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Old 10-25-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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I was reading an OLD NOVA thread and one of the members of city-data stated


"It all depends on who you ask. If you ask someone from Maine, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania, for example, Virginia is most definitely a southern state. If you ask someone from Mississippi, Alabama, or Georgia, Virginia is the north, especially Northern Virginia."


I personally don't get a Southern Vibe when I cross the river......so what do you think???
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I was reading an OLD NOVA thread and one of the members of city-data stated


"It all depends on who you ask. If you ask someone from Maine, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania, for example, Virginia is most definitely a southern state. If you ask someone from Mississippi, Alabama, or Georgia, Virginia is the north, especially Northern Virginia."


I personally don't get a Southern Vibe when I cross the river......so what do you think???
Virginia is Mid-Atlantic. It is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps Virginia was Southern 40 years ago before the transplants moved in.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va.
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No Southern vibe any longer. Back in the late 70's and mid to late 80's, I would have said Yes to a degree. I remember Centreville, Manassas and Woodbridge having a Southern vibe, but those days are long gone. Now if you leave NoVa? Then yes, Richmond, Chesterfield, place like that still have that feel. NoVa for the most [art has been "yuppified"
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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I'm from the South (Memphis area) and I can definitively say that NoVa does NOT have a "Southern vibe" except in street names and gun laws
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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No. I notice a southern vibe here in Chapel Hill, but did not feel it in NoVA at all.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Once you get outside the DC metro area, I think so. As an ex-new jerseyan, I'd say "the south" starts around Woodbridge and is in full force once you get past Fredericksburg.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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No, not at all. Maybe south of Richmond.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Florence, MA
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Not the least bit southern, unless you count a couple of Waffle Houses and Red, Hot and Blue restaurants. No grits on the menu. No Virginia drawl. The only thing southern about it is the taxes tend to be a bit lower than in Maryland, although not so much these days with the property taxes, personal property taxes and a recent increase in the sales tax.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Absolutely not. Drive further south, yes. But, not in NOVA.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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Not even remotely. With examples such as the baby farms like Ashburn and South Riding, there is little charm and character left to NoVA
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