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View Poll Results: Which cities will become popular for their affordability in the coming years?
Providence 6 8.22%
Albany 0 0%
Buffalo 3 4.11%
Richmond 14 19.18%
Greensboro 7 9.59%
Columbus OH 19 26.03%
Indianapolis 10 13.70%
Cincinnati 9 12.33%
St Louis 5 6.85%
Kansas City 8 10.96%
Milwaukee 3 4.11%
Oklahoma City 6 8.22%
Omaha 8 10.96%
Des Moines 6 8.22%
Birmingham 5 6.85%
Winston Salem 6 8.22%
Columbia SC 7 9.59%
Greenville-Spartanburg 14 19.18%
Knoxville 7 9.59%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Is it booming like that? I mean there's only a few people who really about it on CD.
It definitely has some "boom" to it. A lot of nice hotels in downtown being built, redoing the convention center, and a bunch of other new projects happening right now.

I wouldn't consider it in the "booming" stage just yet, it's still an underrated city I think.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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I agree I did "overlook" Grand Rapids but purposely left off Louisville because it's already booming and wouldn't expect for it in the future to maintain it's current low cost of living. The point was to identify cities not currently in "boom mode" and predict the next wave so to speak.
I imagine i'd have to understand your definition of booming, or if it's more of an impression. Louisville is definitely under going a construction boom. There hasn't been any concrete evidence to show that it has more investment happening than some of the other surging cities on your list (including the aforementioned one in this quoted post). It's also gaining population, but at a slower pace than several of the cities on this list and some that have been omitted. I do think it belongs on this list, I don't think it's above it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: East Side, Indianapolis
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I imagine i'd have to understand your definition of booming, or if it's more of an impression. Louisville is definitely under going a construction boom. There hasn't been any concrete evidence to show that it has more investment happening than some of the other surging cities on your list (including the aforementioned one in this quoted post). It's also gaining population, but at a slower pace than several of the cities on this list and some that have been omitted. I do think it belongs on this list, I don't think it's above it.
I agree with this. If Louisville is above this list, so are Columbus, Cincy, Indy, Richmond and maybe one or two others as those cities are either matching Louisville's improvement, or surpassing it.

I think this is a good list, with a few notable omissions. I don't think any of them are "booming" though. Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, etc are booming. None of these cities are booming on that level yet.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Greenville would probably be my #1 choice
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Jax?

Jax is neither above or below this wide grouping of cities, and imo it's primary attraction (for individuals and companies as well) is the low COL/CODB.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Greenville's downtown is among the best on the list, and it is in a wonderful location.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:31 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Greenville's downtown is among the best on the list, and it is in a wonderful location.
Greenville gets a lot of mention on CD which is interesting to me because to be perfectly honest I'd never meet anyone from there, heard anyone outside of this forum mention it or even heard of it before period.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I suppose both "booming" and "cheap" are relative terms.

But I think there are lots of contenders for this thread:

- Austin
- Boise
- Tampa
- Phoenix
- Houston
- Nashville
- OKC
- Orlando
- Denver
- Reno
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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I suppose both "booming" and "cheap" are relative terms.

But I think there are lots of contenders for this thread:

- Austin
- Boise
- Tampa
- Phoenix
- Houston
- Nashville
- OKC
- Orlando
- Denver
- Reno
Nashville is already booming, has been for a couple years now, also isn't on the "cheap" side as far as cost of living.

Reno I think is a major place that not many talk about. It's not booming (yet) at the moment, however Google, Tesla, and Apple have all bought land plots there and will be building soon. A lot of hipsters will be there before long.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Richmond, VA. I believe that as DC gets more and more expensive, more people will start to look towards Richmond as a more affordable option. Richmond has the bones of a larger city, the fortune 500s, decent outdoor recreation and is working on bettering its public transportation. I think that it is putting itself in a decent position for the future.
Interesting, although what makes you think people would pick Richmond over Baltimore? Richmond is too far from DC to be a practical commute.

I guess I'm thinking the things that drive the DC economy are pretty related to the government and different to Richmond as I understand it. Are you expecting more low wage economic refugees who are being gentrified out? Families where a commute to DC is only necessary a couple times a week?
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