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Old 11-12-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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My observation from having lived in both the PNW and the Midwest. There is definitely intolerance in both. It just manifests itself differently.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: US
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Southern cities are generally more segregated than PNW and the bad parts of town are REALLY bad. You just can't compare the the neighborhoods of South Dallas, or North Charlotte to North or SE Portland and South Seattle.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I live in the PNW. I really like it here. I would never, ever live in the South.

Nor would I go back to The Midwest.

In many ways, I feel as if Iíve found my true home. If you can find a spot that feels that way to you, you should live there if you can.

I am not philosophically at home in the South.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: US
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Pacific Northwest. I don't know why, but Seattle, which I used to visit on month long vacations annually, qlways gave me a very Texas/DFW vibe.
This is the most unusual comparison I've ever heard! This is like comparing Alaska to Hawaii.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Climate wise I'm not sure either region wins. Much of the PNW is overcast and drizzle for 6 months vs the Southeast's 6 months of hot and humid weather.

Also the COL argument is starting to not hold up anymore. Good areas in Nashville and Atlanta are getting becoming nearly the same price as good areas in the PNW (excluding Seattle Proper). Also much of the South's housing stock is cheap tract homes or older decrepit homes; many of which are in either bad crime and school districts. That just brings the median cost of homes way down.
I don't think this is true.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Philly
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At least the Pacific Northwest has two decently urban cities: Seattle and Portland. The Southeast doesn't have any cities that have a good urban form. I could easily see myself living in South Lake Union or Capitol Hill than in the suburban cities of the Southeast. The conservatism of the South is also a HUGE turn-off.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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This is the most unusual comparison I've ever heard! This is like comparing Alaska to Hawaii.
As I mentioned, it might be because of the suburban parts of the metros I have spent years in, cumulatively since I was very young. People in both come off as very genuinely kind, honest, tolerant and accepting, and considerate. Some may say this is how suburban life is everywhere, but it is different from what I have experienced in suburban parts of LA, the Bay Area, and Boston, among many other metros which I don't feel I have spent enough time in to make a strong judgment on in this regard. Not to say people there are worse, just different with seemingly different priorities and overall attitudes.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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What does Christmas have to do with religion? It's only slightly more religious than New Year's. For example it's the biggest holiday of the year to me. I don't care if people say merry Christmas, though happy holidays is obviously easier.

This is a great thread...the defenders of the South are arguing against each other. It's not different! It's ok to be different!

As for that assumption of christianity, it's not true in my blue Northwest city. And that's what I'm talking about. .
Are you Christian? Because I'm not and just as many people assumed I was when I lived in the PNW as anyplace in the Midwest. I got the same, "What are you doing for Christmas?"
"What did you get for Christmas? " "Are you going back East to see your family for Christmas?"

People in this country are predominately Christian. Most assume everyone is Christian without giving it a second thought. This happens everywhere. I was even asked not what church did I go to when I lived in Portland but I can remember a couple of times when I was asked if I go to church.

But what's the big deal? I never thought anything of it in either region.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Did you miss the part about Christmas not being a religious holiday?
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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Good point! I also prefer to live where I can be active outdoors in the summer, rather than having to hide out indoors with the A/C. But there may be pockets in the SE, up in the mountains, that don't get so hot, IDK. Still, in the NW, you can have a good climate AND be on the coast, within easy proximity of water sports, beach walks, etc., AND be close to the mountains, too, for hiking.
But the South has warmer waters to make those water activities more enjoyable.
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