I moved to the South from Connecticut. Here are the 10 biggest differences I noticed.
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I moved from living in a farmhouse in Connecticut to a large dormitory building in North Carolina.
- I moved from a small town in Connecticut to a suburb of North Carolina and found there were quite a few differences between the two.
- From Southern barbecue and fast food to home and gas prices, there are quite a few differences between living in New England and living in the South.
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I moved from Woodstock, Connecticut, to a small suburb in North Carolina in order to attend college at Elon University and was surprised that there were quite a few differences between the two places.
I discovered new food options and was also surprised to see how much my cost of living could change by moving further south.
Even though I now live in New York City, I've gained a deep appreciation for what New England and the South have to offer, and what makes each place unique.
These are the biggest differences I noticed after moving from New England to the South.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author(s).
There's surprisingly a lot to do in Southern cities — but not as much as in New York or Boston.
The weather is much nicer.
However, when it does snow, Southerners are totally unprepared.
Gas is cheaper in the South.
Rent is also far less expensive.
You also get more for your money when it comes to real estate.
The fast-food options are seemingly endless.
The barbecue up north simply doesn't compare.
There are also certain foods or drinks that you can only get in the South.
On the other hand, certain chains — like Dunkin' — are much more popular up north.
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