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Old 08-07-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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It's not the south. Get over it.
Well, even if you argue that the city of DC is not part of the south, several million of the DC-Baltimore CSA's residents live in northern Virginia. I suppose you could argue that NOVA isn't "the south" either, but then you've started to slice away at what used to be considered the "core" south.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Well, even if you argue that the city of DC is not part of the south, several million of the DC-Baltimore CSA's residents live in northern Virginia. I suppose you could argue that NOVA isn't "the south" either, but then you've started to slice away at what used to be considered the "core" south.
Most people would agree that Northern Virgina is nothing like the rest of the state. This is a direct result of people moving there from Washington DC over the last several decades and also people moving there from around the country who want to live in the suburbs but be in close proximity to Washington DC.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Well, even if you argue that the city of DC is not part of the south, several million of the DC-Baltimore CSA's residents live in northern Virginia. I suppose you could argue that NOVA isn't "the south" either, but then you've started to slice away at what used to be considered the "core" south.
NOVA is the border of the south. The south begins just north of Richmond.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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If NOVA/DC isn't part of "the south," I don't think DFW could be considered truly "southern" either (at least by those standards), and perhaps not even Houston. And Miami would be out of the question entirely...
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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If NOVA/DC isn't part of "the south," I don't think DFW could be considered truly "southern" either (at least by those standards), and perhaps not even Houston. And Miami would be out of the question entirely...
I agree!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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If NOVA/DC isn't part of "the south," I don't think DFW could be considered truly "southern" either (at least by those standards), and perhaps not even Houston. And Miami would be out of the question entirely...
You are getting way too carried away here. Miami, Houston, and Dallas are all in the deep south so why would they not be southern cities. Washington DC on the other hand is at the very least debatable. If you actually had visited DC I don't think you would be saying all of this. The city fits in perfectly within the Northeast corridor.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If NOVA/DC isn't part of "the south," I don't think DFW could be considered truly "southern" either (at least by those standards), and perhaps not even Houston. And Miami would be out of the question entirely...
Then you haven't been to Houston, Dallas, or Miami.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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I've been to all three... how would a place like Miami be any more "southern" than DC or Northern Virginia? At least northern Virginia has all those Civil War battle sites; Miami has nothing of the sort.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I've been to all three... how would a place like Miami be any more "southern" than DC or Northern Virginia? At least northern Virginia has all those Civil War battle sites; Miami has nothing of the sort.
By talking to the people of Miami. Not the transplants. Talk to the people of DC, do they think they are southern?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Probably Houston because it pretty much already is
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