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Old 09-21-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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So rich older White Democrats dress differently and aren't country club members? Lol...plus many, if not most, of those folks are tourists anyway.
People reminded me of an even more colorful version of the country club Republicans I grew up with. Hence why I said it was a "vibe" that I got. It's not something that's absolute, or that I thought everyone was Republican.

As for Democrats dressing differently, the rich ones I personally know in Chicago dress differently, but it's not because they're Democrats; it's because Chicagoans simply dress differently.

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The city proper is patchy and artificially small compared to the size of the overall metro, which is a result of SC's restrictive and archaic annexation laws. No doubt the historic district is rich and White, but that's quite unrepresentative of the larger area which has a significant African American presence. I guess because I'm familiar with the region being a native SC'er with roots in the Lowcountry, it's always a bit amusing when I read these sorts of characterizations.
I mean I don't claim to be an expert on Charleston as a whole. I went to touristy parts of the city to eat and shop, took a carriage ride, etc, while staying at a beach resort outside of the city.

Charleston and its metro are both whiter than the city and metro I currently live in, and also far whiter than my native St. Louis, although it would appear that metro St. Louis is whiter as a whole. It was also far whiter than most of other American cities I've taken vacations to recently, hence my perception. Not saying it doesn't have a sizable black population, but there are also a lot of white people around.

I differ to you for Lowcountry knowledge as a whole though.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:26 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, are there any more classic southern cities like Charleston and Savannah? I mean stuff like historic architecture, tight streets, soul food everywhere, etc.
you forgot to mention warm and welcoming people!




























Bless your heart!
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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I have lived in both Alexandria, VA and Charleston, and I have visited Savannah many times because I have family and friends who live there. I would stay that the three cities all have a very similar feel in that they are all historic, have waterfronts, culture, demographics, and the size of their populations (Alexandria and Savannah are nearly identical, Charleston is about 20,000 less, but from living in both places if feels about the same size.)

I feel that Alexandria differs from both Charleston and Savannah as much as those two cities differ from each other, (Savannah feels grittier than Charleston) with the biggest exception being that Alexandria is right next to DC and the BBQ isn't quite as good. Charleston and Savannah don't have other major cities nearby.

I also think that Annapolis, MD feels similar; a northern cousin to Charleston and Savannah with the same historic feel, abundance of culture, and proximity to water for boating. It's much smaller than the others though.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:05 AM
 
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Old town Alexandria VA, and Richmond VA
I have to agree more with old town. It has a similar feel as charleston but much new highways and ect but thatsvall because its right by dc. I can see old town being a part of charleston and it will fit right in perfect . I dont knowbhow old town will do on its on with dc.

And by the way drivers cant drive in either city
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:58 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Funny that someone would get that vibe from Charleston, but we all see and feel things differently.

Charleston is, by far, the most liberal part of SC. Also, people who actually live in those houses south of Broad are rarely South Carolinians anymore.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:32 AM
 
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Funny that someone would get that vibe from Charleston, but we all see and feel things differently.

Charleston is, by far, the most liberal part of SC. Also, people who actually live in those houses south of Broad are rarely South Carolinians anymore.
Not really; Charleston and Columbia are pretty neck and neck when it comes to that. An interesting indicator of that would be the results of SC's Republican Primary earlier this year. Richland and Charleston counties were the only ones in the state that Trump didn't carry (Rubio did).
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Not really; Charleston and Columbia are pretty neck and neck when it comes to that. An interesting indicator of that would be the results of SC's Republican Primary earlier this year. Richland and Charleston counties were the only ones in the state that Trump didn't carry (Rubio did).
It makes sense that Richland and Charleston counties didn't support Trump in the primary, as they have the state's highest proportion of college educated residents, who have tended to be a weak constituency for him.

To address some of the earlier posts in this thread, Charleston appears to be further along in the process of gentrification than Savannah or other comparably sized cities in the Southeast. The city's geography, with the downtown on a narrow peninsula separated by rivers, has resulted in the less prosperous areas being situated further away from the core sections frequented by tourists. Savannah doesn't have these sort of geographical barriers and there is more of a critical mass of "un-gentrified" areas near the urban core, although over time they are likely to revitalize. This may influence how the "vibe" of the cities feels different to visitors.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Wilmington NC

i don't see Alexandria at all. different scenery, architecture, vibe, etc.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Not really; Charleston and Columbia are pretty neck and neck when it comes to that. An interesting indicator of that would be the results of SC's Republican Primary earlier this year. Richland and Charleston counties were the only ones in the state that Trump didn't carry (Rubio did).
Good point. It's been a while since I lived or hung out in Columbia.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Someone else mentioned these but I'd probably say New Orleans, Galveston, and Annapolis all have some similarities. Mobile belongs in there somewhere too.
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