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View Poll Results: Which is the capitol of the New South?and why?
Richmond 6 5.26%
New Orleans 2 1.75%
Birmingham 2 1.75%
Atlanta 71 62.28%
Dallas 8 7.02%
Houston 13 11.40%
Miami 3 2.63%
Nashville 2 1.75%
Charlotte 3 2.63%
Tampa 1 0.88%
Memphis 3 2.63%
Louisville 0 0%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I dont want to be biased so im just gonna be honest.I am a fan of Atlanta.Bad,good and ugly.I've traveled and lived the world over.In discussion about best cities or bad cities,overated cities etc.Atlanta seems to get some of the most hateful post on here because the inhabitants tend to be "bragadocious".Now i know Atlanta well enough to know that you either love it or hate it.My question is what do you have to have at least in North American cities to be considered great?Is it Finance,Romance,Population,Shopping,Culture(who's culture?)Monuments,Architecture,Restaurants,Politi cs,etc..?I really want to know.And what city would you consider the capital of the South?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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there really is no capital of the south...but the big contenders would be atlanta, houston, dallas and miami...oh yeah and new orleans
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Why am I not surprised at all that the person who started this thread lives in ATL? LOL!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Why am I not surprised at all that the person who started this thread lives in ATL? LOL!
ROFL, I was thinking the same thing
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Why am I not surprised at all that the person who started this thread lives in ATL? LOL!
lol i know.i couldn't help myself!!I would say its in the water but we don't have much of that!!LOL
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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there really is no capital of the south...but the big contenders would be atlanta, houston, dallas and miami...oh yeah and new orleans
I agree except your last part. New Orleans is not on the level with those four. The other four have much larger, powerful, and diverse economies. The populations of the areas is much greater than New Orleans area. New Orleans is great for tourism. But it doesn't hold it's own in other categories in more than a couple industries.

But again, I echo other sentiments. There IS no capital of the south. NONE, whatsoever.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: dfw, tx
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if i have to pick one i will say dallas it is apart of the the 4th largest metro in the country
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Most likely everyone is going to pick ATL,because they always exclude Houston,Dallas,and Miami.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Miami is too far south, while Houston and Dallas are too far west. Besides being huge and more popular with move-ins, Atlanta is also centrally located within the South. So it's got to be Atlanta.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I would say Atlanta, with Charlotte as a close second though there not the biggest ones. I wouldn't say Houston or Dallas because Texas is not always considered South, its sometimes itself or Southwestern. Miami is the biggest metro area in the South but its more culturally aligned with Latin America.
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