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Old 02-28-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Actually Anne Arundel County is centered around Baltimore and not DC.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Default Forbes: best places to get ahead

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Six DC counties!
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Says a ton about brown-nosing in the capital rat race...
Ha! I kinda have to agree. The area has lots to offer, but the traffic, growth and cost-of-living can make it a struggle.

Another name for the thread could have been Forbes: Best Places to Get Caught Up in the Rat Race.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Six DC counties!
Let's just say that the federal government is a growth industry...a big one!
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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jonjj,


That depends on who you talk to. Anne Arundel county is split between DC and Baltimore. Same as Howard County. But I think Annapolis is considered a DC suburb.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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What makes them think that growth in the past 8 years is any indicator of growth in the next 8?
Nothing. I extremely dislike using past statistical trends over long periods of time to indicate or determine anything about the future.

Forecasting like that should be done quarter by quarter, or year by year.

Anything over a few years and above is rubbish, because there are just too many factors, internally and externally, that shift within a long period of time.

That includes predicting population migration, economic growth, anything.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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What do all of these counties have in common? They're all exurban. Big city wages, nearly rural land prices, long-a$$ commutes.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Let's just say that the federal government is a growth industry...a big one!
Apparently D.C. is losing population. Houston bypassed the D.C. metro population a couple years ago, and the #8 TV market has fallen into #9, right next to #10: (You guessed it!) Houston. Atlanta replaced D.C. in the spot.

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What do all of these counties have in common? They're all exurban. Big city wages, nearly rural land prices, long-a$$ commutes.
To make it hilarious, you should've done this: "Big city wages + nearly rural land prices = A long-a$$ commute."

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Old 02-29-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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To make it hilarious, you should've done this: "Big city wages + nearly rural land prices = A long-a$$ commute."
Or,

Big city salary, $125,000
Nearly rural land prices, less than $200,000/acre
Long-ass commute, $300/month
Never seeing your wife and kids, PRICELESS!"
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Apparently D.C. is losing population. Houston bypassed the D.C. metro population a couple years ago, and the #8 TV market has fallen into #9, right next to #10: (You guessed it!) Houston. Atlanta replaced D.C. in the spot.
Actually DC hasn't been losing population, just that it's growth has slowed considerably, mainly due to prices.

Houston and Atlanta bypassing DC just shows the impressive amount of growth in those two cities.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I think these Forbes lists are created by first-year statistics students at the local community college.
amen. it's funny how people latch onto lists that portray their area as the "best", while poo-pooing another list that shows something completely different.

these rankings are good for a chuckle, nothing more.
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