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Old 09-11-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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But let's be real, have we ever heard of a NYer wanting to move to those places?
No, but people from "more" adjacent places like New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Huntsville, or Winston-Salem might be "more" amenable to going there.

For me, the only places in the South I could live are Atlanta and the FL Panhandle, but I've heard that the Panhandle is transient because it is culturally deprived and its only asset being the beach gets boring.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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Montgomery AL has an Air Force Base with personnel from nationwide.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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No, but people from "more" adjacent places like New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Huntsville, or Winston-Salem might be "more" amenable to going there.

For me, the only places in the South I could live are Atlanta and the FL Panhandle, but I've heard that the Panhandle is transient because it is culturally deprived and its only asset being the beach gets boring.
I agree with you. I moved to ATL and lived for two months in Florida on the coast. Beach life gets boring after about the 5th day, honestly.

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Montgomery AL has an Air Force Base with personnel from nationwide.
Yeah but we're talking about people willingly packing up and going through all the trouble to move there.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Montgomery AL has an Air Force Base with personnel from nationwide.
And so do minor cities in the middle of Texas.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: MO
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This is a good one. I've never been though.

My vote would be Montgomery Alabama. OMG. If you've ever driven between the FL Panhandle and ATL on a steamy hazy summer day, it seems like time stands still there.

I don't think Birmingham, Nashville or Memphis are contenders. And I think of Little Rock as too removed from the South, and more an extension of Texas.
Huh? First of all, Little Rock is solidly part of the south. Extension of Texas? Little Rock would be a fish out of water if it was located in the state of Texas. I agree about Nashville, and don't have a lot of information on Birmingham. Memphis doesn't have many transplants compared to other metro's in the Sun Belt and usually the transplants that are in Memphis relocated from the MS/AR Delta regions.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Savannah, Georgia
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This is a good one. I've never been though.

My vote would be Montgomery Alabama. OMG. If you've ever driven between the FL Panhandle and ATL on a steamy hazy summer day, it seems like time stands still there.

I don't think Birmingham, Nashville or Memphis are contenders. And I think of Little Rock as too removed from the South, and more an extension of Texas.
Have you ever been to the south?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Previously southern Cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Richmond and Charleston seem to be full of Yankee Transplants. The southern hospitality is going way and many neighborhoods have more people with the Jersey charm than people who grew up in the south.

What relatively large cities and metro areas in the south still have mostly southerners and the resulting southern culture and hospitality?
These cities aren't "previously" Southern. Obviously the culture has become a bit hybridized with rapid growth, but they are still essentially Southern.

Otherwise, I agree with the mentions of Memphis (first city to come to mind actually) and Birmingham.

I wonder if New Orleans might be a candidate here...
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Stop. Calling. Us. Yankees.

And to answer the question, I would assume plenty of the smaller, backwards Southern or Western towns.


Come on now you know the southerners will not stop doing that. The "us vs them" thing is part of southern culture and if you dont live in a state that was part of the confederacy they will continue to call you a yankee. Even in parts of the north the term yankee is a regional badge that is used with pride. When I have been to the northeast, especially New England they call themselves yankees. There is even a magazine called Yankee that deals with New England life. Now I live in the upper midwest and we never call ourselves that. When I hear the term yankee I think of northeast people. Southerners call us that because we are in the north, but to me they are just using the word incorrectly. A yankee is a northeasterner, NOT someone from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana etc. Weve never called ourselves yankees in the midwest, but like I said its part of southern culture so that is thier perogative. I take no offense to it, but in my opinion its just geographically incorrect. Yankees live in New England and the northeast, or they are a hated baseball team from out east. lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Come on now you know the southerners will not stop doing that. The "us vs them" thing is part of southern culture and if you dont live in a state that was part of the confederacy they will continue to call you a yankee. Even in parts of the north the term yankee is a regional badge that is used with pride. When I have been to the northeast, especially New England they call themselves yankees. There is even a magazine called Yankee that deals with New England life. Now I live in the upper midwest and we never call ourselves that. When I hear the term yankee I think of northeast people. Southerners call us that because we are in the north, but to me they are just using the word incorrectly. A yankee is a northeasterner, NOT someone from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana etc. Weve never called ourselves yankees in the midwest, but like I said its part of southern culture so that is thier perogative. I take no offense to it, but in my opinion its just geographically incorrect. Yankees live in New England and the northeast, or they are a hated baseball team from out east. lol
I agree with you that a Yankee is a northeasterner, not a midwesterner. I don't even really know if there's a term that we call you guys.

I think the whole "Yankees calling each other Yankees" thing is like how it's fine when black people call other black people the N word but it's all offensive when white people call them that. I personally probably wouldn't care if another "Yankee" called me that, but it's never happened before and it just gets mad old when you hear it all the time.

Disclaimer: I'm not racist, I'm just sayin'.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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Have you ever been to the south?
I see you have 26 posts. Yes, I have, including owning a place in Atlanta, GA, which I've posted numerous times on different threads. From there, I've traveled to the Carolinas, to Jacksonville, and to the Panhandle. In fact, from the West, I have traveled specifically to vacation in Jacksoville and the Panhandle, thanks to excess frequent flyer tickets.

Places like Montgomery AL, Columbus GA and Macon GA still feel very Southern. In Jacksonville, I was told that west of the river is southern, and east of the river is Yankee, with the river being the St. John's, from both locals and transplants.

Each of the southern cities has different degrees of being southern, with metro Atlanta clearly the least southern.

I'm still going with Montgomery AL. Despite the nice people and iced tea in the fridge, what a snooze that would be.
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