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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 181 45.14%
Sun Belt 220 54.86%
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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If sun belt include west coast, then ofcourse the sun belt.
It does include the West (parts of it anyway).
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Yeah if the west is included, than easily sun belt.
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I'd take the Sunbelt easily: Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Syracuse, Milwaukee, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, etc against ATL, Miami, LA, New Orleans, Houston, San Diego...Keep going?OK, vs Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tampa, Orlando,OKC, and San Antonio. I can live in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee easily, but forget the rest of the rustbelt towns. The Sunbelt has more to offer.
Atlanta and Okalahoma are not sun belt cities at all.

When speaking of the southeast there are no sunbelt cities above the lower Arkansas boarder.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Atlanta and Okalahoma are not sun belt cities at all.

When speaking of the southeast there are no sunbelt cities above the lower Arkansas boarder.
Not trying to be facetious but that's new to me.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Not trying to be facetious but that's new to me.
That's what I was thinking...I mean, I hate the term "Sun Belt" and I wish Atlanta wasn't part of it, but I'm afraid it is. If the Sun Belt was only the areas below Arkansas, it would be the Gulf Coast only.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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I'd take the sunbelt. I don't know if it's just me but the word "rustbelt" doesn't sound too appealing plus the sunbelt has cities with better opportunities.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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That's what I was thinking...I mean, I hate the term "Sun Belt" and I wish Atlanta wasn't part of it, but I'm afraid it is. If the Sun Belt was only the areas below Arkansas, it would be the Gulf Coast only.
When speaking of the southeast, only cities below Arkansas lower boarder are considered part of the sunbelt, Dalles far northern suburbs are barely within this boarder.

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Old 07-04-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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When speaking of the southeast, only cities below Arkansas lower boarder are considered part of the sunbelt.
Since when?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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It seems that there is a lot of discussion here about regional preferences, but I couldn't find this poll. Not "North vs. South", but more specifically, Rust Belt (i.e. Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania) versus Sun Belt (i.e., California, Arizona, Nevada, Florida.) Some "northern" states aren't in the Rust Belt (i.e., Vermont) just as some Southern states (i.e., Kentucky or West Virginia) aren't in the Sun Belt.

Which of those two broad regions do you prefer, and why?

Having lived in both...my vote is with the Sun Belt. Rust Belt cities and states had absolutely no appeal to me at all, and I was never happy living in that region.
I have lived in both too but it's the rust belt for me.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Since when?
This has always been the boarder ( cities below lower Arkansas boarder, or cities below upper Louisana boarder)

Oh yeah Charleston, South Carolina is also a example of a city thats barely below the boarder.
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