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Old 12-30-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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I've visted the south and it seems like all of the major cities are nothing but sprawling cities. Lots of sbdivisions and bland look and feel.

Not a lot of character. Atalnta, Dallas, Houston all seem to mirror one another. IN addition Charlotte does have anything special about it neither.


Look at places like Philly, Dc Boston or NYC. Those cities are unique and have unique and noticable differences.


What's the apeal about the south?
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Cost of living is what these cities mainly what all those cities got going for them. The southern cities are the only place in the country where you could still live near a big city and still have very affordable hosing and rent.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: NC
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I've visted the south and it seems like all of the major cities are nothing but sprawling cities. Lots of sbdivisions and bland look and feel.

Not a lot of character. Atalnta, Dallas, Houston all seem to mirror one another. IN addition Charlotte does have anything special about it neither.


Look at places like Philly, Dc Boston or NYC. Those cities are unique and have unique and noticable differences.


What's the apeal about the south?
I don't think people are moving to the South for "character". I think they want the culture, the low taxes and affordable houses, and good schools near large urban areas with good weather.

-Good weather
-Affordable housing
-Jobs
-Low taxes

So sprawl is nothing to these folks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Cost of living is what these cities mainly what all those cities got going for them. The southern cities are the only place in the country where you could still live near a big city and still have very affordable hosing and rent.
Not really, its all relative. Low pay, cheap cheesy franchises abound as far as the eye can see.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I've visted the south and it seems like all of the major cities are nothing but sprawling cities. Lots of sbdivisions and bland look and feel.

Not a lot of character. Atalnta, Dallas, Houston all seem to mirror one another. IN addition Charlotte does have anything special about it neither.


Look at places like Philly, Dc Boston or NYC. Those cities are unique and have unique and noticable differences.


What's the apeal about the south?
Decent weather, not being cramped in w/others like sardines, high crime rates, dirty streets & sidewalks, high prices for simple goods, lousy services...
Shall I continue?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Decent weather, not being cramped in w/others like sardines, high crime rates, dirty streets & sidewalks, high prices for simple goods, lousy services...
Shall I continue?
If you were saying the southern cities have low crime rates and have good services, that's something I'm not sure I agree with. Crime rates are kinda a wash as big cities will have crime issues no matter where they are located. Services though, without a doubt, the west and east big cities have better services because they actually put money and effort into them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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There's sprawl everywhere, not just the South. The newer Philly burbs are a sprawling mess full of crappy chains and plastic-looking houses in former cornfields.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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There's sprawl everywhere, not just the South. The newer Philly burbs are a sprawling mess full of crappy chains and plastic-looking houses in former cornfields.
I think the difference is that you can find that within city limits in Southern cities, as many have annexed land or communities in recent or relatively recent years in comparison to Northeastern and some Midwestern cities.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Not really, its all relative. Low pay, cheap cheesy franchises abound as far as the eye can see.

That's another thing. Box stores everywhere/ Dallas--strip mall after strip mall. It seems like that is what people do "for fun".
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I don't think people are moving to the South for "character". I think they want the culture, the low taxes and affordable houses, and good schools near large urban areas with good weather.

-Good weather
-Affordable housing
-Jobs
-Low taxes

So sprawl is nothing to these folks.

What do you mean by culture? Considering a lot of the southern major cities have lot of Northern transplants, those cities feel very Northern and midwestern.

For the true southern feel, you'd have to go very deep south and usually the smaller towns.
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