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Old 11-22-2010, 05:42 PM
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There seems to be a lot of north Florida vs. south Florida threads popping up or being revived, so I figured I would jump in and ask if St. Augustine is considered southern or part of the south?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:09 PM
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Historically, it was. There was at least one race riot there. Not that that necessarily defines the South, but I think it was orchestrated by the Klan. Today? I don't know. I haven't been up there in a few years, so my memory isn't all that fresh. If St. Augustine proper isn't, I'm sure the inland parts of St. Johns County still are.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:06 PM
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Was in St. Augustine a few months back and spent a few days there and it didn't strike me as being very "Southern" in nature. Most of the people I met there (shop owners,waiters,hotel employees,etc.) didn't have southern accents either. It's a very unique historic place that seems to attract people from all over residents & tourists alike.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:19 AM
Location: San Francisco
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You can find old "southern" cultural staples and culture there, like sweet tea and some fried foods, but St. Augustine has always been a traditionally northern retirement haven. St. Johns County in general, which also has Ponte Vedra is a magnet for New Yorkers and the like. Still, the people, the vibe, the culture, and the pace will be different from what you would find in South Florida, but also very different from what you would find in the Panhandle. I'd say NE FL in general is odd like that where there are a lot of transplants, but maybe the transplants themselves are different or the hold of old Florida is strong in NE FL where people try to stick to the area's perceived natural roots rather than their home state's natural roots.
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