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Rust Belt 107 43.50%
Sun Belt 139 56.50%
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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It's funny that the map excludes some states that the actual article goes on to include in the Sunbelt: "The Sun Belt comprises the southern tier of the United States and is usually considered to include at least the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, roughly half of California, southern Nevada, and southern Virginia; more expansively, Colorado and Utah (and all of California and Nevada) are sometimes considered as Sun Belt states."
I can never tell from that map if NC should be included or just parts of it. I wouldn't consider all of California, maybe just SoCal.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Exactly so.
I think people think of the Sunbelt and that there aren't any dense projects. But Miami, New Orleans, parts of Atlanta, etc. are examples of density in the Sunbelt. Plus my hometown of Charlotte has historic neighborhoods that precede the automobile.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois via Northern Ohio
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Rust Belt. I was born here. I still live here. And I like it here!

[....and honestly, almost everyone that lives here that I know never uses the term Rust Belt]
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Firstly, you're making too many broad, sweeping generalizations. The Rustbelt also has more than its fair share of cookie-cutter homes and some of the older housing stock in some cities are at such a level of disrepair as to be beyond repair. At the same time, there are some great infill residential projects in the Sunbelt as well as older housing that has been preserved and rehabbed.
Good point. To me, there's nothing uglier than old, worn out siding on a home.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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Rust belt, by far. I can hardly take weather hotter than 80 degrees. I hate lots of snow, but I love the four seasons and an actual WHITE Christmas. Also, Rustbelt is gritty, has amazing old-world architecture, awesome music, stronger sense of community, and is more inspiring than a plain old beached out town with drunken college kids or shallow blonde barbies.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Rust Belt. I was born here. I still live here. And I like it here!

[....and honestly, almost everyone that lives here that I know never uses the term Rust Belt]
I agree. I think the term "Rust Belt" is mostly used by people in the so-called "Sun Belt" who hope to embellish the reputation of their region by name comparison.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I agree. I think the term "Rust Belt" is mostly used by people in the so-called "Sun Belt" who hope to embellish the reputation of their region by name comparison.
I agree as well.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:06 AM
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I agree. I think the term "Rust Belt" is mostly used by people in the so-called "Sun Belt" who hope to embellish the reputation of their region by name comparison.
I also agree with this......
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I agree. I think the term "Rust Belt" is mostly used by people in the so-called "Sun Belt" who hope to embellish the reputation of their region by name comparison.
I really don't agree at all. Nobody I know has ever used the term "Rust Belt" to describe the region. They just say "up North" usually.

I honestly think the term was coined by the media.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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....and honestly, almost everyone that lives here that I know never uses the term Rust Belt
Maybe it depends on where you're located, but many around here embrace the name Rust Belt. (i.e. Rust Belt Brewing Company (http://rustybrew.blogspot.com/ - broken link) )
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