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View Poll Results: Which Mid-Sized Southwest City is better?
Albuquerque 297 50.34%
Tucson 293 49.66%
Voters: 590. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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That may be what's keeping the city of Albuquerque from sprawling, but it sounds as though the rest of the metro area and state is ready and willing.
Well the only reason why Clovis is booming is becuase of Canon Airforce base..

And Rio Rancho is just cheap.. and is the City of Vision.
Alot of little towns are starting to come alive..
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Well the only reason why Clovis is booming is becuase of Canon Airforce base..
That makes sense...

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And Rio Rancho is just cheap.. and is the City of Vision.
Alot of little towns are starting to come alive..
Hopefully they will maintain their cores when coming to life.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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That makes sense...



Hopefully they will maintain their cores when coming to life.
Yea It does make sense. I guess there is going to be a "special mission" going on..

And Rio's Downtown is in the middle of nowhere!! Litteraly! look on google maps haha. now there is just an Arena and the city hall. It is still in the works..and it has big plans, Including a University.. an Annex of UNM and CNM. But someday, It will have larger and taller buildings in Albuquerque.. The city is growing so fast in about two years the housing will catch up to the downtown area. Home's have once begun construction and permits are above 234 for RR and the Metro at 397 this month. So thats big news.

Plus there is Mesa del Sol a new "urban community" underway in Albuquerque, its expected to bring over 50,000+ homes. Suprisingly the council approved it, It will jump the Population 115,000 or so.. in the next 20 years. Plus we have ABQ Studios.. and Paramont and Lions Gate are coming in.. 20Centry FOx also wants to join. So we have like a mini hollywood comin' in too.




And I do understand what you mean about the "cores" where I grew up, there was a beautiful downtown.. several years later it was abandoned and all torn down.. talk about all that history just GONE.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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WE HIT 90!!!! Wooooo!

Viva Burque!

Now it can be like 7 out of 10 Americans like ABQ better!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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WE HIT 90!!!! Wooooo!

Viva Burque!

Now it can be like 7 out of 10 Americans like ABQ better!
If it can hit 100...
Milestone.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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WE HIT 90!!!! Wooooo!

Viva Burque!

Now it can be like 7 out of 10 Americans like ABQ better!

If it can hit 100...
Milestone.

???You're responding to your own quotes???
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Originally Posted by bradly
WE HIT 90!!!! Wooooo!

Viva Burque!

Now it can be like 7 out of 10 Americans like ABQ better!

If it can hit 100...
Milestone.

???You're responding to your own quotes???
HECK YA IT ROCKS!!

You should try it sometime!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Tucson's downtown is downright homely. The Q has a really cool and colorful downtown, especially along the old 66 corridor.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The Q has a really cool and colorful downtown, especially along the old 66 corridor.
For the longest time it was a hot area for filming movies.. I just love how the downtown action team does a great job of keeping it look good.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I normally stay away from such ridiculous threads, but this one is taking the cake! Quite a few people base their choices on the fact their families live nearby. How does that factor into anybody else's potential decision?! In other words, who cares?

For the record, I like visiting cities and many times I have gone specifically to see them and not for any other reason. As much as I'm not really in love with Tucson, Albuquerque would be the only well known place I ever drove by that didn't even tempt me to get off the freeway, even though I was right there and had the time! Comparing the mountains has to be a joke. Albuquerque’s skyline is just as dull as Tucson’s and distastefully lit, if you ask me. All I saw was just another boring suburban sprawl not worth wasting time on. Santa Fe is certainly a nice town and Taos is interesting as well, but other than that NM is just an impoverished and depressing state.
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