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View Poll Results: Is North Carolina the most well-ballanced state of the U.S.?
Yes 13 18.84%
No 56 81.16%
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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With a large number of medium sized cities spread across North Carolina with no one city dominating, does this make this state the most well-balanced in the U.S.?
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Ohio is much the same way. No one city dominates all.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Yeah I would definitely say that North Carolina is not the most balanced state. I agree with the other poster I would say Ohio is. Ohio has 3 major cities, one in the NE, one in the middle, and one in the SW, you cant get any more balanced than that. The Cleveland/Akron area has 3 million, The Columbus area has 1.8 million, and the Cincinnati area has 2.1 million. Also it has medium sized cities like Toledo, Dayton, Akron, Youngstown, and others.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Tennessee is pretty balanced with three good-sized cities (Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville) where no one city dominates. I would say Ohio also is pretty balanced. It is a very heavily populated state but with no real mega-city. Instead, it has Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincy, Toledo, and Youngstown, which are all smallish mid-sized to largish mid-sized cities.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: New York
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Yeah but ohio stinks, I agree with North Carolina and Tennessee however.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeah but ohio stinks.
I could say the same thing about North Carolina for different reasons, as could many others on this forum, so don't be so sure of yourself.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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This entire website needs to chill with the whole NC thing.

And ya, Ohio is pretty balanced. There's always California or Texas if we're just saying states were several close-to-equal metro areas
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Yeah, what's with the whole NC thing on this site? It's not exactly the most important state in America- not even in the South, for many reasons Georgia, Florida & Texas are way more significant & prominent...
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeah, what's with the whole NC thing on this site? It's not exactly the most important state in America- not even in the South, for many reasons Georgia, Florida & Texas are way more significant & prominent...
NC is becoming so "important" because Yankee transplants realize they can get "big cheap houses", "low taxes", and "nice weather." Essentially NC is the "New Florida," and it will likely start to collapse in on itself in another decade or so if current growth trajectories continue while water supplies continue to dwindle. Aren't there more important things to life than "big cheap houses?" If you go on the NJ or NY forums that's all those people rant and rave about. I just don't understand the allure of buying a house that's larger than you need simply because you can.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: IN
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NC is becoming so "important" because Yankee transplants realize they can get "big cheap houses", "low taxes", and "nice weather." Essentially NC is the "New Florida," and it will likely start to collapse in on itself in another decade or so if current growth trajectories continue while water supplies continue to dwindle. Aren't there more important things to life than "big cheap houses?" If you go on the NJ or NY forums that's all those people rant and rave about. I just don't understand the allure of buying a house that's larger than you need simply because you can.
Big cheap cookie cutter houses do not have the build quality even compared with older cookie cutters from the 60s and 70s in my opinion. Also, think about the increased energy and electricity consumption that goes along with all of these cookie cutters in the south. It really has to be straining the power grid in some areas.
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