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View Poll Results: Of the Upper South states outside of the mountains, are they part of the Sun Belt?
Yes 12 35.29%
No 16 47.06%
Only parts of the non-Appalachian Upper South 6 17.65%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-14-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Just like the endless debates about Missouri being southern vs Midwestern I would say it is kinda sunbelt, just like it is kinda southern.
I think Southwest Missouri, like Branson and Springfield may have the feel. St. Louis is definitely NOT a sunbelt city, more like rustbelt. Kansas City has a NEW Midwest feel like Minneapolis, Columbus or Indianapolis.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: IN
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I think Southwest Missouri, like Branson and Springfield may have the feel. St. Louis is definitely NOT a sunbelt city, more like rustbelt. Kansas City has a NEW Midwest feel like Minneapolis, Columbus or Indianapolis.
Kansas City is at the edge of the Sunbelt as well, there are influences there if you look a bit more closely. Go a few tiers of counties south of KC and you are solidly in the upland South.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Grab some wine and head to the beach.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Kansas City is at the edge of the Sunbelt as well, there are influences there if you look a bit more closely. Go a few tiers of counties south of KC and you are solidly in the upland South.
I know you are very familiar with JoCo. Would you say that has Sunbelt characteristics?
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Interesting. Some maps include upper south and some don't. Some don't even include Arkansas at all. I think doing it by state is oversimplified. I mean MO dips further south than KY but KY is often included while MO never is. I think parts of MO are definitely not sunbelt but other parts you could make the argument for.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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Sunbelt......every state in the southern U.S. from CA to NC.

Not states like CO, MO, TN, KY, You get it.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Only North Carolina is
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Research Triangle and Charlotte suburbs are virtually indistinguishable from metro Atlanta suburbs, or the suburbs of Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville/Spartanburg. I'd say these metros are very Sun Belt-ish. North Carolina isn't too different from the Deep South regarding weather, either (other Upper South cites like Nashville and Richmond can get pretty chilly). Raleigh is incredibly humid, not Florida bad but getting there.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I think it should be measured moving West to East: Southern Cal, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma/Texas/Arkansas (Western South or South Central), and Louisiana and the rest of the Deep South states. Tennessee and North Carolina would be marginal. Kentucky and Virginia would be too far North and would be too cold I would think.
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