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Old 09-26-2008, 03:50 AM
 
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Charlottesville, VA
Ashland, VA
Athens, GA
Asheville, NC
Oxford,Miss
Natchez, Miss
Lexington, VA
Johnson City, TN
Stone Mountain, GA
Decatur, AL
Athens, Asheville, Lexington, and Decatur are their own small metro areas.

Stone Mountain is a suburban town in metro Atlanta, for crying out loud. It is also very ghetto.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:00 AM
 
Location: McMinnville Oregon
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Try in Alaska it might be too cold for a beer belly to stick out : )
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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When I travel cross country I get a kick out of how redneck and hick looking most people are in about every small town in America. I see alot of tattoos, beer bellies, bad skin, red neck hats and people that look like Larry the Cable Guy.

Maybe I missed the place or state where small town and rural people are a bit more sophisticated and look more like folks from a middle class suburban area. Where is it?
Texas? Alabama? Mississippi?


I have driven much of rural Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi and I think your stereotype is ignorant.
Tatoos are everywhere nowadays, not limited to bikers anymore.
Orange County, California is overflowing with Jesse James and Larry the Cable Guy clones.
Beer bellies know no economic or educational boundary...
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:38 PM
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Be careful not to stereotype... I've seen some very friendly, unpretentious, yes, even redneck-type of people in northern New England.
Very true, I'm related to some of them and have spent plenty of time in that part of the country, the residents of rural New England are indeed very rural, complete with pick-up trucks and guns believe or not, they just speak with a different accent. I live in the Midwest, but when I go out there I'm the 'city kid' because of where I grew up.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Try Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - home of Mennonites and the Amish.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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By reading the posts it seems that many go on the defensive for rednecks and hicks. But that's America.
What can be concluded is that rural areas with sophisticated people must be extremely rare, even in this very large country. Sad.
So I guess that anyone with a variety of interests (like culture) should avoid most rural areas where life's interests are reduced to guns, sports, and Jesus.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: CT
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I'd say southern New England has more "sophisticated" rural people, while northern New England would have less.
But honestly, I find it hard to believe there are as many "red-necks" across this country as people say there are. Looks can be deceiving and are nothing to judge by. Even if someone looks like a stereotypical "hick" doesn't mean they're not an educated, well rounded person. If you think all the people you see living in rural areas are hillbillies and dolts, I think you'd be surprised if you actually talked to them.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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By reading the posts it seems that many go on the defensive for rednecks and hicks. But that's America.
What can be concluded is that rural areas with sophisticated people must be extremely rare, even in this very large country. Sad.
So I guess that anyone with a variety of interests (like culture) should avoid most rural areas where life's interests are reduced to guns, sports, and Jesus.
Wow, are you really so narrow minded to think your post is correct? I would hope not.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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This is a ridiculous thread. The funny part is people who post threads like this are going to be the same one accusing others of being closed-minded and judgemental.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Vermont/New Hampshire.
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