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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, 10:30 AM
 
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While all of these cities are cosmopolitan and their Southern heritage is diluted due to the influx of transplants, which one has remained the most culturally Southern as of 2016?
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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It's always been Atlanta and still is IMO.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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All these cities are southern, but for the most, Atlanta
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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I still feel like Dallas and Houston are more "Texan" than can be just lumped in as southern cities. Obviously "Texan" culture has Southern roots/influences, but it's never been in lock step completely with the traditional south. Southern culture tends to be viewed by the mainstream as the colonial slave colonies, along with the deep south MS, AL, LA. Texas is more transitional between "the South", and Desert Southwest. I don't think they really even compare historically. Atlanta has always been located in the heart of the south. Grouping the cities in this way would appear that the OP has an impression that they were all very southern at one point. I don't think that's an impression shared by the majority. Dallas and Houston feel more "Sun-Beltish" than anything.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Atlanta is the most "typically" Southern of these three cities, but Houston has the landscape most associated with the Deep South (i.e. live oaks with spanish moss).
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:01 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
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:40 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.
For the most part agree with this, however what is Great Plains culture? The Great Plains are split culturally between Oklahoma which is very Southern and Kansas northward which is more Midwestern.

I think Dallas itself isn't very Southern, mostly because of its cultural diversity. However, you don't have to go very far outside of Dallas proper in any direction and it does get more Southern, even within the Metroplex.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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For the most part agree with this, however what is Great Plains culture? The Great Plains are split culturally between Oklahoma which is very Southern and Kansas northward which is more Midwestern.

I think Dallas itself isn't very Southern, mostly because of its cultural diversity. However, you don't have to go very far outside of Dallas proper in any direction and it does get more Southern, even within the Metroplex.
Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta are all culturally diverse. I don't think that negates being Southern or not though.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:58 PM
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I still feel like Dallas and Houston are more "Texan" than can be just lumped in as southern cities. Obviously "Texan" culture has Southern roots/influences, but it's never been in lock step completely with the traditional south. Southern culture tends to be viewed by the mainstream as the colonial slave colonies, along with the deep south MS, AL, LA. Texas is more transitional between "the South", and Desert Southwest. I don't think they really even compare historically. Atlanta has always been located in the heart of the south. Grouping the cities in this way would appear that the OP has an impression that they were all very southern at one point. I don't think that's an impression shared by the majority. Dallas and Houston feel more "Sun-Beltish" than anything.
I agree with this...

Texas, of course is Southern if we're talking about location, that's definite. But outside of that, I don't think the major Texas cities are comparable to the others within MS, AL, LA, GA, and SC; I mean yeah, Southern culture is diverse in it's own right, but they're still not cohesive with the other cities within the South. I also think in terms of Afro-American culture, they're not really comparable in that category either, maybe Houston, but it's not significant historically.
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