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View Poll Results: Which one(s)?
Sacramento, CA (north of the 36th parallel but in a Sun Belt state) 3 4.00%
Carson City, NV (north of the 36th parallel but in a Sun Belt state) 1 1.33%
Phoenix, AZ 7 9.33%
Sante Fe, NM 4 5.33%
Oklahoma City, OK 1 1.33%
Austin, TX 28 37.33%
Baton Rouge, LA 1 1.33%
Little Rock, AR 0 0%
Jackson, MS 0 0%
Birmingham, AL 0 0%
Tallahassee, FL 0 0%
Atlanta, GA 23 30.67%
Columbia, SC 4 5.33%
Raleigh, NC 8 10.67%
Nashville, TN (north of the 36th parallel but in a Sun Belt state) 14 18.67%
Honolulu, HI 11 14.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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Atlanta gets my vote.



Birmingham isnt the capital of Alabama... Montgomery is.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Yeah, it is. Yet unlike the other two, it's barely outside the Sun Belt; in fact, nearby Murfreesboro and Franklin are in it!



Oops. My bad. I forgot! How do I get a mod to edit the poll?
I suppose we are using the 36th parallel as the border of the sun belt. Nashville is several miles north of that line but Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga are all far enough south to be in it. That does not make a lot of sense. Seems a better definition of sun belt would be the northern border of NC, TN, AR, OK, NM and Arizona. Clearly we must add to that Southern California and the southern tip of Nevada.

Nashville is definitely a sun belt city. Sacramento, Reno or San Francisco are not. Those places are way too far north for that.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Atlanta gets my vote.



Birmingham isnt the capital of Alabama... Montgomery is.
Oops! Can a mod please edit that in the poll? I forgot that too. Thanks to whoever did that for NM.

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I suppose we are using the 36th parallel as the border of the sun belt. Nashville is several miles north of that line but Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga are all far enough south to be in it. That does not make a lot of sense. Seems a better definition of sun belt would be the northern border of NC, TN, AR, OK, NM and Arizona. Clearly we must add to that Southern California and the southern tip of Nevada.

Nashville is definitely a sun belt city. Sacramento, Reno or San Francisco are not. Those places are way too far north for that.
You forgot about Clarksville and Murfreesboro. Clarksville is north of that line but Murfreesboro also south of it.

BTW, I do agree that Northern California isn't in the Sun Belt like Southern California is, as with Upstate Nevada vs. Clark County. I only included Sacramento and Carson City because, as with Nashville, they're latitudinally outside the Sun Belt but still within a Sun Belt state. I noted that in the poll.

As for the northern border of AR, it's interrupted somewhere by the Missouri Bootheel (extending south to exactly the 36th parallel). If it wasn't, we'd have a second Four Corners Region where AR/MO/TN/KY would all meet.

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I’ve been to a lot of them, never been to Phoenix but I chose Phoenix.
That's OK. I chose Phoenix even though I've never been, simply because I'm sure it would be one of my favorite places once I went. I think California, Nevada and Arizona would be my favorite states overall too.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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I've been to all of them except Honolulu, OKC, and Tallahassee.

I like Atlanta the best. The most well-rounded, IMO. Nashville would be next.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:33 AM
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Location: Up North
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Probably Santa Fe or Phoenix. Santa Fe has character. Phoenix, while not particularly my style, does a better job with being a nice enough place than most cities in the sunbelt. Southeastern cities are notoriously scatterbrained.
Technicality aside, I have a hard time viewing anything in the southeast as being “sunbelt”. Too hazy, cloudy, and muggy throughout the summers there. I’ve experienced as many if not more clear sunny days in the upper midwest than I ever did down south.
Sunbelt to me is more of a western/southwestern thing, but that’s just opinion.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:16 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Probably Santa Fe or Phoenix. Santa Fe has character. Phoenix, while not particularly my style, does a better job with being a nice enough place than most cities in the sunbelt. Southeastern cities are notoriously scatterbrained.
Technicality aside, I have a hard time viewing anything in the southeast as being “sunbelt”. Too hazy, cloudy, and muggy throughout the summers there. I’ve experienced as many if not more clear sunny days in the upper midwest than I ever did down south.
Sunbelt to me is more of a western/southwestern thing, but that’s just opinion.
The Sunbelt covers a mass amount of land so it's a huge overlap between the Southeast and Southwest. The Sun-belt is basically most of the Bible-Belt, the Desert Southwest and Southern California.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Santa Fe because of its unique history, architecture, and environment. Honolulu obviously has a gorgeous environment, but the city and buildings are pretty ugly (and surprisingly dense with poor transportation options). For big cities, definitely Atlanta. Austin and Nashville are extremely overhyped.
And wonderful food. I've been to most of those cities and lived in a couple. Santa Fe was an easy choice for me.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I voted for Atlanta. I love Atlanta and it's one of the few cities outside of Albuquerque I'd ever consider in which to live. Santa Fe is the best out of the smaller cities and my second choice.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:22 AM
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Location: Up North
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The Sunbelt covers a mass amount of land so it's a huge overlap between the Southeast and Southwest. The Sun-belt is basically most of the Bible-Belt, the Desert Southwest and Southern California.
I know. I just never understood how the southeast got in on the party. I grew up in the south and “sunbelt” was never a term I heard used to describe it until Internet forums were a thing. Lots of sunshine was something strictly associated with places out west and maybe Florida.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:26 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm not sure if Baton Rouge, Jackson, and Montgomery are truly Sunbelt cities. They haven't seen the tremendous growth that cities to their east and west have. Yes the Baton Rouge area is certainly expanding at a healthy rate but nothing like Atlanta or Charlotte.
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