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Old 12-13-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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my twin bro lives in ATL, he's never talked about any difference and i've noticed any difference. i don't think transplants and native southerners are that foreign to each other. and there are transplants in basically every town in the south except the one stoplight ones.

Moreover, people relocating to the south isn't a new thing, it been going on for 100 plus years. most of the people you view as natives had parents or grandparents or great grandparents who moved from other places.
I'm not saying there's a gargantuan difference between Atlanta and Greenville or Charlotte. The major cities in all of the piedmont are growing fast with a lot of transplants. But there's clear separation between them and many other smaller areas in the south. I've been trying to find this map and finally found it. It's 5 years old but not that much has changed since then. Compare some of the core Atlanta counties like Fulton, Dekalb and Gwinnett to other counties nearby like Hall, Barrow and Walton. Hall is a good comparison because it's not tiny and has a city (Gainesville) with over 30K people and a few other smaller towns. In fact, the suburban development in Atlanta has pretty much reached the development of Gainesville's MSA but there's still a huge difference in where people are coming from.

And to your point, Greenville County has a lot of transplants as well from across the country but go next door to Anderson County (which I'm quite familiar with) and with one lone exception coming from Phoenix, everyone is coming from SC, NC, GA or FL. Compare Mecklenberg County with Gaston County. A lot of the metros are having migration from outside the south but it's the largest ones. You step down a tier or two (with the exception of beach areas like Myrtle Beach) and migration is much more regional or even mainly within the state.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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that is simply not true. I know for a fact there are transplants in Anderson working for the large manufacturers, as well as retirees who want to be near the lake and Clemson University. Anderson's hospital has several Indians, Arabs that moved down from Cleveland and other northeastern cities.

I grew up in a town about the same size as Anderson, and there were a ton of kids who parents moved them down from Ohio, NY, etc.

your premise that transplants are like a different species of people is odd to me.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I would say for Kentucky,

Most: any small town in the hills.

Least: Louisville, it just doesn't fit well with the rest of the state.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:23 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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New York
Most: New York City, Long Island (city, accents, etc)
Least: All of upstate basically

New Jersey
Most: North Jersey (Essex/Bergen/Union counties), Seaside Heights
Least: Central Jersey farm areas, South Jersey
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:23 AM
 
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New York
Most: New York City, Long Island (city, accents, etc)
Least: All of upstate basically

New Jersey
Most: North Jersey (Essex/Bergen/Union counties), Seaside Heights
Least: Central Jersey farm areas, South Jersey
Add Westchester and Rockland to "most" for NY
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Nevada

Most: Las Vegas

Least: Incline Village, just a secluded resort town on Lake Tahoe with no casinos

Least (honorable mention): Virginia City or Eureka - no casinos, no cacti, no flat desert, just small, colder Old West mountain towns, with VC being kitschy and touristy and Eureka being more genuinely that way, including Western drawls even on some of the younger people
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:12 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 8 days ago)
 
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Oregon:
Most: Portland and Eugene
Least: Burns, Pendleton, and Bend
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:35 PM
 
Location: North Caroline
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North Carolina:

Most: I lean towards Greensboro. I feel like the triad region probably represents what North Carolina is as a state.

Least: Asheville I'd say. A great hippie mountain town, but not really representative of North Carolina as a whole.
These were my exact thoughts too.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 8 days ago)
 
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Washington state:

Most: Any place in the Puget Sound region
Least: Spokane
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 8 days ago)
 
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Louisiana.

Most: Lafayette and New Orleans.
Least: Shreveport
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