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Old 12-12-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have two nephews who now go to U of I Champaign. To say that d/t-College town Champaign is not booming/boomed with an actual skyline it did not have 5 years back is untrue; Green Street is now a canyon of new luxury high rises that cater to the uber wealthy Chinese and surburban Chicago crowd. There is construction everywhere with rents that shockingly rival downtown Chicago.
definitely an area of change. They are correct on that.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:11 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Sure Champaign-Urbana is developing and the U of I is the catalyst. Chambana is arguably the healthiest urban area in downstate IL. My biggest problem with C/U (and this is just perception....but I have been there many times) is that it doesn't have that "collegiate feel" of a number of other Big Ten college towns.

I think, to a degree, that has to do with the university's location, straddled between the two cities. It is somewhat removed from DT Champaign and even more so from DT Urbana. The campus town area is the one with the most collegiate feel....I don't know, a bit hard to put into words, but I think the best college towns are often those adjacent to their city's downtowns....like Iowa City, Bloomington, Ann Arbor.
I never though UI that "removed". Champaign-Urbana is not that big, for one thing. The U of CO-Boulder is not part of d/t Boulder, either. It has its own shopping area "The Hill", like UI has Green Street.

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I have two nephews who now go to U of I Champaign. To say that d/t-College town Champaign is not booming/boomed with an actual skyline it did not have 5 years back is untrue; Green Street is now a canyon of new luxury high rises that cater to the uber wealthy Chinese and surburban Chicago crowd. There is construction everywhere with rents that shockingly rival downtown Chicago.
That's interesting.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:00 AM
 
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Okay, I think you just missed the points where I a) never said Champaign was going to be the next Silicon Valley (it's not)
Same here with my point which was more/less it's not the same cowtown of 30-40 years ago she was insisting it still is... Unfortunately sometimes you just have to walk away from the ones who "know everything".
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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In an early morning announcement Thursday, Apple has picked Austin, Texas, to build a new $1 billion corporate campus that will add nearly 9,000 jobs.

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:16 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Same here with my point which was more/less it's not the same cowtown of 30-40 years ago she was insisting it still is... Unfortunately sometimes you just have to walk away from the ones who "know everything".
"She" is still here, sorry to inform you. I have not passed on to the Great Beyond and I would appreciate not being talked about as if I have.

That out of the way, I did not say Champaign was a cow town 30-40 years ago. Heck, cattle farming (dairy and/or beef) is not that common in IL. It's corn and soybeans, baby. Secondly, you are the one who posted these links showing Champaign turning into some high tech mecca that will some day surpass Silicon Valley. Do you have any idea how many cities/towns that is said about? All of these articles have a different perspective, but none of them mention Champaign; a few mention Chicago:
https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/07...the-us/566351/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbest.../#44ddfba037f0
https://www.gobankingrates.com/makin...valley-cities/
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/9-cit...lley-tech-hub/
https://www.colocationamerica.com/bl...silicon-valley
https://www.technologyreview.com/bus...ilicon-valley/
Plus much, much more!

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Old 12-14-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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Lexington, KY. It's a good mix between college and regular life. You can easily seek out either, but everyone not affiliated with UK is still involved in some way, at least in the sports life. The shopping and dining scene there is great for the size of the city and for being in Kentucky.
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