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Old 06-18-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Houston will one day pass up Chicago in population I predict. Austin (currently #11) will surpass San Antonio and Dallas in population. Ft. Worth will surpass Dallas in population. I can see a situation where Houston is #1, Austin #2, Ft. Worth #3, and San Antonio #4, Dallas #5. I also predict the Houston metro area to eventually surpass the DFW metro.

New Orleans is the only "sleeping giant" that I see. I foresee a future where the "Hollywood of the South" surpasses even the LA basin in movie production. I can see the growth of the nascient game industries (versus gamin).
I concur with you except for San Antonio. I think SA is the real sleeping giant. I have toured a lot of cities but SA is ust the bomb. It doesn't hurt that Austin and SA are so close either
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Twin Cities.
Maybe Miami.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Philadelphia maybe. It's kind of overlooked when people talk aboutvthe bigger cities, Philly usually doesnt come to mind. I dont know if it's necessarily sleeping but people arent exactly flooding in by the busload.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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What about Buffalo?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Not Buffalo
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I drove through Buffalo and kind of liked it (from what I saw)! You guys need to seriously clean things up a bit though before you become the next superstar city in this country...
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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What about Columbus? Arguably one of the largest unknown city/ metro in the US. Diverse economy, several fortune 500 companies, state capital and home to a large state university. It is also located in Ohio which has 11.5 million people to draw from. Cleveland and Cincinnati will be tough to compete against but I feel like the Cbus is quietly moving up on them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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The usual. Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh, ect, ect, ect.

Charlotte's growth has leveled off and even this past census did not grow as much as it did the previous one. Raleigh on the other hand has really seen some growth recently and should continue to IMO. Austin, TX is slowing down as well. Ever since the 1940s Austin has seen growth with every census with the next census experiencing more than the last. However the 2010 census saw Austin's growth not increase for the first time in 70 years. They grew by 20% but on average Austin has seen growth rates of 30-40 percent. Tells me that Austin is slowing down.

Charleston, SC since 1980 has witnessed growth during every census on top of that each new census shows a higher rate of growth than the previous one.

I'll throw Columbus, Ohio into the mix for the fun of it. for 2 decades they saw really sustained growth but leveled off in 2010 but you never know.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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I think Seattle can become the next real big city. Houston will replace Chicago as the third largest city. Raleigh just seems to have so much potential now but just how big it will get, I don't know. St. Louis I believe will become a great American comeback story. Unemployment at this time is lower than Charlotte and Atlanta with positive outlook for the next two years for growth in quality jobs. (several relocation announcements have been made into the area) Will it ever become top tier city? I don't think so. At best it may become a city of 450 to 500k metro with a comfortable 3 to a max of 4 million at best (with Metro East developing fast). The region won't grow further west! St Charles county is about tapped out.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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Charlotte's growth has leveled off and even this past census did not grow as much as it did the previous one. Raleigh on the other hand has really seen some growth recently and should continue to IMO. Austin, TX is slowing down as well. Ever since the 1940s Austin has seen growth with every census with the next census experiencing more than the last. However the 2010 census saw Austin's growth not increase for the first time in 70 years. They grew by 20% but on average Austin has seen growth rates of 30-40 percent. Tells me that Austin is slowing down.

Charleston, SC since 1980 has witnessed growth during every census on top of that each new census shows a higher rate of growth than the previous one.

I'll throw Columbus, Ohio into the mix for the fun of it. for 2 decades they saw really sustained growth but leveled off in 2010 but you never know.
Charlotte is the fourth fastest growing city since the recession. Austin is #10 and Raleigh is #12.

Cities that are sleeping giants aren't those that are growing the fastest. Cities that are sleeping giants, in my opinion, are cities like Indianapolis. Austin, Charlotte, and Raleigh aren't sleeping and are the country's next big things.
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