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Old 03-18-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: St Petersburg, FL
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Anything south of Gainesville is mostly Yankee except for a few small towns in the Dixie/Levy county area. Most towns north of Gainesville from Pensacola to Jacksonville is more like the real south.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Anything south of Gainesville is mostly Yankee except for a few small towns in the Dixie/Levy county area. Most towns north of Gainesville from Pensacola to Jacksonville is more like the real south.
How is south of Gainesville not real the real South? It exists, does it not? Thus it's real. And it's south, is it not?

I think your beef is that the nature of the South is changing from what you prefer. That's reality for you.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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Even in Miami, I feel considerable southern undertones when I'm at the very southern and western portions of the county. Forget about Palm Beach County, it's definitely southern. Just hang around the rural areas there.

I don't really understand this meme that Florida isn't southern once you leave the panhandle - maybe to persons born in Macon, Georgia it's not. But to me, it definitely feels that way.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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It probably depends on where u r from, like you said Majami. But from a natives perspective, overall, it's much more rare than it used to be. New ppl coming in from foreign countries and NE states and long timers and natives continue to leave for the hills. Can't blame em.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It probably depends on where u r from, like you said Majami. But from a natives perspective, overall, it's much more rare than it used to be. New ppl coming in from foreign countries and NE states and long timers and natives continue to leave for the hills. Can't blame em.
Yeah, but where the are going is already inhabited by half-backs and new transplants so there isnt much to gain except becoming part of the problem for the natives there.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Yeah, but where the are going is already inhabited by half-backs and new transplants so there isnt much to gain except becoming part of the problem for the natives there.
Only partially true. The hills are nowhere to the level of FL when it comes to newbies. Fla was always kind of a mix of ppl to begin with. At least since I was born. But it seems much more transient now than when I was a kid. But I don't know that for sure since when I was a kid, I didn't pay attention like I do now. Which is why I'm in Oviedo. It's far more established than typical FL.

But if I go to Asheville, most have been there many their whole lives. Of course there are a lot of newbies too bc Asheville is continuing to grow like crazy. But not to the level of many areas of FL where it seems like nobody is from here and many just got here.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Only partially true. The hills are nowhere to the level of FL when it comes to newbies. Fla was always kind of a mix of ppl to begin with. At least since I was born. But it seems much more transient now than when I was a kid. But I don't know that for sure since when I was a kid, I didn't pay attention like I do now. Which is why I'm in Oviedo. It's far more established than typical FL.

But if I go to Asheville, most have been there many their whole lives. Of course there are a lot of newbies too bc Asheville is continuing to grow like crazy. But not to the level of many areas of FL where it seems like nobody is from here and many just got here.

You dont take several factors into consideration. FL is a 1. huge place. 2. very popular worldwide. 3. Has a limited amount of large cities.

It is a known fact that people are attracted to larger cities thus why Orlando grew 34% during the period
19902000 and another 20% + since 2000. The chance of a lot of people arriving to a city like Orlando and later leaving it are high.

Miami went from 1,973,000 in 1990 to 2,253,000 in 2000. Obviously there is going to be a segment of that population change that may relocate to somewhere else.

The population change increments have grown quite a bit over a short time which would cause a percentage of those people to relocate elsewhere; perhaps to less populated areas, out of the state or out of the country.

In time the demographic structure of Asheville will change as well with more people being from somewhere else and more people coming and going.

Look at Raliegh/Durham. 2000 Population: 804,000. 2009 Population: 1.125 million. Percent growth 2000-2009: 40 percent. How many of those people were from NC? Do you think they all stayed there?

How many people would you guess came/left Bushnell, FL? Lake City FL? Starke, FL? Live Oak, FL?

Perhaps you are just in the wrong areas for your desires.

I dont think the transient nature of large cities is a surprise.

Where is "typical FL" ?
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I'll do some of the ones I'm familiar with:

Sarasota: Sophisticated, cosmopolitan, artsy, upscale, high-rises, skyline, beautiful marina and bay, stupid sailor sculpture, some hood areas and the prostitution zone of 41

Bradenton: Strip-mall sprawl, Midwesterners, not upscale, lots of rednecks and hood areas, beautiful nature preserves, cool downtown, close to Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, which is the best thing about its location, quiet, still many undeveloped areas but soon to be developed

The Villages: In the middle of nowhere, Stepford-like, millions of activities, packed in season, not close to beaches
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
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Hey anyone can tell the difference between

Jacksonville - Tampa

Jacksonville - Pensacola besides that Pensacola much smaller
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