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Old 03-29-2013, 01:23 PM
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Then I'd go for either Portland or Seattle which are young relative to eastern and midwestern cities. But they're not what are thought of "sunbelt cities" and certaintly aren't growing because of weather (though there is a regular on CD that moved to Washington partly because of the weather).
There is no way in h*ll that Portland or Seattle are 'sunbelt'. None, zip, nada.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:28 PM
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There is no way in h*ll that Portland or Seattle are 'sunbelt'. None, zip, nada.
of course they aren't. I didn't say they were.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:31 PM
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of course they aren't. I didn't say they were.
The thread title says we're supposed to be talking about the sunbelt.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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The thread title says we're supposed to be talking about the sunbelt.
The OP then listed a handful of cities (including ones in the Northeast) and said that any city outside of those counts...
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:44 PM
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The OP then listed a handful of cities (including ones in the Northeast) and said that any city outside of those counts...
Well, then, maybe the thread title should be changed so we're all talking about the same thing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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The OP then listed a handful of cities (including ones in the Northeast) and said that any city outside of those counts...
My definition was only specific to me since there seems to be multiple definitions of what the sunbelt is and I honestly didn't want to confuse people by making one and then excluding cities. Then people would spend the rest of the thread arguing about the definition of it.


But you guys are free to use it as a guide if you want(and it'll give some meaning to why I made the one earlier):37th parallel and below. Alpha - and below. I'm doing that to exclude San Francisco and Los Angeles since they would rank at the top every time if we used them.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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My definition was only specific to me since there seems to be multiple definitions of what the sunbelt is and I honestly didn't want to confuse people by making one and then excluding cities. Then people would spend the rest of the thread arguing about the definition of it.


But you guys are free to use it as a guide if you want(and it'll give some meaning to why I made the one earlier):37th parallel and below. Alpha - and below. I'm doing that to exclude San Francisco and Los Angeles since they would rank at the top every time if we used them.
Yeah I consider them more West than Sunbelt. What is interesting is that I would group Denver in with the West too, but probably not Las Vegas - I'd put that in the Sun Belt. But it ss further west than Denver. I make no sense.
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Well, then, maybe the thread title should be changed so we're all talking about the same thing.
I was trying to point out with his lax definition Portland and Seattle count, which is of course, absurd. He just added 37th parellel, which might be a reasonable fix.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:48 PM
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^^Far be it from me to consider absurdity inappropriate!

FWIW, Denver is at 40degrees latitude, so I guess it doesn't count.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:07 PM
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FWIW, Denver is at 40degrees latitude, so I guess it doesn't count.
Oh well. Didn't realize that. Is that really right? Whether Denver is or isn't the sunbelt seems like a much less sore topic than whether Pittsbugh is or isn't Northeastern. Or whether it's dense…

*Since Denver appears to be the topic of the day, I'll add another comment. From what I can tell, my image of Denver is most similar to the Pacific Northwest cities (Portland and Seattle) culturally and in built form with some differences, obviously. But outside of California and Chicago, I haven't seen any other big cities in the midwest or west so maybe I'm missing something.
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