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Old 03-31-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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NO. NO. NO. I am a native southerner and Tampa is NOT southern. That's not a bad thing but it's just what it is
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't see Tampa as "Southern" at all. I've lived in TX for 3 years and that's Southern. Tampa is really a melting pot....can't wait to move there....I'm getting there as fast as I can.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm asking because i was born and raised in Arkansas, and might eventually like to move back to a southern feeling place, but would also like the beaches, palm trees, etc.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:44 AM
 
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I don't see Tampa as "Southern" at all. I've lived in TX for 3 years and that's Southern. Tampa is really a melting pot....can't wait to move there....I'm getting there as fast as I can.
No, Texas isnt southern its TEXAS.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I found not so much the city of Tampa but its eastern suburban areas definitely were southern. As one goes out thru Brandon and into Plant City and beyond, very very southern.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: tampa, florida
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ive been here in Tampa for 6 months now and almost everyone i meet here is from somewhere else in the country. when i ask someone where they are from and they say Tampa, i say wow, lol, definitely more laid back then up north tho, but I'll have to say no southern hospitality here, if anything, its a bit of the opposite. try to talk to a stranger here and you get an attitude or a crazy look. but the pro's out way the cons. weather for example cant be beat, and a lot to do.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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Thats too bad, i heard it felt pretty Southern

It's relative, I think. If you're from Boston, it probably does. Charleston? Not so much.
There are pockets of Southern that you'll probably recognize if you're from the South. But you sort of have to stumble on them by accident, and there's no rhyme nor reason to where they turn up. And you're just as likely to find pockets of New Yorkish, or Vietnamese, or Palestinian. (LOTS of Midwestern and Canadian.) Which makes sense, since so many folks aren't from here anyway.
Now, if you want Ignert Redneck, you can find that pretty easily, in all the usual places. Tampa Bay-- and Florida in general-- is chock full of that foolishness. But that's not Southern.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Tampa seems to be 50% southern. This is perhaps caused by more Latinos and more people from the North moving into the area.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Southern? Not even close. Go to Alabama or Georgia and get Southern Hospitality.

Tampa isn't southern at all. I agree with above - Tampa is more like Miami or Orlando. I don't see "southern" anything around here except heat and confederate flags.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Having lived in Al and Tampa.. I can tell you, Tampa isn't southern AT ALL.. Maybe at one time but not anymore..

In a southern state, men still tip their hats to ladies, pull over when a funeral procession passes (on both sides of the road), offer to help you in the stores with large items, say 'yes ma'am and no sir', hold the door for you and last but not least 'Bless your heart'

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