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Old 01-26-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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why 20 years? why not 30 or 50? this is a serious question.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Spain
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probably for as long as the incentives for people to move there last. Namely cheap cost of living and jobs.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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probably for as long as the incentives for people to move there last. Namely cheap cost of living and jobs.

What jobs?

The Sunbelt's job market sucks.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Spain
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What jobs?

The Sunbelt's job market sucks.
Maybe in California and Arizona, but much of the south has great job prospects, hence people are moving there.

Besides, the job market pretty much sucks everywhere now.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Maybe in California and Arizona, but much of the south has great job prospects, hence people are moving there.

Besides, the job market pretty much sucks everywhere now.
True, it sucks just about everywhere, but it seems to have hit the South and West pretty hard.

The unemployment rate is above the national average in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, and DC.

Other states with high growth rates but also high unemployment at or above 8% are Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Washington, and Colorado.

Most of the states with lower than 8% rates tend to be in the Northeast, Midwest, and Plains.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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What jobs?

The Sunbelt's job market sucks.
If by Sunbelt you are referring to California, Nevada, Arizona, & Florida then yeah it does suck.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Atlanta and Miami picked up steam in the last census. Interesting to know though what the economy did to those numbers. I see places like Asheville and Knoxville growing more rapidly. They are in many ways flying under the radar. As well as many of South Carolina's metro areas. Raleigh/Durham doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. I see the growth still occuring. But like many have said, in the next few decades stabalizing.
A few years ago, Raleigh was identified as the projected fastest growing metro over the next few decades. Nothing I have seen yet would indicate that the prediction was wrong. The Triangle has grown rapidly over the last few decades from a small Southern metro into one of the main ones to watch in the coming decades.
When my family moved to Raleigh in the mid 70s, the city of Raleigh was smaller than Raleigh's current largest suburb: Cary. The County was less populated than the current Raleigh city limits. Wake County alone is more populated than the entire (current) CSA in just the last few decades. The growth has been astounding and all indicators point to it continuing for some time to come. The Triangle's "creative class" is driving the growth and its population is driving the migration of more of the same.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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We'll see how long this trend lasts when gas spikes again this summer and becomes the new norm this autumn.

The only real cities in the United States are located north of the I-70. A one bed/bath and a bus route will start looking pretty sweet.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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We'll see how long this trend lasts when gas spikes again this summer and becomes the new norm this autumn.

The only real cities in the United States are located north of the I-70. A one bed/bath and a bus route will start looking pretty sweet.
you guys have been saying this when gas spikes thing for years now.

every year its the same thing. when gas spike... when gas spikes... nothing ever comes of it
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: New York, New York USA
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Despite gentrification in urban cities, the migration downwards is soaring and isn't expected to end any time soon. Construction and real estate is going to continue although there were setbacks in those sectors due to the recession. Not only are blacks and hispanics leaving the NE as the years go by, whites are leaving in huge numbers as well.



As much as we don't like it, the housing boom is coming back.


The sunbelt boom is not going to end probably until the next 20 years.

Yet southern metros are all the way at the bottom when it comes to per capita income. What does the south have to show for its large growth? Absolutely nothing.

There is a difference between growth and good growth. The "sunbelt growth" has done nothing but shifted problems of the Northeast to sunbelt states (i.e. look at your real estate industry, spiking poverty levels, higher than average unemployment).

Grow away!
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