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Old 09-11-2015, 09:42 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I think with Metro Atlanta predicted growth explosion by 2030, I can see this growth pattern happening one way or another
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Growth is trending north, not south. The northern metro is where all of the lucrative jobs are located.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:13 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Growth is trending north, not south. The northern metro is where all of the lucrative jobs are located.
May be true, but don't underestimate the South Suburban Atlanta area, it's seeing growth as well and has projects going on that can help propell it in the right direction. There is no law that says all Growth has to be and will be confined to the north side in the coming years
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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As I am due to inherit some land close to the Hogansville exit one day (on GA 100), part of me hopes growth down 85 continues. A larger part of me cringes at the thought.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:01 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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It is 45 miles -- FORTY FIVE MILES! -- from the GA 155 exit in McDonough to the Bass Road exit in Macon. North Bibb County is BOOMING, and suburban development (off I-75) is pretty much seamless all the way up US 41 to Forsyth now.
Yeah, i can kinda see Atlanta and Macon growing together in the Coming decades. I can really see it becoming a part of the Atlanta--Athens-Clarke--Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area easily within in the next 10 Years if nothin else making it the Atlanta--Macon/Warner Robins--Athens-Clarke--Sandy Springs Combined Stitistical Area.. If this were in effect Today this Area would already be at around 6,700,000 easily, knocking 7,000,000 at the door.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion



The low cost of living and high quality of life in the Southeast are two reasons for this megaregion's booming population, which is anchored by Atlanta but stretches east to Raleigh, North Carolina and west to Birmingham, Alabama. The region is facing challenges associated with its growing population, such as increased traffic congestion, runaway land consumption, and inadequate infrastructure, which it hopes to address with sustainable solutions.

Principal Cities:
Atlanta, Birmingham, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte
Population 2010:
17,611,162
Percent of U.S. Population:
6%
Population: 2025:
21,687,449
Population 2050:
31,342,393
Projected Growth (2010 - 2050):
78.0% (13,731,231)
2005 GDP:
$485,753,000,000
Percent of US GDP:
4%


Rank----------Primary Statistical Area-------------Anchor City------State(s)--------Population (2014)

1-----Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs---Atlanta------------GA----------------6,258,875

2-----Charlotte–Concord–Gastonia----------------------Charlotte----------NC / SC----------2,537,990

3-----Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill----------------------Raleigh-----------NC----------------2,075,126

4-----Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro----------------Nashville----------TN----------------1,912,819

5-----Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point----------Greensboro-------NC----------------1,630,368

6-----Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson---------------Greenville---------SC----------------1,409,582

7-----Memphis–Forrest City-----------------------------Memphis----------TN / MS / AR----1,370,129

8-----Birmingham–Hoover–Talladega------------------Birmingham-------AL----------------1,317,269

9-----Knoxville–Morristown–Sevierville----------------Knoxville----------TN----------------1,103,782

10 ---Chattanooga–Cleveland–Dalton-------------------Chattanooga------TN / GA / AL-----945,148

11 ---Columbia–Orangeburg–Newberry-----------------Columbia---------SC----------------928,368

12 ---Huntsville–Decatur–Albertville--------------------Huntsville---------AL----------------688,806

13 ---Fayetteville–Lumberton–Laurinburg--------------Fayetteville-------NC----------------548,275

14 ---Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol-------------------Kingsport----------TN / VA----------509,170

15 ---Columbus–Auburn–Opelika------------------------Columbus---------GA / AL----------502,336

16 ---Asheville–Brevard---------------------------------Asheville----------NC----------------475,361

17---Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton-------------------------Hickory-----------NC----------------407,861

Total: 24,621,265
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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I have to go with the I-75 Corridor down to Macon.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I say Atlanta and Chattanooga will connect before Atlanta connects with Columbus or Macon. There is more continual development up 75 to Chattanooga already then there exists between Atlanta and Birmingham and Atlanta and Greenville SC, contrary to what the above Piedmont "megaregion" map portrays.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I say Atlanta and Chattanooga will connect before Atlanta connects with Columbus or Macon. There is more continual development up 75 to Chattanooga already then there exists between Atlanta and Birmingham and Atlanta and Greenville SC, contrary to what the above Piedmont "megaregion" map portrays.
I don't think the megaregion designation was saying there was more development between Atlanta and Greenville compared to Atlanta to Chatanooga (on their maps, you can actually see that's not true), just that Greenville is the edge of the Carolinas Cluster of cities, which represent a larger region than Atlanta to Chatanooga.

There just isn't much once you go up into Tennessee compared to going up the Carolinas.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I say Atlanta and Chattanooga will connect before Atlanta connects with Columbus or Macon. There is more continual development up 75 to Chattanooga already then there exists between Atlanta and Birmingham and Atlanta and Greenville SC, contrary to what the above Piedmont "megaregion" map portrays.
Ummm, Can't Totally Agree with that one. Maybe if Chat was Closer but Macon is a lot Closer, only 82 miles and thats DT to DT, that doesnt include Suburbs or Metro Areas. Atlanta and Macon Metro basicly already touch.
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