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View Poll Results: Stronger identity?
Seattle 10 20.41%
Washington, DC 6 12.24%
Philadelphia 12 24.49%
Boston 21 42.86%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-07-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The City
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I also think NYC is different in that there's a concept of becoming a "real" New Yorker. I'm not sure what it would mean to become a "real" Atlantan, but if it means becoming more Southern in disposition, then that's something many northerners will consciously resist.


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Ironically, New Yorkers are moving to Atlanta in droves to live that Atlanta southern lifestyle.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Ironically, New Yorkers are moving to Atlanta in droves to live that Atlanta southern lifestyle.
More like a generic suburban lifestyle as opposed to a truly Southern one. And that goes for all the Southern metros that NY'ers and other Northerners are moving to.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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More like a generic suburban lifestyle as opposed to a truly Southern one. And that goes for all the Southern metros that NY'ers and other Northerners are moving to.
Apparently northerners love the "generic suburban lifestyle," and higher QOL that it provides compared to their native cities.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Ironically, New Yorkers are moving to Atlanta in droves to live that Atlanta southern lifestyle.
The south is cheap.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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The south is cheap.
Most parts are cheaper than the major urban areas of the North, but they are still getting more expensive as time goes on.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The south is cheap.
*looks at you location*

It's kinda funny that someone from DC would say that.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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Soooo...DC has no identity but is also "boring" because "its filled with political types"?...got it
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Soooo...DC has no identity but is also "boring" because "its filled with political types"?...got it
The DC area is a balkanized place. The AA community has a very defined identity, but that's only 25% of the region. There are non-Black people (and even some Black people) who have never heard of Go Go, Chuck Brown, etc. A lot of suburbanites have no connection to the city whatsoever, which is different from a Philly or NYC where the suburbs are full of people with familial connections to the core cities. The closest thing the DC area has to that is PG County, which is sort of the Black working-class version of Long Island, but once again that's limited to the AA community.
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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The DC area is a balkanized place. The AA community has a very defined identity, but that's only 25% of the region. There are non-Black people (and even some Black people) who have never heard of Go Go, Chuck Brown, etc. A lot of suburbanites have no connection to the city whatsoever, which is different from a Philly or NYC where the suburbs are full of people with familial connections to the core cities. The closest thing the DC area has to that is PG County, which is sort of the Black working-class version of Long Island, but once again that's limited to the AA community.
I am well aware of the makeup of the area...the homegrown culture is not as extensive throughout the area as other places...just odd hearing the same site that knocks the city for being filled with politics then turn around and say the city has no identity...depending on how you define it, DC may have more of an identity than any city in the country...certainly more than the three it goes up against here...of course, that depends on how one defines identity
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