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Old 10-09-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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San Antonio is the fastest growing metro and followed by Austin n comparison to Charlotte and Atlanta. Austin and San Antonio metro will be one very soon.


Of the large metropolitan areas, those with a population greater than two million, San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (5.9 percent) and Austin-Round Rock, TX (5.0 percent) were the fastest growing large metropolitan areas. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX was led by a strong contribution from natural resources and mining (2.51 percentage points), while growth in Austin-Round Rock, TX was led by professional and business services (1.57 percentage points).
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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yay suburban sprawl!!!
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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yay suburban sprawl!!!
Yes, majority of the population doesn't mind suburban sprawl and as you see numbers show that a good chunk of people love suburban sprawl so yay!! suburban sprawl!!
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Yes, majority of the population doesn't mind suburban sprawl and as you see numbers show that a good chunk of people love suburban sprawl so yay!! suburban sprawl!!
They'll mind it when suddenly all those shiny McMansions aren't so new and all those winding roads and parking lots have to be paid for
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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And the point of this thread is...?
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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They'll mind it when suddenly all those shiny McMansions aren't so new and all those winding roads and parking lots have to be paid for
Lol what? houses have a pretty long lifespan, once homes start to fall apart people usually renovate them.. those roads and parking lots were free to built they were paid for trust me.

you guys are silly lol, we are going to be just fine over here in our boring vanilla sprawly suburbs you guys just enjoy your life in your perfect urban cities full of culture, diversity and public transportation
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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I thought this was going to be a post about Mayberry...
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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Lol what? houses have a pretty long lifespan, once homes start to fall apart people usually renovate them.. those roads and parking lots were free to built they were paid for trust me.
You say that as if said roads don't need to be maintained after they're built. Unfortunately, they do. If you look at your average suburb, there's a lot of roads that need to be maintained. And while cities have plenty of infrastructure to maintain as well, they also have the density to support it with tax revenue. Your typical American suburb does not.

I don't mind anyone living in a suburb. I understand the appeal, and this is America-you have the right to live in such a place. But I don't think our nation realizes the real costs of such a lifestyle. Before zoning codes, you saw very few communities built like that, and they were typically for the wealthy. There's a very good reason for that. Now local governments mandate against developers' will that construction be the way it is in so many American suburbs today, even though that may not be what consumers desire. That is the issue.

Too often, cities end up having to accommodate for suburban dwellers too-they have to widen roads, up speed limits, and maintain the highways and boulevards that bring the suburbanites in and out, even though the benefit from this traffic (particularly the freeway traffic) is marginal at best. This is my problem with suburbia. As long as you do your thing, that's fine; but suburbs have dictated how our core cities operate for far too long.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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Oh Texas.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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First DFW and soon ASA...good for texas
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