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View Poll Results: I would rather live in the...
Rust Belt 182 44.61%
Sun Belt 226 55.39%
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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Hmm, our older terrible cities against our newer terrible cities? Decisions, decisions...

I'll go with the Rust belt.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This has always been the boarder ( cities below lower Arkansas boarder, or cities below upper Louisana boarder)
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No it hasn't. Do you have a link stating this? Because nobody has ever heard that.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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Sun Belt for me any day.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:58 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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This is Wikipedia's definition of the Sunbelt:

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Old 07-05-2009, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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This is Wikipedia's definition of the Sunbelt:
As you see with the wiki map, all states that are fully highlighted are correct ( excluding the west coast, which is about right)... just the length they are highlighted to are wrong, it shouldn't be highlighted red above the Arkansas lower boarder, or to say above the state of Louisiana.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:46 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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As you see with the wiki map, all states that are fully highlighted are correct ( excluding the west coast, which is about right)... just the length they are highlighted to are wrong, it shouldn't be highlighted red above the Arkansas lower boarder, or to say above the state of Louisiana.
Says who? That would exclude my own city as a Sunbelt city, and it's about as Sunbelt as Sunbelt can get, LOL.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I'll take the rust belt.

I like the four different seasons, the friendly people, the public transportation, the rich cultural histories.

I am no advent hater of Sun Belt cities, but one cannot deny that New York, Chicago, Philly, Boston, DC, and the like have many, many more things than any of the Sun Belt cities combined.

And much of the northeast IS basically the Rust Belt, as they did rely on manufacturing like the Midwest.

The Sun Belt just has warm winters. And hurricanes. And plenty of subdivisions and retirement centers.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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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.
This is simply not true. Atlanta is probably *the* quintessential Sun Belt city in terms of climate, population/economic growth, and land use patterns. Most people would also agree that Charlotte is a Sun Belt city, and quite a few would even include Nashville.

I've never seen any reliable source that puts the lower Arkansas border as the "limit" to the region...in fact, I don't think that there is any hard and fast border, it's more a subjective thing based on factors like climate and post-1950 growth. But Georgia, South Carolina, and (virtually all of) North Carolina definitely fit the mold.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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As someone who very recently returned to the United States, I just chose the Rust Belt over the sunbelt once again.

If I want swarms of old people, bland and generic suburbs and absolutely hint of neighborhood character, I know where to go.

Oh, and mild winters.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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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.
lol agreed, I would like to move to a "sunbelt" city for at least a little while but if I don't my "rustbelt" city works fine for me
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