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Old 02-05-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I still have no idea what "urban country" means!

 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Whatever it is , N.O. ain't it .
 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Haha, urban country! Do you mean that if a city is southern urban? I'm confused what that term means.

I will just say a good number of cities in the South predominantly vote Democratic in presidential and gubernatorial elections, and they have a very different culture than the rural areas surrounding it. I can't speak for Houston(since I've never been to it, but I do regularly look at presidential election maps by county throughout the country), but I know the culture in Atlanta(and moreso within the 'perimeter', I-285) is very different from counties that are 2-3 counties away from Fulton and DeKalb, considering I've traveled there so many times in my life. If the OP is trying to say that southern cities are just as conservative and country-influenced as rural areas, he/she would be very wrong. If one were to visit Atlanta for him/herself, and had misconstrued perceptions of what he/she negatively thought it would be like, he/she would be very wrong about the city. However, if you're talking about suburban areas, and if you go like 1-2 counties out of the 2 core counties(Fulton and DeKalb), then yes you'd start to see that mentality.

Wondering if the OP was more thinking about very small southern cities that don't have much outside influence, like Waycross, GA. LOL......
 
Old 02-15-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Urban country? I mentioned lattes and cowboy boots, thinking of Taos, Sedona, Santa Fe, Las Cruses, Austin.

New Orleans, at least the times I have visited, never seemed urban or country. It would be hard to find a city that it could be compared to.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Never seemed urban?
 
Old 02-15-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Cho co late to da bone man yo!
 
Old 02-15-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Never seemed urban?

That was my impression, it didn't seem either urban or country.

However, I was thinking mostly of the French Quarter in particular, where the main thrust of business was tourism, similar to the harbor area of Annapolis or the River Walk area in San Antonio.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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There is much more to New Orleans than the French Quarter.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I wasn't speaking in dictionary definitions. I thought the OP asked about a vibe or feel 'urban country" and I didn't feel either, but that is just me.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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Actually it can, more so than those cities you mention above. New orleans is unique in the south in that it has an Urban Core like that of North eastern cities. It's actually extremley dense. I think a lot of people let the architechure fool them, but it's an old imigrant port city with the culture to match.
In the case of Houston, Austin and Atlanta- it would be eaiser to say that they were largely suburban
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