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View Poll Results: Legacy cities or non legacy
Legacy city 67 69.07%
Non legacy city 21 21.65%
No preference 9 9.28%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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Sunbelt landscape = post WW2 development, single family bungalows, manicured lawns, etc.

New Orleans may not have seen the same rate of growth as other Sunbelt cities, but it's hardly been stagnant. It's the Sunbelt's legacy city. Simple as that.
The sunbelt surely has Cali bungalows around LA and some even in Houston. But the RANCH HOME is King and versions to McMansions.

But back to Single-family BUNGALOWS w/manicured front-lawns. DO YOU KNOW that the single Bungalow is a Northern Midwest staple? Especially a OLD LEGACY CITY LIKE CHICAGO.

Really, it was growing its Bungalow-belt the same time as LA. Just differing styles. That was 1910-1930 those most extend that to 1940. Then Cali/LA had the Ranch become King.

Chicago though continued with Tudor-bungalows then its Mid-century modern varieties through the early 60s when it became grown out totally to its suburbs.

Some call them OLD in this thread but that 1910-really 1930 (some add to 1940) Frank Lloyd Wright/Tiffany inspired Craftsman varieties. Are 1/3 the city today. With 80,000 in the city limits built.

Chicago Building Types: Bungalows | Moss Architecture

Another 1/3 probably is the 50s-60s varieties.

--------------------- 1910-1930 bungalow belt ------------------------ 1950s-60s mid-century

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Interesting (and not surprising) that C-D people love legacy cities but in the real world people are flocking to the non-legacy cities in the Sunbelt.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Interesting (and not surprising) that C-D people love legacy cities but in the real world people are flocking to the non-legacy cities in the Sunbelt.
People are still moving to legacy cities. I meet people from elsewhere almost weekly.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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People are still moving to legacy cities. I meet people from elsewhere almost weekly.
You already know NOLA is unique. It's not a Birmingham or a Memphis.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I prefer non-legacy cities. They are cleaner and have better, more modern architecture.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Interesting (and not surprising) that C-D people love legacy cities but in the real world people are flocking to the non-legacy cities in the Sunbelt.
Most legacy cities are expensive or have mediocre economies. There are some legacy cities that have healthy growth - Minneapolis, Savannah and Charleston are some that come to mind.

One issue that legacy have is that their infrastructure is older and more expensive to maintain which requires higher taxes. Minneapolis' strategy for that was to increase density and encourage infill to grow the tax base by increasing property values rather than raising marginal rates. That is easier to do in a place with strong demand versus one with weaker demand. As the suburbs of the sunbelt (and elsewhere) age, they are going to face that issue and will either have to redevelop more densely or raise taxes sharply.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You already know NOLA is unique. It's not a Birmingham or a Memphis.
Right. Although there are plenty of non legacy cities that people are not flocking too. Most of the smaller and some of them are straddling the line between legacy and non legacy.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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and have better, more modern architecture.
Most people would not agree that non-legacy cities have better architecture.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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However the ones that like modern architecture would.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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There's plenty of modern architecture to be found in legacy cities and the healthiest of them have more architectural variety overall.
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