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Unread 04-26-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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Default Florida's Southern Cities

Just wondering, what are considered to be the most Southern city in Florida, in terms of accents, culture, 'feel', etc? I'm sure they exist. My knowledge of FL is mostly Miami, WPB, Ft. Lauderdale, and the rest of SE Florida. I've lived in Orlando for a year, so know a tad about Central FL, and NONE of these places mentioned are Southern really at all...try finding sweet tea even in Orlando! My knowledge of ANYTHING North of Orlando is very small, so I'm probably just missing them. Pensacola? Tallahassee? Gainesville? Thank you!
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Unread 04-27-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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There is a big difference between north Florida and south Florida. The area from Gainesville north and then west to Pensacola has a culture more typical of the South. Try places like Madison, Live oak, Monticello, Marianna or some of the bigger cities like Tallahassee or Pensacola.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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Smile My Florida

I was born in Daytona Beach. When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, Florida then was very much the old south, (this was pre Martin Luther King and his marches.) We were still under segregation. I never went to school with African American children. The black folks lived on the west side of the railroad tracks, the white people on the east. Of course that's all changed now, probably for the best. Remnents of the old south remain in north Florida, especially as one get closer to the Georgia line.
Carolyn Kingsley
author of The Citrus Baron
A family saga of old Florida
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Unread 04-27-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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pretty much north of orlando i'd say.
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Unread 04-28-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the south
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north of central florida
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Unread 05-02-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Gainesville
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Micanopy is south of Gainesville--perhaps that's the southern-most Southern city?
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Unread 05-02-2007, 09:55 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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Anything along the I-10 corridor will get you a "Southern" feeling!
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Unread 09-19-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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there are plenty of southern towns south of orlando, lake whales, sebring, groveland, clermont, auborndale, just to name a few
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Unread 09-19-2009, 03:46 AM
 
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there are plenty of southern towns south of orlando, lake whales, sebring, groveland, clermont, auborndale, just to name a few
I think you ment Lake wales, Sebring, Groveland, Clermont and Auburndale.

To add to Lakeland, Avon Park, Zolfo Springs, Arcadia, Hanes City, Fort Meade, Nocatee, fort Ogden and Punta Gorda.
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Unread 09-19-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Anywhere in the Panhandle outside of Tallahassee and Ft. Walton Beach.
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