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Old 12-05-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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By trendy I mean "trendy" in the way that New York was in the 60s and 70s, the way San Francisco and Seattle were in the early 90s, and the way Portland and Austin were around the millenium. These cities, by now, have become largely "yuppified," and although still regarded as "cool" by some, their reputation for being on the cutting edge is slowly fading out. Will America have another city like that again? If so, what will it be?
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Yes. Every generation tends to have one of these type of cities. In fact the USA is seeing an emergence in many of these type of cities right now.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
Nashville, Tennessee
Raleigh, North Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Jose, California

Those are some examples of some very hot and "trendy" cities right now in the country. And they're emerging quite rapidly.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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By trendy I mean "trendy" in the way that New York was in the 60s and 70s, the way San Francisco and Seattle were in the early 90s, and the way Portland and Austin were around the millenium. These cities, by now, have become largely "yuppified," and although still regarded as "cool" by some, their reputation for being on the cutting edge is slowly fading out. Will America have another city like that again? If so, what will it be?

Austin is still seen as cool and trendy for the moment, never this city gained so many people !
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Yes. Every generation tends to have one of these type of cities. In fact the USA is seeing an emergence in many of these type of cities right now.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
Nashville, Tennessee
Raleigh, North Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Jose, California

Those are some examples of some very hot and "trendy" cities right now in the country. And they're emerging quite rapidly.
Really though? I can see what you're saying, but will Albuquerque or Salt Lake City ever be on the cutting edge of music, film, art, just all-around general "culture"? Maybe it's because I'm on the other side of the US, but I just don't see it. I was in SLC and ABQ in 2009, and while I liked them, the vibe I got was far from the vibe of an Austin or Portland.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Really though? I can see what you're saying, but will Albuquerque or Salt Lake City ever be on the cutting edge of music, film, art, just all-around general "culture"? Maybe it's because I'm on the other side of the US, but I just don't see it. I was in SLC and ABQ in 2009, and while I liked them, the vibe I got was far from the vibe of an Austin or Portland.
Yes!

Actually I was going to add that in my last post but just refrained from doing so. Albuquerque, Austin, New York City, & Detroit are hot spots for Film Studio relocations. Those are the cities where Film Studios and Film Production Companies are moving too.

Well with Albuquerque you have to give it time, its still a Metropolitan Area of less than 1 Million people and for its size its been carrying way above its weight. It's got an everlasting expanse of a Film Industry that's increasing by the year into far more prominence. And there are quite a number of articles you can find on Albuquerque's Film Industry increasing from the effects of it being a more affordable tax base for Film Production than outlets like Southland.

I don't know too much about Salt Lake City to be honest, but all I know from before is that it's a hot spot for a lot of tech and private corporations. Basically its where Portland & Austin were in 1995.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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What is hot and trendy about Raleigh??? My niece lives in Cary, and hates it. It is a very boring enclave..
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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What is hot and trendy about Raleigh??? My niece lives in Cary, and hates it. It is a very boring enclave..
It's trendy for geeks & nerds
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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What is hot and trendy about Raleigh??? My niece lives in Cary, and hates it. It is a very boring enclave..
The place is still relatively small right now. It's recorded the fastest gain rate in the nation with 42% increase since 2000. The things that make Raleigh very desirable is that it has the 4th largest Venture Capital Investment in the country, when its the 31st largest Metropolitan Area.

It's also home to premier universities and one of the absolute most educated Metropolitan Areas in the country. Along with favorable tax climate and the ever expanding market for Film due to tax breaks and incentives given out to Film Companies in terms of affordability its become a major destination for corporate power as well.

It's not what Raleigh is right now, its what it is becoming. Compared to its in state neighbor Charlotte, Raleigh hasn't had much of a slow down economically during the recession. Its actually been one of the best off in the recession and continues to lead.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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It's trendy for geeks & nerds

That is so true, Her husband, I think he is a great guy, but is a total nerd.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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That is so true, Her husband, I think he is a great guy, but is a total nerd.
Eh "Trendy" cities might be cool.

But Cosmopolitan cities are even better.
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