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Old 04-04-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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NC and SC aren't similar?
There are some similarities, but stark differences in a few key areas (politics, education, economic development, etc.). These days, VA and NC are much more similar.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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no, there really not. southern california is really the only part of the state where anybody even goes in the water without a wetsuit. florida's beach communities have that retirement community thing going on.

and texas isnt a twin of califorina, that is just dumb.
does it really matter if they wear a wet suit or not? Suffers in FL wear wet suits all the time, the water isn't always warm. If had to pick one region that resembles coastal CA's culture the most, I would pick coastal FL. The majority of FL beach towns are not retirement towns. The beach culture is very present in both regions, and the beach towns are set up the same way. The only difference is the climate and the land structure.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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im not talking about the climate either. im talking about how north florida is the south, northern california certainly is not. those states really arent alike at all.
I was talking about certain parts of Florida. While Northern Florida may be the South, North Florida is VERY culturally different then SoFla, and SoFla's beach culture is VERY reminiscent of SoCal's, to say Florida and CA are nothing alike is a weird new trend I'm starting to see on C-D. I can see the HUGE differences, but to say there not alike AT ALL? These 2 states have been compared in like-ness MANY times before, like it was normal. They have some HUGE particular similarities, does anybody else not see it? Strange, I'm hearing FLA and GA, FLA and Louisiana, FLA and (insert southeast state). I think some people might have not been South of I-4 in Florida.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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no, there really not. southern california is really the only part of the state where anybody even goes in the water without a wetsuit. florida's beach communities have that retirement community thing going on.

and texas isnt a twin of califorina, that is just dumb.
Maybe Southwest Florida, not Southeast Florida. Most of South Florida's beaches have high-rises, entertainment districts, clubs, etc, etc. Often times I see threads of (Insert South Florida Beach) VS (Insert SoCal Beach).
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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I can see the Northeast Florida Southeast GA similarity, and I can somewhat see the Louisiana Florida comparison.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Strange, I'm hearing FLA and GA, FLA and Louisiana, FLA and (insert southeast state). I think some people might have not been South of I-4 in Florida.
Panhandle and Central Florida resembles the Florida Parishes (Northshore) and Baton Rouge areas. Just compare South Florida development to development in Houston area and the immediate New Orleans suburbs.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:35 AM
 
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Look at Tampa you don't think this looks like anywhere in CA? San Diego or the SF Bay Area? Look right here: hyde park tampa - Google Maps
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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Panhandle and Central Florida resembles the Florida Parishes (Northshore) and Baton Rouge. Just compare South Florida development to development in Houston area and the immediate New Orleans suburbs.
I see what you mean now. I can see that comparison. NO area has an abundance of palm trees, and I see the European influences in the Spanish Mediterranean-Style houses.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I see what you mean now. I can see that comparison. NO area has an abundance of palm trees, and I see the European influences in the Spanish Mediterranean-Style houses.
If you took the soundwalls from I-95 and put them on the Palmetto Expwy, you wouldn't be able to tell it apart from the I-10 through the suburbs. The infrastructure and development patterns are almost exactly alike. Only difference is the building materials and architectural treatments.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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I can see the Northeast Florida Southeast GA similarity.
Definitely. I would expand the area to the entirety of coastal GA and southeastern SC. This area is very homgeneous in its' appearance.
Because of the extensive movie production facilities located in Wilmington, southeastern NC is sometimes used in movies as a substitute for Louisiana or southern Alabama.
NC = Louisiana in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
SC/NC = Alabama in the film Forrest Gump
GA = SC in the film Conrack
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