in New Orleans, there are certainly areas that are beautiful, like Audubon Park, City Park, the swamps. Charleston and Savannah, though, have huge advantages in that they have these swamps but are also close to some beautiful beaches.
True, one disadvantage is that NOLA has no beaches of any quality within proximity. The closest really good beaches are Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL area (right before you hit FL).
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Never been to N.O. so I would choose to visit there over others. I doubt Id want to live there though, or any of them for that matter, I guess I would choose Charleston maybe...I like the Gullah people.

Gullah are in Savannah as well if not more so. New Orleans sits in a bowl below sea level you could not pay me enough to live there. Outside of the French Quarter its a very depressing and ugly city.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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Gullah are in Savannah as well if not more so. New Orleans sits in a bowl below sea level you could not pay me enough to live there. Outside of the French Quarter its a very depressing and ugly city.
Yes spoken just like someone who has never been.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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Gullah are in Savannah as well if not more so.
The Gullah presence isn't nearly as large in Savannah as in Charleston; you really have to go out to the Sea Islands or Beaufort to see that.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Natural beauty. Lush landscapes. Very nice suburbs. Beaches.

You mean those beaches with mud colored water? Your beaches suck compared to any up here where the water is more clear and green. I was never so disappointed as when I went to Hilton Head and SSI and saw that disgusting ocean water that looked like a muddy river. Ugh. You can keep your lousy beaches.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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True, one disadvantage is that NOLA has no beaches of any quality within proximity. The closest really good beaches are Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL area (right before you hit FL).

The beaches in Charleston and Savannah are no better than NO. Have you ever seen? The sand is like mud, and the water is brown and murky. Yuk.
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