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Old 06-18-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Wilmington NC
This is a good answer on a variety of levels including being in the same geographic region with adjacencies to rivers and the ocean, sharing similar cultural foundation in the Colonial era and being of modest size.
It's easy to see when visiting the three that Wilmington's history and prominence was more modest than the other two but there are many veins of similarities.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia, of course! I was taken back by how similar the people of Charleston are to Richmond.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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This is a good answer on a variety of levels including being in the same geographic region with adjacencies to rivers and the ocean, sharing similar cultural foundation in the Colonial era and being of modest size.
It's easy to see when visiting the three that Wilmington's history and prominence was more modest than the other two but there are many veins of similarities.
i think wilmington actually had a bigger role in the Civil War, because it was easier to defend.

the main difference is it doesn't really have any downtown parks like the other two. It has the Riverfront Park but not really any large greenspace type park.

Charleston got bigger because it got some military bases and some other government related stuff that brought in other companies.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:30 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'd say Wilmington, North Carolina is the most similar to Savannah. Wilmington actually has a slightly gritty appearance in some areas, like the old cotton warehouses on the Cape Fear River with brick architecture. Also, Wilmington and Savannah aren't technically located right on the coast, they're along rivers a little further inland. Therefore, they both have river walks.

St. Augustine is similar to these cities, as well. Even though it's in Florida, it's actually more culturally "southern" than cities further south like Miami or Tampa. The only problem is that St. Augustine is smaller.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:15 AM
 
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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.
Asheville, NC, Sarasota, FL maybe?
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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How about Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA?
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Old 07-27-2021, 10:15 AM
 
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Personally, I think the closest to Charleston and Savannah are gonna be Mobile and NOLA.
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, Va
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Yeah Old Towne in Portsmouth, VA is the largest collection of pre civil war architecture between Alexandria and Charleston.
It's amazing it hadn't been mentioned, Norfolk's Freemason district is quite old too and has cobblestone streets. Also Norfolk Freemason and Portsmouth Olde Towne are all connected by a ferry and a short walk to Norfolk's ligh rail. Swimming Point in Portsmouth is also a very tiny collection of historical houses between Olde Towne and The Navel Hospital.
It's amazing how often Hampton Roads is glossed over when it comes to history and the south no region can compare, in the Southeast.

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Old 07-28-2021, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Yeah Old Towne in Portsmouth, VA is the largest collection of pre civil war architecture between Alexandria and Charleston.
It's amazing it hadn't been mentioned, Norfolk's Freemason district is quite old too and has cobblestone streets. Also Norfolk Freemason and Portsmouth Olde Towne are all connected by a ferry and a short walk to Norfolk's ligh rail. Swimming Point in Portsmouth is also a very tiny collection of historical houses between Olde Towne and The Navel Hospital.
It's amazing how often Hampton Roads is glossed over when it comes to history and the south no region can compare, in the Southeast.
I'd really like to visit Portsmouth and Norfolk, one day. Any other good places (even small towns that aren't ad well known), in nearby Virginia, North Carolina, or even somewhere in the Delmarva Peninsula? I suspect Smith Island(MD), and Tangier Island (VA) would possibly be worth seeing too.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:46 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.
Brunswick, GA.



Brunswick Old Town Historic District
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunsw...ct?wprov=sfti1

Golden Isles of Georgia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden...ia?wprov=sfti1

Brunswick Gallery and Video
https://www.goldenisles.com/discover...ric-brunswick/
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