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Old 09-19-2015, 05:03 AM
 
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Old town Alexandria VA, and Richmond VA
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:30 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I think Mobile, AL has the potential to be another boutique city similar to Charleston and Savannah. Also, a smaller Gulf Coast town that looked very nice when I drove through was Bay St. Louis, MS.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Mobile at one time was a rival to both Charleston and Savannah before the urban renewal in the 60's but even with all that we have lost it's undeniable that Mobile is historic city with good bones. The city has a lot of great architetcure the city is filled with :Neo Classical , Greek Revival , Spanish Revival , Mission Revival , Creole Cottages , Italianate , Queen Ann , Late Victorian , Tudor and etc are all over the city.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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But places like Wilmington, NC and St. Augustine, FL may be to the OP's liking.
St Augustine feels much more Spanish/European in aesthetic and architecture. But there is some southern culture there for sure.

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Mobile at one time was a rival to both Charleston and Savannah before the urban renewal in the 60's but even with all that we have lost it's undeniable that Mobile is historic city with good bones. The city has a lot of great architetcure the city is filled with :Neo Classical , Greek Revival , Spanish Revival , Mission Revival , Creole Cottages , Italianate , Queen Ann , Late Victorian , Tudor and etc are all over the city.
Yeah, I think Mobile is a very appropriate comparison. Kind of a cross between New Orleans and Savannah.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:59 AM
 
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St Augustine feels much more Spanish/European in aesthetic and architecture. But there is some southern culture there for sure.



Yeah, I think Mobile is a very appropriate comparison. Kind of a cross between New Orleans and Savannah.
Mobile lost a lot of its historic urban fabric so it doesn't offer as intense of a historic pedestrian-oriented experience as Charleston and Savannah. It's probably more akin to Wilmington, NC in that regard.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I see. This seems true.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:03 AM
 
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Richmond is probably closest to Savannah and Charleston.

Wilmington NC is similarly historic with a nice downtown but lacks the row homes of the above three cities.

Annapolis is historic, quaint with row homes but doesn't have southern culture of the other cities.

New Bern is a small quaint southern city but not as urban feeling as the ones above.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Richmond is probably closest to Savannah and Charleston.
Richmond is historic and urban, but it's not really quaint and quite a bit larger than those two. Richmond's downtown functions as a business district that happens to be historic.

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Wilmington NC is similarly historic with a nice downtown but lacks the row homes of the above three cities.
Charleston has a few row homes, but not as much as Savannah which is more like mid-Atlantic cities in that regard. I think Wilmington probably as close as it gets in terms of similarities to these two.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Alexandria was a very good suggestion. I think it is closer match than Wilmington or Mobile. The size and scale of Alexandria is pretty much identical to Charleston.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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Alexandria was a very good suggestion. I think it is closer match than Wilmington or Mobile. The size and scale of Alexandria is pretty much identical to Charleston.
True; Old Town does remind me of Charleston's historic district in many ways and both of their main drags are even named King Street. But you're probably not going to get as many restaurants serving Southern cuisine as Charleston and Savannah.
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