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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 12-23-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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how do you know they're not southerners trying to make northerners look bad?
There is, but you don't see us southeners boosting how open-minded and tolerant we are.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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There's more to the South than Arkansas. Much more.
I know. I've lived all over the south... Tennessee, Alabama, Texas...
Tennessee and Alabama were much nicer, but I still would rather not deal with the long, summer heat anymore. I've also taken quite the liking to snow, and cold temps... very invigorating. I still want to move further north for more of it... ice fishing.. snowmobiling... if it's going to get cold, might as well be cold enough and snowy enough for some fun.
As for Texas, my opinion of it isn't much, if any, better than that of Arkansas.
I was born and mostly raised in Arkansas, so there's been more time for the frustration to build with that place.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Many southeners have dreamed of visiting cities like NYC, but people in the north are just absolutely disgusted with the south.
ahhhhhhhhhhh huge difference between visiting & actually living
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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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?
You poke fun at Arkansas, yet what is that saying about the parts of Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh and Philly??

I'm a native Midwesterner who spent my high school years in Arkansas. Generally, you'd have to drag me kicking and screaming to move south permanently. But to choose death over a southern move is ridiculous. So, I'd probably choose a southern city that's been inundated by Yankees....someplace in Florida, or maybe Raleigh-Durham or Atlanta.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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I picked Charleston because it's by the ocean and it's historic and charming. I've spent a lot of time in Houston and am always impressed.

But I doubt I would ever seriously consider living in any of them. I'm a midwesterner and it would take a lot for me to give up snowy streets, chilly and colorful falls, and the almost melancholy mood that descends over this part of the country in the autumn and winter. I like that. A lot.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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ahhhhhhhhhhh huge difference between visiting & actually living
+1

Bingo.You hit the nail on the head. Id love to visit NYC or Chicago other other places like that...but I never, ever want to live there.

I prefer to keep my chicken-fried butt behind the Mason Dixon line where it belongs, thankyouverymuch.

From what Ive noticed, for many of us that were born here, the South always seems to call us back home at some point in our lives.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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ahhhhhhhhhhh huge difference between visiting & actually living
true, but lots of northeners don't even want to visit the south.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Austin or Death. It's got a great music scene and a smart population. Other than that, there is not a single city south of DC that does anything for me.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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true, but lots of northeners don't even want to visit the south.
I visit the south quite often..a few of my favorite places...Savannah GA, Bluffton SC. New Orleans LA, Bay St Louis MS

Have Texas on my list to visit but don't think that quite qualifies as the South
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Check the internal in-migration figures for the South and draw your own conclusions.
Consider aiming this statement at the right people next time.
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