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View Poll Results: Is New Orleans a southern or southwestern city?
Southern 122 96.83%
Southwestern 4 3.17%
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Is New Orleans a southern or southwestern city? Why?
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Is New Orleans a southern or southwestern city? Why?
Technically, if you use the Mississippi river to divide the country to western and eastern halves then New Orleans will be in the West. IMHO however, I see New Orleans and Louisana as a whole far more connected to the Southeast than the West.

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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I don't really see a large Latin influx in New Orleans as I do with cities like Phoenix, El Paso, Santa Fe. So it's Southern.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's a mixture of Creole and Southern cultures. There's nothing even remotely southwestern about it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Definitely Southern.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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It's a mixture of Creole and Southern cultures. There's nothing even remotely southwestern about it.
I agree. To be southwestern, you need latin influence. That doesn't start until at least Houston and that is pushing it. San Antionio is the real gateway to the southwest in my opinion.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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This question would be more appropriate for Texas. That is worth debating.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Houston
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LOL if Latin influence is the measure of southwestern then Houston is the capitol!
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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LOL if Latin influence is the measure of southwestern then Houston is the capital!
But the architecture isn't near as latin influenced as El Paso, Phoenix, etc.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Technically, if you use the Mississippi river to divide the country to western and eastern halves then New Orleans will be in the West. IMHO however, I see New Orleans and Louisana as a whole far more connected to the Southeast than the West.
The majority of New Orleans and its metro is on the eastern side of the Mississippi River.

New Orleans is more so southern by location than by culture but, no part of Lousiana or southeast texas should even bec onsidered southwest.
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