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Old 08-22-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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I know that. And New Orleans shares many of those values and attitudes along with the deep south but they have their own flavor to it because they've been around a bit longer than just about every city in the south. Houston shares values and some, not all, attitudes with New Orleans but it doesn't share it with the rest of the deep south. That's why it's hard to pinpoint Houston.
Yes, NOLA is an unusual case. It has a different history than most of the deep south. It's always been a port city (both Gulf and Mississippi River), so it wasn't as culturally isolated as the rest of the south. But for the rest of LA, its roots are similar in character to the rest of the south (agricultural economy, slavery, CSA, segregation, etc.)
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yes, NOLA is an unusual case. It has a different history than most of the deep south. It's always been a port city (both Gulf and Mississippi River), so it wasn't as culturally isolated as the rest of the south. But for the rest of LA, its roots are similar in character to the rest of the south (agricultural economy, slavery, CSA, segregation, etc.)
Yea. I really do agree with that. New Orleans is a very unique city in itself...but Louisiana outside of New Orleans is unquestionably Southern, it legitimately seceded during the Civil War and relatively quickly at that, the Southern speech patterns dominate the state, and like Ben Around said, its agriculture and history of heavy segregation makes this all the more obvious where Louisiana belongs..and you sure as hell can't call it the Upper South...lol. But regardless, New Orleans however unique it might be still to me has classic characteristics of a Deep Southern city...very laid back, grand, stuck in time, Southern hospitality and architecture, very very rich in culture...it reminds me in some ways of Charleston, SC.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I have to say the Atlanta area...
You can certainly walk in most of the Atlanta metro, but it might take a long time to get anyplace useful. :-)

I don't think I would try to bike here, though. One can walk on a grassy shoulder, but a bicycle has to interact more with motorized traffic, and some of the drivers here can be less than courteous...
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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If we're talking only about the Deep South (South of the Virginias, North Carolina, and most of Tennessee)

Then I would say- Charleston, South Carolina is an incredible place to live.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Houston and New Orleans share few if any of the same values. The two cities are as different as night and day but I think this site has lost track of the original post which was liveable cities, walkable, public transportation, etc. Houston is none of these things.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The South
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Houston and New Orleans share few if any of the same values. The two cities are as different as night and day but I think this site has lost track of the original post which was liveable cities, walkable, public transportation, etc. Houston is none of these things.

We aren't comparing it with New York, Chicago, or Philadelphia. As for the South goes, Houston is all of these things.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Houston is all of what things? Walkable? not really. Good public transportation -- again, not really. Ask about the reason people who moved to New Orleans miss New Orleans so much and dislike Houston and the overwhelming majority is that Houston is nothing like the home they came from in any form. Many residents did not need a car in New Orleans and are absolutely lost in Houston without a car.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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Tampa, FL, always a pleasure.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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And New Orleans shares many of those values and attitudes along with the deep south but they have their own flavor to it because they've been around a bit longer than just about every city in the south.
St. Augustine...Mobile...
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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You can do all that in Chapel Hill. May be a tiny bit more expensive than your range though, but they have free public buses that run through the whole town at all hours of the day and night.

I second Chapel Hill. It's definitely my favorite town in NC! Such a beautiful and nice place I think the only thing working against the OPs preferences is housing. Besides that, Chapel Hill has it all.
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