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Southern United States refers to the area bounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Ohio River to the north.  Florida, plus the "Deep South" states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, are included in the South.  Adjacent states up to the Maxon-Dixon line, including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Kentucky are often considered part of the South, as are nearby states to the west of the Mississippi River, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.  Southern real estate ranges from retirement communities and Gulf Coast vacation homes to urban and suburban homes, farmland, and golf resorts.

southern mansion home The heritage of the South is ever-present in its Civil War memorials, and today the "New South" features a vibrant industrial economy and a healthy agricultural sector.  With its relaxed, unhurried lifestyle, it entices tourists to visit its antebellum plantations and stroll along its ocean beaches.  The Appalachian range runs from northeast to southwest through the South, giving way to Atlantic and Gulf coast piedmonts and plains. Southern winters are relatively mild while springs arrive gradually with the budding of camellias, magnolias, and azaleas.  Summers are hot and humid, giving way to pleasant autumn days.

Atlanta is the commercial capital of the Southeast; Nashville is a magnet for country music fans; New Orleans is known for its jazz and Memphis for its blues music; Orlando is the site of entertainment venues like Disney World; Myrtle Beach is a popular oceanfront destination and tourists flock to the Florida Gulf Coast during the winter months.  To the west, in Texas, Dallas is a commercial center and Houston is an important petroleum industry base.

Major Southern Real Estate Firms (Featured Listings)

  • Long & Foster
    One-stop, total homeownership company in the Mid-Atlantic region.
    www.LongAndFoster.com
  • Crye-Leike
    Tennessee-based Mid-South real estate firm.
    www.Crye-Leike.com
  • Coldwell Banker United
    South East real estate firm with operations in Texas and the Carolinas.
    www.ColdwellBankerUnited.com
  • RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
    Georgia-based real estate firm.
    www.HouseAtlanta.com
  • Watson Realty
    Florida-based residential realtor.
    www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com
  • RE/MAX Alliance
    Residential real estate firm serving southeastern Virginia.
    www.Home-Tours.com
  • Ebby Halliday Realtors
    60 years of success helping home buyers and sellers throughout the Dallas Metroplex.
    www.Ebby.com
  • Allen Tate Realtors
    Real estate firm with offices in North and South Carolina.
    www.AllenTate.com
  • Prudential Carolinas Realty
    Real estate firm with operations in the Carolinas.
    www.Prudential-Carolinas.com
  • The Keyes Company
    Miami-based realtor with operations in Florida.
    www.Keyes.com

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