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Old 07-04-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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Savannah, GA, whose downtown is built on the river, has basically no suburbs over on the SC side, as the terrain is partly swampy or unsuitable.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Not sure what people think, but here are a few other cities that came to mind:

-Tallahassee, FL doesn't seem like it has any connection to Georgia, despite being like 15 miles away.
-Toledo, OH has minimal connection to Michigan from my experience, at least in comparison to what you'd expect from the city almost being on the state border.
-In terms of larger cities, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area seems to not have as much pull in Wisconsin as you might expect for an area that size. Maybe the counties that directly border Minnesota are connected, but if you go a few miles deeper into Wisconsin, it's all Cheeseheads and Packers and Badgers.
Toledo Ohio has more in common with Michigan than it does Ohio! It's heavily automotive and industrial and very much tied to Detroit and its automotive industry. It's often referred to as a little Detroit. Have you even been to Toledo? It should be first on a list of what cities belong more in a neighbouring state, than the one they're in.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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Memphis could pass as a Mississippi city but doesn't really have a connection with Arkansas. There's really not much on the AR side of the metro. Sure, there's West Memphis / Marion but they feel more like small, poor Delta towns than proper suburbs. Honestly, the whole Memphis metro fits more with MS than either TN or AR
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Southeastern New Mexico is more like West Texas (called Little Texas), Clovis, Portales, Roswell, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Artesia-- not much in common with Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe on the other side of the Rockies.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Saint George, Utah is just a short distance from the Arizona and Nevada borders, but aside from the warm desert climate it has little in common with places in the neighboring states. It is a very conservative and quiet place despite rapid recent population growth. Culturally it is much more aligned with distant Salt Lake City than nearby Las Vegas.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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Memphis could pass as a Mississippi city but doesn't really have a connection with Arkansas. There's really not much on the AR side of the metro. Sure, there's West Memphis / Marion but they feel more like small, poor Delta towns than proper suburbs. Honestly, the whole Memphis metro fits more with MS than either TN or AR
Small poor delta towns on one side of the river, big poor delta town on the other side. Sounds like a fit.
But really, I would like to know what makes Memphis seem more like a fit for Mississippi than TN or AR? I'm not disagreeing with you, just interested to know.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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That's funny since most Louisianians will tell you Shreveport might as well be in Texas since it seemingly has more cultural similarities to it than to South Louisiana (plus the rumor Shreveport people root for the Cowboys over the Saints). Of course most South Louisianians will probably tell you they wouldn't mind seeing North Louisiana kicked out of the state and into one of the neighboring ones, bunch of boring baptists up there, lol.
Idk but everytime I go to the Wal-Mart in Shreveport, they're always advertising crawfish. That's how I know I'm in Louisiana lol.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Small poor delta towns on one side of the river, big poor delta town on the other side. Sounds like a fit.
But really, I would like to know what makes Memphis seem more like a fit for Mississippi than TN or AR? I'm not disagreeing with you, just interested to know.
I actually feel the same way as he does. When I think of Memphis, I think of flat riverside land, more like western Mississippi. When I think of Arkansas, I think of the Ozarks more than the river landscape even though Arkansas touches the Mississippi. Most of its cities and population is in the middle and northwest.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Savannah, GA, whose downtown is built on the river, has basically no suburbs over on the SC side, as the terrain is partly swampy or unsuitable.
Hmm, I've always likened Savannah to Charleston, though. Both are historic colonial coastal southern cities with similar architecture and foliage. I feel like Savannah leans more towards Charleston, SC than to Atlanta. That's just me, though. I been to Georgia but not the Savannah area so I'm just speculating.

EDIT: NVM Savannah isn't coastal, though its still pretty close. It's metro area extends to the coast.

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Old 07-04-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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I actually feel the same way as he does. When I think of Memphis, I think of flat riverside land, more like western Mississippi. When I think of Arkansas, I think of the Ozarks more than the river landscape even though Arkansas touches the Mississippi. Most of its cities and population is in the middle and northwest.
If Arkansas didn't have the delta portion it would probably move up 5 or 10 state rankings on every socioeconomic indicator from poverty to education.
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