U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
362 posts, read 941,232 times
Reputation: 128

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by SWB View Post
I would have to say:

Atlanta, Georgia: It seems to be a city dominated by Yankee transplants that is very sprawling and "Northernized" with a lot of modernism while the vast majority of the rest of the state is still famous for that wonderful, laid-back, sweet tea-oriented "Southern hospitality." I think Savannah is more indicative of the way most native Georgians perceive their state to be. Then again, considering Atlanta was burned to the ground many years ago, you can't really blame it for having surrendered much of its historic charm in favor of the 21st Century.

Martinsburg, West Virginia: The entire Eastern panhandle of West Virginia is becoming "Washingtonized" to the point where it resembles exurban Loudoun County, Virginia moreso than being a part of generally rural West Virginia. When one thinks of West Virginia they don't generally think of tract housing.

Columbus, Ohio: Ohio is a state known for its Rust Belt image and cities damaged by decades of economic plight and urban sprawl. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Youngstown, Toledo, Dayton, etc. are all shells of their former selves, but Columbus has bucked this trend to become a startlingly "Sunbelt-like" city in its own merit. It is now nearly as large as Cleveland and Cincinnati combined and is expected to continue to grow steadily. Cleveland and Cincinnati are both big NFL towns whereas Columbus is a big OSU town. When one thinks of Ohio, they generally don't think "rapidly growing."

The urbanized area of Columbus is smaller than Cleveland's and Cincinatti's. The metro population is smaller as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:33 AM
 
19,922 posts, read 9,986,639 times
Reputation: 27341
New York City is totally unlike the rest of the state. Most of New York State is farm land, mountains and parks, and small towns ... and New York City is, well, it never sleeps!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:37 AM
 
480 posts, read 799,481 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMTAD View Post
New York City is totally unlike the rest of the state. Most of New York State is farm land, mountains and parks, and small towns ... and New York City is, well, it never sleeps!

I concur!

I am a native New Yorker with family in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. Ugh!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:38 AM
 
19,922 posts, read 9,986,639 times
Reputation: 27341
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1908WAGY View Post
I concur!

I am a native New Yorker with family in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. Ugh!
Which one are you ughhing, the city or the burbs?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:50 AM
 
480 posts, read 799,481 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMTAD View Post
Which one are you ughhing, the city or the burbs?

Burbs, well towns.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:53 AM
 
11,875 posts, read 32,904,313 times
Reputation: 8625
Memphis is unlike the rest of Tennessee and frankly skews the statistics for the entire state.

Memphis is overwhelmingly Democrat, the rest of Tennessee is predominantly Republican.

Memphis is overwhelmingly black, the rest of Tennessee is predominantly white.

Memphis is FLAT (like an Iowa cornfield), the rest of Tennessee is very hilly.

Memphis is home of the blues, the rest of Tennessee listens to country music.

Memphis drags down the entire state's statistics on crime, lousy schools, and poverty.

But I still love the place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
386 posts, read 1,536,597 times
Reputation: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by john_starks View Post
what about denver?
Denver is a lot like the rest of the state.

Boulder and Aspen are filled with non-Coloradans (ski bums and students) and are vastly different from the rest of the state. Boulder is maybe 40 minutes from Denver....and it is shocking how different things are when leave one city and go into the other.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
12,084 posts, read 34,152,361 times
Reputation: 16839
Portland, Maine is nothing like the rest of the state of Maine. It is the largest in the state (just over 60,000 is all) and not like the remaining 99% of the state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
1,573 posts, read 5,649,661 times
Reputation: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by dxiweodwo View Post
Atlanta, 75% of the land in GA is rural.
Atlanta immediately sprang to mind for me too. There is so much animosity between Atlanta and the rest of Georgia. And politically speaking, it feels like the two sides are constantly at war. Plus, as noted, Atlanta is a very urban city and everywhere else in Georgia is fairly rural. Even cities like Macon, Augusta, Columbus, etc, feel like small southern towns compared to Atlanta which feels more like a northeastern city (with a better climate).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
7,946 posts, read 15,040,567 times
Reputation: 4482
Quote:
Originally Posted by goozer View Post
Atlanta immediately sprang to mind for me too. There is so much animosity between Atlanta and the rest of Georgia. And politically speaking, it feels like the two sides are constantly at war. Plus, as noted, Atlanta is a very urban city and everywhere else in Georgia is fairly rural. Even cities like Macon, Augusta, Columbus, etc, feel like small southern towns compared to Atlanta which feels more like a northeastern city (with a better climate).
I just looked up Augusta and I never realized that its actually a decent sized city (by Southern standards). Atlanta overshadows the rest of Georgia and people know very little about it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top