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Old 12-21-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The natural beauty of Mobile is bar none. Where else can you find Spanish moss, bayous, pine forests, bald cypress swamps, a miniature French Quarter, and an overall atmosphere like Forrest Gump's hometown, coupled with nearby white-sand beaches lined with palmettos and barrier islands, turquoise, 85 degree water? Not to mention the rolling hills of Spanish Fort. Or the liquid sunshine of a refreshing summer afternoon thunderstorm blowing in from the Gulf, the sunshine dappling the longleaf pines in shades of green from golden yellow green to a mellow alpine dark green?

For all the talk of California being scenic, I tell you, all the hillsides and creeks in SoCal turn brown, barren, and dry every summer, all summer long as there's never any summer rain in California. We would kill to have the kind of weather and scenery of the Gulf Coast!
Speak for yourself, I would only take the green, and a warmer ocean nothing else.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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Birmingham, AL is a sleeper, IMO.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Birmingham, AL is a sleeper, IMO.
Until the 1960's Birmingham was in contention with Atlanta as the Southeast's premier city. A more diversified economy and better race relations helped Atlanta move to the forefront at that point. Birmingham's overall growth rate is fairly moribund even to this day; what growth they have experienced tends to be limited to the outer suburbs.

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/i...helsea_se.html
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Killeen, Tx
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Wasn't Delta going to locate to Birmingham but Birmingham passed and Atlanta ended up landing it?
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wasn't Delta going to locate to Birmingham but Birmingham passed and Atlanta ended up landing it?
They didn't exactly pass on it, but instituting an increase in the Aviation Fuel Tax (along with their location in the Central Time Zone) made them less palatable to Delta.

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...28/story3.html
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Need to go a little further north; Huntsville Alabama.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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Cleveland has quietly been on an economic roll the past 5 years, out performing not only its Ohio peers (Cincinnati and Columbus) but also most other Midwestern/Great Lakes cities, with 2018 being its best year yet. All signs point to the city beginning to experience population growth for the first time in 50-60. So, maybe a city of the future is actually one of this country's major cities of the past (ala Pittsburgh).
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Nashville. Just ask 'em.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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Charlotte, Austin, Portland automatically come to mind. No, I don't consider any of those three cities as "major." They're just large with mid-sized metros.
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Cleveland has quietly been on an economic roll the past 5 years, out performing not only its Ohio peers (Cincinnati and Columbus) but also most other Midwestern/Great Lakes cities, with 2018 being its best year yet. All signs point to the city beginning to experience population growth for the first time in 50-60. So, maybe a city of the future is actually one of this country's major cities of the past (ala Pittsburgh).

I kind of see Columbus as becoming a mini boom town soon. They have that new 2 billion dollar amusement park that is to be larger than Disney Land, starting construction next year I believe. It has one of the nations best zoos. It's location is great as its not far the the Southeast or Northeast. That is my pick city of the future for Ohio. Still, West Michigan from Traverse city down to Grand Rapids has what it takes to rival Colorado type growth. The beauty of Colorado is one thing that helps fuels its growth. While West Michigan is not Colorado with Mountains and such, it does have its beauty and a solid economy.


Even have some Caribbean type bodies of water.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/375417...24258/?lp=true


Honestly, I know the Sun Belt is the trend and that people are trend followers.....but people are sleeping on the Midwest.....which is fine with me because wherever people flock to in high numbers.....it tends to ruin it.

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