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View Poll Results: What city will continue to attract more and more people?
New York 23 23.23%
Houston 27 27.27%
Atlanta 10 10.10%
Las Vegas 5 5.05%
Mesa, AZ 1 1.01%
Nashville, TN 3 3.03%
Santa Fe, NM 0 0%
Phoenix, AZ 7 7.07%
Glendale, CA 1 1.01%
Henderson, NV 0 0%
Austin, TX 11 11.11%
San Antonio, TX 3 3.03%
Chandler, AZ 1 1.01%
Charlotte, NC 5 5.05%
San Jose, CA 2 2.02%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Nobody could possibly resist the charm of MESA ARIZONA!
Thats a joke, right?
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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How can you put areas like Glendale, CA, or Chandler, AZ, but not Dallas, TX?
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:52 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I'll continue to make a vouch for Houston. Lots of folks are still moving there, and there's a bulldozer every mile you look. But there's a sleeper in second place, and this one may or not surprise you. And a lot of people are not overlooking this place, either. It's also in Texas. It's Austin.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:04 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Well it's hard to vote when the city at the center of the fastest growing area in the country is not on the list. Dallas, Texas
You definitely can make a good case for Big D since I live there and am looking at it firsthand, and we (along with Houston and Austin) lead the major leagues, seemingly, in construction workers, but you can just as well nominate the entire state of Texas when it comes to attracting people. Every place in this state is experiencing some kind of gain.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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You definitely can make a good case for Big D since I live there and am looking at it firsthand, and we (along with Houston and Austin) lead the major leagues, seemingly, in construction workers, but you can just as well nominate the entire state of Texas when it comes to attracting people. Every place in this state is experiencing some kind of gain.
It has to do with cheap housing and an energy bubble, and all of it will inevitably collapse, for better or for worse.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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But their zoning is a mess. Cons are awful humidity, sprawl and overdevelopment, lack of good zoning, and lack of smart growth.

Pros are plentiful jobs, great access to the beach/recreation, mild year-round weather, big city amenities, and diversity of population.

Personally, Houston would be on my last list of cities to move to. Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas would all top it for TX.
All of the Texas cities suffer from sprawl and overdevelopment. Houston is hardly alone in that. As far as the zoning, there are city ordinances and HOAs that make up for some of that.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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And only Dallas has a rail system. Houston's will me over 40 miles by 2012 and probably have more passengers than Dallas'. I mean now in just 7.5 miles, Houston has 45,000. Dallas is at 63,000 in 45 miles.

Houston is the densest of all the major Texas cities, too. It's urban area is the densest as well.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Atlanta.It has the momentum.Its recognition is really substantial.Constantly ranks high in almost every survey from Best place to live,Best place for jobs,Best Place to start a business,Top 10 city for tourism,top 10 for conventions etc..Atlanta has never had a serious decline in population since it was founded.Not including white flight to suburbs.It has has the fastest population growth than any other major city from 2000 to 2006 and the it projected growth from 2007 to 2012 is expected to be even faster and will remain number 1.
College and Universities are numerous.Emory University,Georgia Tech,Georgia State Universty,Morehouse College,Clark Atlanta Univ.,Spelman College thats just a few inside the perimeter.
Affordabitlty is a big factor for young singles as well.
I also would choose Austin Tx
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Houston
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"Never had a significant decline, except for white flight to suburbs".

I laughed out loud.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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"Never had a significant decline, except for white flight to suburbs".

I laughed out loud.
You know what i mean.That was the actual term that the pundits use to describe how the cities in the U.S. went through serious decline,hence the rise of suburbia.I admit I don't hear that as much as i use to hear it maybe 8years ago.You're young some thing may seem foreign to you but fresh in my mind as if it were yesterday.
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