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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%
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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What large Southern US metro area would you want to live in?

I myself might be moving to the South in a couple of months. I've already had a bunch of relatives move out there in the past few years. And I was reading that the South has the largest population growth rate of all the regions in the US...

Census: Population slowing in large portions of US - Yahoo! News

Newsroom: Population: Texas Gains the Most in Population Since the Census

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Coming from Orange County, eastern summers will be hellish, and southeastern summers that much more hellish (unless of course you're into things like having it stay hot all night).

You'll probably have a bigger house, with less going on in your neighborhood (whether good stuff or bad stuff).

There will be more conformity in politics and religion (I know OC is known for conservatism but it's actually a mecca for independents; the South not so much).

Demographic differences, too: hard to significant Hispanic or especially Asian communities in the South.

People will probably be friendlier and perhaps nosier; your take on that will depend on your personality.

Very few Southern cities have good beach access, due in large part to the threat of hurricanes.

The migration rate is an interesting statistic, and that's about it. The South is far less populated than the "North", but yes it is gaining people, which makes sense as a matter of diffusion/evening out of densities.

If I had to live in the South, I might choose Virginia Beach.

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Just one option? Because there are several I wouldn't mind living...
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah, I would choose DC and Houston over all.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Yeah, I would choose DC and Houston over all.
DC ain't Southern, sorry.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Out of all these metros I would choose Houston or D/FW over all the rest.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Probably the Texas Triangle cities. Seems to be the best area with different options. I also consider DC part of the larger NE corridor.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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DC ain't Southern, sorry.
True, for the most part, but since it's in the poll, might as well compare it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Out of all these metros I would choose Houston or D/FW over all the rest.
Of course you would, you already live there........
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Of course you would, you already live there........
I live in a smallish city of 200K 90 miles east of Dallas as of now, but yes, I have lived in both of those metros & would move back.
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