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Old 02-02-2013, 01:35 AM
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My family has definitely followed the northeast to sunbelt migration pattern. My grandmother was born in DC and her family moved to Atlanta when she was a child. My grandfather was born and raised in NYC and planned to stay there his entire life, but he got a great job transfer to Atlanta in the 50s. Since then we've never looked back. Our family is definitely southern and proud to live here.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Gentrification- the current moving of younger people into large cities, and helping to reverse the population trends of many once declining cities 1990-
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Northeast and Midwest to south for warm weather, jobs, lower cost of living, larger houses and sometimes more conservative neighbours ( a larger version of suburbanization)

Northeast and California to Southwest for the above

California to PNW for the above plus to have a liberal enviorment and a similar feel to cali versus those who go to the southwest and southeast which do not care as much for a liberal area

Midwest to Texas- Jobs, Warm Weather, Lower Cost of living, larger houses, low taxes, slower pace of living
California to Texas-Same
Northeast to texas-same

Northeast and Cali to Great Plain states- The great plain states have some of the fastest growth rates in the country. Mainly because unemployment is so low and with new jobs and similar reasons to move to texas and the south with tehe exception of warm weather.

Northeast to N.Cali-Similar vibe, warm, similar urban centers, High tech jobs

Suburbs to City-This is a new one that could soon overthrow all the other migration routes. It seems people want to live in the city again for walkabiltiy, a historic house, nightlife and vibrancy. People are getting tired of suburbs.

South to Midwest-There seems to be a lot of people from texas moving to st.louis and other midwestern metros. Prehaps they are natives of st.louis who are moving back but many seem to not have ever lived in the midwest.

Northeast to Midwest-Rare but it happens occassionally. Usually its jobs, lower cost of living, want to have a slower pace of living, more land etc.

Cali to Midwest-Conserative people from cali want to move to the midwest because they assume we are all conservatives and there is no liberal areas here.
I don't think I'd say that people are moving to Texas for a slower pace of living compared to other parts of the country other than maybe the NY area. Considering most of the Texas growth is in the major metropolitan areas which aren't exactly what one would consider living a slow paced lifestyle.
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