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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

 
 
Old 01-10-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Baltimore, it's the least southern of those.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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Atlanta DC or Dallas
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I'd like to give Miami a try as it seems like a half-step towards living in a foreign country.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Since I love having access to the beach, I'd probably pick Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Being from L.A., I like the Latin influence! It looks like a fun/active place to potentially live (for a while).

I've enjoyed the time I've spent in Atlanta as well, but lack of coastal proximity is an issue for me.

Austin and San Antonio, while great cities that I enjoy visiting, feel a little too "small-town" for my taste, and I'm not a big fan of Houston, Dallas, or Orlando.

DC is great but I don't think of it as "Southern".
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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DC is great but I don't think of it as "Southern".

This colored map here shows that DC, VA, MD are all Southern...At a Glance Tables
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: D.C. all day
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Its no way in hell DC or Bmore is in the south.........
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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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.
Yes pleasantly surprised by Atlanta, Houston and Dallas for their up and coming Asian-American presence..not the West Coast, but still has more presence than one from somewhere else (like me coming fr CA) may think
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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Its no way in hell DC or Bmore is in the south.........

Thats what this map shows - At a Glance Tables
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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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.
D/FW is indeed Southern, but not "Deep South" like New Orleans & Atlanta.

The D/FW Metroplex is at the crossroads of the South/Southwest both geographically & culturally.

It doesn't share much in common with the Southeastern US geographically or culturally.

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Thats what this map shows - At a Glance Tables
Whether the BLS definition of the "South" region of the USA is sufficient to call a city "Southern" is highly debatable on these forums. Which probably says more about the people here than about geographic terminology.
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D/FW is indeed Southern, but not Deep South like New Orleans & Atlanta.

The D/FW Metroplex is at the crossroads of the greater South/Southwest.
I'd actually say it's a three way crossroads, with Midwestern influences as well.
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