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Old 10-23-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Glad too see Orlando on the list, but have some respect for the city and use a picture of the downtown area instead of the iconic Cinderella's castle..
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If it was human scaled in its overall development it would be appealing to me. Way too crowded and congested compared to what I find desirable. I like a nice mixture of city, town, and country within a 5 mile radius of where I live.
Well, to each his own, but you can drive east or west of Austin/San Antonio about 10 miles and be out of the city and into the beautiful, rolling hill country of central Texas.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Well, to each his own, but you can drive east or west of Austin/San Antonio about 10 miles and be out of the city and into the beautiful, rolling hill country of central Texas.
I agree. Most of Austin's population is North to South. West to East is fairly thin.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I agree. Most of Austin's population is North to South. West to East is fairly thin.
How much did Dell have to do with that development pattern Northward? Aren't they actually in Round Rock?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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How much did Dell have to do with that development pattern Northward? Aren't they actually in Round Rock?
Not just Dell, which is on the decline by the way. I think the entire tech sector, which tends to settle north of DT, dictated where a lot of people would live.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Did you read the article? If you did, you might have looked at the study and not just the pretty pictures. The study also lists the growth in the economies of every metro area in the country. San Jose, Ca is booming faster than China is lol.
The study was actually done by the association of the US Mayors, not the Huffington Post. Each year they update their estimates in relation to their water supply & growth trends. Huffington Post only covered the cities that are growing the fastest by percentages and nothing more. I think that's misleading so here's the US Mayors report (where Huffington Post's original information came from).

Here are the other cities & their estimates (took a screenshot of it & uploaded it to my City Data Album):

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...pic94749-a.bmp

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Not a chance.....that's my guess.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Not just Dell, which is on the decline by the way. I think the entire tech sector, which tends to settle north of DT, dictated where a lot of people would live.
Hopefully not too much a decline since it's one of the metro's largest employers.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Growth doesn't equal quality. Orlando for instance might be "growing" but has a woefully insufficient infrastructure, an under-educated population/brain-drain and as a result an overwhelmingly service-based economy with the salary base to match, which doesn't bode well for sustained growth.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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The study was actually done by the association of the US Mayors, not the Huffington Post. Each year they update their estimates in relation to their water supply & growth trends. Huffington Post only covered the cities that are growing the fastest by percentages and nothing more. I think that's misleading so here's the US Mayors report (where Huffington Post's original information came from).

Here are the other cities & their estimates (took a screenshot of it & uploaded it to my City Data Album):

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...pic94749-a.bmp
I know, I addressed that to someone somewhere early on into this thread.
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