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View Poll Results: What is the next "big" city?
Omaha 25 6.78%
Jacksonville 23 6.23%
Charlotte 163 44.17%
Albuquerque 35 9.49%
Riverside 10 2.71%
Oklahoma City 37 10.03%
other, be specific 76 20.60%
Voters: 369. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-11-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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I'd have to say Fort Worth. The city is growing like crazy.
The problem with Fort Worth is that it is alreaady a pretty large city in the most populated metro in Texas. Its problem is moreso getting out of the shadow of Dallas. I think of the Triangle in my home state of NC. Durham, after having its own MSA can start to establish itself as a major city in NC. If Fort Worth were to get its own MSA then this could happen. But it probably won't.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The problem with Fort Worth is that it is alreaady a pretty large city in the most populated metro in Texas. Its problem is moreso getting out of the shadow of Dallas. I think of the Triangle in my home state of NC. Durham, after having its own MSA can start to establish itself as a major city in NC. If Fort Worth were to get its own MSA then this could happen. But it probably won't.
I believe Fort Worth is its own metropolitan division within the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA, but I doubt that it will become its own MSA, unless the Census Bureau once again redefined the qualifications. Even then it's pretty hard to say. I think Durham will once again be combined with Raleigh into a single MSA.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:57 AM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is going nowhere.

Maybe Nashville, TN.
Charlotte is growing much faster than Nashville. The biggest Nashville will get in 20 or 30 years is the size of maybe Columbus or Indianapolis, but it has to pass Memphis to even do that.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:00 AM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think Atlanta's the next big city. I wouldn't consider it a matropolis yet

Atlanta already is a big city. It was a "next big city" in 1980.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Charlotte easily.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:24 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Charlotte is growing much faster than Nashville. The biggest Nashville will get in 20 or 30 years is the size of maybe Columbus or Indianapolis, but it has to pass Memphis to even do that.
Metro Nashville is already larger (and growing faster) than metro Memphis.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I think Atlanta's the next big city. I wouldn't consider it a matropolis yet
i kind of see what you are saying. It is already a huge metro area, but its urban core it still lacks the density, vibrancy of a city like SF, Chi, Toronto, etc.

I could see Atlanta's downtown looking something like Toronto's in maybe 30 years or so. I think the city already has a lot of the plans in place. If it builds out is Peachtree street with retail, and fills in the surrounding area with maybe 50,000 new condo units.

That beings said, of the cities listed Charlotte probably has the best prospects.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:18 AM
 
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I find it interesting that Riverside has the largest MSA listed, but perhaps even Omaha is more known than the Inland Empire. I find that quite funny.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: DC
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It might not have a Metropolis due to NYC in the vicinity but..

Jersey City.. that may sound like i'm being naive because i might sound like a homer but it's true. Jersey City had the potential back in the 1930s to have a population of 316,000 (now has a pop of 242,000), then i wouldnt doubt it now since they have done major rehabilitation to the city overall from being a pretty dangerous place back in the 60s-80s to now being a lot more succesful with it's workforce and night life. Its population decline was around the 50s-80s when losing up to 75,000 people due to the urban decline resulting A LOT of wealthier white collar people to go off into suburbs which also made the city crime level rise dramatically.

Now that all this was set and done, JC had many higher leveled job openings after many people left. This created the rise in population in the 90s with more wealthier people and resulting the cities crime rate to go down. And at the same rate, i dont think JC will ever have a dramatic decrease in population again, but a dramatic increase...
JC has plans to broad the city. Many new office and residential buildings have been shot up in the last 5 to 10 years. The whole plan hasn't been fully created yet but is in the making and i think we should be ready to see a new big city in NJ, and it wont be a dangerous one .
I think Hudson County should consolidate itself and completely merge with Jersey City. Then it will be a city/county of over 600,000, in an area of 62 sq. mi - pop. density = 13,044/sq mi.
-So even as a city-county, it wouldn't be that big, and would still be denser than chicago, Boston, and philly, with a population that rivals DC. I think having those statistics as a city will give it more clout, and probably more voting power within the state, bringing in more money to the city.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Charlotte doesn't even feel like a city. It may have a large metro, but the city itself feels like one huge suburb. Charlotte, get over yourself. You got decades upon decades of dense urban infill to ever be as big as you think you are.
Totally agree.
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