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Old 06-30-2017, 01:11 PM
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Location: Miami
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So you think Birmingham is more cosmopolitan than Nashville, interesting...

Nashville is turning into a hipster capital and is also on the rise as one of the most desirable cities to move to. Sure it has "Southern" flare, but Birmingham would be a great place for what you seek, not Nashville
Birmingham more Cosmopolitan than Nashville? nah.

But the Southern stereotypes you hear outside of the region, probably fits Nashville strictly due to it's Country Music background, and it's large White-American population.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Birmingham more Cosmopolitan than Nashville? nah.

But the Southern stereotypes you hear outside of the region, probably fits Nashville strictly due to it's Country Music background, and it's large White-American population.
I'd say Nashville as well. However, Birmingham would come as a surprise as to those that have never visited. I've enjoyed it greatly over the years, especially the neighborhoods of Highlands and Mountain Brook. Plus one of my favorite restaurants in the world is there.

Highlands Bar and Grill - Home
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
Try Philadelphia, Mississippi (real place, where the Civil Rights Worker Murders happened in 1964)
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
Mississippi Delta region
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:54 PM
 
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Very interesting places I'd never heard of in this thread. Hope to make it out to some of these places one day.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Didn't take long for Charleston or Savannah to be mentioned in a thread where the OP said he/she wants to plan a trip to parts of the South that people usually don't want to visit.
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Makes sense right? Two amazing places that people flock to...
Might as well throw New Orleans and Orlando in there ...
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Trust me you do not want to go to those places in Eastern Kentucky, nothing of note to see.
I was just gonna say the same thing. What exactly does the OP plan to see and do in these rural backwaters? These people are not on display in some freak show or southern poverty museum, and they don't cotton too kindly to being gawked at or made fun of.

Methinks the OP has never seen "Deliverance."

https://youtu.be/hFKdAhi_yc0
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Wow...
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Wow...
To be fair, all those pictures were basically taken within a few block radius of each other. It's a development that was built in the 1970s that after Katrina was decided to be abandoned due to chemical contaminants (it used to be a land fill) and the flooding of Katrina. It is all surrounded by chain-linked fences and waiting to be demolished, hardly some typical example of urban blight. Thought some parts of the 9th Ward aren't much better but that is more due to slow recovery from hurricane Katrina than the effects of urban poverty and decay.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.

Go to Jackson, MS. Can't get any more southern than that.
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