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Old 08-21-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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It's not so much an issue of where people want to live as it is what opportunities are available, and Littld Rock simply has more. The only advantage Augusta has is its proximity to much more advanced cities.
LOL. That's what I'm saying. Augusta and Macon are more New South because of their proximity to ATL and the fact that are in Georgia.

 
Old 08-21-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LOL. That's what I'm saying. Augusta and Macon are more New South because of their proximity to ATL and the fact that are in Georgia.
That's not how it works though. A city can't be New South based on location alone.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Georgia as a whole is the New South based on the popularity of ATL. At the end of many tv shows there is a logo that says Georgia. No other Southern state has that. No way NWA or Arkansas are on the same level as Georgia.
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LOL. That's what I'm saying. Augusta and Macon are more New South because of their proximity to ATL and the fact that are in Georgia.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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lol i believe Mutiny77 is correct, for example in Texas Austin,Houston and Dallas may be considered "New South" but I doubt a place like say Galveston is New South just my opinion
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I live in Georgia and Savannah,Macon and Augusta have plenty of transplants. When I lived in Mississippi that was not the case. I've seen way more "New South" in Georgia than Mississippi. Biloxi/Gulfport is a nice area but Savannah is more "New South." If somebody from Boston says "I'm moving to NWA." His friends will say "WTF is In Arkansas? Nobody wants to live In Arkansas... because it's Arkansas." However, if they say that they're moving to Virginia it's more acceptable because it's known as a "New South" state. Regardless of what cities are in it.



Give it up this man/woman does not know what new south means LOL
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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lol i believe Mutiny77 is correct, for example in Texas Austin,Houston and Dallas may be considered "New South" but I doubt a place like say Galveston is New South just my opinion
Well Galveston is part of the Houston metro and it is certainly more socially liberal than other southern cities of similar size. It isn't even an evangelical town. Catholics dominate.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Well lets use Georgia, Atlanta is New South to most but Savannah isn't is that a better example.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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Austin, Atlanta come to mind. Maybe even Raleigh.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Austin, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte come to mind when i hear New South
Right. I'd say Greenville, SC = New South as well since development has been recent. New South just means recent development to me, not parts of the South that have seen less development in recent years.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As others have said, "New South" was a term originally used shortly after the Civil War to try to describe certain areas of the South that were more progressive, business friendly, and often industrial/manufacturing oriented. The term was meant to distinguish them from the old, antebellum South. Atlanta and Birmingham were two of the major New South cities.

As times changed, the importance of industry and manufacturing has declined. So these days when people say New South they tend to refer to the growing cities and metros that are in general growing, have a higher average educational attainment, are generally a bit more progressive and have an economy more focused on professional services and high tech. The poster children are places like Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh, as well as some smaller cities like Huntsville. Some people include Texas cities like Austin and Houston. Places with a more historical nature (New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah) also often have many of the same characteristics, but are often excluded from term "New South" b/c part of their appeal lies in their historical, old south character.
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