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Old 04-30-2016, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If you go by that map, it makes Arkansas and North Carolina more Deep South than South Carolina.

Southeast Texas is undeniably the Deep South, as far as I'm concerned; right along with the rest of the central Gulf Coast.
From my experiences on visiting and living in the Deep South, if Southeast Texas is considered the Deep South, it must be outside the Houston metro and the Golden Triangle as that is an extension of basically Southwest Louisiana. But that's me. I do not find Houston as a Deep South city. As far as Arkansas, Southern and Central Arkansas is more like Mississippi and the Delta than it is like Northwestern Arkansas. You see people in here say Memphis gives off a Deep South feel and I can see that though I think it abruptly ends once you get just a few miles north of West Memphis when going towards the bootheel. But Crossett, Lake Providence, Cleveland, and Ruston are very much alike.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:39 PM
 
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Keep in mind this map is from 1968, Florida has experienced the greatest change in the south since that time but this does show to what extent the deep south extended into Florida.
I understand. The map is interesting nonetheless.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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New Orleans is in the biggest real estate boom right now. It is unreal down there.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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From my experiences on visiting and living in the Deep South, if Southeast Texas is considered the Deep South, it must be outside the Houston metro and the Golden Triangle as that is an extension of basically Southwest Louisiana. But that's me. I do not find Houston as a Deep South city. As far as Arkansas, Southern and Central Arkansas is more like Mississippi and the Delta than it is like Northwestern Arkansas. You see people in here say Memphis gives off a Deep South feel and I can see that though I think it abruptly ends once you get just a few miles north of West Memphis when going towards the bootheel. But Crossett, Lake Providence, Cleveland, and Ruston are very much alike.
I don't necessarily disagree in regards to Houston, but I feel the same about New Orleans. Both cities have the cultural and historical ties to the Deep South, and they certainly have the landscape, but they are their own entities within the larger region.

Still, you can't have nicknames like "Bayou City" or "Magnolia City" with no Deep South heritage.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't necessarily disagree in regards to Houston, but I feel the same about New Orleans. Both cities have the cultural and historical ties to the Deep South, and they certainly have the landscape, but they are their own entities within the larger region.

Still, you can't have nicknames like "Bayou City" or "Magnolia City" with no Deep South heritage.
I don't necessarily attach bayou with deep south. More like gulf coast. Because even South Florida uses the term bayou and people have a hard time considering South Florida Southern let alone deep south. I do hear you on magnolia city.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans is in the biggest real estate boom right now. It is unreal down there.
The job market can't support it, it's basically a bunch of New Yorkers coming in a buying up property.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:12 PM
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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Have many of you folks considered that the definition of "Deep South" has evolved to something different from your understanding of the term? It's interesting to me that those who use the term appear to be from other regions outside the South. As such, they don't really understand the South. I mean, Mercedes and BMW automobiles are built in the "Deep South" today. Most of the immigration today is to cities in "Deep South". What's this obsession with who's/what's "Deep South" and what's not? Not long ago, Atlanta was a considered "Deep South". Last I checked, that city has not been moved to somewhere else north of the Mason-Dixon. True Southerners today don't think of one section being "Deep South" and another section as not being "Deep South". That's just stupid.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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austin for sure,jacksonville, raleigh, nashville ,atlanta . alot of them actually
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