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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 07-01-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Houston
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As we all know older cities are losing people and new cities are defing America's future. What city do you think will be the place to be?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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not gonna say it... not gonna say it....





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Old 07-01-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think Houston. It seems everytime I hear something positive about a city, it's Houston, and the only time I've every heard a negative comment was when I met a lady on the plane from there who said the coastline was ugly. Otherwise Houston was on the top of that college graduate list and Kiplingers best places to live work and play. So I have no doubt it must be a pretty attractive place to go.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Chicago, IL
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chandler and Mesa should be taken off the list if youre including Phoenix.

I voted for NYC. Not only does it always attract people, but it can sustain them, unlike some places on that poll.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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It's tempting to vote for the usual suspects (Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix) but I wonder if eventually those cities will become victims of their own success. Infrastructure might not be able to keep up with the rapid growth. We're already seeing water problems, clogged highways, overcrowded schools in those boomtowns.

So I think places like Charlotte and Nashville will continue to grow since their ring counties are (so far) able to keep up with the growth and provide plentiful and inexpensive land, low taxes, good schools, etc. Plus they offer more moderate climates that don't experience the regular temperature extremes that plague places like Phoenix, Houston, and and Las Vegas. Already Charlotte and Nashville (and I'll also add Raleigh and Knoxville) are attracting lots of Half-Backs, people from up North who moved to Florida, hated it, and are moving half-way back to NC and TN because of our more central location and more agreeable weather.

And since our friend 2Adam29 won't say it, I will: I think Omaha will continue to experience population growth.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Well since growth ruined Orlando as we know it.........

I'll pick Houston.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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Well since growth ruined Orlando as we know it.........

I'll pick Houston.
No kidding. I'm old enough to remember when Orlando was a small town and there were no traffic problems. My parents lived in Orlando pre-Disney and talk about those carefree days when Orlando was essentially a farm town built around lakes surrounded by orange groves. It sickens me to see what's become of the place.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Phoenix's growth rate has slowed down dramatically; it is no longer near the top of the list.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Houston. It's right on the water, so that crisis is avoided, and it seems to be doing really well.
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