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View Poll Results: What large Southern US metro area would you want to live in?
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 29 12.78%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17 7.49%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 26 11.45%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 29 12.78%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 35 15.42%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4 1.76%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 7 3.08%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 6 2.64%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2 0.88%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 14 6.17%
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 15 6.61%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3 1.32%
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 14 6.17%
Jacksonville, FL 1 0.44%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1 0.44%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1 0.44%
Richmond, VA 4 1.76%
Oklahoma City, OK 1 0.44%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 6 2.64%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 5 2.20%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 7 3.08%
Voters: 227. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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If you consider Houston and NOLA on the coast than you would also have to consider Phildelphia on the coast; it is just as close.

Also the Fla cities are on the coast agree but Jax and TB are not exactly large per se. Neither is Nola for that matter.
Philadelphia's built-up area isn't on the coast, nor is it in close proximity to open waters. You have to drive across the pine barrens to get to the coast, and that's going through a fair amount of rural area.

Tampa Bay metro has about 2.7 million people. That's a large metro. Jacksonville has about 1.4 million people. That's a metro of substantial size.

New Orleans is right beside the inlet to the Gulf of Mexico connecting it with Lake Pontchatrain, an inland sea in and of itself. New Olreans has about 1.1 million people, a metro of substantial population, in an of itself.

Houston's metropolitan area and its built-up urbanized area touches the coast in Galveston. You don't have contiguous built-up area to the coast of New Jersey from Philadelphia. However, you do have contiguous built-up area to the coast of Galveston from Houston.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Philadelphia's built-up area isn't on the coast, nor is it in close proximity to open waters. You have to drive across the pine barrens to get to the coast, and that's going through a fair amount of rural area.

Tampa Bay metro has about 2.7 million people. That's a large metro. Jacksonville has about 1.4 million people. That's a metro of substantial size.

New Orleans is right beside the inlet to the Gulf of Mexico connecting it with Lake Pontchatrain, an inland sea in and of itself. New Olreans has about 1.1 million people, a metro of substantial population, in an of itself.

Houston's metropolitan area and its built-up urbanized area touches the coast in Galveston. You don't have contiguous built-up area to the coast of New Jersey from Philadelphia. However, you do have contiguous built-up area to the coast of Galveston from Houston.

They are the same distance. NOLA on the headwaters to the Gulf, what exactely is the Delaware Bay then? I swear to god you have two sets of rules for the South and other places. Yes the Pine Barrens are not developed, the 1.7 million acres, cant it is an international Biopreserve.. That is the dumbest explanation I have ever heard. DT Houston is the exact same distance as DT philly is from the Ocean. Houston is no more coastal than is Philly


And what are the are open waters that Philly isnt close to. Egg Harbor, The Delaware Bay, the Chesepeake Bay (the Metro touches all of these). Hell the Delaware River is ocean tidal in Philadelphia. I agree it is not directly on the coast but is no different than Houston or NOLA in that regard. If you believe otherwise you dont know the areas at all.

Question for you, does the Delaware Bay count as open waters? If so is 8 miles a large distance? One Mason and Dixon thought it to be an important piece of open water, the reason why the Mason Dixon line makes a hard right turn at the Delaware border, to preserve the Northern path to the open waters of the Ocean. If Houston and NOLA are coastal than so is Philly quite honestly, their realtionships with the ocean/gulf are basically identical.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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New Orleans - I've been dying to go back home.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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T That is the dumbest explanation I have ever heard. DT Houston is the exact same distance as DT philly is from the Ocean. Houston is no more coastal than is Philly
no, what is dumb is thinking that the downtown has to be on the coast for the city to be coastal.

you are always bragging about your tight city limits so why are you acting like both cities are similar in size now??/

Fact: Houston city limits touch the gulf of mexico.
Fact: the city of Philadelphia doesn't touch the coast at all.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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no, what is dumb is thinking that the downtown has to be on the coast for the city to be coastal.

you are always bragging about your tight city limits so why are you acting like both cities are similar in size now??/

Fact: Houston city limits touch the gulf of mexico.
Fact: the city of Philadelphia doesn't touch the coast at all.

make all the trite comments you like, reality is they are no different
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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make all the trite comments you like, reality is they are no different
Big difference.

Houston residents live on the coast
Philly residents don't.

You can whip out your tape measure and measure the distance to city hall as much as you like, Fact remains one is on the coast the other is not.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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This is assuming that I would have to live in one of those cities over others.

For me, it would be DC first, and then Baltimore. Those are the only two cities that I could actually see myself living in year round.

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no, what is dumb is thinking that the downtown has to be on the coast for the city to be coastal.

you are always bragging about your tight city limits so why are you acting like both cities are similar in size now??/

Fact: Houston city limits touch the gulf of mexico.
Fact: the city of Philadelphia doesn't touch the coast at all.
Not really.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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DFW. I only consider the Metroplex somewhat Southern, but I don't like the South much anyway. Metro DC would be my second choice.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I picked Nashville since I have family that lives 2 hours from there.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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It's interesting to see some northerners say that they would prefer to live in DC or Baltimore. Those are northern cities by all means that have been misplaced within the south. Lol.

As for my choices. Well, I'm from the south so most of these cities are very livable to me. I have lived in south Florida, Tampa, atlanta, and I am now moving to dallas. I have enjoyed my experiences in each.

Also, someone said the south doesn't have many Asians. They should go to Buford highway in Atlanta, or bellaire boulevard in Houston. Miles and miles of Asian businesses in both.

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