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Old 09-15-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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It's DE for sure and I assume it's because of its proximity to Philly and competing to keep its population.
So Wilmington makes this list but not Philly? Yeah that makes zero sense. Wilmington doesn't even have it's own MSA, it's a metropolitan division within the Philly MSA.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most people cannot afford to live in the downtowns of major urban areas.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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So Wilmington makes this list but not Philly? Yeah that makes zero sense. Wilmington doesn't even have it's own MSA, it's a metropolitan division within the Philly MSA.
I think they're talking about Wilmington, NC, not Wilmington, DE. As you've stated, we don't even have an MSA, so I don't see how they could crunch their numbers when MSA is the benchmark. Wilmington, NC is the second fastest growing metro in the state, so this has to be about that area.

Wilmington population expected to increase more than 50% over ne - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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I think they're talking about Wilmington, NC, not Wilmington, DE. As you've stated, we don't even have an MSA, so I don't see how they could crunch their numbers when MSA is the benchmark. Wilmington, NC is the second fastest growing metro in the state, so this has to be about that area.

Wilmington population expected to increase more than 50% over ne - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
Which still doesn't make much sense. Wilmington, NC making the list over Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, or even Asheville? Even on a per capita basis, it's a huge head-scratcher.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:30 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The #'s are all per capital not raw #.
Well Boulder is a college town; 1/3 of the population is students so that makes a certain amount of sense.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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So Wilmington makes this list but not Philly? Yeah that makes zero sense. Wilmington doesn't even have it's own MSA, it's a metropolitan division within the Philly MSA.
I could be wrong but Wilmington could have a higher per capital amenity rate then Philly. I'm not sure.. but it's not implausible.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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Well Boulder is a college town; 1/3 of the population is students so that makes a certain amount of sense.
I don't disagree with you that a high population of students could effect this but this would mean we should be seeing other college towns make the list at such a high rate. Boulder must be doing something right.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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I could be wrong but Wilmington could have a higher per capital amenity rate then Philly. I'm not sure.. but it's not implausible.
But extremely misleading if they are looking at municipalities.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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LOL, Boulder! Population barely>100,000 with an MSA of 294,000!

The bold is what was said about us Boomers when we were 20somethings. See how that worked out.
But unlike the boomers, purchasing a home and raising a family are not top priorities.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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But unlike the boomers, purchasing a home and raising a family are not top priorities.
It's starting to be. Millenials are getting to that age now and it's Generation Z that's beginning to enter the workforce.

Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes - Chicago Tribune
https://www.treehugger.com/green-arc...ng-houses.html
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