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Old 12-14-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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North vs South is such an individual thing. The South has a warmer climate and is growing at a rapid rate whereas many northern cities are at capacity. Southerners typically are more polite but as more ppl from the north migrate down and as the south begins to deal with the hustle n bustle lifestyle that will come with an explosion of population you wont even be able to tell them apart aside from climate of course.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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A lot of ppl also move to do the cheap, affordable housing in the south, but once again the more ppl migrate the higher the prices go up. In about 20 yrs there wont be any difference.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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From the north i still don't get this whole NORTH VS SOUTH thing.....I've heard it so many times from Southern people, but don't know anyone from the North that even knows it exists until it's presented to them....
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:56 AM
 
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it isn't right. The north is more historic, but I wouldn't necessarily call it prettier.
The northern U.S. isn't more historic...it has an overall older history, which doesn't make it better - just older. Some parts of the South are just as old and were more important cities in the 1700s, but I guess that history is overlooked.

History is yesterday and on back...cities like Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston have nearly 200 years of history, but some people think of that as nothing. Cities like Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, Richmond, etc. have 300-400 years of history similar to Boston and Philadelphia.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:57 AM
 
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From the north i still don't get this whole NORTH VS SOUTH thing.....I've heard it so many times from Southern people, but don't know anyone from the North that even knows it exists until it's presented to them....
Most of these preference threads are started by insecure people from northern U.S. states...so put it all on the South, my friend.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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The northern U.S. isn't more historic...it has an overall older history, which doesn't make it better - just older. Some parts of the South are just as old and were more important cities in the 1700s, but I guess that history is overlooked.

History is yesterday and on back...cities like Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston have nearly 200 years of history, but some people think of that as nothing. Cities like Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, Richmond, etc. have 300-400 years of history similar to Boston and Philadelphia.
Good post. And don't forget San Antonio and New Orleans, among the two oldest cities in the U.S.

The North looks older because of its built environment. It was industrialized and developed much earlier, so it has more buildings. The South has fewer buildings because it was more rural, as its economy was largely based on agriculture. Also, let's not forget that some architecture in the South was lost during the Civil War. And to hurricanes. And fires.

I swear, did some of you Northerners sleep through U.S. History?
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Most of these preference threads are started by insecure people from northern U.S. states...so put it all on the South, my friend.
You take these boards waaaaayyyyyyy to seriously.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Most of these preference threads are started by insecure people from northern U.S. states...so put it all on the South, my friend.
....but in real life, it's mostly people in the south who make an issue of it...just one of the many reasons I didn't like living down there...that, and the fact that I woke up to 0 degree temps this morning...... and liked it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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....but in real life, it's mostly people in the south who make an issue of it...just one of the many reasons I didn't like living down there...that, and the fact that I woke up to 0 degree temps this morning...... and liked it.
Not so. Could it be that you're just more sensitive to it because you're on the receiving end of it down south? My niece just moved to Boston and her classmates have nicknamed her "Texas" and actually asked if she rode a horse to school when she lived here, among other stupid questions. The ignorance and north vs. south crap goes both ways.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Not so. Could it be that you're just more sensitive to it because you're on the receiving end of it down south? My niece just moved to Boston and her classmates have nicknamed her "Texas" and actually asked if she rode a horse to school when she lived here, among other stupid questions. The ignorance and north vs. south crap goes both ways.
I was born and raised in the south. Arkansas, to be exact, with short stints in Tennessee and Alabama.
When someone from the north moved in, it was always the southerners that initiated the arguments.
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