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Old 06-27-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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Los Angeles
San Diego
New Orleans
Miami

rest is equally crap imo
Wow. Complete ignorance. There is much you don't know about this region.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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How is all of North Carolina not in that color? As well as most of Tennessee. Heck, I would even say Virginia is as well, at least NOVA. I mean the Bay Area is sunbelt but not Raleigh?
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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How is all of North Carolina not in that color? As well as most of Tennessee. Heck, I would even say Virginia is as well, at least NOVA. I mean the Bay Area is sunbelt but not Raleigh?
I would think so too...I don't think that map is necessarily accurate. Most people would consider Charlotte, Raleigh, and Nashville sunbelt cities.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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How is all of North Carolina not in that color? As well as most of Tennessee. Heck, I would even say Virginia is as well, at least NOVA. I mean the Bay Area is sunbelt but not Raleigh?
While I agree that North Carolina and parts of Virginia could be Sunbelt, it does make sense for the Bay Area to be under that designation; it has the sunny, mild year-round climate, warmer in winter than Raleigh (and much of the South for that matter).

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Old 06-27-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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While I agree that North Carolina and parts of Virginia could be Sunbelt, it does make sense for the Bay Area to be under that designation; it has the sunny, mild year-round climate, warmer in winter than Raleigh (and much of the South for that matter).
I think more of the designation is based on booming growth and development rather than similar climate. Other areas of the sunbelt are nothing at all like the Bay Area.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1.San Francisco
2.Los Angeles
3.San Diego
4.Miami

5-10 (not in order):
Las Vegas
Dallas
Austin
Houston
Atlanta
Orlando
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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Raleigh is definitely Sunbelt. Richmond is more gritty and dense at the core like many cities further north, but the Richmond suburbs aren't any different from the Raleigh suburbs. Even NOVA fits the Sunbelt description, at least areas further out like Fairfax or Manassas. But if you're going to include Atlanta in the Sunbelt, it makes sense to include Charlotte and Raleigh.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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In No Particular order:

Houston
Dallas/Fort Worth
Austin
Atlanta
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco (if you consider that Sun Belt)
New Orleans
Miami
San Antonio

And I guess Charlotte (and Raleigh) are deserving of an honorable mention.

And Phoenix didn't get mentioned because I don't consider it a city, just a scattering of cheap suburbs on the Sonoran Desert floor. Having lived there, I feel qualified to make that judgment.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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LA, Phoenix, and Las Vegas followed by Abq. Texas would be on the lower end. Can not say much for the others because I have not been , but Miami looks very appealing.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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In No Particular order:

Houston
Dallas/Fort Worth
Austin
Atlanta
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco (if you consider that Sun Belt)
New Orleans
Miami
San Antonio

And I guess Charlotte (and Raleigh) are deserving of an honorable mention.

And Phoenix didn't get mentioned because I don't consider it a city, just a scattering of cheap suburbs on the Sonoran Desert floor. Having lived there, I feel qualified to make that judgment.
Why do people insist on judging certain cities as not "real"? It's ridiculous...of course Phoenix is a real city. If it's not the kind of city you like then that's fine, but to say it isn't real is out of line.
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