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Old 06-15-2008, 08:42 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Stamford, CT. Home to General Electric. They bring good things to light.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Thanks! This truly is an illuminating thread.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Europe will NOT get the next two unannounced games. One tops. But Africa and South America will get at least one of those.
Africa has almost no chance to host the Olympics anytime soon.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: RVA
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Did you really? Well, then you must like to eat at chain restaurants, since you claim that's all we have here.
Uh, I don't recall saying that Atlanta only had chain restaurants. The only time I mentioned food was when I said I loved it.

However, the place is one big soulless office park. That can't be denied. Ok, with the exception of a couple of in-town neighborhoods, which could actually be found anywhere. Atlanta. I just don't get it. General Sherman is, was, and will always be my hero. Long live Savannah! He spared it 'cause it's beautiful.

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: RVA
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Also, I like Decatur. The international market is great. Well, I guess that's in Avondale Estates or something. I forgot, it's been a long time. For all I know, Atlanta could be wonderful now, I haven't been back in at least 5 years.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: RVA
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Here's the deal. Once upon a time, this nation was an industrial powerhouse. Eventually, like everything does, that fell apart. Meet The Rust Belt. However, I don't see any new cities being built, which means these things will go in cycles. Currently hip, happening places like Seattle, Portland, Austin, Charlotte, Atlanta and anywhere else that was built on paper wealth are just one or two natural/financial disasters away from being the new Rust Belt. Next 30 years? Detroit (when it's done purging itself), Pittsburgh (already starting), Cleveland, Buffalo, and anywhere else with emerging new industries and lots of empty Victorians. Just watch. NYC, Chicago, Boston, D.C., S.F., etc aren't going anywhere, obviously. The Sun Belt is a flash in the pan though, in the big scheme of things. L.A., as always, isn't a real city and thus is not included in any of my projections.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:45 PM
 
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Here's the deal. Once upon a time, this nation was an industrial powerhouse. Eventually, like everything does, that fell apart. Meet The Rust Belt. However, I don't see any new cities being built, which means these things will go in cycles. Currently hip, happening places like Seattle, Portland, Austin, Charlotte, Atlanta and anywhere else that was built on paper wealth are just one or two natural/financial disasters away from being the new Rust Belt. Next 30 years? Detroit (when it's done purging itself), Pittsburgh (already starting), Cleveland, Buffalo, and anywhere else with emerging new industries and lots of empty Victorians. Just watch. NYC, Chicago, Boston, D.C., S.F., etc aren't going anywhere, obviously. The Sun Belt is a flash in the pan though, in the big scheme of things. L.A., as always, isn't a real city and thus is not included in any of my projections.
Houston should remain viable with the port. With rising energy costs though, residents are gonna have to start working closer to home.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Here's the deal. Once upon a time, this nation was an industrial powerhouse. Eventually, like everything does, that fell apart. Meet The Rust Belt. However, I don't see any new cities being built, which means these things will go in cycles. Currently hip, happening places like Seattle, Portland, Austin, Charlotte, Atlanta and anywhere else that was built on paper wealth are just one or two natural/financial disasters away from being the new Rust Belt. Next 30 years? Detroit (when it's done purging itself), Pittsburgh (already starting), Cleveland, Buffalo, and anywhere else with emerging new industries and lots of empty Victorians. Just watch. NYC, Chicago, Boston, D.C., S.F., etc aren't going anywhere, obviously. The Sun Belt is a flash in the pan though, in the big scheme of things. L.A., as always, isn't a real city and thus is not included in any of my projections.
When you say: "NYC, Chicago, Boston, D.C., S.F., etc aren't going anywhere, obviously." do you mean they are staying at the top or staying where they are as they get passed up?
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Omaha is in a huge period of growth. I met a man who moved here from New York the other day, and he said, "Manhattan's got nothing on Omaha," and while I doubt that feeling is shared by everyone, Omaha's low cost of living, and shortest commute time in the country make it easy to live in, while the downtown attractions make it fun to live in. It's a win-win situation, and as long as people see that, there's no end in sight for this city's development.

Sioux Falls, SD is a great city. It is forward thinking, and while right now it's still a small city, I definately see it up and coming. The city is beautiful and the residents are dedicanted to growth. I only see good things in this city's future.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: RVA
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When you say: "NYC, Chicago, Boston, D.C., S.F., etc aren't going anywhere, obviously." do you mean they are staying at the top or staying where they are as they get passed up?
I mean that status-wise, they're pretty much at the pinnacle. They're not going to turn into ghost towns, but I don't think they can get any "hotter", so to speak. I guess DC doesn't really belong on the list, but it's like two separate cities anyway. I didn't include Houston because I've never been there and I talk enough sh*t on Austin. I guess I'm referring mostly to the trendy "it" cities of the present. It can't last. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I see the Rust Belt cities coming back in a big way in the next 5-10 years.

Also, I would never talk trash on Omaha or Kansas City or Des Moines or any other 2nd or 3rd tier Midwestern city. I'm sure they're perfectly pleasant places to live, though not for me. I save all my ire for places like Seattle and Atlanta. Places where I've lived and have personally experienced over a period of years. They don't live up to their hype and are basically places to climb the corporate ladder and live in overpriced McMansions and sit in traffic. Sure, Seattle is in a beautiful location, but it'd be more beautiful without the bland, soulless city that somebody dropped in the middle of it.

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