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Old 11-09-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Looks as though Secondary Cities throughout the U.S are becoming the new Boomtowns!!! Nashville, Sacramento, Atlanta, Phoenix, Austin and Dallas are the Hot spots every body wants to be... This is not new news but why are these Cities where every one wants to be?!!






https://www.washingtonpost.com/reale...=.1ce2c1a076a7

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: 36N 84W
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It won't be long before some of these cities start (or have already started) to see some of the same problems their bigger counterparts have been facing such as horrendous traffic congestion and skyrocketing cost of living. BTW, Atlanta being considered "secondary" is new to me, considering the size of its metro population and having the busiest airport in the world.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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All these articles tend to be the same, still interesting though.

The data shows that most people leaving large expensive cities (San Fran, LA, DC, Boston, NYC, etc) in exchange for cheaper "secondary" cities are people in the lower and middle income range, and the smaller amounts of people migrating to the larger cities tend to be of the higher income range, further exacerbating income inequality and worsening the CoL in large cities.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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It seems like I've seen almost the same article, every year for the past 5 or 6 years.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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This explosion of growth that pops up in various places tends to be a negative; 1) for the long-time residents, and 2) for the cities struggling to keep up (roads, traffic, infrastructure, rising costs, home prices skyrocketing due to competition and supply/demand, etc).
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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As a resident of Sacramento, I can concur the city is booming with new development in every nook and cranny of the city center which is both a gift and a curse. The growth is great, not sure if the infrastructure is quite ready for the boom with traffic being at an all time worse at most hours of the work day. New restaurants, hotels and retail stores are popping up everywhere and this looks like just the tip of the ice burg.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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This explosion of growth that pops up in various places tends to be a negative; 1) for the long-time residents, and 2) for the cities struggling to keep up (roads, traffic, infrastructure, rising costs, home prices skyrocketing due to competition and supply/demand, etc).
No kidding. I never understood why people on this site are always bragging about growth and getting into pi***ng matches about whose city is growing faster. Yeah maybe if you own large parcels of land and/or multiple properties itís nice, but for the average citizen itís not worth it. At least I donít think so as Iíve seen my county (San Diego) basically double in size since I was a kid. Be careful what you wish for when it comes to growth.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Looks as though Secondary Cities throughout the U.S are becoming the new Boomtowns!!! Nashville, Sacramento, Atlanta, Phoenix, Austin and Dallas are the Hot spots every body wants to be... This is not new news but why are these Cities where every one wants to be?!!






https://www.washingtonpost.com/reale...=.1ce2c1a076a7
I've been doing ratings of metros since 1985. Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix haven't been secondary in terms of economic growth for decades. They've been strong for a long time. Other metros such as Houston, Denver, and Charlotte can be thrown in there too. Sacramento to a degree, but not as much. Gotta be careful with some of these rankings and the data/metrics that's used.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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back in the day...i liked Secondary Cities.
https://www.secondcity.com
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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I've been doing ratings of metros since 1985. Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix haven't been secondary in terms of economic growth for decades. They've been strong for a long time. Other metros such as Houston, Denver, and Charlotte can be thrown in there too. Sacramento to a degree, but not as much. Gotta be careful with some of these rankings and the data/metrics that's used.
They would be 'secondary' in terms of COL.
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