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Old 06-12-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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I have to disagree with this. As far as the larger metros go, the retiree havens were mainly the Florida cities. Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham were/are real centers of economic activity. They attracted some retirees too, but it was/is mainly families and young professionals.
I said there were a few exceptions. You named most of them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: The City
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I was under the impression that the middle paying corporate jobs were being axed and the only real growth is in low wage retail or service sector jobs. The job market for people coming out of college is terrible and many new graduates would do a lot better financially (not have to wait until they are 50 to buy a house, not have to work a second job, etc.) moving to a place with a lower cost of living. Apparently that must not be important to them. If the economy stays this way, the Millenials are not going to be able to afford their parent's housing stock and the prices are going to have to go down. Of course they wouldn't have world class museums or maybe even major league sports. They might have to "settle" for a smaller museum or a minor league team. But they could have a nice job, nice house, and lifestyle that they could only dream of in the more expensive area. Not to mention how rude a lot of people are in the Northeast metro areas as well!

Job markets will change, economy is tough, especially for recent grads, tough time to me graduating but will get better

on rudeness, there are rude people and wonderful people everywhere

And yes many service jobs but also others
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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I said there were a few exceptions. You named most of them.
Those aren't a "few exceptions." Those are pretty much the majority as far as the high-growth areas of the South go.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Those aren't a "few exceptions." Those are pretty much the majority as far as the high-growth areas of the South go.
The sunbelt is a HUGE area, and there are plenty of areas that are not listed that had no economic activity in them other than housing and services.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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The sunbelt is a HUGE area, and there are plenty of areas that are not listed that had no economic activity in them other than housing and services.
And outside of the retirement hotspots (e.g., Florida), they weren't seeing a boom (key word, like in the title of this thread) either.

We're not talking about every single little hamlet or micropolitan area in the Sunbelt here, just the high-growth, or booming, areas.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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And outside of the retirement hotspots (e.g., Florida), they weren't seeing a boom (key word, like in the title of this thread) either.

We're not talking about every single little hamlet or micropolitan area in the Sunbelt here, just the high-growth, or booming, areas.
Plenty areas outside of Florida were retirement havens or had no real economic activity, that were high growth. Hence the reason so many sunbelt areas are suffering right now.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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U.S. Sun Belt cities enduring the steepest drops in real estate values are vulnerable to the long-lasting economic declines well-entrenched in places in the heart of America's Rust Belt
Sorry Sunbelt
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Plenty areas outside of Florida were retirement havens or had no real economic activity, that were high growth. Hence the reason so many sunbelt areas are suffering right now.
You obviously don't know what "e.g." means.

And what relatively large cities outside of Florida in the South that are retirement havens were high growth? Name a few.

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This article is well over a year old, and even then, the place that gets specifically mentioned in the South is Fort Myers--a retirement haven. Again, a distinction must be made between those types of places and the true jobs centers. Yes the latter also suffer(ed) from bad housing markets, but the situation is completely different in places with little industry outside of service sector jobs catering to retirees and such.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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8 Cities with Surprising Job Growth - Yahoo! Finance

7 or the 8 are in the sunbelt and the 8th one is in the PNW.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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8 Cities with Surprising Job Growth - Yahoo! Finance

7 or the 8 are in the sunbelt and the 8th one is in the PNW.
There are a few specks on the map in the sunbelt, mostly in Texas, that are doing very well. We established this. As a whole the region is doing very bad, and is in terminal decline. As an american I find it sad, but at least there is a few brightspots.

I hope the region can recover.
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