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Old 03-05-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Sorry to be negative! Because Atlanta is growing very rapidly, will it actually lose population in the future because there are so many people moving there? Will people actually see how populate and how heavy the traffic is, resulting in them leaving Atlanta?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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uh........no. what city have you known that increased rapid in population, later decreased in population? that usually doesn't happen. look at nyc
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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atlanta will not always grow at its amazing rate, but its big enough to sustain its growth and continue attracting jobs and residents. NYC has been more immune to the Northeast and Rustbelt outmigration because of its prestige. If the south starts to lose population years from now, Atlanta could function as such
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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uh........no. what city have you known that increased rapid in population, later decreased in population? that usually doesn't happen. look at nyc
One word: Detroit.
Another: Cleveland.

There are more.

Cities certainly DO decrease in size after hitting a "high" - it's happened many times before, and it's happening right now in a number of American Cities.

Atlanta has experienced exceptional growth since the early 1970s. All signs show that it should continue for a while yet. But people leave Atlanta all the time today due to the traffic and congestion - it's just that more people continue to move here than there are moving, so, it continues to grow in size. However, it has been reported in the last year via the newscasts and papers that more than one large company have eyed Atlanta as a headquarters base pulled out because of the traffic and public transit issues, so it has become apparent that we are reaching the point where SOME growth is being turned away due to some issues, and they say it will increase as the traffic/transit issues continue to get worse.

Atlanta is far from being a Detroit or Cleveland anytime very soon, but never say never. Those cities above were once very much "boom towns", too. Every bubble eventually bursts - some just happen sooner than others. 30 years from now Atlanta might be the next Detroit, while people flock to Boise, Idaho or someplace else. It's impossible to predict.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Atlanta will more than likely reach a point where the population peaks and then levels out.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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atlanta will not always grow at its amazing rate, but its big enough to sustain its growth and continue attracting jobs and residents. NYC has been more immune to the Northeast and Rustbelt outmigration because of its prestige. If the south starts to lose population years from now, Atlanta could function as such

Yes...I totally agree.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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I think we're close, at least in not sprawling much more. I see more density but not much. I think we're close to peak. I don't see the big Metropolis stretching to Chattanooga and Macon as people describe, but hey, build the Northern Arc and that'll change.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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Sorry to be negative! Because Atlanta is growing very rapidly, will it actually lose population in the future because there are so many people moving there? Will people actually see how populate and how heavy the traffic is, resulting in them leaving Atlanta?

Atlanta has experienced consistent rapid population growth since the reconstruction period following the Civil War. If or when it slows down or stops, it won't be due to traffic or overpopulation. One of Atlanta's attractive qualities is the option of low, medium, or high density living - and there is plenty of room for many more people without it becoming overcrowded. Traffic has improved a lot in recent years...there are several cities with worse traffic than Atlanta.

People do move away from Atlanta all the time...but many more than that move in. It's hard to predict how fast a city will grow and for how long - especially in these uncertain economic times.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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DeaconJ, will the moving out of people be almost equal to the moving in of people, which willl cost Atlanta to grow at a steady rate?

Also, I know alot of people who say that they want to move back to their hometowns because Atlanta is too stressful with the heavy traffic, the thick congestion, and the "overpopulation." That what makes Atlanta seem Northern...............DARN!
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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DeaconJ, will the moving out of people be almost equal to the moving in of people, which willl cost Atlanta to grow at a steady rate?

Also, I know alot of people who say that they want to move back to their hometowns because Atlanta is too stressful with the heavy traffic, the thick congestion, and the "overpopulation." That what makes Atlanta seem Northern...............DARN!
I don't know...so far that hasn't happened. Metro Atlanta's population is still increasing by about 200 residents per day.
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