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Old 03-04-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Next Slum?

I've been saying for years that suburban sprawl would end up as a catastrophic failure when it's all said and done. It looks like the tide is starting to turn.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Next Slum?

I've been saying for years that suburban sprawl would end up as a catastrophic failure when it's all said and done. It looks like the tide is starting to turn.
I saw this coming years ago. There are lots of outer ring suburban subdivisions in the Bay Area that are very unkept and quite dingy considering how relatively new they are.

SoCal is full of such areas too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Inner city buildings were built so well they help up for the most part and some are being rehabbed.

But these suburban homes are usually built cheaply, so in 30 years they'll probably be deteriorating pretty quickly.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It will be very interesting to see what happens here in florida to all the crackerjack housing that has gone up in the last 20 years. DH and i have been saying this to each other for years!
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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You can't forget about the rising oil prices and bell curve oil production (the curve is going down now guys, accept it) that makes suburbia almost completely unsustainable, considering it's based entirely on getting in your car. That's why I prepared myself for a quick ditch from this place to a "real" city whenever I feel it's time. I'm thinking the time might be sometime in 2008...
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I hope they do become the new slums! that way they can demolish those HIDEOUS mcmansions and urban populations can skyrocket again or maybe that's just a dream
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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what I am most curious about is whats going to happen to the gabillion or so retirement places here, just imagine, entire counties filled with slums in Florida. Thats why I want out of here!
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Take a nice deep breath people. The demise of the newer suburban communities in most healthy metro areas is greatly exaggerated.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I hope the move back into cities will continue. However, it won't be as drastic as the move to the suburbs was.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I hope the move back into cities will continue. However, it won't be as drastic as the move to the suburbs was.
Why can't everyone just move to Scranton!
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