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Old 08-09-2017, 11:44 AM
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Location: Miami
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Cities draw a wide variety of people because because they have diverse, booming economies. Cool is something entirely different.
Exactly, cool is something completely different, so why the hell are economies being brought up? That's not the cause of making your city open for various demographics.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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Exactly, cool is something completely different, so why the hell are economies being brought up? That's not the cause of making your city open for various demographics.
Ughh. You don't get it, do you? Cities like Dallas and Houston are appealing to every demographic because they offer JOBS to every demographic, not because they're cool.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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Ughh. You don't get it, do you? Cities like Dallas and Houston are appealing to every demographic because they offer JOBS to every demographic, not because they're cool.
I never heard of anyone moving to Pittsburgh because it's "cool." Not to say that I don't think it is. It's just that I never heard of anyone moving there because of some cool reputation.

Having jobs that are appealing to every demographic can also impact a city's "make-up" and personality, so to speak. It can result in a city becoming "cooler."
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I never heard of anyone moving to Pittsburgh because it's "cool." Not to say that I don't think it is. It's just that I never heard of anyone moving there because of some cool reputation.
Here in Pittsburgh, I've met tons of people from higher-cost areas who could have lived/worked in lots of places, but chose Pittsburgh because of its reputation. A guy a few houses down from my old place in Lawrenceville worked in tech, formerly lived in Seattle, and basically telecommuted from home. A lot of other transplants moved from Brooklyn, either finding local jobs, working online, or opening up small businesses.

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Having jobs that are appealing to every demographic can also impact a city's "make-up" and personality, so to speak. It can result in a city becoming "cooler."
No, it doesn't work that way. Generally when an area becomes "popular with everyone" it stops being cool. Witness how many formerly interesting and edgy neighborhoods and cities eventually become populated with generic yuppies/techbros.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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Here in Pittsburgh, I've met tons of people from higher-cost areas who could have lived/worked in lots of places, but chose Pittsburgh because of its reputation. A guy a few houses down from my old place in Lawrenceville worked in tech, formerly lived in Seattle, and basically telecommuted from home. A lot of other transplants moved from Brooklyn, either finding local jobs, working online, or opening up small businesses.

That's been happening in Texas and not just in Austin. Nor is it simply because of low COL.

No, it doesn't work that way. Generally when an area becomes "popular with everyone" it stops being cool. Witness how many formerly interesting and edgy neighborhoods and cities eventually become populated with generic yuppies/techbros.

Every city has edgy neighborhoods though. There's a few undergoing that change in Dallas, despite some "uncool" label the ignorant masses has given it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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Location: Miami
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Ughh. You don't get it, do you? Cities like Dallas and Houston are appealing to every demographic because they offer JOBS to every demographic, not because they're cool.
No, Dallas and Houston appeals to multiple demographics because they allow themselves to embrace the communities of several demographics. Pittsburgh doesn't do that, and that's why I can't see the city being "cool."
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:27 PM
 
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No, Dallas and Houston appeals to multiple demographics because they allow themselves to embrace the communities of several demographics. Pittsburgh doesn't do that, and that's why I can't see the city being "cool."
You have zero, zip, zilch evidence for that statement.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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You can be in the "coolest" place in the world and if you're not it doesn't matter!
And just moving to a cool city doesn't make you cool either. But I've seen many who think so.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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And just moving to a cool city doesn't make you cool either. But I've seen many who think so.
Let me guess.....Portland, Oregon?
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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You have zero, zip, zilch evidence for that statement.
Its the single least diverse major metro area in the US. There is some evidence for it.
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