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Old 06-30-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Well now people want to make certain Sunbelt cities more "urban". More people in LA, San Diego and Miami are moving near the improving public transit, or walkable neighborhoods. Miami is also increasing it's amount of highrises so it looks more urban and can be more walkable. I definitely think more people are interested in moving to CA out of all the Sunbelt states because of the milder weather, as the rest of the Sunbelt is either too hot and dry (Phoenix) for too long, too cold in winter (Las Vegas) or too humid and flat, with many storms (Tampa).
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: 'Bout a mile off Old Mill Road
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Well now people want to make certain Sunbelt cities more "urban". More people in LA, San Diego and Miami are moving near the improving public transit, or walkable neighborhoods. Miami is also increasing it's amount of highrises so it looks more urban and can be more walkable. I definitely think more people are interested in moving to CA out of all the Sunbelt states because of the milder weather, as the rest of the Sunbelt is either too hot and dry (Phoenix) for too long, too cold in winter (Las Vegas) or too humid and flat, with many storms (Tampa).
And Miami's all of a sudden dry, mountainous, and storm-free?

Kid, get a clue.

As an aside, California has been hemorrhaging residents for decades now, especially middle-class residents. To my understanding, you and your parents will be participating in the mass exodus in the very near future.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:53 PM
 
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The weather of the sun belt will always help with the migration trends.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The weather of the sun belt will always help with the migration trends.
In conversation with transplants I've encountered, it would seem that job opportunity is the #1 motivation for relocation, weather a close second.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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If you want to, but I don't see the purpose since my point was to show you that not all Sunbelt metros are suffering from high unemployment.



The Bay Area isn't typically thought of as a Sunbelt metro but technically it is included: Sun Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'd never say each and every metro in the Sun Belt had high unemployment, and I'm sorry if that's how you read that statement.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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Well now people want to make certain Sunbelt cities more "urban". More people in LA, San Diego and Miami are moving near the improving public transit, or walkable neighborhoods. Miami is also increasing it's amount of highrises so it looks more urban and can be more walkable. I definitely think more people are interested in moving to CA out of all the Sunbelt states because of the milder weather, as the rest of the Sunbelt is either too hot and dry (Phoenix) for too long, too cold in winter (Las Vegas) or too humid and flat, with many storms (Tampa).
Since when did "flat" become a bad thing? And lol at California. Everybody is trying to get outta there right now. The place is a mess. Californians are moving to AZ and TX, and the Northeast/Midwest is moving South, regardless of "too cold", "too hot and dry for too long", and "too humid and flat, with many storms."
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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I'd never say each and every metro in the Sun Belt had high unemployment, and I'm sorry if that's how you read that statement.
My initial response to you was re this statement of yours:

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^Employment opportunities -- where (besides Texas)?
I then pointed out metros outside of Texas experiencing robust job growth. Then you mention unemployment figures, so I listed all the metro areas outside of Texas with relatively low unemployment rates. My point was that, while Texas is obviously booming, there are places in other parts of the Sunbelt that do offer employment opportunities. You may find more in Texas, but they are hardly limited to just Texas.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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there are still many key industries not moving to the south, and are basically nonexistent there. They will stay in cities like Boston, NYC, DC as can be seen by the cost of living in these cities going up, b/c people are still making a lottt of $. Meanwhile as somebody said, you can get a house in Cleveland for the price of a VCR. Most job changes are being cities like Detroit, St. Louis, Cincinatti, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo being gutted for jobs.

Most companies even in Atlanta are somewhat blue collar, built on manufacturing and logistics and a network of back office business people...

Home Depot
UPS
Coke
Delta
Southern
Rubbermaid
NCR

Houston is lots of Big Oil/Chemical type blue collar work companies also.

The best and brightest, world leaders with Ivy Degrees still largely flock to NYC, DC, Boston, SF etc.
Lol, slipping in a reference to the Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism video.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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In conversation with transplants I've encountered, it would seem that job opportunity is the #1 motivation for relocation, weather a close second.
You could offer me, and millions and millions of others in this country six figure incomes. I wouldn't take it if it meant that I would have to live in the great lakes region. lol. Well, I might, but I would absolutely hate hate hate life up there. People take jobs in the sunbelt and live happily ever after. People take jobs in the rust belt often out of necessity and their time there is freezing and miserable.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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You could offer me, and millions and millions of others in this country six figure incomes. I wouldn't take it if it meant that I would have to live in the great lakes region. lol. Well, I might, but I would absolutely hate hate hate life up there. People take jobs in the sunbelt and live happily ever after. People take jobs in the rust belt often out of necessity and their time there is freezing and miserable.
What I'd totally take that job for a solid six figures a year. I guess it would depend on exactly where, though.

To each their own.
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