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View Poll Results: Which city would you choose???
Houston 17 11.41%
Dallas 7 4.70%
Atlanta 12 8.05%
Miami 20 13.42%
Orlando 3 2.01%
New Orleans 6 4.03%
Austin 18 12.08%
Charlotte 17 11.41%
Charleston 18 12.08%
I'd rather die..... 31 20.81%
Voters: 149. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-22-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Yes, my experience in Arkansas was that freaking bad.
Jump off a cliff or live with the some necks in hot weather? I'll jump of the highest cliff. I'm not talking to you Northbound74 but if anyone chose to do this they have to be idiots, same with Southerners talking about moving North or West. I know some can't be serious but still.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Wow, interesting poll. I am a native of San Francisco, and I survived just fine working and living 2 years in the heart of dixie in Auburn, Alabama in the 90s. I've lived in the northeast also (north Jersey) and liked that area just fine too. The great thing about the US is that you can find places that are quite different to live in around our vast land. Compared to many other countries, that's a plus, not a minus. OK, the southeast has waffle house and lots of fried food and lots of smokers, but there's ways around that. You don't have to eat at waffle house, you don't have to eat all that fried food and there are plenty of other people who don't smoke.

Places I like in the southeast: Charleston, Tallahassee, Mobile, Pensacola. All are medium sized places, some historical center city stuff, some decent food and entertainment, and not too far from nice beaches and coastal areas. Mild winters, and yeah you need good AC in summer and might have to run away for a bit if a hurricane comes round.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Charleston because it is "pleasantly" Southern. I don't understand all of the hype with Miami. That place is a hellhole unless you are rich, and hell even if I was rich I'd never settle and raise kids there.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yes, my experience in Arkansas was that freaking bad.
Well they think Wal-Mart is the best thing since sliced bread, think gays are the Anti-Christ, and voted overwhelmingly to prevent single parents from adopting because they are "unfit." What else could you ask for in an intelligent, articulate, well-educated state like Arkansas?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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It's not the fact that there is, in fact, a "I'd rather die" option, but rather that the people who voted for that option are likely serious, and would probably elect to be burned alive and dismembered before living an inch below the Mason-Dixon Line. Is the South that freaking bad?
Check the internal in-migration figures for the South and draw your own conclusions.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Yes, my experience in Arkansas was that freaking bad.
There's more to the South than Arkansas. Much more.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: NJ
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It is pretty pathetic that 20 people have said they would rather die, however if the poll were reversed, I think many Southerners would pick I would rather die than live in a Northeastern city, even if that poll was done before this one came up. Just another sad way our country remanins divided.
I couldn't agree more! +1
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Well they think Wal-Mart is the best thing since sliced bread, think gays are the Anti-Christ, and voted overwhelmingly to prevent single parents from adopting because they are "unfit." What else could you ask for in an intelligent, articulate, well-educated state like Arkansas?
Wow SB, you're on a roll and I can't rep you enough to keep up!


To answer the OP's question, I wouldn't "rather die," but I did fight hard to get out of the South and have no plan to return there. Does Miami Beach count as part of "Miami"? If so, I suppose I'll choose that one. Otherwise, I move that DC/Baltimore be added as an option and that a vote from lammius be recorded for that option. Thank you.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Just goes to show that northeners aren't as open-minded as they think they are. I find it pretty hilarious actually they they picked I'd rather die lol.
how do you know they're not southerners trying to make northerners look bad?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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There's more to the South than Arkansas. Much more.
Exactly, I am from the south and would probably have a hard time in Arkansas as well...

There are other parts of the south people!
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