Which Southern City Is Your Heart In?

Zoe Samuel

How hot do you like it?

How worried are you about sea level rise?

Do you like spaceships?

What sort of music floats your boat?

What kind of house do you want to live in?

How urban is your ideal area?

Do you need to be by the sea?

How do you feel about the oil industry?

What sort of architecture do you like?

How important is having plenty of history?

What kind of food do you want to eat the most?

How diverse do you like your city, culturally?

What sport do you do for fun?

How do you like to get around?

What kind of tax do you prefer to pay?

Do you simply love a nice big river?

How arid or humid suits you?

How far is too far from the major Northern cities?

Do you need to be somewhere very tolerant of people living in less traditional family situations?

Which state would you simply never live in?

Do you mind living in a totally predictable electoral situation, where one side is entirely dominant?

What is your idea of all dressed up?

How long do you spend on your looks daily?

What sort of gender balance do you like in your home city?

What will you grow in your yard?

How big will the people be?

How do you feel about hurricanes?

How old is old enough for a proper city?

What other state would you like to be able to visit easily?

Is your passport currently up to date?

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About This Quiz

The American South has been stereotyped as a place that is highly divided along racial lines, deeply backward in its approach to women's rights, and entirely too hot and sticky for any sane person to want to live there. However, the truth is that despite a very bloody past mired in the shame of slavery of both men and women, and the disenfranchising of even free women, today's South cannot be neatly squashed into a single cartoonishly stereotypical box. As for the weather, it's only unbearable three months out of the year, and they do have air conditioning, you know!

Today, the South is full of places that teem with culture, history and opportunity. From the varied musical traditions of New Orleans and Nashville to the rocket men and women of Cape Canaveral and Houston; from the vibrant theater scene of Atlanta to the weird and wonderful alt scene of Austin; from the farmlands of Oklahoma to the sprawling mega-metropolis of Houston, there's a bit of everything to be had.

So, which state in the Sun Belt holds your heart? Take our quiz and we'll figure out where your place in the sun should be!

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