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Old 01-08-2012, 06:39 AM
Location: 304
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My hometown of Clendenin (15-20miles north of Charleston) would grow faster. Our very little town has a city limits population of 1200 and an area of about 5k. It is kind of a suburb to Chucktown (Charleston), but the town itself isn't growing and the area is growing very slowly. There is alot of potiential, just no vision in this town. Back in its prime there were 3 department store, 5-6 grocery stores, 4-5 banks, 2 movie theaters, many other restauarnts and shops, and even a taxi service. Now there isn't one stoplight in the town. Wish this town could grow, like any other town located near a decent sized city.

On another note, Charleston (which had been losing population for 25 years) is making a come back. The last three years have led to population growth, and lots of new business. In fact, the city is among the top in percentage of increase in construction. Lots of new stuff, like Cabela's, several office buildings, new bridges, new large downtown hotels are being renovated, even a new Marriott Courtyard in downtown. Pretty impressive for a city that has lost 30k in recent years. I still hope it grows faster!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:32 AM
Location: NC
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My hometown of Columbia has great growth. Just wish the annexation laws weren't so stupid and it could be reflected in the city population
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:11 PM
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I grew up in Iowa City, which has been growing at a pretty stady 13% to 15% a decade for a long time now. I like that growth best. Enough that things are progressing and changing, but slow enough that infrastructure, schools and the mentality can keep up and deliver a very strong standard of living without the ills of booms and busts.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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Originally Posted by Workaholic? View Post
How does fast growth something like 13%-18%, make the quality of life any better? Just because they replace forest and farm with more strip malls and cooker cutter subdivisions how does this help YOU and I?
Oh lord, here we go....
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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I absolutely wish my hometown was growing faster. Who wants to be from a dying city
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:36 AM
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I wish Brooklyn would grow at around 7-10%. Since 100% of the area is already developed or zoned into parks, it would mean building more highrises and skyscrapers. Building single family houses would actually decrease population, so whatever growth we are getting is all highrise development. Its 2012 already and we still don't have a supertall in Brooklyn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:37 AM
Location: Denver
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I wish Baton Rouge was growing faster but steadily and safely with smart growth.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I wish Syracuse had enough growth to hold onto the businesses I like. In the last six years, we've lost two strip clubs and another dropped to four days a week!
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:28 AM
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Nah, slow and steady wins the race. Fast growth leads to numerous suburban style developments, something we don't need. Just look at Fort Worth, (no offense) its more sprawled than Dallas. The new growth I've seen in Fort Worth is nothing but subdivisions for miles. I'm happy that Fort Worth is booming but I wish they built more urban developments around Downtown.
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