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Old 04-05-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Dallas County includes more than just the city of Dallas.....
You could say the same for Bexar, Harris, Travis etc.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Just move already and quit knocking Chicago. Nobody thinks Chicago is a cesspit but you.
I thought he was stating that as in everyone thinks Chicago is a cesspit and people always seem to throw trash its way - but from a Chicagoans standpoint that's fine - whatever.

I know I've traveled around and when I mention I'm from Chicago some overly chatty people yell out "omg, what's going on in Chicago!?" "Isn't it crazy there, what's wrong with you guys!?". Mostly because our president likes to use Chicago when he whines about how everything on earth is someone else's fault than his unless it happens to be something going awesome at that very second.

Chicagoans aren't overly concerned, they're pretty happy in their own skin and are more than willing to talk about the ills that plague the city and metro, but also aren't afraid to stand up for the things that are going well or its doing right.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Minneapolis & Denver
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:54 AM
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I can agree with this and you have a valid point.. I would also have to say I feel as though Atlanta is a tad bit Insecure of other Booming and on the Rise Southern Cities stealing it's shine as well. It has long been the It city for Blacks to move to for a few decades now and seems to not want to Share the shine in general in the Southeastern United states.. It does seem to stay in it's place when compared to say Miami or the big Texas Cities, which in a way aren't in the general area...
Examples? I would say that Atlanta has a huge infrastructure problem but I don't see how a larger city would have to feel Insecure about other cities on the rise. ATL should be in the refinement stage.
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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You could say the same for Bexar, Harris, Travis etc.
Most of Travis is in Austin proper and doesn't have many declined, inner ring suburbs or even more insular, wealthy enclaves like Highland Park (generations of old money). No one is moving to Garland, Mesquite, or Grand Prairie. Likewise, Highland Park is independent from Dallas and hardly anyone is really moving there. In Dallas proper, there's tons of change and transience in areas like Uptown/Downtown, Victory Park, East Dallas, Knox-Henderson, Oak Lawn, etc. Even politically it's more of a mixed story due to more conservative suburbs such as Irving, Richardson, and Highland Park in addition to more liberal city neighborhoods. Austin/Travis is pretty easy to sum up.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Examples? I would say that Atlanta has a huge infrastructure problem but I don't see how a larger city would have to feel Insecure about other cities on the rise. ATL should be in the refinement stage.

You would think so..I'm starting to see it, especially when it comes to certain venues or when business may choose another major market in the South that is not Atlanta. Seems to be that way, especially if Blacks start to show too much Attention to another southern booming metro, or considering interest for moving, especially if it's not the norm. It has been very Tensious lately especially when it comes down to the Amazon 2nd Headquarters deal. As a side note, I think this has brought out the Insecurties, not only in Atlanta but I can honestly say in most Cities across the US in some ways, especially those already eliminated. I think the feeling of rejection of most cities from this huge deal is kinda a bad thing for our American cities, especially as this elimination process goes on. Probably would have been better if they would have just chose a city and not go though this elimination process!
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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I can agree with this and you have a valid point.. I would also have to say I feel as though Atlanta is a tad bit Insecure of other Booming and on the Rise Southern Cities stealing it's shine as well. It has long been the It city for Blacks to move to for a few decades now and seems to not want to Share the shine in general in the Southeastern United states.
I'm not seeing this at all. But what I have seen is a lot of introspection on the part of Atlanta concerning its slow recovery from the Great Recession, which explains why in-migration slowed over the past couple of years and not just for Blacks.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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I'm not seeing this at all. But what I have seen is a lot of introspection on the part of Atlanta concerning its slow recovery from the Great Recession, which explains why in-migration slowed over the past couple of years and not just for Blacks.
To me, Atlanta has never seemed set up or planned for growth the same way the other major southern and western metros are. It has a better transit system than most of its contemporaries, but an extremely poor road system for its size. Then there's the water issues. I've never quite understood how it intends to maintain its huge growth rate in the face of these issues. The fact that the small counties surrounding the city don't always work all that well together also hurts things.

But I've never seen Atlanta as an insecure place, personally. The only places they really seem aware of there with respect to comparisons to Atlanta are DC, to a far lesser extent Miami and to an even lesser extent, Dallas.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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To me, Atlanta has never seemed set up or planned for growth the same way the other major southern and western metros are. It has a better transit system than most of its contemporaries, but an extremely poor road system for its size. Then there's the water issues. I've never quite understood how it intends to maintain its huge growth rate in the face of these issues. The fact that the small counties surrounding the city don't always work all that well together also hurts things.

But I've never seen Atlanta as an insecure place, personally. The only places they really seem aware of there with respect to comparisons to Atlanta are DC, to a far lesser extent Miami and to an even lesser extent, Dallas.
I agree with all of this.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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Miami & Honolulu...they just seem like they have a lot to lose imagewise if theyre not always on their A game
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