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Old 11-11-2018, 04:24 AM
 
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Interesting. What cultural offerings does the SE have? I've been pleasantly surprised to find out, that Seattle has made tremendous progress in that regard, since I lived there. The greater Seattle area almost rivals the Bay Area in that regard, almost. That's really saying something.
Nashville leaps to mind. We fly in for the Pilgrimage Festival every year in Franklin. Saturday night and Sunday were canceled this year for weather. The refund money just hit my credit card. Vanderbilt is Duke with a lousy basketball team. Williamson Couny is one of the most affluent places on the planet. Itís the entertainment industry tax haven. Itís pretty hot in the summer but it has a very extended fall and spring. Lots of green space. Good airport. Plenty of educated people.

My lifestyle is built around salt water and skiing so the PacNW has more appeal to me. I much prefer Vancouver BC to Seattle but I could live in Seattle comfortably. I donít have enough experience with Portland to have a valid opinion.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Wanted to get feedback on cost of living, economic opportunity and quality of life from now to the next decade.
The best thing to do is apply for jobs at companies and see what kind of job offer they make you. If you get a good job, your quality of life should be good.

I think the south has better weather, more sunshine, and better beaches.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Nashville leaps to mind. We fly in for the Pilgrimage Festival every year in Franklin. Saturday night and Sunday were canceled this year for weather. The refund money just hit my credit card. Vanderbilt is Duke with a lousy basketball team. Williamson Couny is one of the most affluent places on the planet. Itís the entertainment industry tax haven. Itís pretty hot in the summer but it has a very extended fall and spring. Lots of green space. Good airport. Plenty of educated people.

My lifestyle is built around salt water and skiing so the PacNW has more appeal to me. I much prefer Vancouver BC to Seattle but I could live in Seattle comfortably. I donít have enough experience with Portland to have a valid opinion.
Interesting. I don't think of TN when I thing of the SE. I think of the coastal states. TN, due south of Indiana, is still the Midwest, to me.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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On top of that if you like the outdoors, there is no comparison, the PNW blows the south out of the water with better parks, mountains, a more pristine environment and less people.
I don't agree with this. I got a feeling you haven't spent much time in parks and mountain areas in the southeast.

Also, I think a majority of people would prefer to live in southern cities like Greenville, Charleston, Savannah, etc over Seattle and Portland.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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Interesting. I don't think of TN when I thing of the SE. I think of the coastal states. TN, due south of Indiana, is still the Midwest, to me.
Kentucky is also considered to be southeast. Franklin TN, one of the high end Williamson County Nashville suburbs, is only 70 miles down I-65 to the Alabama line.

Duke and Vanderbilt create pockets of enlightenment and lots of educated transplants where a person with left coast/right coast values would fit in. There arenít many other places that spring to mind.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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And yet I keep hearing about prayers before football games, people being asked about religion at work (anecdotally), and of course a lot of state policy that would never fly on the West Coast.

At the policy level, it doesn't matter that 40% or 45% don't vote that way, or that the core cities are more normal. They're not in power in those states, so a lot of disturbing religious-type stuff happens.

Well, I've been to a lot of high school football games in the South and never heard an invocation before the kickoff. And while I've been asked where I attend church, it's more of a way to have a conversation rather than proselytizing.


In other words, stop getting your opinions from a Dukes of Hazzard marathon on Nick and Nite and realize that perhaps the truth is more complex that what you first assume.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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Being asked what church you go to isn't the same as expecting you to be religious. Same as how being asked what college you go to or what you study is not the same as expecting you to go to college.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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Well, I've been to a lot of high school football games in the South and never heard an invocation before the kickoff. And while I've been asked where I attend church, it's more of a way to have a conversation rather than proselytizing.


In other words, stop getting your opinions from a Dukes of Hazzard marathon on Nick and Nite and realize that perhaps the truth is more complex that what you first assume.
It's a "way to have a conversation"? That's a southern thing...it would be considered rude in the Northwest and it's generally not done. For example I don't have the slightest idea whether my closest coworkers are religious. The question would be viewed as prying, with the potential (perceived at least) to influence their opinion of you.

As for whether I'm aware that there's complexity, you're making some big assumptions off a pretty simple post...ironic eh?
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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It's a "way to have a conversation"? That's a southern thing...it would be considered rude in the Northwest and it's generally not done. For example I don't have the slightest idea whether my closest coworkers are religious. The question would be viewed as prying, with the potential (perceived at least) to influence their opinion of you.

As for whether I'm aware that there's complexity, you're making some big assumptions off a pretty simple post...ironic eh?

Actually not, given your initial post. Holy smokes, so much stereotyping and laziness in a few short sentences.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Problem is that the only nice areas are on the coasts


You don't think it's possible for there to be nice areas inland?
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