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View Poll Results: Which is LESS southern, Austin or NOVA(North Virginia)?
Austin 34 21.38%
North Virginia 125 78.62%
Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-21-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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Austin has an enormous amount of transplants from California and NOVA has an enormous amount of transplants from the NE and everywhere else who work in the D.C. area. So in 2009, which area is LESS southern?
Has it ever occured to you that half of California is in the south.. Most of California's population is southern. Southern to me means from the south. not something like cowboys. Texas is southern in their own way. California is southern in their own way. Evn Mississippi and Louisiana are southern in their own way.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Has it ever occured to you that half of California is in the south.. Most of California's population is southern. Southern to me means from the south. not something like cowboys. Texas is southern in their own way. California is southern in their own way. Evn Mississippi and Louisiana are southern in their own way.
There is NOTHING Southern about California.

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Charlotte is by far larger and more dynamic than Austin.
Charlotte has 2.1 million in its metro.
Austin has 1.6 million in its metro.
It's not far larger at all.

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Not amongst the white population. Illegal-Alien descended Mexicans are Catholic.
There is a growing Catholic faith happening in the urban Texas cities amongst ALL races and not all the Mexicans in Texas are illegal-alien descents.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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There is NOTHING Southern about California.
Definitely agreed, Spade. As CF mentioned, there are enclaves (noteably Bakersfield) where there is a "Southern" vibe (because of Texas, Okie, and Arkie migrants during the Great Depression), but this is very much an exception to the whole general history and culture of California.

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There is a growing Catholic faith happening in the urban Texas cities amongst ALL races and not all the Mexicans in Texas are illegal-alien descents.
True, but I think CF's point is well taken so far as concerns church membership in Texas. The recent increase in the numbers of Catholics (and Catholic churches) in Texas is very proportional to the rise in hispanic immigration (and a lot of it is illegal...no way around that one) and the numbers of northern transplants. The vast majority of both black and white native Texans are of the Protestant faith, with the Southern Baptist Church still easily being the largest denomination.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Austin, most definitely.

NoVA has mostly been colonized by northerners, but every so often you do run into people from the south. Other elements of NoVA are very, very "southern": the massive, ****ed-up grid system that was clearly designed by a mentally challenged paint huffer. The endless suburbs arranged in no particular order, the almost non-existent retail (where else can you find clusters of high rises and no gas stations or grocery stores?) the strict control placed on the sale of alcohol, the unusually high number of Baptist churches and the fact that everything... everything... closes at 8.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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Austin, most definitely.

NoVA has mostly been colonized by northerners, but every so often you do run into people from the south. Other elements of NoVA are very, very "southern": the massive, ****ed-up grid system that was clearly designed by a mentally challenged paint huffer. The endless suburbs arranged in no particular order, the almost non-existent retail (where else can you find clusters of high rises and no gas stations or grocery stores?) the strict control placed on the sale of alcohol, the unusually high number of Baptist churches and the fact that everything... everything... closes at 8.
I love what you said about the grid system.

NOVA totally sucks *** unless one lives in Arlington or Alexandria. The rest really is a POS.

Haven't been to Austin, though I've been told it's like Columbus only with good music. Is there any truth to that?
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Hmmm! No retail in Nova? Tysons I & II, Pentagon City, Dulles Town Center, Potomac Mills, etc....

Baptist Churches in Nova? WTF

Coldflu, Did you know that Tysons has more office space and retail than most American cities? Once again your facts are tainted because you don't want to pay your taxes. What gives?
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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NOVA has the advantage of being connected to DC, therefore it is more cosmopolitan and diverse than Austin.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I love what you said about the grid system.

NOVA totally sucks *** unless one lives in Arlington or Alexandria. The rest really is a POS.

Haven't been to Austin, though I've been told it's like Columbus only with good music. Is there any truth to that?
I live in NoVA right now and i think it is all a POS. That includes Alexandria (where i live) and Arlington.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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There is NOTHING Southern about California.


Charlotte has 2.1 million in its metro.
Austin has 1.6 million in its metro.
It's not far larger at all.



There is a growing Catholic faith happening in the urban Texas cities amongst ALL races and not all the Mexicans in Texas are illegal-alien descents.
Very true. You also should take into accounr the rather sizeable Czech, German, and Polish population living in Texas. Many brought the Catholic faith with them. TX was also part of Spain so you might also have people of Spanish descent still living in TX.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas/ Sewanee, Tennessee
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It depends on where you are in Austin. If you are in Tarrytown, Pimberton Heights, Clarksville, or Old Enfield, Austin is for sure southern. This is all old West Austin. When you head over to what the yuppies tend to call "SoCo" (makes me vomit when I here this) you have now transfered to California. It depends on where you are in the city, but Austin has plenty of southern aspects. I'd be damned if anyone not from these parts is going to tell me that West Austin is not southern. Step down.
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