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Old 11-18-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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The rural areas of these states still identify as Southern, but what about the urban areas?

A large influx of people migrating from the Northeast has influenced the cultural dynamic of urban areas in or near Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Will this phenomenon spread to other states in the Southeast like South Carolina and Alabama? And could other regions in the United States see a similar pattern (i.e. the Midwesternization of the Desert Southwest)?
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Most of the transplants that I know here in Alabama (and the FL panhandle) are from the Midwest, not the northeast.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:18 AM
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Location: Mount Pleasant
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I live in Charleston, South Carolina. Well Mount Pleasant to be exact.

I relocated to Charleston from the UK due to marriage.

One thing that I noticed very quickly while dealing with buyers and sellers and everbody else involved in the real estate business was that very few people where from Charleston originally. I suppose the UK is the same, but just not on the same scale.
It seems that a lot of Ohian"s (did I just make up that word?) well, people from Ohio move to the area long with people from the New York and New Jersey areas.
Charleston is a real melting pot of people from all over the USA and world, but I think it retains it's Southerness. Of course a life long Charlestonian may disagree.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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The rural areas of these states still identify as Southern, but what about the urban areas?

A large influx of people migrating from the Northeast has influenced the cultural dynamic of urban areas in or near Florida, Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Will this phenomenon spread to other states in the Southeast like South Carolina and Alabama? And could other regions in the United States see a similar pattern (i.e. the Midwesternization of the Desert Southwest)?
Its important to remember that the South already has its own cities with their own urban dynamic. Its not like Northerners are inventing them from scratch. And btw, its people from the North moving down South, including people from the Midwest also.

As long as the population influx does not overwhealm the local population in sheer numbers (like in parts of Florida and Virginia), the newcomers will adapt at least somewhat to the existing cultural surroundings. For example, I don't think newcomers are going to change old cities like Charleston, Savannah or New Orleans that much. Its less populated or newer areas that are more affected.

Some Northeners are stupid and yes they will try to change the South into the very same thing they just fled from! But not everyone is like that, some people actually like the South for what it is.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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The rural areas of these states still identify as Southern, but what about the urban areas?
It is not so clear cut as you make it.

Often you have rural areas that are prime locations ... near the water, for example... where the community is rural, but then a big landowner builds a gated community, and suddenly the area is full of people who move in from Long Island and New Jersey.

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Will this phenomenon spread to other states in the Southeast like South Carolina and Alabama?
Have you ever heard of Hilton Head? or Myrtle Beach? or Charleston? South Carolina has been dealing with waves of transplants for quite some time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Some Northeners are stupid and yes they will try to change the South into the very same thing they just fled from! But not everyone is like that, some people actually like the South for what it is.
I try to stay open-minded, but it is very hard for me to understand and accept.

Younger transplants are usually fine. They tend to approach the relocation like an adventure, with an open mind. They tend to enjoy the quirkiness of the deep south as a cultural experience, or they recognize that it just isn't for them. A good bit of my friends are transplants from big cities up north.

The older folks are another story.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I try to stay open-minded, but it is very hard for me to understand and accept.

Younger transplants are usually fine. They tend to approach the relocation like an adventure, with an open mind. They tend to enjoy the quirkiness of the deep south as a cultural experience, or they recognize that it just isn't for them. A good bit of my friends are transplants from big cities up north.

The older folks are another story.
Old folks are only temporary transplants. They don't call Florida "Heaven's waiting room" for nothin'.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Regional distinctions are breaking down nationwide.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Old folks are only temporary transplants. They don't call Florida "Heaven's waiting room" for nothin'.
Amen to that!
There are parts of Marion County that are still quite Southern, but when one gets down by the Villages, it becomes quite different.
Just glad I'm in Missouri for the next couple of months!
Which is Midwestern (except for the Bootheel), I dont care what someone from out of state says!
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Seems like all of Massachusetts has moved to Atlanta, all you see is NY, MA, PA and NJ tags everyday.
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