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Old 12-17-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There's no diversity of culture up North - No country cooking, no Southern accents, no bluegrass music stations, not much in the way of living history events. Just wanted to make the diversity argument in reverse.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:11 PM
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I did. Lousiana to Texas to Seattle. As of now I plan to do an ATL to MPLS move.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:14 PM
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There's no diversity of culture up North - No country cooking, no Southern accents, no bluegrass music stations, not much in the way of living history events. Just wanted to make the diversity argument in reverse.
How is not having Southern things up north not make the north culturally diverse? And BTW, there are alot of soul food places up north, mainly a product of African-Americans moving from the South to the North and bringing southern cuisine with them. You can find country music up north. It doesn't permeate the north like it does down south.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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There's no diversity of culture up North - No country cooking, no Southern accents, no bluegrass music stations, not much in the way of living history events. Just wanted to make the diversity argument in reverse.
Ha! Nice try. There are actually some pretty decent soul food restaurants AND some pretty good bluegrass music in Chicago. I know tons and tons of southern expats up here.

Going back to the initial question, I made the move from the Carolinas up to Chicago. I'll probably go back eventually for three reasons:
1) the cold is getting old.
2) my family all lives down south.
3) I don't always want to live in a city, and I have no interest in living in IL if it isn't in Chicago. (No offense to the rest of IL.)
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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I went from Mississippi to Maryland (I know a lot of folks claim MD as the South, but when you're from MS, MD doesn't seem very Southern) for a couple of years, and for briefer periods I lived in Connecticut, New York, and Boston, MA. I also did a South->West move from MS to California. Now I'm in MS again and I think I've finally decided it's just not for me.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I went from Mississippi to Maryland (I know a lot of folks claim MD as the South, but when you're from MS, MD doesn't seem very Southern) for a couple of years, and for briefer periods I lived in Connecticut, New York, and Boston, MA. I also did a South->West move from MS to California. Now I'm in MS again and I think I've finally decided it's just not for me.
Common sense should tell anyone that most of Maryland is not the south. nor are Delaware and most of Missouri for that matter. Most of Kentucky and West Virginia lean Southern.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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Common sense would also dictate that's your opinion. Both places have mixes of both North & South. As does Virginia, which people seem to think is some sort of Southern mecca.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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There's no diversity of culture up North - No country cooking, no Southern accents, no bluegrass music stations, not much in the way of living history events. Just wanted to make the diversity argument in reverse.
A lot of people dont want country cooking, southern accents and bluegrass stations..... I am one of them
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Common sense would also dictate that's your opinion. Both places have mixes of both North & South. As does Virginia, which people seem to think is some sort of Southern mecca.
It's not my opinion actually. Demographics, cultural patterns, post-Civil War history, landscape patterns and climatalogical patterns all back me up. Kentucky is a Southern state with Midwestern influences. Missouri is a Midwestern state with Southern influence. Maryland and Delaware are Northeastern states with Southern influence, Virginia is a Southern state with maybe a tinge of Northeastern influence. None of these states are meccas...it is very clear which region each state best fits in with.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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Virginia is a Southern state with maybe a tinge of Northeastern influence. None of these states are meccas...it is very clear which region each state best fits in with.
Tell that to someone who lives in northern Virginia. They will laugh in your face.
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