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Old 10-24-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Since we moved to Northwest Arkansas metro in 2007, it has grown a lot. The arts scene has exploded, primarily due to the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We got a Whole Foods in Fayetteville.

Traffic has noticeably increased.

The trail system and emergent mountain biking scene has quadrupled at a minimum.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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I moved to Midessa,Texas during the great bust of the 80's and 90's and everybody thought the Permian was history and now were the second biggest oil field in the world.we were a ghost town and now lots of people are moving here .cost of living was real low then but now its real high lol.lots more traffic....much better economy.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I moved here in 1993. (Tyler TX area)

Since then:

The metro population has nearly doubled
Housing has appreciated an average of 6 percent per year
"Town" has spread east, then south, and is now spreading west quickly, not just with neighborhoods but also tons of shopping, restaurants, medical facilities, etc.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler was formed
Charter and private schools have multiplied so much that it seems like there's a school on every city block
The Hispanic population has dramatically increased
White, non Hispanics are the smallest of the three major demographic groups in the public schools
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Moved to Philly in January, 2011. Since then, the millennials have taken over the restaurants!
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Living northwest of downtown and on the north side of Chicago I would say that since 2001 the biggest change is the extreme amount of building going on in the city and the upper class gentrification going on. Places like Logan Square where I lived in 2001 are SO different, and the West Loop and South Loop aren't even recognizable. Downtown as well has had something like an additional 100 highrises built, areas east of Michigan Ave went from almost empty to packed full of residential highrises.

Overall the central areas, northwest areas and north areas have all gotten much nicer and more "filled in". Areas on the south and west sides have depopulated and are in as much trouble now as they were then.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Moved to Philly in January, 2011. Since then, the millennials have taken over the restaurants!
I noticed that too the last time I was in Center City.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:57 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I first moved to Tri-Cities, Washington in 1990. Left in 1996, returned in late 2014. Biggest changes: Yeah, the usual response of a huge boom in housing with the desert landscape here quickly being eaten up by new developments. Beyond that, the people are different. What was once a very locally grown populace is now a mix of many from all over the country and even the world, with the scientific community (Hanford/PNNL) continueing to bring in many foreign born folks. All contribute to an entirely different feel from 1990.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:06 AM
 
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Since 1999 in my town, the Burger King closed.

Three factories, one the world's largest for its product category, consolidated into two, one of which assumed the mantle of world's largest. The union represented employment is about 1/3 of what it was, as a result.

A large arena, supported by tax dollars, opened at the edge of a theme park/resort complex.

A flood in 2011 equaled a local record set in 1972, causing major damage. That's all been repaired, right where it was.

The medical complex now occupies many more buildings on its expansive campus, though some of its property still grows corn.

A free parking garage opened in what was once downtown, where one block of the few remaining local businesses was removed and an intersection reconfigured to eliminate a dog-leg for trucks passing through.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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I've only been living in my current location (Silver Spring, MD) for about a year and a half, but the biggest change has just gotten underway which is the construction of the Purple Line and associated improvements. I knew a station was going up near me but I didn't realize how close it was, or that a few structures on my block and a block away were going to be demolished for related infrastructure. If I stay in this area for the next year or two, I probably won't even recognize it compared to when I first moved here.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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