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Old 08-18-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'd imagime Hosuton. It seems to shedding some of it's old cliches and steretypes, has a more diverse and growing economy, pro business, becoming more concious of what makes a city more livable, and a globally diverse population.
These responses confuse me. Houston is already a hotspot, it's nothing new.
I'd rather hear about the Nashville's, New Orleans', the Sacramento's, the Columbia's, etc.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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These responses confuse me. Houston is already a hotspot, it's nothing new.
I'd rather hear about the Nashville's, New Orleans', the Sacramento's, the Columbia's, etc.
Yes but it's growing and will grow more in that respect to a higher caliber, especially when it's light rail expansion gets a good footing.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Yes but it's growing and will grow more in that respect to a higher caliber, especially when it's light rail expansion gets a good footing.
The point of this thread is the next hotspot, not current ones that are growing.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Charleston (SC). Fast growing metro, most well-known in SC, has huge tourism industry, diversifying with the tech economy, has Boeing which will provide lots of good, high-paying jobs for years to come, and room to grow.

Augusta. Known for golf but has passed Columbus and Savannah for the second largest metro in state behind Atlanta, growing university in town (Georgia Regents University), has full beltway around city, and growing in several different sectors.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Oklahoma City.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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The point of this thread is the next hotspot, not current ones that are growing.
The OP said in our opinion, not a rigid set of rules. With that said I'll respectfully agree to disagree.

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Charleston (SC). Fast growing metro, most well-known in SC, has huge tourism industry, diversifying with the tech economy, has Boeing which will provide lots of good, high-paying jobs for years to come, and room to grow.

Augusta. Known for golf but has passed Columbus and Savannah for the second largest metro in state behind Atlanta, growing university in town (Georgia Regents University), has full beltway around city, and growing in several different sectors.
Hopefully the proposed I-14 will help Augusta as well.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Detroit seems the most overdue for an injection of yuppies(i.e. 'hot spot') Yawns

Im more interested in where artists and leftist radicals are moving too.


Yuppies follow the artists into a neighborhood/city.

Leftist radicals? lol, talk about yawning. What is a leftist radical? A 19 yr old who sits around talking about changing the world but then sells out completely by the age of 25?
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I recently read a blog by an urban studies guru who said that the vibe in Pittsburgh today reminds him of the vibe in Seattle in the 1980's. In other words, Pittsburgh is beginning to accelerate away from the calamities in its past. The general attitude is more youthful, upbeat, innovative and progressive than before, and most of the socioeconomic trends have become highly positive. I don't know that Pittsburgh will produce a company as large or as influential as Microsoft, or put its signature on rock music the way Seattle has, but I do agree that the vibe in Pittsburgh has become markedly more positive in recent years.

Aside from Pittsburgh, I believe that Nashville has a rising star. If Pittsburgh is "the next Seattle," then Nashville is "the next Austin." Baltimore should get better too, although I think the city has some deep-seated socioeconomic problems that need to be corrected. Being located in the megalopolitan Northeast/Mid-Atlantic might help changes come faster, though. I believe that Cleveland's decade is the 2020's. They hit rock bottom just a few years ago, and they've started laying the groundwork this decade just like Pittsburgh did last decade. They still need some more time. In general, I believe the "Rust Belt" will heal from east to west.
good post.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Upon further review, I've decided that Nashville is the correct answer. It's already hot but seems to be getting hotter.
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