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View Poll Results: Georgia, more in common with Alabama or North Carolina?
Alabama 141 62.67%
North Carolina 84 37.33%
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:49 PM
 
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You know the more I think about it, Georgia is kind of like Texas in a way. Both have very liberal areas (Austin for TX and Atlanta for GA) which are about as different as you can get from there respective opposites (TX panhandle and south GA respectively). There urban areas routinely vote over 80% in favor of socially progressive issues while the other extremes routinely vote over 95% against them. Hard to believe these places can exist in the same state. You would be hard pressed to find any other states with quite an extreme difference. I guess in the end I would say the urban areas of GA and NC are more alike and the rural areas of GA and AL are more alike. I guess I would give the edge to AL though (I lived on the southwestern side of the Atlanta area and went to college in Carrollton so my experience gave more of an AL vibe).
This is probably pretty accurate, yes.

Athens is pretty similar to Chapel Hill, and it seems like both areas are also becoming more suburban. The sprawl from the Atlanta metro is slowly creeping closer to Athens, and of course Chapel Hill in the Research Triangle is definitely going to have a lot of sprawl and transplants.

You might think I'm crazy, but I visited friends around Augusta once, and it actually reminded me of Raleigh. They lived out in Evans, a suburban area that struck me as very similar to the outer suburbs of North Raleigh. Whole area, I swear I thought I was back home way out in North Raleigh! However, I know you might think this is crazy, because there are obviously differences between Augusta and Raleigh.

Savannah is also a little similar to Wilmington up in NC, but I'm not denying any similarities between Georgia and Alabama. However, I'm much more familiar with Atlanta, Athens, Savannah, and northwestern Georgia near the North Carolina border. The areas closer to Alabama, not so much. Also, practically all of south Georgia.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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Yeah, can't say I see the connection. Evans feels more like Columbus County NC culturally and politically. I would say North Raleigh reminds me more of Sandy Springs or Roswell.
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:52 AM
 
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Southeastern suburban areas are more alike than different across the board, aside from changes in topography. I'm not sure why this is such a shocker.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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Atlanta in general to me is more like Charlotte than anywhere in Alabama if we're talking about urban stuff.

Alabama is as "Old South" as it gets and Georgia, while it's pretty Deep South as it can get, it has plenty of progressive areas which is kind of what like North Carolina is at the moment, although NC is probably a little more liberal than GA anyways.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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Atlanta in general to me is more like Charlotte than anywhere in Alabama if we're talking about urban stuff.

Alabama is as "Old South" as it gets and Georgia, while it's pretty Deep South as it can get, it has plenty of progressive areas which is kind of what like North Carolina is at the moment, although NC is probably a little more liberal than GA anyways.

This is the truth although I would replace Charlotte with Raleigh due to the fact that Charlotte is slightly more southern than Atlanta and Raleigh.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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This is the truth although I would replace Charlotte with Raleigh due to the fact that Charlotte is slightly more southern than Atlanta and Raleigh.
Right, forgot about Raleigh. Both are kind of geared towards the younger crowd and Charlotte is less of that.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Yeah, can't say I see the connection. Evans feels more like Columbus County NC culturally and politically. I would say North Raleigh reminds me more of Sandy Springs or Roswell.

To be honest, Atlanta's nothern suburbs remind me of NOVA.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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This is the truth although I would replace Charlotte with Raleigh due to the fact that Charlotte is slightly more southern than Atlanta and Raleigh.
Aside from that (which is somewhat negligible and I think Charlotte is closer in its "Southernness" to Atlanta than it is to Raleigh), I'd say Charlotte and Atlanta are more alike in terms of being the sole dominant city of their metros, having similar economic profiles, having similar professional sports teams/climates, rail-based transit, etc. The similarities between Raleigh and Atlanta (which are not shared with Charlotte) are mostly limited to their higher ed scenes and being state capitals.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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You know the more I think about it, Georgia is kind of like Texas in a way. Both have very liberal areas (Austin for TX and Atlanta for GA) which are about as different as you can get from there respective opposites (TX panhandle and south GA respectively). There urban areas routinely vote over 80% in favor of socially progressive issues while the other extremes routinely vote over 95% against them. Hard to believe these places can exist in the same state. You would be hard pressed to find any other states with quite an extreme difference. I guess in the end I would say the urban areas of GA and NC are more alike and the rural areas of GA and AL are more alike. I guess I would give the edge to AL though (I lived on the southwestern side of the Atlanta area and went to college in Carrollton so my experience gave more of an AL vibe).
Now I can agree with the southwestern part of GA feeling more like AL but overall no.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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Yeah, can't say I see the connection. Evans feels more like Columbus County NC culturally and politically. I would say North Raleigh reminds me more of Sandy Springs or Roswell.
Columbus County, NC? That county is very rural and poor, and I don't think Columbus has any areas that are suburban like Evans. Columbus is probably even more Deep South-ish than that area of Georgia! The Fayetteville suburbs would make better sense, IMO.

Evans, GA
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5365...vAww!2e0?hl=en

Columbus County, NC
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1719...Poxw!2e0?hl=en

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