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View Poll Results: What city is most poised to become another powerhouse of the South
Richmond, Va 27 9.96%
New Orleans, LA 24 8.86%
Nashville, TN 107 39.48%
Jacksonville, FL 14 5.17%
Louisville, KY 10 3.69%
Raleigh, NC 71 26.20%
Birmingham, AL 16 5.90%
Memphis, TN 2 0.74%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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In the image I linked to below, you can really see how Lakeland is bridging the gap between Orlando and Tampa.

Also take note of how like others have pointed out, just how developed the west coast is from north of Clearwater down to Naples.

You can also see Orlando's northern most suburbs and exurbs almost reaching Daytona.

http:// http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/84000/84737/iss041e074232_lrg.jpg
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:53 AM
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Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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You Tampa and Orlando posters need to calm down. Both cities can probably safely be called "hubs" in the Southeast at this point.

They're only relevant to the discussion if you think there are only 3-4 "hub" cities in the South (like Miami, Atlanta, and Houston/DFW, if you consider Texas Southern).
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: North Bronx
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Comparing the entire Triangle to metro Charlotte is fair game, but direct city-to-city comparisons are a bit different; Charlotte pretty much wins in most aspects when comparing the cities themselves.
I agree Its just this vibe I get from some Charlotte posters like its an offense to be compared in anyway with little ole Raleigh....your right though on most respect they(and Nashville win) but Raleigh can compete with them its not totally one sided either.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Enlightening +1. I always thought Tampa was more progressive than Orlando, but as an outsider, of course I could be wrong. It seems that I was.
Tampa is probalbly one of the most conservative big cities in the country.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I live in Atlanta and can add that is not needed. Showing off a suburb in a city that illustrates the continued decades old flight from downtown doesn't say good things about Atlanta, but that won't stop the narrative of Stick who seems to live on this and other forums with some vendetta against Birmingham.
Buckhead is not a suburb,It is Atlanta.What city in America has not experiendced "old flight" from its downtown.Even MYC was pretty bad until it gots it act together.Atlanta's downtown was never as bad as nYC in the late 80's and early 90's.

That said I think Birmingham is finally moving in the right direction but it is nowhere on the level of many of the other cities listed.
Birmingham has some charm and I do think people sell it short because of its dubious past with racism and politics.
It just needs to market itself better.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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Birmingham Alabama , Just watch.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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And I'm not sure if I would call Buckhead Atlanta an "urban walkable high end shopping district;" it's more of a new New Urbanist development in the middle of a quasi-edge city but it does have great potential.
Actually Buckhead Atlanta is built in that area known as Buckhead village which was Buckhead's own historic commercial center and it is the one part of Buckhead that can become truly urban.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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Actually Buckhead Atlanta is built in that area known as Buckhead village which was Buckhead's own historic commercial center and it is the one part of Buckhead that can become truly urban.
This is true, and I do agree.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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As for the thread topic, I think Nashville and the Raleigh metro are already clearly emerging hubs of economic opportunity. Everyone is aware of something about both metros country music for Nashville and the RTP for Raleigh. Obviously Nashville has more to offer than country music but having an identifiable "brand" is of great value.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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i don't think average person in the coastal southeastern states like the Carolinas will ever go to Nashville unless they are country music fan. Calling it a hub of the south seems like a stretch.
It's a convenient stop on road trips. That's how I visited.
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