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View Poll Results: Best States in the South for Living
Alabama 2 5.26%
Arkansas 6 15.79%
Delaware 5 13.16%
Florida 8 21.05%
Georgia 6 15.79%
Kentucky 4 10.53%
Louisiana 2 5.26%
Maryland 8 21.05%
Mississippi 4 10.53%
North Carolina 8 21.05%
Oklahoma 3 7.89%
South Carolina 1 2.63%
Tennessee 4 10.53%
Texas 10 26.32%
Virginia 6 15.79%
West Virginia 3 7.89%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Which are the best states in the South to live in terms of quality of life, big city amenties and activities to enjoy, good quality of education, and stability of state economy along with southern hospitality and its attractiveness/beauty? And Why?

For those who ever visit or travel throughout the South, please feel free to comment on your experiences and maybe rank the states in order from the best to the worst.

 
Old 01-15-2011, 11:53 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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the dmv area is the clear winner based on your criteria, IMHO.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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The best is obviously the northern DE area.. Wilmington.

Best part of the south!
 
Old 01-16-2011, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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DMV (DE, MD, & VA) does benefit greatly from being near D.C.

If you have no other choices but to relocate to the Deep South for job transfer, which ones do you think you are more likely to choose?

Mine is listed below in no specific order:

Northern VA-Maryland
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Knoxville, TN (Great Smaller College Town)
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Austin, TX
 
Old 01-16-2011, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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Texas.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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The DMV area is not the south. No southern culture nowadays. You don't get southern culture overall until the Carolinas and in the rural areas of Virginia.

If you want southern culture, than I would say the best city is Charleston, South Carolina. Good school system in the Mount Pleasant area, plenty to do, great quality of life, safe, and amazing southern low country food!
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Wow, Arkansas is in second ahead of Florida and Georgia
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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I don't consider Delaware or DC the South, so the highest honor would go to Texas (for Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso) and then Georgia (for Atlanta).
 
Old 01-16-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Arkansas
 
Old 01-16-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Originally Posted by the southern gentleman View Post
The DMV area is not the south. No southern culture nowadays. You don't get southern culture overall until the Carolinas and in the rural areas of Virginia.

If you want southern culture, than I would say the best city is Charleston, South Carolina. Good school system in the Mount Pleasant area, plenty to do, great quality of life, safe, and amazing southern low country food!
I agree with you that DMV doesn't feel southern. However, it's still in the South since it's south of the Mason-Dixie Line and also based on the region.

The Northeast region starts north of MD-DE from PA-NJ up to Maine.

I must admit Charleston Metro Area in SC was gorgeous when I visited there!
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