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View Poll Results: In 2016, which one of these cities is the most Southern?
Dallas/Ft Worth 1 1.61%
Houston 8 12.90%
Atlanta 53 85.48%
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:02 PM
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"Texan" is just another brand of Southern to me. I'll concede that it isn't "typical" Southern but people from Dallas and Houston have overtones that are pretty Southern to me. I can't point to anything unique about them that makes me think they are Western. ATL draws from more Southern states so it would be the clear winner.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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"Texan" is just another brand of Southern to me. I'll concede that it isn't "typical" Southern but people from Dallas and Houston have overtones that are pretty Southern to me. I can't point to anything unique about them that makes me think they are Western. ATL draws from more Southern states so it would be the clear winner.
That's all it essentially is. Same goes for South Louisiana and South Florida.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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That's all it essentially is. Same goes for South Louisiana and South Florida.
I agree. Southern Louisiana has a very distinct culture that is different from the rest of the South, but it's still Southern. Same goes for most of Texas, at least the eastern half of the state. South Florida on the other hand is debatable because it historically lacks strong ties to the Confederacy (the area had a difficult time supporting large populations prior to the invention of air conditioning). Miami is primarily a product of migration during the 20th century and wasn't even incorporated until 1896. That is why North Florida and South Florida are different worlds culturally.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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Atlanta
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:39 PM
 
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Atlanta is definitely the most southern of the three.


Houston is the next most Southern, yet the most international of the three.


DFW has Southern characteristics, but is a mix between, Southern, Great Plains, and Southwestern.
^^This... I live in DFW and been to Houston and Atl several times... this is spot on... I cant put my finger on DFW but it is not southern in the traditional since. I will admit, the characteristics are there in a subtle way along with the others.

**Im from NC and spent a lot of time in NC/SC/GA.... coming to DFW was somewhat of a culture shock... not just bc the city was bigger but the culture was something I wasn't familiar with. Houston seemed more familiar to me and East TX is undoubtedly southern
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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To me, Atlanta is more southern, but Houston isn't far behind. DFW feels like a larger Kansas City; it doesn't feel or look southern to me.


Atlanta is to Birmingham and Charlotte (Piedmont) as Houston is to the Gulf Coast. With that being said, the southern culture is largely visible in both cities.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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How is DFW "midwestern" ?? What seperates Dallas from a southern city say Atlanta??

All these cities are southern. Atlanta is the most southern.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:58 PM
 
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How is DFW "midwestern" ?? What seperates Dallas from a southern city say Atlanta??

All these cities are southern. Atlanta is the most southern.
The geography of DFW is more Midwestern than Southern. Also DFW is a bigger draw for people from the Midwest than any other area discussed here.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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The geography of DFW is more Midwestern than Southern. Also DFW is a bigger draw for people from the Midwest than any other area discussed here.
Do you have the data to back that up? I'd be interested to see.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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They're all Southern but just different types. Atlanta is more close to Appalachia/Piedmont southern, typical interior Southeast. Houston is Gulf Coast so its more comparable to New Orleans or Mobile and Dallas is more southern plains. I guess Dallas would be the least Southern as it has strong ties with Oklahoma City, Wichita and Kansas City as well as other southern cities so that changes things a bit.

I voted Atlanta as its pretty much the hub of the Southeast.
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