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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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Even though I'm from Atlanta I think there is no single "capital" of the south because it is such an expansive reigon that ranges from Virginia all the way to Texas. The south is home to great cities like Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, Richmond, and they all add to the region's greatness equally.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
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San Antonio/Austin area is definitely not mid size cities. Anyone who ever been there knows better. If these two cities were in GA they probably would share the dominance of the state with Atlanta and we are not even includling Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston or Dallas
I hate to break it to you, but they really are. Top end of mid-size cities, no doubt, but mid-size cities nonetheless. This is a list of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas Atlanta is ranked #9 with 5.2 million people, San Antonio is 28 with just under 2 million people, and Austin is 37 with 1.5 million people. They're pretty big cities, no doubt, but not nearly as big as Atlanta. They are in a different league.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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I say either Atlanta or Charlotte is the true capital of the South. I consider Texas and parts of Oklahoma to be Southern as well so you could also make a case for Dallas or Houston. I would lean towards Dallas over Houston though.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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..So 2 million people are suppose to move to this fantasy area in only 10 years. A fantasy area that has combined growth of under half a million people.
This area has about 3.7 million people right now and has one of the best housing and job markets in the country. Atlanta guess what city in Texas have been rank the best city to live in for so may years. This area has not even reach the tip of the iceberg for growth. all isaid if these area was in Ga. it would share the dominance of the state and the metro pop would probably be even.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This area has about 3.7 million people right now and has one of the best housing and job markets in the country. Atlanta guess what city in Texas have been rank the best city to live in for so may years. This area has not even reach the tip of the iceberg for growth. all isaid if these area was in Ga. it would share the dominance of the state and the metro pop would probably be even.
I don't care about the woulda shoulda coulda. History is against every city to sustain rapid growth. However, this does not change the fact that there will not be 5 million people in that area in 10 years. Both Austin and San Antonio have only grown by only 450,000 in 10 years combined.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I don't care about the woulda shoulda coulda. History is against every city to sustain rapid growth. However, this does not change the fact that there will not be 5 million people in that area in 10 years. Both Austin and San Antonio have only grown by only 450,000 in 10 years combined.
Wow. DFW, Houston, and Atlanta have all grown by over a million in ten years.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hundred of thousands? Not even close since they are looking for at least 40K, but enjoy the Peach Drop!

I'll be heading out soon as well.

Happy New Year everyone!
LOL! For your information, there were 175,000 Downtown last night - and is was COLD too. I love the way you continually try to minimalize and downplay anyting related to this place.

BTW, who is "they," and where did you come up with that ridiculous figure of 40,000? I have never know the crowd to be that small - ever.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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There sure was alot of people downtown hundreds of thousands and plus the trains ran 24 hours last night in atlanta
 
Old 01-01-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Atlanta, I beg to differ. Atlanta I guess you love acting like new money. if it wasn't for the Yankees moving there you still would be the spitton capital of America. Even though you one of the girls at the dance you are not the prettiest.
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