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Old 08-29-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I know it's a dated article, but still pretty relevant today and quite interesting. Definitely bookmarked.

How The South Will Rise To Power Again - Forbes

 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Looks like the south is already on a rise. It is outpacing all other regions in growth.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The center of population has always been moving southwest. This is nothing new.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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Since Millennials as a group are tending to chose city living over Mc Mansion packed suburbs, and the South was where the boomers went 25 years ago to buy a big new house - one that they could not afford in their home states, I think that will slow down.

There is also more of a cultural and political divide than ever before.

My kids and their peers (college bound, college students or graduates who will or are already earning six figures, have zero interest in the suburbs, especially those in the South.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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The center of population has always been moving southwest. This is nothing new.

Seems to be moving Southeast also.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The south has the best of both worlds: Dense, urban, older cities (Baltimore, DC, Richmond to a lesser extent), and Newer suburban cities with tons of space (every other part of the south except Miam, New Orleansi).
 
Old 08-29-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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[quote=warren zee;36287377]Since Millennials as a group are tending to chose city living over Mc Mansion packed suburbs, and the South was where the boomers went 25 years ago to buy a big new house - one that they could not afford in their home states, I think that will slow down.

There is also more of a cultural and political divide than ever before.

My kids and their peers (college bound, college students or graduates who will or are already earning six figures, have zero interest in the suburbs, especially those in the South.[/quote]




Wrong! We see them moving in daily, and it looks like it is not slowing down a bit. The north is losing. LOOK where most of the people are moving from and where they are moving to. Facts.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Since Millennials as a group are tending to chose city living over Mc Mansion packed suburbs, and the South was where the boomers went 25 years ago to buy a big new house - one that they could not afford in their home states, I think that will slow down.

There is also more of a cultural and political divide than ever before.

My kids and their peers (college bound, college students or graduates who will or are already earning six figures, have zero interest in the suburbs, especially those in the South.[/quote]




Wrong! We see them moving in daily, and it looks like it is not slowing down a bit. The north is losing. LOOK where most of the people are moving from and where they are moving to. Facts.
It shifted south after many decades of northern migration, and it's likely to shift again. It's just how it goes, why is this such a difficult concept for so many people?
 
Old 08-29-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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It shifted south after many decades of northern migration, and it's likely to shift again. It's just how it goes, why is this such a difficult concept for so many people?

If and when that ever happens, and I doubt it will. It certainly will not be anytime in the near future. Look around and observe.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Wrong! We see them moving in daily, and it looks like it is not slowing down a bit. The north is losing. LOOK where most of the people are moving from and where they are moving to. Facts.
Actually, the north is winning. Why? We're sending the weather wimps/whiners your way and we're also lowering taxes for businesses to encourage new growth, all the while enjoying less crowded roads.

And the north might be "losing" now (economically), but all the powerhouses are in the north and will always be. The southern cities like Miami, Atlanta, Jacksonville, etc, have improved, but will never be a NYC or Chicago (in more ways than one). So keep pretending that Atlanta will one day be a NYC, but at that point Id say youre delusional.

I lived in the south (TN) for a few months, and its all I could stomach. The work ethic, pay rates, and housing in the south is horrible. Absolutely horrible. You wonder why homes in TN cost $70,000? Its because a $10 an hour job is considered "good" in most areas. And the homes are cheap junk, I wouldnt buy 80% of the homes I saw in TN due to shoddy build quality and lack of basements. I wouldnt want to live in that tornado-strewn part of the country with no basement to retreat to.

The south is Dollar General, while NYC is Tiffanys. Catch my drift?
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