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Old 07-31-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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I would say Atlanta, It has mild winters and might have palm trees but only grown in houses and not in public. It is growing rapidly and getting more modernized than any other southern city.
Palm trees are increasingly being grown in public, especially around hotels and some businesses. The issue is often more related to drainage and soil.

There are areas (especially the Northern Suburbs) that are not different culturally from the Upper Midwest or the Northeast. I know of some areas where it seems half the population are New Yorkers.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I saw plenty of outdoor palm trees here in Minnesota today. I'm guessing that they're only out for the summer. I can't imagine how palm trees could survive a Minnesota winter.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Miami, while geographically southern, is the most northern city in the south you will get. Most of the population are transplants from the north. The other half are hispanic with some Europeans thrown in for good measure. VERY diverse.
If you aren't content with Florida, Atlanta is the other option, though it's not nearly as culturally diverse as Miami. However, it has become A LOT more diverse than years past.

As for the palm tree discussion, you can find palm trees all over the south, though mainly near the Gulf or Atlantic coasts. Personally, I've seen palms as far north as Delaware and I'm sure you can find them further north than that. (Yes, they do grow wild, at least on the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. They don't call S.C. the palmetto state for nothing)
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default Same thing in NY

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I saw plenty of outdoor palm trees here in Minnesota today. I'm guessing that they're only out for the summer. I can't imagine how palm trees could survive a Minnesota winter.
They may put up palm trees in some of the malls in the summer, even Rockefeller Center. However, they take them down in the winter. I have never seen the palm trees up at Christmas time along with the lighted angels display.

If nothing else, wouldn't palm trees covered in snow "kill" the tropical mood?
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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When ya got folx on here claiming BS about DC/Baltimore being Northern Cities when in REALITY they are in the South then that makes Baltimore, DC, and Richmond the Most Northern-Like Cities...........
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