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Old 09-30-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Let's define major as >~1 million MSA (can give or take a bit).

All over the nation the younger millennial generation is moving back into urban areas and making them vibrant and fashionable again -- even areas like Detroit and Pittsburgh that people thought would never come back.

What major cities are not seeing this major change? I don't necessarily mean just the cities that are continuing to decline (although they would apply too, but also those that are just not seeing a ton of growth and an influx of young white professionals and families.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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Buffalo NY and Memphis TN come to mind. Tulsa seems to be growing very slowly (urban core).
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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Hartford
Memphis
Cleveland?
Albany
El Paso
Wichita?
Tulsa
Toledo (I don't think the MSA is over 1 million)
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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Youngstown, OH
Gary, IN
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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Buffalo NY and Memphis TN come to mind. Tulsa seems to be growing very slowly (urban core).
Buffalo appears to be going through a transition from what I've seen.

I'd add Jacksonville, FL to the list.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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Hartford
Memphis
Cleveland?
Albany
El Paso
Wichita?
Tulsa
Toledo (I don't think the MSA is over 1 million)
Memphis yes
Cleveland no way, that city is seeing tremendous revitalization
Albany yes but don't think they are over a million
El Paso yes but don't think they are over a million
Wichita is nowhere near a million but yes for sure, not much going on there.
Tulsa, yes, very stagnant there.
Toledo I would say it could be doing a lot better, but there are worse places. Not over a million either
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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Buffalo appears to be going through a transition from what I've seen.

I'd add Jacksonville, FL to the list.
Buffalo, It's all relative. For it's size, it's pretty slow going, but they do have some nice things going on there.

Jacksonville does have some things going on, mostly across the river, but yea for it's size and sunbelt location, you have to wonder why Jax is so stagnant.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:01 AM
 
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Memphis and Jackson, MS.

Does Jacksonville, FL not have new devopments going on? That is pretty hard to believe given its water front location, decent size, decent population growth, and all the grand developments happening elsewhere in the state.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:36 AM
 
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San Juan, PR unfortunately. The metro is shrinking along with the island's general population loss, crime is fairly high, and the economy is rough.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:28 AM
 
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Memphis and Jackson, MS.

Does Jacksonville, FL not have new devopments going on? That is pretty hard to believe given its water front location, decent size, decent population growth, and all the grand developments happening elsewhere in the state.
Jacksonville does have things going on. There are definitely developments and changes happening in its core, not as dramatic as the Grand Rapid's or the Louisville's. Jacksonville is more going through a cultural shift where the core is becoming the most important part of the metro. In my opinion that's more important than just infill in the core. It's got a couple of awesome urban neighborhoods in San Marco and Riverside that a lot of people don't know about.
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