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Old 08-14-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I'm going to have to disagree with you there. Seattle, Phoenix, Washington, DC, and Atlanta are all fast growing transplant heavy cities but they are very different culturally with very different vibes.
Truth. Seattle and Phoenix especially couldn't be any more different from each other, on SOOO many levels. Not all of these cities attract the same kind of transplants.

Odd that the OP included Minneapolis, but didn't include Houston in his list of transplant-heavy cities. I'm always astounded every time I go back there to visit at just how few native Houstonians seem to be left.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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True, but I highly doubt that all of these transplant cities are going to develop a strong unique identity of their own in the same way that that many of the rustbelt cities have. That's because of modern day communication and travel. Today's growing transplant cities all essentially have similar culture and vibe.
I completely disagree with you; today's Rustbelt cities were once yesterday's boomtowns. The boomtowns won't boom forever, and no, all growing transplant cities do NOT have the same culture and vibe. The culture and vibe of, say, Las Vegas and Raleigh are almost polar opposites in every way. Also, there are older cities that are booming now so you get something of a hybrid of strong local culture with those transplants bring with them. San Antonio and Charleston, SC are two examples of such.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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The Pittsburgh area is mainly made up native Pennsylvanians. I have not met many people from West Virginia or Ohio. There are plenty from those two states who commute though. Most of the people I meet living in the Pittsburgh area are from rural western Pennsylvania. I've met some people from Virginia and New York, but it's rare.

Columbus, OH as plenty of natives too, but a good portion of its population comes from the surrounding states and other Ohio counties.

It's good to have a good mixture between natives and non-natives. The Pittsburgh region is a bit provincial in attitude. Wander into small of the small towns with an out of state plate and people will stare at you. Friends of friends get hired more often than the most qualified, especially in the school districts. But on the positive side, there is a strong sense of community.

But the Columbus area does seem friendlier overall. It seems more progressive and open to outsiders and other ideas.

Where I lived in Florida for a brief time was a mess. The majority of the population was from somewhere else (can't complain, I was from somewhere else too) and in the winter time, snowbirds invaded the area. I found both sets of population to be rude and felt bad for the few natives who were trying to live their lives peacefully.

So sometimes too many transplants is a bad thing.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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So sometimes too many transplants is a bad thing.
I don't even recognize parts of the South. It makes me sad. The authentic has been replaced by tourist and hipster kitsch. I remember when the sky was a clear blue, the Carolina blue. Years later I would drive in to work and look up to see the blue gone and a slight haze from pollution.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:19 AM
 
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Philly still is predominantly inhabited by Philly-area people (or if not, it feels that way). I view this as a good thing.
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The Pittsburgh area is mainly made up native Pennsylvanians. I have not met many people from West Virginia or Ohio. There are plenty from those two states who commute though. Most of the people I meet living in the Pittsburgh area are from rural western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh region is a bit provincial in attitude. Wander into small of the small towns with an out of state plate and people will stare at you. Friends of friends get hired more often than the most qualified, especially in the school districts. But on the positive side, there is a strong sense of community.
Pennsylvania as a whole tends quite provincial and given the presence of two major cities might rank as most provincial given similar states don't have the larger more populated cities, or more central location in terms of access to other major population centers.
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