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Old 03-25-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Atlanta and most of the Texan Metros can keep growing..LA and SFO are pretty much maxed out. NYC too. But sometimes the maxing out is not a bad thing. The maxed out metro areas can grow vertically encouraging more walkability instead of growing as car oriented endless suburban sprawl.
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Mountains are certainly impediments to infrastructure. Itís very expensive. And mountains (and deserts) are also less desirable making that impediment harder to overcome.
It's not just mountains. The West Coast has protected a lot of easy sprawl land too.

As for the mountains (hills really), a lot of those areas would have been developed long ago had they not been protected...similar non-protected land has been built on in large amounts.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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I feel like Mimai fits the Maxed Out City List perfectly. It is reaching its land limit and now has no choice on just building up. Maybe this will be a good thing for Miami, something Orlando should learn.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:24 PM
 
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It's not just mountains. The West Coast has protected a lot of easy sprawl land too.

As for the mountains (hills really), a lot of those areas would have been developed long ago had they not been protected...similar non-protected land has been built on in large amounts.
The San Gabriel Mountains are just "hills really?" They max out at over 10,000 feet. Where is there similar land to the San Gabriels that has been developed?
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Denver could grow more than pretty much any other major city with ease. No trees on the plains to slow construction, A lot of room within city limits to grow and not to mention endless room to expand to the North and East. Even the suburban areas on the foothills can be filled in a lot more.

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Old 03-26-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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You missed Houston and Austin. Both have room to run as metros more so than as cities. Dallas has little room to grow as a city the growth is metro. So clarify, I assume you are talking metro but do not see the block on LA or Phx you mentioned as metros
That is not true. Dallas has plenty of land within city limits south of Downtown to grow. It is also growing vertically. Vertical growth is true for Houston and Austin as well.
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Pretty much any Midwestern city can expand in any direction, because there's nothing but flat agricultural land all around them.

In the case of some cities, the impediment to growth is political, not geographic. For example, Baltimore is constrained by land-use restrictions to the north (Baltimore County north of Cockeysville) and to the west (Howard County west of Clarksville). Add in the Chesapeake Bay to the east and the Washington metro area to the south, and one could say that Baltimore is maxed out, or at least close to it.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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I am the OP and after looking in Google Earth I found more cities in each category.

Maxed out cities :
San Francisco, Las Vegas.

Cities with room to expand :
Omaha, St Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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I am the OP and after looking in Google Earth I found more cities in each category.

Maxed out cities :
San Francisco, Las Vegas.

Cities with room to expand :
Omaha, St Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines.
Just because there are cities that have room to expand outward, doesn't mean they should. We should be advocating for more sustainable growth.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'm hoping this further encourages LA to grow vertically.
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