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Old 12-24-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Raleigh
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Tucson
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Austin
I've seen Baton Rouge posted in this context before, but I honestly don't know what the thinking behind this could possibly be. I know that there was bit of a surge after Katrina (mostly NOLA refugees, and that was largely temporary), but what other reasons would there be?

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Old 12-24-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Sacramento is moving in the right direction for sure.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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Grand Rapids, MI
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Greensboro/Winston salem, NC
Omaha, NE
Tulsa, OK
Fresno, CA
Tucson, AZ
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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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.
Very good point.
I take back my Huntsville Alabama vote. It's a dump like the rest of the southeast. Stay away. No good for you. Bad bad bad..

I lived in Ohio when I was young. Of what I remember of it, I remember liking it.

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I think a regional salesperson or trucker would who has been working as such would have useful input which could be less bias. I think most of us tend to vouch for our own little part of the world; home.
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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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.

I'm kind of worried that Greenville SC is going to be ruined by the new people moving in because many of them want it to be a typical large city with a ton of tall corporate buildings.

Right now it feels like a college town for adults as Ben Stein put it.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm kind of worried that Greenville SC is going to be ruined by the new people moving in because many of them want it to be a typical large city with a ton of tall corporate buildings.

Right now it feels like a college town for adults as Ben Stein put it.

Greenville is on my list of cities that I would like to visit. I have seen pictures of its downtown and it looks so livable. I am in my 50's now, and just like all of a sudden I needed bi-focal glasses....all of a sudden I have become attracted to relaxing places with nice quality of life. I used to be all about the big city and excitement and hustle and bustle, but now give me a laid back pace.



That is the thing. You can't have your cake and eat it too. If an area is really nice....then a lot of people will want to be there and then that kind of ruins it. California was once such a place but too many people live there now, with terrible traffic and other issues. The thing is that cities need to compete for the best and brightest young talent, in order to keep their local economies vibrant and strong and offer an environment in which young people do not have to or want to move away in search for opportunity. Therefore, you need a certain amount of healthy population growth.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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Oklahoma City, Boise
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus...now-about.html

According to the local regional planning commission, Columbus hit 902,674 this year, growing 22,000 2017-2018. That's quite an acceleration from the 15K+ the census estimated for 2016-2017. That kind of growth would allow them to hit a million within 5 years. What's interesting is that their estimates tend to be too low. Pretty decent for a Midwestern city, and definitely booming.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Although population numbers are important when creating a threshold for major city status, population numbers are only relative for a certain time period/location. For instance many cities in China have populations in the millions, but most of those are not "major" only once you get into the tens of millions are they "major". like wise when looking in the past if using today's standards there would only be a couple if any major cities. So more precisely you have to look at the percentage of population of the country living in that city, but to make things a little bit easier to calculate I'll be looking at the top 30 cities.

If population growth rates since 2010 continue for the next 20 years (which they won't) these will be the biggest gainers in terms of rank.

City: rank increase | 2017 pop [rank] | 2038 pop [rank]
Austin: +10 | 2,115,827 [31] | 3,964,223 [21]
Nashville: +7 | 1,903,045 [36] | 2,811,291 [29]
Orlando: +3 | 2,509,831 [23] | 4,080,897 [20]
Las Vegas: +3 | 2,204,079 [28] | 3,176,883 [25]
Phoenix: +2 | 4,737,270 [11] | 6,831,764 [9]
San Antonio: +2 | 2,473,974 [24] | 3,808,927 [22]
Columbus: +2 | 2,078,725 [32] | 2,713,553 [30]

Almost there
Raleigh: +7 | 1,335,079 [43] | 2,199,159 [36]
San Jose: +4 | 1,998,463 [35] | 2,573,138 [31]
Jacksonville: +3 | 1,504,980 [40] | 2,105,340 [37]

Honorable mentions
Myrtle Beach, SC: +32 | 464,165 [114] | 868,181 [82]
Cape Coral, FL: +28 | 739,224 [77] | 1,260,528 [49]
Charleston, SC: +24 | 775,831 [74] | 1,234,316 [50]
North Port, FL: +20 | 804,690 [72] | 1,210,473 [52]
Provo, UT: +19 | 617,675 [91] | 995,631 [72]
Boise, ID: +18 | 709,845 [80] | 1,083,251 [62]
Fayetteville, AR: +18 | 537,463 [104] | 839,575 [86]
Lakeland, FL: +13 | 686,483 [82] | 1,017,590 [69]
Des Moines, IA: +12 | 645,911 [88] | 941,666 [76]
Colorado Springs, CO: +11 | 723,878 [79] | 1,020,269 [68]
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