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Old 03-28-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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I am curious why someone would want to move into the same size house and pay more for it or the same size lot and pay more for it? Or move from the country where people are normal and move into a place where people are strange and act crazy? Just saying. We have had several people move into our area from Asheville because they say it is no longer a good place to raise children. It has too many strange people and panhandlers. But if that is your cup of tea? Go for it!
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I am curious why someone would want to move into the same size house and pay more for it or the same size lot and pay more for it? Or move from the country where people are normal and move into a place where people are strange and act crazy? Just saying. We have had several people move into our area from Asheville because they say it is no longer a good place to raise children. It has too many strange people and panhandlers. But if that is your cup of tea? Go for it!
Many people enjoy having the amenities and vibrancy of a city at their fingertips. Frankly, I don't consider a lot of people in the country to be "normal," particularly after the 2016 election. The overwhelmingly religious and conservative monoculture of rural America is intellectually stifling and I'd almost rather be dead than have to experience that day in and day out. Also, having a large house is a massive pain in the ass with wasted space and upkeep. But, like you say, if you want that, have at it.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Many people enjoy having the amenities and vibrancy of a city at their fingertips. Frankly, I don't consider a lot of people in the country to be "normal," particularly after the 2016 election. The overwhelmingly religious and conservative monoculture of rural America is intellectually stifling and I'd almost rather be dead than have to experience that day in and day out. Also, having a large house is a massive pain in the ass with wasted space and upkeep. But, like you say, if you want that, have at it.
Totally agree here. It seems that people just like having large homes to just brag about it, accept for those who actually do need it (lots of kids maybe)

Iím a big fan of condos and overall I couldnít imagine myself being committed to all the upkeepís of a large house in suburbia!
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Basically every urban city in the South; Richmond, New Orleans, Miami. Also Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Totally agree here. It seems that people just like having large homes to just brag about it, accept for those who actually do need it (lots of kids maybe)

Iím a big fan of condos and overall I couldnít imagine myself being committed to all the upkeepís of a large house in suburbia!
Agreed
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I don't think Dallas ranks high on these lists because Central Dallas has been nice for many years so it's not necessarily gentrifying, but it is becoming more dense. There are closer in areas that are gentrifying quite a bit thought, Old East Dallas, North Oak Cliff, West Dallas, Little Mexico, The Cedars and so on. Once you get past those areas it becomes nice again.
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I LOVE my acre and a half! Particularly beautiful this time of year with my azaleas and dogwoods! Then, there is the summer to come with hydrangeas and roses! All in the shade of the 49 trees that grace my yard. Glad you enjoy your "density", though; they DO say that variety is the spice of life! ;0)
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Basically every urban city in the South; Richmond, New Orleans, Miami. Also Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
... and lots of small towns as well.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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... and lots of small towns as well.
You mean suburbs and exurbs? Because outside of that I don't think that's the case, perhaps a few select college towns being exceptions.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Basically every urban city in the South; Richmond, New Orleans, Miami. Also Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
Charlotte, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa, St. Petersburg, etc....
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