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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful state in the South
Texas 13 5.44%
Oklahoma 2 0.84%
Arkansas 4 1.67%
Louisiana 4 1.67%
Tennessee 28 11.72%
Mississippi 2 0.84%
Alabama 7 2.93%
Georgia 23 9.62%
Florida 25 10.46%
Kentucky 6 2.51%
North Carolina 65 27.20%
South Carolina 13 5.44%
West Virginia 13 5.44%
Virginia 34 14.23%
Voters: 239. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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I like desert and I'm not that infatuated with hills or coastline, so Texas?
You must mean Far West Texas, west of the Pecos River, El Paso area. Only that part of Texas is actual Chihuahuan desert.

And the desert in Texas has plenty of mountains--Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains areas.

Houston weather and scenery is nothing like Phoenix. Very flat and swampy, with lots of bayous; heat and humidity are on par with New Orleans and Orlando.

San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas are drier, but still comparable with Atlanta humidity wise. Western Austin features very hilly terrain, reservoirs, and rivers.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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I would say either Florida or Texas, as far as natural is concerned. They seem to offer at least more that isn't available in the rest of the South.
I like Texas. I like Florida. But, no. Walk twenty yards in from the beach and most of Florida is just ugly scrub and stunted trees. Texas, nothing really spectacular about the place.

I'm in Alabama, which is no slouch in this department, but Tennessee and North Carolina are prettier.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Natural areas I would say Florida, like their many crystal clear springs and gorgeous beaches. Their developed strip mall places not so much.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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North Carolina, for sure.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I wonder if West Virginia doesn't have as many votes because it doesn't have a coast, isn't universally considered Southern, or a combination of both.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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I wonder if West Virginia doesn't have as many votes because it doesn't have a coast, isn't universally considered Southern, or a combination of both.
Yeah, West Virginia is in a weird position, sort of being pulled in three directions by the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Yeah, West Virginia is in a weird position, sort of being pulled in three directions by the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
As is Oklahoma, except the three directions are South (Central), Southwest, and Midwest (although I doubt it would have many more votes in any case).
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'd say Virginia. Virginia has all of the same natural beauty as any other Southern state with a lot less visible rural poverty.
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Someone sell me on Virginia. Preferably not involving their beaches because Iíve seen them and you arenít fooling me.
Virginia has...

-Nice beaches
-Shenandoah
-Wine country
-Old, walkable cities (Alexandria, Richmond)
-Beautiful foilage across the state in autumn; lower % of pine trees
-More farms with white picket fences (it seems)
-Far fewer trailer parks

While all states have run down parts, Virginia seems to have a lot fewer dilapidated structures spread throughout its rural areas.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'd say Virginia. Virginia has all of the same natural beauty as any other Southern state with a lot less visible rural poverty.
Virginia is a beautiful State, and i agree, that itís rural areas and Appalachian region are not quite hit as hard as other Southern States, such as its neighbors to the West.
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