U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico > Albuquerque
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Unread 11-01-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: California, again...
232 posts, read 510,702 times
Reputation: 143
My two cents?

Leave ABQ alone. I moved from one of those sprawling, "with-it" places because I wanted small town. Many, many people that I have spoken with in this area agree with me. We don't want the city to grow. We like things how they are.

When I want sprawl, I take a trip. Then I gratefully head home to my quiet, charming, friendly, SMALLTOWN. I feel like I have a great community, I don't want to change a thing!

I think for people who want that big city feel, a move to a larger metropolis might be just what the doctor ordered.

 
Unread 11-01-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
4,588 posts, read 8,778,330 times
Reputation: 1924
im not saying I want sprawl,just some other stores and a more dense and lively downtown,with a small skyline it makes a city look like a suburb
 
Unread 11-01-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
1,438 posts, read 2,763,870 times
Reputation: 511
I have lived in Albuquerque my whole life, and I would like to live the rest of my life here. But guess what, I want to see growth. Perhaps some of you new moves never got to see the joy of 1980's Albuquerque...guess what...it wasn't a joy. The city was dirty, crime ridden and poor. Many of this has been fixed with growth. A city can only grow or die, there is no staying put. Look at Buffalo, NY. That is the unfortunate truth. Albuquerque needs to grow and keep its uniqueness and charm. Albuquerque can out charm ANY city. Rather than sprawl, Albuquerque needs to have planned growth to keep our charm.
 
Unread 11-01-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
1,438 posts, read 2,763,870 times
Reputation: 511
To all those who like the small town feel, perhaps a move to a small town would be what the doctor ordered.
 
Unread 11-02-2007, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
5,552 posts, read 8,405,988 times
Reputation: 2415
abqsunport related:

> ... the joy of 1980's Albuquerque ... dirty, crime ridden and poor ...

I was here since 1984 and loved it back then.

> A city can only grow or die, there is no staying put. ...

I agree with you there.

I'd like it if it was growing slower. Others would like other things,
but the city is going to do what it's going to do.

> Albuquerque needs to have planned growth to keep our charm.

Heh. I'll be interested in what the effect that Mesa Del Sol has on
things. Will it slow the growth in Rio Rancho? Will it accelerate the
growth in Los Lunas? We'll see. It's going to do what it's going to do.
 
Unread 11-02-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: the great SW
2,260 posts, read 4,627,239 times
Reputation: 843
Here's your chance to speak up:

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerq...et201&ana=e_du
 
Unread 11-02-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
1,438 posts, read 2,763,870 times
Reputation: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimer View Post


Heh. I'll be interested in what the effect that Mesa Del Sol has on
things. Will it slow the growth in Rio Rancho? Will it accelerate the
growth in Los Lunas? We'll see. It's going to do what it's going to do.
I agree...you just have to let a city do what it is going to do. A city can't retard growth just because some want a "small town feel".
 
Unread 11-03-2007, 07:31 AM
 
12,934 posts, read 22,209,780 times
Reputation: 10679
Anyway it's good to see the new shopping centers on the west side being built as thats always been a bedroom community. They desperately need more choices of stores and employment as that will eventually slow some of the HUGE daily migration back and forth over the strained Rio Grande bridges from the west siders goung to the east side for employment/shopping/medical etc....

We desperately need more choices in the SE part of this city also and the ''Shoppes at Nob Hill'' being built at Lomas and San Mateo is a welcome site....
 
Unread 11-05-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
18,537 posts, read 47,026,786 times
Reputation: 7217
Quote:
Originally Posted by abqsunport View Post
Albuquerque can out charm ANY city.
lol

More like "some" cities.
 
Unread 11-25-2007, 05:27 PM
 
4 posts, read 17,010 times
Reputation: 16
Default catching up

Alb. is known for its distinct personality. The climate, local stores and just atmosphere are what make it unique, NM is the land of enchantment. It is not particularly cosmopolitan, god I hope that doesn't happen. I would like to see some nice loft space and things like that but I think the skyline should be thought about carefully, I've been to places where I couldn't catch a sunset(something Alb. is known for) because of all the highrises. I think you can buy just about any brand you want in alb. If you can't find it there....search the web.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread



Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top