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Old 03-30-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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which is it?
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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Scenic: New Orleans

Ugly: Birmingham
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'd be interested to hear that any city, anywhere in the US, people call "scenic." I think it's a contradiction in terms. Who moves to a big city for scenery?

Unless, you are using city/town interchangeably...
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA; St. Croix, USVI
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I would interpret "scenic" cities to be those that I enjoy walking around in and drinking in the beauty and historic character of its' neighborhoods. Just about every city has neighborhoods in which you can do that. However, cities in the South that I find exceptional in this area are:

Charleston (downtown)
Savannah (downtown)
New Orleans (French Quarter, Garden District, Uptown)
Miami Beach (South Beach, Lincoln Rd)
Richmond (Monument Ave, The Fan)
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Scenic: New Orleans

Ugly: Birmingham
What? Did you drive through on the Interstate or something? Outside of the industrial district, Birmingham is a beautiful city, particularly right now. When we came down here for my job interview, we just had no idea what a great town it was.

Now, to answer the OP, I would say that Chattanooga, Asheville, downtown Savannah, and Charleston surely deserve consideration.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA; St. Croix, USVI
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What? Did you drive through on the Interstate or something? Outside of the industrial district, Birmingham is a beautiful city, particularly right now. When we came down here for my job interview, we just had no idea what a great town it was.

Now, to answer the OP, I would say that Chattanooga, Asheville, downtown Savannah, and Charleston surely deserve consideration.
Particularly the Southside. Mountain Brook is one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the U.S.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Scenic: Savannah
Ugly: New Orleans
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:50 AM
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I have been to Savannah and Charleston, but the prettiest city I have ever seen is Charlotte. Not necessarily downtown, but just take a drive through the neighborhoods. You could spend a day or a week exploring the beautiful lawns and flowering trees.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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thanks, I think I will google street map some of these cities
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Scenic: New Orleans

Ugly: New Orleans
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