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View Poll Results: Which part?
appalachia 8 19.51%
ozarks 6 14.63%
other 16 39.02%
Don't waste your time 11 26.83%
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Default Which is the most favorable part of the South

Explain your answers. I'm a North Eastern girl who is interested in the South. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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What exactly do you mean by "most favorable"? Weather? Economy? Housing costs?
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Up North
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What exactly do you mean by "most favorable"? Weather? Economy? Housing costs?
Everything you just said. Where are people the most content? This is just about opinions, I'm not trying to start any type of argument.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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I'm curious. Why do you only have the Ozarks and Appalachia as your two specific choices? Both make up only small parts of the South (and parts of either may not considered Southern at all). Are you interested in relocating to one of the two areas?

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Up North
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I'm curious. Why do you only have the Ozarks and Appalachia as your two specific choices? Both make up only small parts of the South (and parts of Appalachia are not considered Southern at all). Are you interested in relocating to one of the two areas?
maybe, and also I don't know the specific names of other parts in the south . Maybe you can enlighten me.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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Depends on what you are looking for Pear. Personally, I am in the South and hate it. Some folks love the South. Be specific, what are your concerns, interests?
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Ozarks, because I grew up there. The people are interesting in their own right if you take the time to get to know them and understand them some and aren't dismissive of them becuase of preconception. More interesting though is the geology of the area. Tenken is right though, there are many more parts of the South than these two! The Ozarks are actually a pretty small geographic region and extending almost as far north as St. Louis, aren't even precisely 100% southern. Heck, there are 6 different geologic areas of Arkansas alone and some of those areas have considerably different cultures and historical makeup of the people.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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maybe, and also I don't know the specific names of other parts in the south . Maybe you can enlighten me.
Ah, no worries, I was just curious about your choices.

I'm not very informed about either the Ozarks or Appalachia, but I always believed that those two areas have their own distinctive culture that is not shared with other parts of the South. I've heard that their culture is more of a mixture of Southern, Midwestern, and their own unique views/beliefs/traditions that have been handed down from their ancestors.

As for other specific areas of the South, there are so many, and I don't think I can name that many. Someone would be better in helping you in that regard. The South is a very broad place, and each place has their own distinct differences.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Up North
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I am interested in the South for the laid back, friendly people, slower pace of life, an Americana feeling. I'm from Boston, and I live in Miami but I have always loved the times I spent in the South. The only parts I have been to are Savannah Georgia and a few small towns in NC.
As a girl from a big city, I still need a place that holds education and work in high regard. I want to be able to find intellectuals, and some night life.
I want to discover what the rest of America is like and I am very interested in seeing more.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston would fit the bill for hard-working environments. But that's kind of contrary to looking for laid-back environments.
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